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Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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September 2019

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Microsoft Office Learning Lab

September 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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In this workshop, you'll dig into online training resources that will help you learn new skills, get creative, and achieve more with Office 365.  You'll leave with awareness of a rich library of on-demand Office 365 learning support and your own plan to get the most out of it.  Open discussion and questions asked of Microsoft Store employees.  Registration required!  This is an Adult Program.

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Board Game Club

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, and more!  Come play familiar favorites or introduce a new game to the group!  Every Thursday.  All ages welcome.

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Microsoft Excel Class-Fundamentals

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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In this class we will cover the fundamentals of using Excel, including: understanding the "User Interface", understanding rows, columns and cells, entering and editing text in a spreadsheet, and some common formatting features.  No prior knowledge of spreadsheets is necessary, but a basic knowledge of computers is certainly beneficial.  Be sure to sign up for the follow up class scheduled for September 25th!  Adult Program.  Registration required! This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and…

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Crime Book Club: “Girls of Murder City” by Douglas Perry

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal- and gave Chicago its most famous story. The Girls of Murder City recounts two scandalous, sex-fueled murder cases and how an intrepid "girl reporter" named Maurine Watkins turned the beautiful, media-savvy suspects-"Stylish Belva" and "Beautiful Beulah"-into the talk of the town. Fueled by rich period detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for…

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Movie and Discussion: “Alice’s Ordinary People”

September 14, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Documentary filmmaker Craig Dudnick will speak about his experiences of making "Alice's Ordinary People", followed by a showing of the film that chronicles the life of Alice Tregay beginning in 1966 when Dr. King came to Chicago; Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk.  But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact.  Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work on independent political campaigns.

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Rare Neurological Disease Program

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Health experts will discuss some of the diseases that are considered "Rare" but still affect thousands all across the world.

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Medicare 101

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This is a turn 65 Medicare 101 workshop.  We will cover...What is Medicare?  What kinds of Medicare choices do you have?  Find out how and when you can sign up.  We will differentiate Medicare Part A, B, C and Part D drug coverage.  Summarize Part D eligibility.  Open Q&A.

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Board Game Club

September 19, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, and more!  Come play familiar favorites or introduce a new game to the group!  Every Thursday.  All ages welcome.

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Book Discussion: “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and taking their questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor is the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers.

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Pete the Cat: Missing Buttons Mystery

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We know that Pete didn’t cry when his groovy buttons rolled away.  But where did they roll to?! Come participate in this fun mystery adventures perfect for fans of Pete!  Grades K-3rd. Sign-up required.

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Peace Talks Program

September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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For International Peace Day, a discussion of current events and reflections on children moving forward on promoting peace with powerful talks to governments and other adults.

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Classic Book Discussion: “1984” by George Orwell

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

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Learn Excel-Intermediate

September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Follow-up to September 14th class.  This class picks up where the Excel-The Fundamentals class leaves off.  The primary topics that we will explore are: working with numeric data, using formulas to do simple calculations, using Excel's versatile built-in functions, and more.  Join us and continue to gain confidence creating your own spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel!  Adult Program.  Sign-up required. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, IF YOU REGISTERED AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CALL 203 888 6944 TO ALLOW US TO…

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Oxford Library Hosts Dr. Talk on Spinal Degeneration

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Griffin Hospital Neurosurgeon Dr. Judith Gorelick will speak at Oxford Public Library about Degenerative Spinal Conditions, Brain and Spinal Tumors, and Nervous System Diseases. Dr. Gorelick is one of the few female neurosurgeons in the state of CT and has more than 16 years of clinical experience. She has published many scholarly articles, teaches spinal anatomy at the Yale School of Medicine, and actively lectures to both community and industry on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics.

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Board Game Club

September 26, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, and more!  Come play familiar favorites or introduce a new game to the group!  Every Thursday.  All ages welcome.

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Empowering Students with Office 365 and Windows 10

September 26, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Are you looking for more tools to support your students or child who may need a boost in reading comprehension and confidence, including those affected by dyslexia? Would you like to learn how to access and use the accessibility features built into Windows10 and Office 365? Please join us for this free, informative, and hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their…

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Banned Book T-Shirts-Adult Program

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Come check out the titles of commonly banned and challenged books, some on the list may surprise you!  Choose your favorite and create a t-shirt inspired by the book!

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Banned Books Spine Label Poetry

September 27, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Choose from a selection of banned and challenged books and stack them in order to make your own poetry from the book spines.  Ages 12-18.  Registration required.

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Gardening With Rae – Adult Program

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Local gardener Rae Hodgson will discuss topics such as Fall Planting, Prepping the Garden for next season, and keeping fruits and vegetables without refrigeration.  Adult Program.  Registration requested.

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October 2019

Free

Tech Talk: “RBDigital” Magazines

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Learn how you can access our online digital magazine titles and 100’s of current and back issues with Librarian Dawn.

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SCI-FRIDAYS: BOOK DISCUSSION

October 4, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Listen and/or read sci-fi short stories with Librarian Dawn.  Adult Program. Oct. 4th selection "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois Oct. 11th selection "One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit" by Dominica Phette[place Oct 18th selection "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser Oct. 25th selection "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samantha Schweblin

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Crafternoon: Harvest Hanger Craft

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Pop in any time between 12 pm and 3 pm to make a beautiful door hanger with Fall materials.

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“What’s New For Medicare 2020?”

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Come learn about the Medicare changes for 2020 AEP (Annual Election Period).  We will recap Medicare 101, discuss the 2020 Medicare changes, review the different re-enrollment periods, explain the difference between a Medicare Supplement Plan and a Medicare Advantage Plan.  We will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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RCA: Radio, TV & Electronics Pioneer 100 Years Later

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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History of Radio, TV and Electronics Pioneer RCA and how those mediums changed America.

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“Art Heals” Exhibit at the Oxford Public Library

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Our "Art Heals" exhibit is to feature multiple artists expressing how art has helped them heal through the struggles of life; whether it was traumatic experiences, injuries, disabilities or illness.  Exhibit is to be on display Oct 6 thru Oct 25. Artist reception date to be announced.  For more info and applications please email [email protected]

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Microsoft Office Learning Lab CANCELLED

October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Questions and answers from Microsoft store on topics that concern you!  Adult Program. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, IF YOU REGISTERED ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CALL 203 888 6944 TO ALLOW US TO OPEN THE WAITING LIST.  THANK YOU!

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“Black Sox Scandal” Program

October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Talk all things baseball surrounding the Chicago White Sox scandal of October 1919, and how it is reflected in baseball today.

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Haunted Gingerbread Houses

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join us to create spooky and edible masterpieces out of gingerbread houses, candy, and more!  All ages.  Sign-up required.

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SCI-FRIDAYS: BOOK DISCUSSION

October 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Listen and/or read sci-fi short stories with Librarian Dawn.  Adult Program. Oct. 4th selection "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois Oct. 11th selection "One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit" by Dominica Phette[place Oct 18th selection "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser Oct. 25th selection "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samantha Schweblin

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Computer Questions I’m Too Embarrassed to Ask

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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There are so many basic questions about computers that people do not know the answers to, but think that everyone else does!  If any of the following questions are in that category for you, this may be just the right class to feel a little less perplexed. When do I right click with my mouse? What is a Browser?   What is the Escape key on the keyboard used for?  What is The Cloud?  What are the signs of a fraudulent email?…

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Crime Book Club: “Sworn To Silence” by Linda Castillo

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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A killer is preying on sacred ground.... In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its…

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Lego Disaster Island: Grades 3rd – 6th

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will work together to create a beautiful island paradise out of Legos.  Unfortunately, with every roll of the dice, a new disaster will hit Lego Island!  You and your friends will have to create fixes to whatever problem (volcano, swarms of bats, the ocean turning to jello) arises to keep the peace on Lego Island! Bring on the disasters!  Sign-up required.

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“Classics” Book Club

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This month we will be discussing Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

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Original Book Club: Holy Ghost by John Sanford.

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This month we will be discussing Holy Ghost by John Sanford.

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Special Story Time with a visit from the Fire station! – All Ages

October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Instead of our regular Friday morning story time, we will have a visit from firefighters.  They will be showing their gear, talking about fire safety, and will be bringing a real firetruck!  Sign-up encouraged.

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SCI-FRIDAYS: BOOK DISCUSSION

October 18, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Listen and/or read sci-fi short stories with Librarian Dawn.  Adult Program. Oct. 4th selection "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois Oct. 11th selection "One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit" by Dominica Phette[place Oct 18th selection "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser Oct. 25th selection "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samantha Schweblin

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Digital Art With Windows 10

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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In this free hands-on workshop, students 8–12 will learn to create and share their own digital art with the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint, using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own creations. Activities will focus on learning through experience and peer-to-peer learning, and themes may be based on upcoming seasons and special events. At the end of the camp, participants will: Be familiar with the creative possibilities…

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Ghost Hunting 101

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips during this special, after-hours event. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories.…

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“Using Gmail”

October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Gmail has become one of the most popular email providers.  In this class, we will cover all of the basics of using Gmail (Sending, Receiving, Replying, Forwarding, Printing, Attachments, etc.) as well as many of the interesting features of Gmail (Labels, Categories, Themes, Signatures, and more).  We will also discuss using Gmail Contacts.  Join us for this class and begin to really understand and enjoy Gmail!

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Movie: “Halloween”

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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The 1978 John Carpenter production of “Halloween.” Come watch if you dare. Popcorn provided!

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SCI-FRIDAYS: BOOK DISCUSSION

October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Listen and/or read sci-fi short stories with Librarian Dawn.  Adult Program. Oct. 4th selection "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois Oct. 11th selection "One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit" by Dominica Phette[place Oct 18th selection "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser Oct. 25th selection "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samantha Schweblin

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Creative Writing and Halloween Movie

October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Choice of Sleepy Hollow (1999) or House on Haunted Hill (1958). Come watch if you dare-popcorn provided.

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Kids Halloween Party – All Ages

October 29, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Wear your costume! We will have crafts, games, snacks, and dancing! All ages.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Urban Legends

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Come hear scary stories told to frighten your socks off. Come share some of your own!

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Edgar Allen POE-try Reading

October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Celebrate the night with great oratory of classic Poe poems as read by Librarian Dawn and guests!

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November 2019

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Book Campaign – Grades 3-6

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Campaign for your favorite book!  Create posters, slogans and speeches as to why people should vote for your choice!

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Town Historian Author Talk: WW2 Revisited

November 2, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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"World War II Revisited" by Audry Cable Linke.  Listen to Dorothy Debisschop as she speaks about the book her friend started & Dorothy completed on stories of the local experiences of World War 2.

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Hands On History – Grades K-3

November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Special visitors from the Institute for American Indian Studies will be coming to host a special interactive program about Traditional Native American Stories.  They will bring replicated artifacts, tools, furs and more for the children to examine and touch as they learn about how Native Americans used the natural resources in their daily lives.  For the "stories" aspect of the program, they will share traditional stories about woodland animals and discuss the lessons learned from each story.  Grades K-3.

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Cell Phone Q&A

November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Having trouble with your phone?  Want to know more about your phone's features?  A representative from Verizon will be hosting an open program to educate and assist anyone with questions about how to use their phones.

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Networking for Jobseekers

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Led by Rich Gee, motivational speaker.  Learn about his program “Helping Job Seekers Find a Job” and how networking can lead to a job interview and offers.

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“Advanced Word” with Mike Ingber

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Limited to 10 people!  If you are unavailable to attend please call to cancel to open up the wait list. This class picks up where the prior two classes left off, so some experience with Microsoft Word is expected.  An assortment of Word features that will make your documents much more eye-catching will be presented.  Topics will include: bullet lists, multiple column layouts, headers and footers, using the spell checker and thesaurus, printing envelopes and labels, and more as time…

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Crime Book Club: “American Heiress” by Jeffrey Toobin

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join us as we discuss this biography of Patty Hearst.

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Dr. Carney: Food Allergies/Sensitivities

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join us for this highly talked about issue!  Learn about food issues with Naturopathic physician Dr. Carney.

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Microsoft Learning Lab – Adult Program

November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Questions and answers from Microsoft store on topics that concern you! DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, IF YOU REGISTERED ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CALL 203 888 6944 TO ALLOW US TO OPEN THE WAITING LIST.  THANK YOU!  

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World Diabetes Day – Adult Program

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Learn more about diabetes and celebrate with resources to share.

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Crafternoon: Christmas Bath Bomb Craft

November 15, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Pop in any time between 2 pm and 3 pm to make a beautiful smelling bath bomb for yourself or as a gift idea!

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Drop In Tech Talk – “Libby” App

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Learn how you can access our downloadable ebook and audiobook titles from your phone with Librarian Dawn. Drop in 10 am - 3 pm.

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“Turkey Trouble” Interactive Story Theater

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Children ages 5 - 10 years old will absolutely love acting out this funny story!  Within the time span of an hour, all children will be up on their feet enacting this humorous tale about a turkey who tries to disguise himself as a horse, cow, pig, lamb, rooster and finally a pizza delivery person!   Everyone will get a part and a costume piece to wear as they act out this very funny story.  A creative art activity ends…

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Interactive Story Theater – “Turkey Trouble” Ages 5-10

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Children will absolutely love acting out this funny story!  Within the time span of an hour, all children will be up on their feet enacting this humorous tale about a turkey who tries to disguise himself as a horse, cow, pig, lamb, rooster and finally a pizza delivery person!   Everyone will get a part and a costume piece to wear as they act out this very funny story.  A creative art activity ends this program, led by drama expert, Ingrid…

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Classics Book Discussion: “Pushing the Bear” by Diane Glancy

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This month we will be discussing "Pushing the Bear" by Diane Glancy. This novel recreates the bone-true tale of the sorrow, struggle and betrayal suffered by the Cherokee along the Trail of Tears in the winter of 1838-39.

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Google Chrome with Mike Ingber

November 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Internet Browsers let us access and enjoy all of the content and information available on the Internet.  Learn about using the most popular Internet Browser in the world, Google Chrome, to get around the Internet.  We will discuss useful browsing techniques and shortcuts, searching for information, using Browser tabs, adding Bookmarks, setting a Home Page, viewing and using your History, staying safe, as well as additional topics.  Join us and begin getting more out of your browser! If you are…

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Stuffed Animal Slumber Party All Ages

November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Hop into your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for this special story time!  Then, if you’d like, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library!  When you pick them up on Friday, you can see all of the exciting things they did during their Library Slumber Party!

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Original Book Club: “Where The Crawdads Sing”

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This month we will be discussing "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. This novel is based on the true life story of a  a Naturalist who began life as a Marsh girl in North Carolina.

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Crafternoon: Christmas Fabric Ball

November 22, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
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Back by popular demand, make a Styrofoam ornament fabric ball to hang or give as a gift!  This program is offered Friday, 11/22 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 11/23 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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Creative Writing – Special Visitor

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join local writers and network.  Meet Literary Society President and Professor Joseph Reynolds as we discuss writing and publishing.

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Crafternoon: Christmas Fabric Ball

November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Back by popular demand, make a Styrofoam ornament fabric ball to hang or give as a gift!  This program is offered Friday, 11/22 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 11/23 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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All Day-Crafts

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Materials will be available for tons of fun crafts!  All ages.

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December 2019

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Cell Phone Q&A

December 3, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Having trouble with your phone?  Want to know more about your phone's features?  A representative from Verizon will be hosting an open program to educate and assist anyone with questions about how to use their phones.  If possible please list your questions when registering for this program.

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College Planning Workshop

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Hosts will discuss minimizing the financial burden of parents and students paying for the rising cost of a college education and discover OTHER sources of money to help pay for college regardless of your income.  Adult AND Teen Program.  Registration is required!

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Disguise a Gingerbread Man

December 4, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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It’s cookie season and the Gingerbread Man does NOT want to be eaten up!  Help him out by creating a disguise so no one will recognize him as a tasty snack.  We will also be reading several versions of the Gingerbread Man story!

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Advanced Excel

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This class continues where the prior Excel classes left off, so some knowledge of Excel is certainly helpful.  We will cover a variety of very useful topics, including: working with dates, sorting your data, filtering your data, filling in cells efficiently, features that enhance viewing and printing your spreadsheets, and more as time permits.  Join Mike Ingber  and really begin appreciating Excel’s capabilities.  Adult Program.  Registration required. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and…

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Learn to Code With Minecraft Ages 8 – 12

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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In this free coding workshop, students ages 8–12 will play in Minecraft while they learn how to code with Microsoft’s MakeCode platform.  They will program an agent robot to complete challenges and even change the weather, or as they say in the world of Minecraft: they will make it rain Ocelots and Wolves!  Space limited so please register!

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Microsoft Office Learning Lab

December 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Questions and answers from Microsoft store experts on topics that concern you!  DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, IF YOU REGISTERED AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND,   PLEASE CALL 203-888-6944 TO ALLOW US TO OPEN THE WAITING LIST.  THANK YOU.  

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Board Game Social

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Drop in with some friends for a social gathering and enjoy some Scrabble or other games.  Make new acquaintances!  Snacks provided.  Adult Program.

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Holiday Movie – Adults

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Choose from “The Man Who Invented Christmas” with Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce or “Where God Left His Shoes” with Leonor Varela, John Leguizamo or “Elf” with Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel.

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Crime Book Club: “O Little Town of Maggody” by Joan Hess

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Country music, greed, and the unique madness of Maggody, Arkansas, collide in this delightful cozy mystery starring unflappable police chief Arly Hanks.  The Arly Hanks Mysteries have skewered topics from Hollywood filmmakers to right-wing militias to the greedy schemes of televangelists, and this take on country music superstars shows the town of Maggody at its best.

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Gingerbread Houses (Ages 2-18)

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join us to decorate a gingerbread house with tons of creative confectionary supplies!  Sign up soon!  Space limited!

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Holiday Concert

December 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join Oxford High School choir and band members performing holiday favorites.  

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Arctic Adventures “Special Visitor” Ages 5-10

December 17, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Ms. Jean Mai, Science Snooper Extraordinaire, will be visiting to host this special program about polar animals!  Ms. Jean includes props, photos, and puppets to explain the topic of the day and always includes a story and craft!

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Classic Book Discussion: “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry

December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry.  A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another.  But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most dear in order to afford a present, with poignant and touching results that capture their love…

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Holiday Movie – Adults

December 19, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Choose from “The Man Who Invented Christmas” with Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce or “Where God Left His Shoes” with Leonor Varela, John Leguizamo or “Elf” with Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel.

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Book Discussion – “We Fed An Island”

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more.  Based on Andrés’ insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to…

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Drop-In Winter Coloring Craft Bookmarks

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Color a bookmark or two to de-stress from the holiday frenzy!

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“Getting To Know You” Social Group – Adults

December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Come meet some new neighbors and celebrate National Chocolate Candy Day and National Friend Day Colors of M&Ms will determine different conversation starters for the whole group, creating a unique (and delicious) “Getting to Know You” program!

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New Year’s Eve Hors d’oeuvres Swap – Adult Program

December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Oxford Library!  Exchange and share hors d’oeuvres and recipes!

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January 2020

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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will host a new Dungeons and Dragons program for kids age 10-13!  If you’ve never played, we will walk through the basics and learn more.  Only open to six participants.

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Drop-In Tech Talk: Newsbank

January 4 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Learn about our online full-text newspaper and journal news and information database and how to use it for research with Librarian Dawn.

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Cell Phone Q&A

January 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Having trouble with your phone?  Want to know more about your phone's features?  A representative from Verizon will be hosting an open program to educate and assist anyone with questions about how to use their phones.  If possible please list your questions when registering for this program.

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Creative Writing

January 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join us as we work on pieces together and explore writing prompts.

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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will host a new Dungeons and Dragons program for kids age 10-13!  If you’ve never played, we will walk through the basics and learn more.  Only open to six participants.

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Crime Book Club: “Trial of Lizzie Borden”

January 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will be discussing The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson.  This is a non-fiction true crime telling of the famous murder.  

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Basic Powerpoint

January 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This hands-on class is given by Mike Ingber to learn how to use Powerpoint for presentations, etc. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library. Snowdate: 1/22.

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Original Book Club – “Rent Collector”

January 16 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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“The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright.  A story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption in a dump in Cambodia--perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia--everyone deserves a second chance.  

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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will host a new Dungeons and Dragons program for kids age 10-13!  If you’ve never played, we will walk through the basics and learn more.  Only open to six participants.

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Estate Planning

January 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Attorney Brian Etter speaks on Estate Planning. Come learn what you need to know to help your loved ones and make your wishes known. Snowdate: 1/25.

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Classics Book Discussion – “The Age of Innocence”

January 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  This is the 100th anniversary of the classic tale of the very rich in 1870's New York.

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Intermediate Powerpoint

January 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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This hands-on class is given by Mike Ingber to learn more advanced skills in Powerpoint for presentations, etc. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library. Snow date: 1/29.

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Author Talk/Gargoyle Presentation

January 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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“The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities”  by Matthew Duman.  Armed with only a camera, Mathew embarked on a “grotesque safari”, traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. His new book is featured in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.  Snow date: January 30.  

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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 25 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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We will host a new Dungeons and Dragons program for kids age 10-13!  If you’ve never played, we will walk through the basics and learn more.  Only open to six participants.

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Estate Planning: SNOW DATE

January 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Attorney Brian Etter speaks on Estate Planning. Come learn what you need to know to help your loved ones and make your wishes known. This is the snow date in case of snow on 1/18/20.

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