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February 2020

Free

Valentine’s Day Movie

February 13 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Choice of 3 titles by majority pick.  Adult program.

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Drop-In Valentine Creation Station: All Ages!

February 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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A drop-in craft-ernoon for all ages! We will have paper, ribbon, lace, and more art supplies available to make Valentines for the ones you love!

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Amb. Ebenezer D. Bassett History Program

February 15 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Oxford Historian Dottie D. explores the history of the first African-American diplomat ever appointed to serve the U.S. Government.  He served as ambassador to Haiti in 1869 and grew up in Oxford, CT!  ***Snow date Saturday, Feb. 29nd at 2 pm.***

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Original Book Club “The Flight of the Sparrow” by Amy Belding Brown

February 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Based on a true narrative.  Adult Program.

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Classics Book Club “Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis

February 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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The 100th anniversary of this classic tale of a biting and satirical look at small town America. Set in the 1910s it follows the struggles of its heroine, Carol Milford, to adapt to small town life.  Adult Program.

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African-American Poetry Reading

February 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Readings by Librarian Dawn of some African-American poetry by our fireplace in honor of Black History month.  Adult Program.

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March 2020

Free

Gretchen Caulfield Author Talk: “Connecticut’s Rosie the Riveters”

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join author Gretchen Caulfield, President of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (and member of CT Corsair Chapter) as she discusses for Women's History Month the story of Connecticut women in the workforce during WWII. The impact they had on the war effort and later in society as the men returned from war is fascinating. Book signing to follow the presentation.

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Director Craig Dudnick “Alice’s Ordinary People” Documentary Talk and Showing

March 21 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Documentarian director speaks on the research and making of his film about Alice Tregay, leading civil rights educator and advocate in Chicago who began work with Dr. King in 1966 to improve the lives of black Americans through Operation Breadbasket, a jobs and education initiative. 56 minutes plus discussion. Date/Time: Saturday March 21 at 1:30pm Program: Director Craig Dudnick “Alice’s Ordinary People” documentary film showing and discussion Ages: Adults and Teens Free

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April 2020

Free

Creative Writing Workshop

April 4 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join Professor Joseph Reynolds as he leads local writers in a series improving their pieces for potential publication in a literary magazine.

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Sheri Miller Spring Poetry Concert

April 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Songwriter Sheri Miller will perform spoken poetry, sing and play guitar featuring music of women from Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga to celebrate Spring, Women and National Poetry month.

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Classics Book Discussion

April 28 @ 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 a Classics Book Discussion of "Birds Without Wings" by Louis de Bernieres.

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May 2020

Free

Friends of the Library Murder They Wrote Book Club

May 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Join our Friends as they read and discuss a true crime story and discuss it.

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June 2020

Free

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Sign up for Adult Summer Reading program and visit our local author panel.

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