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October 2019

Free

Microsoft Office Learning Lab CANCELLED

October 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

Free

“Turkey Trouble” Interactive Story Theater

November 16 @ 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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December 2019

Free

“Cupcake Wars” For Tweens and Teens

December 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Teens will receive plain cupcakes that need an upgrade!  Using frosting, candy, and other decorative supplies, they will work to create over the top cupcake creations.  After the decorating, teens will have the option to have their cupcakes photographed and posted on the library Facebook for our community to vote on their favorite. The creator of the winning cupcake will receive a prize, but all participants will have a blast decorating and eating cupcakes during the program!

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Adult Crafternoon

December 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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