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Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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December 2019

Free

Learn to Code With Minecraft Ages 8 – 12

December 7 @ 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 @ 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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Free

Board Game Social

December 11 @ 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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Free

Holiday Movie – Adults

December 12 @ 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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Free

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

December 14 @ 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 @ 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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Free

Holiday Concert

December 17 @ 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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Free

Arctic Adventures “Special Visitor” Ages 5-10

December 17 @ 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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Free

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

December 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Free

“Getting To Know You” Social Group – Adults

December 21 @ 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 @ 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

Free

Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 4, 2020 @ 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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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 18, 2020 @ 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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Free

Tween Dungeons & Dragons

January 25, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

Free

Literacy Skills for Emerging Readers

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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A free, two-hour workshop, emerging readers ages 6-8 will love building confidence and improving their reading comprehension with fun, interactive activities using Immersive Reader in OneNote for Windows 10.

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March 2020

Free

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

March 7, 2020 @ 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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Empowering Students with Office 365 and Windows 10

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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Ages: Adults (Parents, Caregivers, Educators)  A free, hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools built into Windows10 and Office 365 that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people with dyslexia, or other challenges regardless of their age or ability. Feel free to bring your learner along too! 

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Free

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

March 21, 2020 @ 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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