Join the book group
at the Oxford Senior center
Friday, March 6th at 12:30
To discuss the novel, “Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world”
by Vicki Myron
The charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
The story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat, starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the book return slot at the Spencer, Iowa, Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.
RETURNING TO THE OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
TWO OLD FRIENDS
Emery Hutchins & Jim Prendergast
When: Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Public Library
Basement Meeting Room
Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of Celtic and American country music, and in their performances seek to show the connection between the two genres.
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There are four new books available on the Kindles here at the Oxford Library. Come in and check one out!
Remember, you must have your library card with you to borrow a kindle, and you can borrow an ereader for three weeks, no renewals.
Where can I go to find out what books the library has? Just look at the Online Catalog. If you are looking for just kids book; take a look at the Kid’s Catalog.
Interested in Local History; how about old town photos? If the answer is yes, then you would be interested in Oxford Memories. Oxford Memories is a digital collection of photographs from Oxford, Massachusetts, maintained by Earl Holmberg. You can learn more about Oxford History at our Local History page.
The Oxford Public Library now has access to Ancestry Library Edition, as well as HeritageQuest. Both Ancestry and HeritageQuest are common tools in researching one’s family history. Ancestry is accessible only at the library on any of the 16 public computers that we have.You don’t have to make an appointment to use Ancestry, however if you would like a staff member to help you with it, you may call ahead and request an appointment. One can access the database by using the link below.
HeritageQuest is currently only accessible in the library, but will soon be usable on your home computer. Simply use the link below and begin searching! HeritageQuest has access to Periodicals, Books, and different records that Ancestry does not supply that may pertain to your family history!
For more information call the Adult Circulation desk at (508)987-6003 x221.
You can also find the links under our “Local History and Ancestry” tab on the upper menu.