Come Join the Wednesday Night Book Group on

October 14th at 6:30 pm

as we meet to discuss the book

NOT QUITE NICE by Celia Imrie

A woman fed up with her job and forced into an early retirement moves to a seaside town outside Nice, France where she becomes part of a group of eclectic group of expatriates, including a British TV star and an Australian poet.

There are copies available at the first floor circulation desk.

This FREE program is open to all.

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Come join us

Friday, October 2nd at 12:30

at the Oxford Senior Center as we meet to discuss


Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn’t really believe in. Ultimately he can’t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces–behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe–detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

  Program is free so come pick up your copy at the Oxford Library.

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New England’s Haunted Lighthouses


Mark your calendar to join us

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

as presenter/author/historian, Jeremy D’Entremont, shares his knowledge about

New England’s Haunted Lighthouses

Lighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a dark side. Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies that have utilized lighthouses as their settings. This presentation will focus on some of the macabre tales of New England’s coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut’s New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine’s Seguin Island Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America’s oldest light station, Boston Light.

Jeremy D’Entremont is considered a leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “The Lighthouse Handbook: New England,” “Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast,” and “The Lighthouses of Massachusetts.”

He has personally taken part in many lighthouse investigations by paranormal research groups. He calls himself an “open-minded skeptic,” and he’ll share some of his personal experiences. He has appeared on the Syfy Channel’s popular “Ghost Hunters” program, as well as “Haunted Lighthouses of America” on the Travel Channel. He has also appeared on the History Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouse history.

Program is free

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Book Group at the Senior Center

You are welcome to join us at the Oxford Senior Center

Friday, September 4th at 12:30 pm to discuss the book

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

Stop in the library to get your copy.

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Wednesday Book Group

Come join the book group on

Wednesday, September 9th @ 6:30 pm

We will meet in the Library’s Reading Room to discuss the book

The underground girls of Kabul:  in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan  by Jenny Nordberg


An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. Expanding on her widely read New York Times article “Afghan boys are prized, so girls live the part,” in which she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh (literally “dressed up like a boy” in Dari), the practice of disguising and raising young girls as boys, Jenny Nordberg constructs a powerful and moving account of the long-standing tradition that has enabled many girls to counter the challenges they face in a deeply segregated society where they have almost no rights.

Stop by and get your copy today.

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Congratulations to our Adult Summer Reading Winners!

Basket #1 – American Sniper

Kathie B of Oxford

Basket #2 – Smoothie Maker

Barbara W of Oxford

Basket #3 – Fishing Kit

Erik C of Oxford

Basket #4 – Star Wars Pack

Stephanie B of Oxford

Basket #5 – Date Basket

Natalie B

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See the Stars!


“Backyard Astronomy: Using the New Library Telescope!”
Date : Thursday August 20, 2015
Time : 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Location : Oxford Free Public Library

Please attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope that adults can reserve using their library card! Find out what objects lie within the reach of this amazing telescope and how easy it is to use!

This telescope was donated to the library by Robbins Garden Center & Stove Shop and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

Spacey door prizes will be offered and Aldrich will host an outdoor observing event if the weather permits!

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