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.
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
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.
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.
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
“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!