Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library branch programs and events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Oxford County Library! Registration required where noted.
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Friday, Jan. 15, 10:00am
Drag Storytime
Share in the joy of storytelling! Join our Drag Storytellers each week on the OCL Facebook page for some fun, inclusive stories, as well as songs and rhymes! Drag Storytime is brought to you by the Rainbow Optimist Club in partnership with Elgin County Library, Middlesex County Library, St. Thomas Public Library, Oxford County Library, Pride Understanding, and is funded by TD Bank. 
Fridays at 10:00 a.m., January 8-March 19, 2021
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Friday, Jan. 15, 2:00 pm
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live! Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
Try This! - Repurpos
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Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1:00pm
Have you ever wanted to try something new but didn't know where to start? Our library collection has hundreds of hobby books for all ages, skill levels, and those of us that just want to try something new! 

This video features introduction to sewing books for kids, books about repurposing items and how to make your own puppets, fun with felt, fabric, and more. Together we will be repurposing the finger of a glove to make a no-sew gnome finger puppet.

 
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Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:00am
Join Holly and Guests for Books for Babies on Wednesdays! Learn how easy and fun it is to read, sing, and play with your baby to develop early language skills and build a solid foundation for future learning. Learn and enjoy stories, songs, bouncing and tickle rhymes while connecting with your baby. Discover books for babies that you can borrow from our collection. For infants and young toddlers than enjoy laptime. Videos posted to Facebook and our YouTube channel. 
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Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:00 am
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
Hoopla Hangout: Lull
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Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm
For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday January 21st at 7pm for a live discussion about the book hosted by Luke, our Ingersoll Community Librarian, and Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian. We hope you join us!

You can download the eBook on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12348992
You can download the eAudiobook here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665334

Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets-and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival. At thirteen, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls-a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.
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Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:00pm

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia

Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers an exciting different topic each week. Best suited for tweens and teens.

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Friday, Jan. 22, 10:00am
Drag Storytime
Share in the joy of storytelling! Join our Drag Storytellers each week on the OCL Facebook page for some fun, inclusive stories, as well as songs and rhymes! Drag Storytime is brought to you by the Rainbow Optimist Club in partnership with Elgin County Library, Middlesex County Library, St. Thomas Public Library, Oxford County Library, Pride Understanding, and is funded by TD Bank. 
Fridays at 10:00 a.m., January 8-March 19, 2021
All Locations
Friday, Jan. 22, 2:00 pm
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live! Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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Monday, Jan. 25, 1:00 pm
Join us on Facebook Live for our bi-weekly virtual tech talks! Every other week we will be joined by either Ryan or Vicki, our Digital Literacy & Local History Technicians, who will explore a variety of tech topics! 
This week we will look at managing your various online passwords.
Do you have a suggestion for a future tech talk topic? Email us at localhistory@ocl.net with your ideas!
Virtually
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10:00am

Join Oxford County Library Staff for a day of virtual programming in celebration of National Family Literacy Day and Discover the World from Home. Every hour from 10am-5pm a video will be added to the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel to help you engage in literacy-boosting activities as a family.

 

10am – Books for Babies: Travel Edition

Join Holly and Sue as we travel from home, to the city, and to space through song, tickles, and stories for babies. Learn ways to play with your baby to develop early literacy skills.

 

11am – Let’s Go There! With Miss. Gail

              Join Miss. Gail for stories and songs about travel and transportation. For ages 2-6.

 

12pm –Travel to STEAM Space and Make Conductive Galaxy Playdough

Join Holly to learn how to make conductive space playdough from simple ingredients to create a variety of STEAM projects. For ages 6-12

 

Materials Needed for Space Dough: Flour, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Vegetable Oil, Food Colouring (black, blue or purple), Glitter (silver, purple, and gold), Mixing Bowl, Measuring Spoons and Cups, Mixing Spoon, and Boiling Water. 

 

1pm – Tales on Safari

Africa is filled with beauty, history, animals and wonderful stories.  Come on a safari with Dianne and Merley as we explore Africa together through songs and tales. For ages 6-10.

 

2pm – Alphabet on the Go

Join Shannon for a walk through the alphabet (and through the community!) to use literacy strategies when you’re on the go! Fun for the whole family!

           

          Materials Needed for Alphabet Plate Craft: Paper Plate, Marker, Scissors

            

3pm – Teen Book Trailer Challenge

Is there a book you really love that you want to share with the community? Join Sydnie to learn about our next teen challenge: Make a Book Trailer! For ages 12-18.

 

4pm – Cooking with Kids

Join Leslie and Shannon for fun with food and simple recipes that families can make together!

·         No Bake Granola Bars

·         Microwave Mug Pizza

·         Sneaky Spinach Smoothies

 

5pm – OCL Staff Readers’ Advisory Video; Read Around the World with Oxford County Library!

The Oxford County Library staff will share their favourite titles for all ages that help us to discover the world from home! Place holds on any of these readers advisory suggestions in our catalogue at www.ocl.net

 

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Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:00 am
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
All Locations
Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:00pm

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia

Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers an exciting different topic each week. Best suited for tweens and teens.

All Locations
Friday, Jan. 29, 10:00am
Drag Storytime
Share in the joy of storytelling! Join our Drag Storytellers each week on the OCL Facebook page for some fun, inclusive stories, as well as songs and rhymes! Drag Storytime is brought to you by the Rainbow Optimist Club in partnership with Elgin County Library, Middlesex County Library, St. Thomas Public Library, Oxford County Library, Pride Understanding, and is funded by TD Bank. 
Fridays at 10:00 a.m., January 8-March 19, 2021
All Locations
Friday, Jan. 29, 2:00 pm
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live! Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
Maker Mondays on Zoo
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
Monday, Feb. 1, 4:00pm (Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 22 & March 1, 4:00pm)
Tinker and connect at a virtual STEAM program for ages 9-16. Create a new project each week from snowglobes to circuits. Register to recieve your kit of materials for all 4 weeks. Pick up your kit at the Tillsonburg branch. 

Program is online on Zoom from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Monday Evenings on the following dates:
  • Monday, February 1
  • Monday, February 8
  • Monday, February 22
  • Monday, March 1
Registration closes January 25th.This program is hosted by Holly Brown, Literacy and Innovation Specialist at Tillsonburg Branch. For more information, please contact Holly at hbrown@ocl.net
Crafty Night In-Sock
Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m.
or call 519-485-2505.
Virtual Adult Craft Program 
Registration Required
$3.00 Supplies Cost

For this virtual adult Crafty Night In, we will be making sock gnomes! Register and follow along online with Leslie and Shannon using Zoom video software.

Register on the program calendar at www.ocl.net - Programs & Events - Program Calendar - Click on the Crafty Night In event, or call 519 485-2505, or email svanherzele@ocl.net 

Pick up your kit of supplies at the Ingersoll Library during curbside hours
Tues. - Fri: 11am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
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Monday, Feb. 1, 7:00 pm

Explore the resources that Oxford County Library has developed to assist with your family history research.  Join this Webex class to expand your knowledge of local genealogy databases, records and search methods.  

All Locations
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10:00am
Join Holly and Guests for Books for Babies on Wednesdays! Learn how easy and fun it is to read, sing, and play with your baby to develop early language skills and build a solid foundation for future learning. Learn and enjoy stories, songs, bouncing and tickle rhymes while connecting with your baby. Discover books for babies that you can borrow from our collection. For infants and young toddlers than enjoy laptime. Videos posted to Facebook and our YouTube channel. 
All Locations
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:00 am
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
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