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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Oxford Reads Gala
All Locations
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:00 pm
Join us for our 3rd annual Oxford Reads Gala in partnership with the Woodstock Public Library! This year we are celebrating the novel Crow by Amy Spurway. CBC Radio London's Chris dela Torre is back to host a conversation with the author followed by a live Q&A. This year's gala will be entirely virtual and take place on OCL's Facebook Live.

For more information including the reading guide, reading suggestions and information about the author visit www.oxfordreads.ca.
Place a hold on Crow.

About the book:
This Crow will ruffle a few feathers.When Stacey Fortune is diagnosed with three highly unpredictable — and inoperable — brain tumours, she abandons the crumbling glamour of her life in Toronto for her mother Effie's scruffy trailer in rural Cape Breton. Back home, she's known as Crow, and everybody suspects that her family is cursed.With her future all but sealed, Crow decides to go down in a blaze of unforgettable glory by writing a memoir that will raise eyebrows and drop jaws. She'll dig up "the dirt" on her family tree, including the supposed curse, and uncover the truth about her mysterious father, who disappeared a month before she was born.But first, Crow must contend with an eclectic assortment of characters, including her gossipy Aunt Peggy, hedonistic party-pal Char, homebound best friend Allie, and high-school flame Willy. She'll also have to figure out how to live with her mother and how to muddle through the unsettling visual disturbances that are becoming more and more vivid each day.Witty, energetic, and crackling with sharp Cape Breton humour, Crow is a story of big twists, big personalities, big drama, and even bigger heart.
All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 22 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:00 am
Join Miss Gail each week on Facebook Live for songs, stories, rhymes and fun!
All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00 pm
Join us for three evenings with local innovators and businesses who are advancing Future Oxford's vision of community wellbeing, a vibrant economy and environmental leadership.
The virtual series will be hosted as a Facebook Live event. No registration is required to watch or participate. Each event will include recommendations for related programming, books and online resources.
For more information, visit www.futureoxford.ca/events

Thursday October 22 @ 7pm
Speaker:
- Rolan Lewis, environmental engineer, General Motors
All Locations
Friday, Oct. 23 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Friday, Oct. 23, 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.
All Locations
Saturday, Oct. 24 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Sunday, Oct. 25 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Monday, Oct. 26 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Tuesday, Oct. 27 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7:00 pm
Join us for three evenings with local innovators and businesses who are advancing Future Oxford's vision of community wellbeing, a vibrant economy and environmental leadership.
The virtual series will be hosted as a Facebook Live event. No registration is required to watch or participate. Each event will include recommendations for related programming, books and online resources.
For more information, visit www.futureoxford.ca/events

Tuesday October 27 @ 7pm
Speakers:
• Tom Butler, educator, environmentalist and farmer
• Chris Marion, director of capital projects and lead of Environmental Advisory Committee, Wodstock General Hospital
All Locations
Wednesday, Oct. 28 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 29 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:00 am
Join Miss Gail each week on Facebook Live for songs, stories, rhymes and fun!
Hoopla Hangout: Fran
All Locations
Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:00 pm
For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday October 29th 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 or eAudiobook on Hoopla Digital here: https://bit.ly/3jzd0tZ
On the deck of his ice-imprisoned ship, explorer Robert Walton watches from a great distance as an enormous apparition travels with much haste across the frozen shore. The next day, Walton fishes from the sea a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein, who shares with Walton the horrifying account of his life and of the "hideous progeny" he set loose upon the world. Frankenstein was written while 19-year-old Mary Shelley vacationed in Geneva with poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. An incessantly rainy summer prompted Byron to challenge the members of the party to write a tale of the supernatural. While listening to a discussion concerning the theory of electrical reanimation, Mary Shelley was struck, almost to terror, with the idea for Frankenstein: "The idea so possessed my mind that a thrill of fear ran through me, and I wished to exchange the ghastly image of my fancy for the realities around ." A universal classic, Mary Shelley's romantic tale of an ambitious doctor who places himself in the dangerous role of God was first published anonymously in 1818. Master narrator George Guidall skillfully brings to life the doctor and his unhappy creation.
All Locations
Friday, Oct. 30 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Friday, Oct. 30, 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.
All Locations
Saturday, Oct. 31 (daily)

All ages are welcome to participate

Decorate a pumpkin as your favourite storybook character, snap a photo, and send it in.

Submit photos by email to svanherzele@ocl.net or send a message to any of our social media accounts.

Please include your name, contact information, and what you enjoy about the book you picked!

Winners will be contacted after Halloween

All Locations
Sunday, Nov. 1

Looking to try a new book, but not sure where to start? The 10 to Try Reading Challenge just may be for you! 10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to read books from 10 different genres, keep track of your reading, and share your favourite discoveries with the library and your fellow readers.


Registering and keeping track of your reading is easy using our Beanstack site!

Visit: https://ocl.beanstack.org/reader365 for more information!
All Locations
Monday, Nov. 2

Looking to try a new book, but not sure where to start? The 10 to Try Reading Challenge just may be for you! 10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to read books from 10 different genres, keep track of your reading, and share your favourite discoveries with the library and your fellow readers.


Registering and keeping track of your reading is easy using our Beanstack site!

Visit: https://ocl.beanstack.org/reader365 for more information!
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