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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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Read Woke Reading Challenge
 Read Woke Reading Challenge
Monday, Feb. 1Read Woke Reading Ch
All Locations
Join us for the most rewarding reading challenge yet, the Read Woke Reading Challenge! A read woke book:• Challenges a social norm • Gives voice to the voiceless • Provides information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seeks to challenge the status quo • Has...read more
Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Monday, Feb. 1Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
Monday, Feb. 1, 4:00pm
(Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 22 & March 1, 4:00pm)
Maker Mondays on Zoo
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
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 ...read more

Crafty Night In-Sock Gnomes
6:00 p.m.
 Crafty Night In-Sock Gnomes
Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m. Crafty Night In-Sock
Ingersoll Library
Virtual Adult Craft Program Registration Required$3.00 Supplies CostFor 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 -...read more

or call 519-485-2505.
Discover Your Oxford Roots: a virtual family history workshop
7:00 pm
Discover Your Oxford Roots: a virtual family history workshop
Monday, Feb. 1, 7:00 pm
All Locations
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.  

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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Tuesday, Feb. 2Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
12:30 pm
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 12:30 pm
All Locations
The Hub for Parents & Caregivers is a virtual space for parents and caregivers of children and youth in Elgin or Oxford counties.It is a space where parents and caregivers can be reminded that they are not alone, both through learning about wellness resources in their communities, and connecting...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Wednesday, Feb. 3Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Books for Babies
10:00am
 Books for Babies
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10:00am
All Locations
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....read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 4Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:00 am
All Locations
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. 
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, 4:00pm)
Inner Canvas Art Pro
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
Join us online for a virtual art program for ages 9-16. Create an art project each week that is inspired by a story or a poem. Register to recieve your kit of materials for all for weeks. Kits will be available for pickup at Tillsonburg branch. Program is online on Zoom on Thursday evenings fro...read more

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:00pm
All Locations
Thursday Night T(w)een TriviaBecome 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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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Friday, Feb. 5Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Drag Storytime
10:00am
 Drag Storytime
Friday, Feb. 5, 10:00am
All Locations
Drag StorytimeShare 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,...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Feb. 5, 2:00 pm
All Locations
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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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 6Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Sunday, Feb. 7Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
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Read Woke Reading Challenge
 Read Woke Reading Challenge
Monday, Feb. 8Read Woke Reading Ch
All Locations
Join us for the most rewarding reading challenge yet, the Read Woke Reading Challenge! A read woke book:• Challenges a social norm • Gives voice to the voiceless • Provides information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seeks to challenge the status quo • Has...read more
Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Monday, Feb. 8Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Virtual Tech Talk: Transparent Language
1:00 pm
Virtual Tech Talk: Transparent Language
Monday, Feb. 8, 1:00 pm
All Locations
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 dive into Transparent Language where you can learn a...read more
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
Monday, Feb. 8, 4:00pm
(Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 22 & March 1, 4:00pm)
Maker Mondays on Zoo
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
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 ...read more

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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Tuesday, Feb. 9Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Try This! - Playing with Paper
1:00pm
 Try This! - Playing with Paper
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:00pmTry This! - Playing
All Locations
Have you ever wanted to try something new but didn't know where to start? Our library collection has hundreds of hobby books to discover for all ages, skill levels, and those of us that just want to try something new! For this video, we are diving into the craft books and playing with paper...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Wednesday, Feb. 10Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Books for Babies
10:00am
 Books for Babies
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 10:00am
All Locations
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....read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 11Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:00 am
All Locations
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. 
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, 4:00pm)
Inner Canvas Art Pro
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
Join us online for a virtual art program for ages 9-16. Create an art project each week that is inspired by a story or a poem. Register to recieve your kit of materials for all for weeks. Kits will be available for pickup at Tillsonburg branch. Program is online on Zoom on Thursday evenings fro...read more

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:00pm
All Locations
Thursday Night T(w)een TriviaBecome 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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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Friday, Feb. 12Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Drag Storytime
10:00am
 Drag Storytime
Friday, Feb. 12, 10:00am
All Locations
Drag StorytimeShare 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,...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Feb. 12, 2:00 pm
All Locations
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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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 13Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Sunday, Feb. 14Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
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Read Woke Reading Challenge
 Read Woke Reading Challenge
Monday, Feb. 15Read Woke Reading Ch
All Locations
Join us for the most rewarding reading challenge yet, the Read Woke Reading Challenge! A read woke book:• Challenges a social norm • Gives voice to the voiceless • Provides information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seeks to challenge the status quo • Has...read more
Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Monday, Feb. 15Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Tuesday, Feb. 16Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
7:00 pm
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm
All Locations
The Hub for Parents & Caregivers is a virtual space for parents and caregivers of children and youth in Elgin or Oxford counties.It is a space where parents and caregivers can be reminded that they are not alone, both through learning about wellness resources in their communities, and connecting...read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Wednesday, Feb. 17Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Books for Babies
10:00am
 Books for Babies
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10:00am
All Locations
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....read more
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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 18Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:00 am
All Locations
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. 
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, 4:00pm)
Inner Canvas Art Pro
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
Join us online for a virtual art program for ages 9-16. Create an art project each week that is inspired by a story or a poem. Register to recieve your kit of materials for all for weeks. Kits will be available for pickup at Tillsonburg branch. Program is online on Zoom on Thursday evenings fro...read more

Hoopla Hangout: Black Water Rising
7:00 pm
Hoopla Hangout: Black Water Rising
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 pmHoopla Hangout: Blac
All Locations
For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading Black Water Rising by Attica Locke. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday February 18th at 7pm for a live discussion about the book hosted by Luke, our Ingersoll Community Librarian, and Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian. We hope...read more
Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:00pm
All Locations
Thursday Night T(w)een TriviaBecome 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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Teen Book Trailer Challenge
 Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Friday, Feb. 19Teen Book Trailer Ch
All Locations
Is there a book you really, really love that you think others should love, too? Convince them, with the Book Trailer Challenge! Create a book trailer showing how amazing your favourite book is - visually! It can be done as simply as through a slideshow, or elaborately through iMovie.When it's do...read more
Drag Storytime
10:00am
 Drag Storytime
Friday, Feb. 19, 10:00am
All Locations
Drag StorytimeShare 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,...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Feb. 19, 2:00 pm
All Locations
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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Read Woke Reading Challenge
 Read Woke Reading Challenge
Monday, Feb. 22Read Woke Reading Ch
All Locations
Join us for the most rewarding reading challenge yet, the Read Woke Reading Challenge! A read woke book:• Challenges a social norm • Gives voice to the voiceless • Provides information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seeks to challenge the status quo • Has...read more
Virtual Tech Talk: Placing Holds and Using the Catalogue
1:00 pm
Virtual Tech Talk: Placing Holds and Using the Catalogue
Monday, Feb. 22, 1:00 pm
All Locations
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 discuss how to use our online catalogue and place ho...read more
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Maker Mondays on Zoom (Registration Required)
Monday, Feb. 22, 4:00pm
(Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 22 & March 1, 4:00pm)
Maker Mondays on Zoo
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
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 ...read more

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Movie Buffs Oxford
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Movie Buffs Oxford
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmMovie Buffs Oxford
All Locations
Movie lovers unite!Grab some popcorn and watch one or more of the recommended movies from the library’s digital and physical collection then join in a fun monthly discussion sparked by the film. Watch some or all of the suggested movies then join us on a Zoom call to participate in a conv...read more

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Books for Babies
10:00am
 Books for Babies
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10:00am
All Locations
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....read more
Black history in Oxford County
7:00 pm
 Black history in Oxford County
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:00 pm
All Locations
Join OCL's Heather Rennalls virtually to explore Oxford County's black history. You can join our live virtual presentation on Wednesday February 24th at 7:00pm or you can watch the recording anytime on our Facebook or Youtube pages.
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:00 am
All Locations
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. 
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
4:00pm
Inner Canvas Art Program on Zoom (Registration Required)
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, 4:00pm)
Inner Canvas Art Pro
Virtually for Tillsonburg Patrons
Join us online for a virtual art program for ages 9-16. Create an art project each week that is inspired by a story or a poem. Register to recieve your kit of materials for all for weeks. Kits will be available for pickup at Tillsonburg branch. Program is online on Zoom on Thursday evenings fro...read more

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:00pm
All Locations
Thursday Night T(w)een TriviaBecome 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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Drag Storytime
10:00am
 Drag Storytime
Friday, Feb. 26, 10:00am
All Locations
Drag StorytimeShare 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,...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Feb. 26, 2:00 pm
All Locations
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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Science Saturday - Ice & Snow
10am
 Science Saturday - Ice & Snow
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10amScience Saturday - I
All Locations
Pre-recorded Video - No Registration Required Visible on Facebook and YouTube For this Science Saturday, join Shannon in an exploration of ice and snow. How much water is in snow? What is ice made of? Can a wire cut through an ice cube but leave it whole? What substance melts ice the faste...read more
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