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 FALL 2022 UPCOMING ADULT PROGRAMS

 
*Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
 
Register online, at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034. 
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 Last Friday Adult Book Club

Last Friday in September, October and November

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join our Last Friday Book Club! Read the book and join the discussion!

September 30: It Ends with Us by Coleen Hoover

October 28: The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adam

November 18: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Book Bingo is back for the Fall!

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.

September 20, October 18, November 15

No registration required.

Play traditional bingo and win books. Bring a friend or neighbor—this fun-loving group welcomes new players.

Seed Saving Season

The seed collection at the Oxford Public Library has flower and vegetable seeds that you can take home and plant in your garden.  The library’s seed collection depends on donations.  As a community, saving seeds helps create local seed stocks that are better acclimated to our climate and which support an abundant and genetically diverse landscape.  Please consider saving seeds from some of your favorite flowers or vegetables this fall to donate towards the library’s seed collection.

Library of Things:

Where the library goes way beyond books!

  • Ukulele Kit
  • Electronic Drum Set
  • Getting Ready for your New Baby Activity Kit
  • The Jane Austen Activity Kit
  • Puzzles, Cake Pans, and much more!

Adopt-A-Stream Training

Thursday, September 1

6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Clinton River Watershed Council’s Adopt-a-Stream program is a volunteer-based program that empowers community members to protect local streams and rivers by monitoring their health.  Volunteers must attend a volunteer training session in order to participate in Adopt-a-Stream.  After attending a training session, volunteers are assigned to a team based on their preferences and supplied with the necessary equipment.  Twice per year, teams are sent out to gather information on physical characteristics and macroinvertebrate populations. 

Gloria Nixon-John Author Book Talk and Signing

Wednesday, September 7

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Well-known local author and poet, Gloria Nixon-John, will read from her new poetry collection                                                                                                                                              The Dark Safekeeping and will welcome questions about poetry and other forms of writing and publishing.  Copies of her new book will be available to purchase and sign.

Roaming Readers Walking Club

Mondays 9:30-10:00 a.m.

September 12-November 7, 2022

Read and meet up for nine weeks to walk outdoors.  Discuss your favorite books!

Grandparent’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 11 – Saturday, September 17, 2022

Bring your Grandparent and Grandchild team to the Adult Services Department and pick up your scavenger hunt checklist.  Once it is complete, return it to the desk to be entered into a drawing to win one of five $10 gift cards to the Funky Monkey Toy Store located in Oxford.  Registration is not required.

Patti Owens Author Book Talk and Signing

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Patti Owens author of See the Light will hold a book talk and signing to discuss her book.  Ms. Owen’s book is a collection of letters of encouragement written to friends and strangers.  All are inspired by the Holy Spirit.  They were written to remind people of who they are or to help them through a difficult time.  Refreshments and snacks will be served.

 Healing the Community

Speakers, Fall 2022

On November 30, 2022 we will honor the anniversary of the tragic shootings at Oxford High School. We felt it important to create a thoughtful dialog to help the community to continue to heal from the consequences of the loss of life and injuries sustained. The library has scheduled two exceptional speakers to talk about what happened in Oxford and how as individuals and as a community, we can move forward with strength and resilience. Other speakers on this topic are planned for 2023.

Schedule

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7 p.m. 

Speaker: Gretchen Moran Marsh, Ph.D. PLLC., Clinical Psychologist

Topic: Mental Wellness: Breaking the Stigma and Finding Solutions

 Thursday, October 13, 2022, 7 p.m.

Speaker: Lee E. Meadows, Ph.D., Author, Executive Coach

Topic: Tools of Civility, Restoring Trust

Sunflower Growing Contest

Saturday, September 17, 2022

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The adult department at the Oxford Public Library gave away fifty packages of mammoth sunflower seeds to Oxford library users in May.  If you think you have grown the tallest sunflower plant for the season, please bring your sunflower plant to the library on the morning of Saturday, September 17 to see if you are the winner of a Wojo’s gift card.

Tech Help

Fridays, 1:00-4:00 p.m., by appointment only

September-November 2022

30-minute sessions available

Call or register online.

Library Knitting and Crocheting Group

Second Saturday

September 10, October 8, November 12

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Whether you’ve been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, drop in for a fun morning of crafting and socializing.  All are welcome, including beginners.  This group will meet in the library’s Community Room.

Pinochle for Seniors

Second Tuesday of the month

September 13, October 11, November 8

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Pinochle is a trick-taking and melding game popular in the United States.  There are multiple variations of Pinochle in existence, each with differing rules and traditions.  The game that will be played at the library is a single-deck four handed partnership Pinochle.  Bring your partner or a friend.  Increase your skills in strategic thinking, communication and teamwork.  This is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.  All levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome.  However, participants must be familiar with the game.

Meditation

Learn to meditate.  It helps to reduce stress and increases wellness.  Students will be introduced to a variety of meditation techniques.  Bring a mat.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Instructor:  Krista Wilder

On the following Mondays at 7pm

Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Community Room

Bring it back to the Supper Table…Good Food made with Love for the Oxford Community

Thursday, September 29

6:30-8:30 p.m.

It is all about being together and sharing good food made with love, laughter and great culinary techniques…

Come join Local Professional Chef Michelle Bommarito, Chef Matt Gioutsos and John Fallone from Cantoro Italian Market for an exciting Culinary Adventure.

Bommarito, whom you may have seen on Food Network, will be demonstrating techniques to utilize at home to make your meal preparation much more enjoyable and efficient.

All the while, Cantoro Italian-Family owned Market and Restaurant in Plymouth, graciously and generously will share a delicious Italian meal consisting of Traditional Slow-cooked Beef Meatballs in a Tomato Marinara Sauce topped with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, served with warm Italian buns and a Spring mix green salad with grape-vine tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and ciabatta croutons tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette.

For a sweet ending…attendees will enjoy Traditional Italian Biscotti/Cookies

There is limited space for this program. 

Workshop:  Foundation Directory Online

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come learn how to use the Foundation Directory now available at the library! The Executive Director of the Four County Community Foundation, Kathy Dickens will demonstrate how to find potential grant makers to fund your nonprofit projects. 

 Sears Homes Presentation

Thursday, October 20

7 p.m.

In the early 20th century, kit houses were the ultimate “Do It Yourself” project for thousands of homeowners.  While Sears Roebuck is the best known of the manufacturers of kit houses, Michigan was the home to three of Sears biggest competitors in the kit house industry.  Join Andrew and Wendy Mutch, Sears house owners and kit house researchers, as they present the fascinating history of kit houses.  Their presentation will include a photographic tour of houses from kit house companies like Sears and Aladdin that still stand in Oxford and surrounding communities.

Marguerite de Angeli Exhibition

Mid-October-December

The Marguerite de Angeli Library in Lapeer, Michigan, houses the Marguerite de Angeli Archive, one of the largest collections of original artwork, manuscripts, personal correspondences and memorabilia of Marguerite de Angeli outside of her family.  The Oxford Public Library is excited to announce that the library will host the Marguerite de Angeli Exhibition from mid-October through the end of December. 

Marguerite Lofft de Angeli is one of the well-known author/illustrators of American children’s literature in the 20th century.  She was born in Lapeer, Michigan in 1889.  Ms. de Angeli was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1950 for her children’s book The Door in the Wall and was among the first to be inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.  She created a large collection of fiction written for children that enhanced this country’s literature and described its cultural diversity.  Her body of work spans over fifty years with twenty-eight books written and illustrated, and more than a dozen books illustrated for other writers.

William Anderson Book Discussion and Signing

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

7 p.m.

Local author William Anderson will be hosting a book talk and signing to discuss his book Michigan’s Marguerite de Angeli:  The Story of Lapeer’s Native Author-Illustrator.

Copies of Mr. Anderson’s book Michigan’s Marguerite de Angeli:  The Story of Lapeer’s Native Author-Illustrator will be available for sale.  All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Marguerite de Angeli Library in Lapeer, Michigan, to help maintain the de Angeli collection.

William Anderson Book Talk and Signing

Thursday, November 10, 2022

7 p.m.

Seen by over a billion people around the world The Sound of Music is one of the most popular movie musicals ever made; it is based on the lives of the actual von Trapps of Salzburg, Austria. 

William Anderson has written The World of the Trapp Family, and for children, V is for von Trapp. He will discuss their life in Austria and America and the similarities and differences between the real von Trapps and their portrayals in The Sound of Music.

Coffee Klatch

Tuesday, November 15 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The phrase coffee klatch comes from the German word “kaffeeklatsch” which translates to coffee (kaffee) and gossip (klatsch).  Start your holiday shopping list early.  Join us for a cup of coffee (or tea) and something sweet to eat while we discuss the library’s newest books and hottest fiction and nonfiction titles for adults.

Traditional Shaving Workshop

Thursday, December 8

7 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Learn about traditional shaving- which uses more premium tools than some contemporary methods and requires slightly more time to perfect each shave, but with noticeably improved results.  Join Krystal Amador as she explains traditional shaving methods and the benefits to shaving with a double edge safety razor.