New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Oxford Library Activities

Activities for all at the New Oxford Library

Pick up the current title in our Readers Forum Book Discussion group and share your thoughts with us. We spend time talking about the author, discuss the book and then recommend other titles to each other, Fiction, Nonfiction, Best Sellers and old favorites. Registration is required so we have enough books for everyone to read. The Readers Forum Book Discussion is an adult book discussion group meeting on the Second Thursday of the month at 9:00AM – 10:00AM. The library provides books for this group. The title for January 12th will be Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. The book for Feb.9 will be Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.

Your toddler to preschool children will enjoy our new program “Rhymes to Reading” with Jeanette and Jane. Rhymes and reading stories, handouts as well as some simple crafts are provided by the library. Please register for Friday morning 11:00AM – 12:00Noon, on December 9 and Dec. 23.

We have 2 programs scheduled for the children to practice reading and enjoy pets in the library.

Children can improve their reading skills by attending the READ ALOUD to KPETS Therapy Animals after school on Monday, Dec. 5th and Dec.12th. Meeko and Cullen and other KPETS Therapy animals will be here with their volunteers to enjoy listening to the children read.

Join us for Books with KPETS on Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Dec. 15 for Bedtime stories in your pajamas. Children can read to a pet one-to-one at their own pace. Wear your pajamas and pick a holiday book to read while your parents relax with a book or magazine.

We also have weekly Storytimes with Mary Ellen, a retired Reading teacher. No registration is necessary. You may come on Tuesdays at 10:30AM or Thursday Mornings at 11:00AM. Toddler age children to Preschool age children will enjoy seasonal stories and favorite characters such as Clifford, Curious George and one of my favorite characters, Frog.

Fiber Art Fantasy -Knit with Mary Lou. Bring your project to work on or begin a new one or make a 9X9 inch square for an SPCA blanket. The library will provide knitting needles and FREE yarn to use. Mary Lou is a retired teacher, has been knitting for many years and enjoys teaching people to knit. We have made wash cloths, scarves and hats and cuffs (Gloves without fingers). You have time to make a project for a gift.

Adults meet on Monday mornings at 10:30AM—12Noon, Dec. 5,12,19.

Family time will meet on Monday evenings @ 6:30PM, Dec. 5,12,19.

New Oxford Area Library hours are:

Mon. and Thurs. 2PM- 8PM Tues., Wed., Fri. 11AM – 5 PM Sat. 10AM – 4 PM Sunday - Closed.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Reader's Forum...............

Reader's Forum, Reader's Advisory and the pleasure of reading.
A couple of my patrons have been friends since they were in Elementary school. They love to read, walk and talk together and wanted to belong to a group of people that also enjoy reading, thus began the Reader's Forum –An Adult Book Discussion Group, at the New Oxford Area Library. There are currently eight members and we read a variety of genres, the term for any category of literature. We meet on the Second Thursday of the month at 9:00AM. The meeting begins with the biography of the author and I am constantly amazed at what they did with their lives before they began to write stories or books. Do they have notebooks with ideas or just watch the world around them and the people they meet? Then we discuss the book we read and then share comments about the other books we are reading. Please register and join us. Both print and audio books of the chosen titles are available to borrow from the Library.
The following is a list of titles chosen by the members of this group:
June 9, 2011 Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand; July 14, 2011 Widow of the South by Robert Hicks; August 11, 2011 The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve; September 8, 2011 Marley and Me by John Grogan.
There are some great resources that help us to answer the question: Who else writes like _________? Visit the database Gale Books and Authors on the Adams County Library System website. Once you have entered your library barcode, search by Fiction or Nonfiction and Who, What, Where and When for a title you may like to read. You can look at the New York Times Best Seller list at the library or ask a friend or your librarian for a suggestion.
I also use It has Biographies and Booklists as well as New Authors, New Books and series information. You will also find some bookmarks in different genres with suggested authors to help you continue your adventure in reading.
I read Historical Fiction, some Non-fiction as well as Mystery and Fantasy novels. I read to escape and to relax, to experience a different time and place or different type of people. I do enjoy "traveling" through my books. One of my favorite books is, The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt, about a fire in an opera house in Venice, history and a mystery not quite solved. One of my favorite characters is Odd Thomas in the Dean Koontz series. I consider it a challenge to introduce patrons to a new author or to enjoy reading more if they are not already an avid reader.
The New Oxford Area Library is a branch of the Adams County Library System. The Library is located at 122 N. Peter Street. Library hours are: Mon. & Thurs. 2PM – 8PM, Tues., Wed., and Fri. 11AM – 5PM and Sat. 10AM – 4PM. The library is closed on Sunday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Activity schedule

Join Mary Ellen Berwager, retired reading teacher,
Tuesday Morning, 10:30AM—11:00AM Storytime
Thursday Morning 11:00AM Storytime and crafts

Books with KPETS

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month @ 7PM
June 9 & 23 July 14 & 28 Aug. 11 & 25

Bristol Cullen Meeko Pretty Girl
Children come and read to a pet one-on-one!

Fiber Art Fantasy

Crochet & Knit with Mary Lou and Phyllis
Bring your project to work on or begin a new one. Free yarn to use.
Adults on Monday’s @ 10:30AM—12Noon
Family Time on Monday evening @ 6:30PM

Summer Writing Workshop for Grades 5 – 7

June 13 to June 24
This is a two week workshop where you will discover:
• How to use “dialogue” to convey information about your protagonist and antagonist
• How to draw graphics to illustrate your story.
• How a local author writes a book.
• How to get a book published.

You will create, with other children, a story about the therapy animals who read in the Library. Children going into grades 5- 9 are eligible for this two week, Monday through Friday, 9AM - 11AM workshop.
Need to attend every day.
Materials will be provided.
Registration required by June 3rd.
This is the 4th workshop.
Bring your creative ideas and help write Book 4 of this series.

Sudoku @ the library
Sudoku is an educational activity for practicing children's math skills. Solve the mathematical puzzle by entering numbers to make the equations true. Easy to more difficult- a game for everyone.
12:00 Noon
Saturdays- June 18 and July 2, 16, 30
Aug. 13
Prizes for finishing your games.

Movie Matinee on Saturday

June 11-Jungle Book June 25-Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
July 9-Happy Feet July 23- Kung Fu Panda
Aug. 6-Ratatouille Aug. 20-Around the World in 80 Days
12:00 Noon Popcorn and Juice.