Upcoming Adult Programs
Registration is required for all programs except Book Bingo. Register online,
at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034.
Click here to view the library calendar and register for programs online.
Sunday Family Matinee
Bring the whole gang to enjoy these fun family movies.
There will be popcorn of course!
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.
Golden Griffon Stringtet - Square Dance!
Sunday, February 16, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
December 17 (Holiday Party!), January 21, February 18
Play traditional bingo and win books. Bring a friend or neighbor. This fun-loving group welcomes new players.
Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.
You will learn some simple, creative, paper pop-up techniques and take home a few of your own creations in this crafting class with the Library's own Jennifer.
Lifesavers Candy Train (& Holiday Music)
Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Drop in to make a candy train (while supplies last). While you are here be sure to stop by the atrium for some Gardenside holiday music from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. featuring Paul Demick on the marimba. A fun evening for everyone!
Adult Winter Reading Program
January 10 – February 21
A Celebration of Abundance
Read a book or listen to audiobooks to win prizes!
Read from one of our bibs or write a book review to receive even more chances to win! Grand Prize is a $50.00 gift card to Meijer.
A Celebration of Abundance – Michigan Farming!
Michigan Barn Preservation Network Exhibit January 10 – February 21
We are pleased to share exhibits showcasing the rich local agricultural resources and historical whatnots of Michigan farm life, including a special exhibit from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network. During that time there will be much fun! Music, crafts, scavenger hunts, reading programs, and even a square dance!
Special Celebration - After Hours Party
Friday, January 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the grand opening celebration. Stroll through the various displays at the Library while enjoying finger foods from Victoria’s and music performed by Debonair. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.
Please R.S.V.P. for this event by calling the Library at (248) 628-3034 or register at www.miopl.org. All ages are welcome.
Local Food Sources
Monday, January 13, 6:30 p.m.
The best things are grown in our own backyard! Seasonal fare and locally-grown produce feature heavily in everything produced at the HomeGrown Brewing Company. Join Chef DeMonaco as he talks about local food sources you may not know about. There will be food for tasting so please R.S.V.P. for this event!
Michigan Barn Preservation Network
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.
A speaker from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network will be at the Library to discuss the special exhibit at the Library, highlighting the preservation and rehabilitation of Michigan barns, farmsteads, and rural communities.
Golden Griffon Stringtet & Square Dance
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Kick up your heels and get ready to dance at this genuine Square Dance! Ages 8 and up can participate but there will be plenty of space for younger children to sit, listen to the music, and watch the dancers. There will also be a photo booth set up for fun picture taking for all ages!
Wednesday, January 22, 7:15 p.m.
Howell Nature Center will be here for a talk on Michigan mammals. And yes, there will be live animals! Youngsters can attend earlier sessions. This session is open to ages 12 and up.
Saturday, January 25, 11:00 a.m.
It’s a Paint Party at the Library
Picasso’s Grapevine is back to help us paint a beautiful owl on a small canvas. Registration begins January 2 and will be limited to Oxford residents. Call or stop by to register.
The Land of the Three Fires
Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan's forests provided everything the Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi tribes - the People of the Three Fires - needed for survival. Join Seven Ponds Nature Center's naturalist to learn more about these tribes and how their ancestors moved from hunters and gatherers to farmers.
Quilling Class with Jennifer
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.
Make an adorable loving-lamb quilled card while you learn this fun craft technique. Class size will be limited so sign up early!
Cast Iron Skillet Cooking Class
Saturday, February 8, 1:00 p.m.
Mary Spencer of Taste, A Cook’s Place will be demonstrating her skills with a skillet! There will be a tasting of her creations so be sure to register so there is enough for everyone!
Oxford Public Library Celebrates 95 Years
Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Join Oxford Public Library directors past and present for a Fireside Chat as they discuss the history of the Library and the many celebrations and challenges it has faced in its 95 years of operation.
Bees & Beekeeping
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
Join Mark Spencer, owner of Spencer’s Apiaries, to learn about bees and the important role they play in food production. Learn how to get started in beekeeping, and about some of the amazing products that can be made from the honey and beeswax bees produce.
Community Garden and Seed Program
Monday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.
We are exploring farming and food in all its complexities! Come listen to a talk by a director of a local community garden, learn about our seed program, and watch a movie about food and its relationship to farming and gardening.
Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market Partnership, will talk about the history of Eastern Market and its importance to Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.
Oakland County Bicentennial
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Jim Craft from the Oakland County Historical Commission will be at the Library to present a talk about Oakland County in the 1870s based on the newly re-published 1877 History of Oakland County.
Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
January 17, Anneke Bullock
Transformation of a Barn: Making a Home
January 24, Clinton River Watershed Council
Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels
January 31, Kelly Wilson of Local Food Guide Magazine
Michigan Year-round Locally Grown Foods
February 7, Nate Perkins of Upland Hills Farm
Agri-tourism and Local Farm Life
February 14, Joe Mayday, Master of the Hunt
90+ Years of Sport and Tradition at the Metamora Hunt Club
Computer One-on-One Appointments
Call the library to schedule a free half-hour appointment with one of our adult librarians. We will help you with any questions you may have on how to use a computer.
Registration is required for all programs. Register online, at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034.
Click here to view the library calendar and register for programs online.
We've added themed activity kits for adults to our Random Stuff Collection. Ukulele, Road Trip Boredom Busters, Getting Ready for Your New Baby, Keep Your Brain Alive and Bird Watching have all been added with more to follow.
Book Discussion Sets
We have multiple copies of popular book club titles available. If you need a suggestion for what to read next for your book club be sure to check out NoveList.
We've created a printable brochure that lists all of the titles in the collection along with a brief description. You can print them here:
We have cake pans that check out. To see the entire list of pans that are available click here.
We now check out games such as Scattegories, Shut the Box, Hanabi and Apples to Apples. Check out our complete list here.
This popular collection rotates on a quarterly basis. We also have a puzzle table at the library if you're in the mood to work on a puzzle without having to set it up at home.