Family Programs

Spring Break Movies in our Community and Youth Services Room, all at 2:00 pm: Monday, April 25 will be The 5th Wave (rated PG-13); Jurassic World on Wednesday, April 27 (rated PG-13); and on Friday, April 29 will be Goosebumps (rated PG).

4-H presents “Fun With Science” on Tuesday, April 26 at 2 pm.  Make your own lava lamp, silly putty, tie dye headband, or penny glider airplane to take home. Learn about how an egg can fit into a bottle and use fruit to light up a light bulb.  All this and more in an interactive, fun filled afternoon.

Our next Craft Night will be on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 pm in the Community and Youth Services Room.  We’ll be making a Mother’s Day Gift.

The Family Program Night on Thursday, May 5 will be Making Fairy Houses, starting at 6:30 pm in the Community and Youth Services Room.

Join us on Saturday, May 14 from noon to 4 pm, for the first ever (in Chenango County) Type-In! in the Community and Youth Services Room.  All ages are welcome –  bring your own typewriters to show off or use one of ours.  There will be Speed typing contests, Door prizes, and you may enter to win a Smith-Corona Super Sterling portable!  In the last five or six years type-ins have multiplied around the globe, drawing typewriter enthusiasts and collectors. Inspired by Richard Polt’s new book, The Typewriter Revolution, Brian Drake decided to set up the first type-in in Chenango County (and probably the Southern Tier). From Civil War re-enactors to Steampunks, people are searching out older technologies that separate one from the wired world. Come to the Oxford Memorial Library and experience these great old machines and the folks who love them.

On Friday, May 20, our Family Night Movie will be Land Before Time – Journey of The Brave at 6:30 pm.  After his father doesn’t return from an important journey, Littlefoot and company set out to find him. This movie is gated G and runs for 1 hour and 22 minutes.  Refreshments – including our freshly popped popcorn – will be available, usually for $1 or less.

The next Oldie But Goodie Movie Matinee is on Sunday, May 29 at 1 pm.  the movie will be Idiocracy. Private Joe Bauers, the definition of “average American”, is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.   This movie is rated R and runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes.  Refreshments – including our freshly popped popcorn – will be available, usually for $1 or less.