It’s a new year, and there are lots of new things happening at the Tillsonburg Library! We are hosting free drop-in sessions throughout January where we will be providing additional information and assistance about the services the library offers. Navigating our website, using the library catalogue, and even how to find materials in-house will be discussed.
These sessions will be offered Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. from January 7 through January 29. Oxford Public Health will be holding a session on January 9 at 7 p.m in the library that will be dealing with Emergency Preparedness. Staying safe and healthy during the winter months will be the focus of this session, so come prepared to hear some helpful tips. This program requires registration, so please contact the library to reserve your spot.
Local historian Laurel Beechey will be presenting a series of fascinating topics on the town’s unique history. Join us for the first in her series: “Fires & Floods: Disasters of Tillsonburg” on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. February will bring a session called “Tombstone Tales: 4 Families in the Pioneer Graveyard”, and in March you won’t want to miss “Here There Be Pirates”! No registration required.
The Tillsonburg Library is re-launching a book club! Ravenous Readers: An Adult Book Discussion Group will be meeting the last Tuesday evening of each month. January’s title is Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. It can be picked-up any time in advance of the monthly meeting. Please remember your card to check it out!
January will also bring a new session of our storytime programs. Books for Babies resumes January 7 at 9:45 a.m., while Preschool Storytime starts back on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m. We are excited to welcome the Well Baby Clinic to the library’s program room starting January 7 at 10 a.m. Public health nurses provide answers to your health-related questions about infant feeding, baby care, post-partum adjustment, and more. This is a free service.
And finally, on January 17, we will be hosting another PA Day Program for kids ages six to 12. This time it is a movie double-feature about a certain panda who is involved with martial arts. It will run from 1-4 p.m. and is a drop-in program. For more information on this, or any of the other programs mentioned, please contact the library at 519-842-5571 or visit our website: www.ocl.net.