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Friday, May 22, 2015

Nancy Opalko

Celebrating one of the neatest places to visit

One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jessica Perkins, on behalf of the board of More Than A Meal, writes about how the LOU community opens itself up to help those in the community in need through programs such as the weekly More Than A Meal. (November 14, 2013, Page 4)

Young artists snub their noses at traditional orange pumpkins

About a dozen elementary school students spent Wednesday afternoon decorating pumpkins during the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library after-school arts and crafts hour. (October 19, 2012, Page 1B)

Summer library program offers more than books

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library’s Summer Library Program offers area children a variety of events to keep busy during the summer months including arts and crafts. On Tuesday, children made dreamcatchers with yard and feathers to help keep bad dreams at bay and catch only sweet dreams as they sleep. See their work in today’s Oxford Living. (June 8, 2012, Page 1B)

Letters to the Editor

Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteer groups who helped with donations and service for the More Than A Meal program. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

Why I look forward to Christmas

Playing Santa Claus is one of Jack Mayfield’s favorite things to do during the holidays. This week in Oxford Living, the historian takes a break from Oxford’s history to tell us why having a long white beard makes for the perfect Santa Claus. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)

Library, YAC team up for publishing project

Local students have a chance to help write a novel this year as the Lafayette Oxford Public Library and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to have a community-wide collaborative story.

For more on the project, visit www.southernsketches.oxfordarts.com(November 9, 2010, Page 7)

The library can be a magical place

Joanne Wilkinson describes a place that is one her favorite places, the Oxford public library. Read why Wilkinson feels that Oxford’s library is both welcoming and innovative. (July 16, 2010, Page 1B)

Youngsters create rainsticks during summer program at local library

Rainsticks are usually made from any of several species of cactus. The cacti, which are hollow, are dried by the sun. However, on Tuesday at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, creative youngsters turned paper towel rolls, tacks and imagination into some pretty impressive rainsticks. (July 1, 2010, Page 1B)

Easter egg hunts planned

The Oxford Park Commission’s Easter Egg Hunt is one of several Easter events planned for this weekend. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service says there is a 60-percent change of rain that could force many of the events to be canceled or rescheduled. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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