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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library

Let’s keep the book banners at bay

In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

Turning the page on a late start

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks laments the late start he got on all of the music and literature Oxford has to offer, but adds that he, like his favorite author, Larry Brown, is making the best of the situation regardless of when he got hooked. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Books ‘n Lunch to feature book with Oxford setting

Jack Lamar Mayfield hasn’t ever been much of a historical fiction reader but recently read and enjoyed the writing of historical fiction writer Jane Bennett Gaddy who will be at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library at noon on May 3 for a reading and signing of her newest book, “Joab.” (April 26, 2013, Page 2B)

Excel by 5 effort exceeds expectations

Since becoming a candidate community to be certified by the Excel by 5 early childhood community certification process in May, Oxford’s coalition has taken several steps to improve education for children, from birth to 5 years old. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)

Fatherhood Program

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi will hold a fatherhood program for new fathers from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call Wanda Gipson at 234-9929. (September 19, 2011)

Historical, Genealogical Society

The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The speaker will be Betty Wiltshire, newsletter editor for the Carroll County Genealogy Society. She will speak on the topic of genealogy research for African Americans. The public is invited to this free program. (September 19, 2011)

‘Lafayette County Heritage’ in 4th printing

Looking for some general or detailed historical information about Oxford, one of the many communities in Lafayette County or the University of Mississippi? Look no further than “Lafayette County Heritage,” a 1986 book that’s in its fourth printing. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the popular resource book that’s available from the Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society. (January 24, 2011, Page 4)

Historical and Genealogical Society

The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society, formerly the Skipwith Society, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Genealogy Room of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The free lecture will be given by certified genealogist Faye Miller Mitchell. The public is invited. (November 10, 2010)

Harry Potter Party

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a Harry Potter Party at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for kids ages 5 and older. The party will feature Hogwarts trivia, a character contest and other events. Those who want to participant in this free event must pre-register. For more information or to pre-register, call the library at 234-5751. (November 8, 2010)

Halloween Costume Contest

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host its annual Halloween costume contest and party at 10:30 a.m. Friday. (October 27, 2010)

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