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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host its annual Halloween costume contest and party at 10:30 a.m. Friday. (October 27, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a Halloween Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, the library will hold its annual Halloween costume contest and party at 10:30 a.m. (October 27, 2010)
The Mississippi School of the Arts will hold an information event for interested students and parents on Oct. 21 from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. Those interested are invited to come and go as they please during this event.
The Mississippi School of the Arts is an 11th- and 12th-grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts and theater. Students interested in MSA apply their sophomore year. Last years graduating class received more than $2.6 million in scholarship offers for college.
For more information call 601-823-1300. Applications to attend MSA are available online at www.msa.k12.ms.us or can be requested over the phone, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Oct. 21 event. Application deadline for the 2011-012 school year is Feb. 1, 2011. (October 15, 2010)