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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library

Summer Reading Program

Even though the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library’s Summer Reading Program officially ended on July 30, children and adults can continue to turn in their reading records until the end of August and receive their prize for reading five or more books over the summer months. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (August 2, 2010)

Summer Reading Program Party

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library reminds those who have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program that Friday is the deadline to turn in their completed reading record. To mark the end of this year’s Summer Reading Program, the library will host a party at 10:30 a.m. Friday with cake and refreshments and Reggie the Reading Raccoon. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (July 29, 2010)

World Film Night

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature a free screening of “Saga of Gosta Berling” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The film is part of its World Film Night series. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (July 19, 2010)

Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society

The Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Genealogy Room (second floor) of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The speaker will be Dr. Charles Eagles, William F. Winter Professor of History at the University of Mississippi. His most recent book is titled “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss.” The public is invited to this free lecture. (July 14, 2010)

World Film Night

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Sadie Thompson” at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of it’s World Film Night series. (July 4, 2010)

Family Story Time

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature “Adventures with Alice in Wonderland” at Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (April 14, 2010)

Personal Treasurers

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host the return of Personal Treasurers, the popular Antiques Road Show-style program, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the community are invited to bring their family heirlooms, garage sale finds and assorted curiosities for a panel of experts to identify.

While appraisals will not be offered, information on the Appraisers Association of America will be available and a librarian will be on hand to demonstrate the new online research capabilities for the State Archives in Jackson. The two-day program is presented by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 14, 2010)

Books ‘n’ Lunch

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Charles Eagles, author of “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss,” at noon Wednesday for its Books ‘n’ Lunch program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 13, 2010)

Library Craft Circle

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host its Library Craft Circle at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 12, 2010)

Library egg hunt, puppet show

Those who want to get a head start on the Easter festivities can go to the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for a puppet show and Easter egg hunt that will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. The egg hunt will follow the show for children 6 years old and younger. There will be a separate area for toddlers. About 120 children will search for 500 eggs, including the golden egg which contains a special prize. Children can compete to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar and refreshments will be served after the event. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 2, 2010)

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