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Oxfordshire County Library - opening week events

Opening week events for the new Oxfordshire County Library

Picture of the new library

Come along to the new Oxfordshire County Library and take part in our range of events!

Library trail

Ten places to find in the new library, ten facts to discover about the library and a chance to win a book token.

Pick up your copy from the Children’s Library.

Come and try the Makerspace

Creative and digital fun in our brand new area!  Open sessions every day.

Music while you browse

  • Musical interludes
  • Silent Dance!
  • Open keyboard and piano sessions
  • Jazz workshop
  • Local choirs
  • Oxfordshire County Music Service

Oxfordshire History Centre

Staff from the Oxfordshire History Centre will have a stand on the 2nd floor where you can learn about the local area and talk to the experts.

Family fun

  • Festive rhymetimes
  • Seasonal storytimes and crafts
  • Code Club
  • Author talks

Opening week events

Monday 18 December

9am Doors Open with BBC Radio Oxford and a ribbon-cutting ceremony

10am-11am 
Come and try the Makerspace
1st Floor Makerspace

11–11.45am
Rhymetime for parents and babies
Children’s Library

12–1pm
Oxfordshire County Music Service String Quartet
1st Floor self-service area

1-2pm
 Makerspace demo
1st Floor Makerspace

1-2pm
Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council Staff Choir - Carols and seasonal music
1st Floor self-service area

1.30–2.30pm
Author talk by Robin Stevens
Children’s Library
Free entrance (priority given to ticket holders) 
Go to Eventbrite for your ticket

2.30–5pm
Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime promotion from the Oxford Playhouse
1st Floor self-service area

3.30–4.30pm
Come and try the Makerspace
1st Floor Makerspace

Tuesday 19 December

9am-1pm
Oxfordshire History Centre
Meet the staff and visit the exhibition
2nd Floor

10.30–11.30am
Author talk by Peter Tickler         
Help Peter create another local crime story
1st Floor Makerspace Area
Free entrance (priority given to ticket holders)
Go to Eventbrite for your ticket

12-1pm
Oxfordshire County Music Service
Oxfordshire Youth Brass Ensemble
1st Floor Self-service Area

1-2pm
Makerspace demo
1st Floor Makerspace

1–5pm
Rocks Backpages: online music database
Exhibition Stand and free Music Quiz to pick up
Win a copy of Rolling Stone from 1969 and also a copy of Creem magazine from 1979
2nd Floor

3-4pm
Come and try the Makerspace
1st Floor Makerspace

3.30–4.30pm
Christmas storytime and craft
Children’s Library

5-6pm
Oxford Contact Dance
Silent dance performance
1st floor self service area / main library

6–7pm  Folk Weekend Oxford
Winter Carols workshop – learn something new
1st Floor Makerspace
Free entrance (priority given to ticket holders)
Go to Eventbrite for your ticket

 
7pm – 7.45pm Folk Weekend Oxford
Winter carols while you wander around
1st Floor self-service area

Wednesday 20 December

9am–1pm  Making Music: promotional stand
Making Music champions leisure-time music groups across the UK with practical services, artistic development opportunities and by providing a collective voice for its members.
2nd Floor

9am-1pm  Oxfordshire History Centre
Meet the staff and visit the exhibition
2nd Floor

10-11am  Come and try the Makerspace
1st Floor Makerspace

11-11.30am Rhymetime for babies and parents
Children’s Library

12-1pm  Opera Anywhere: Pop-up Opera
1st Floor self-service area

1-2pm  Makerspace demo
1st Floor Makerspace

10am-2pm Activities Oxfordshire and OXME website for young people (16-24 yrs old).
Come and meet the team from Oxfordshire County Council’s Employment and Education Team and find out what’s available for young people in Oxfordshire
1st Floor self-service area

2-3pm  Children’s Cartooning with Clive Goddard   
Children’s Library
Free entrance (priority given to ticket holders)
Go to Eventbrite for your ticket

7-7.45pm Blackbird Leys Community Choir Carols and popular songs
1st Floor self-service area

Thursday 21 December

9am-1pm  Oxfordshire History Centre
Meet the staff and visit the exhibition
2nd Floor

10am-11am Gadget Session: Find something new to add to your mobile device or ask the team a question about your tablet
1st Floor Makerspace and self-service area

11am–12pm Christmas Storytime and Crafts (4-9 year olds)
Children’s Library

12-1pm  Makerspace demo
1st Floor Makerspace

12-6pm  BorrowBox:  eBooks and eAudio
Find out about free download of eBooks from Oxfordshire Libraries BorrowBox supplier
1st Floor self-service area

1–8pm  Open Keyboard Sessions with headphones
2nd Floor Music Section

3–4pm Meet the Robots! - Ozobots (9 years upwards)
1st Floor Makerspace

3-4pm  Christmas Storytime and Crafts (4-9 year olds)
Children’s Library

Friday 22 December

10-11am  Introduction to Code Club (families and children aged 9 years and over)
1st Floor Makerspace

10am–2pm eBook Short Story Competition Display
Find out how to enter our popular annual writing competition
2nd Floor

11-11.30am Christmas Rhymetime for babies and parents
Children’s Library

12-1pm  Makerspace demo
1st Floor Makerspace

2.30-3.30pm Go Bananas! - Make a banana piano
Bring your own banana if you like!
1st Floor Makerspace

12-7pm  Open Piano session
Public invited to play piano without headphones!
1st Floor self-service area

Saturday 23 December

11-12pm  Christmas Rhymetime
Children’s Library

3-4pm  Christmas Storytime
Children’s Library

Last reviewed
05 December 2017
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