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Sydnie Lane - Tillsonburg Library (OCL)

Did you know that Oxford County Library is building a Kitchen Library lending service?

But first, we must build a collection of kitchen gadgets and tools. Do you have gently-used appliances and cooking tools that you haven’t used in awhile? Please consider donating them to Oxford County Library, so that they can be put to good use. Help out Oxford residents who want to try out new cooking skills and techniques before committing to an expensive purchase. Help the library reach out to families who want to eat better. The equipment may also be used in cooking classes and demos at the libraries. There are a number of items on our wishlist, so please visit to take a look.

Attention magazine lovers! If you’ve ever checked out one of the many magazines to which we subscribe, you’ll need to know about a slight change to borrowing periods. In order to allow for additional circulation of our materials, magazines are now checked out for seven days instead of three weeks. You can still place holds on any of our magazines by making a request in-branch or logging in to your online account on

The library’s Monday Afternoon Films have become very popular, and as a result there are a few pieces of information to note. As the space in our Program Room is limited, we are able to offer the movies first come, first served. Because of the movies’ popularity, we kindly request that you refrain from seat-saving so that those who arrive early can be accommodated and aren’t turned away. One screening of each film will occur each week at 1 p.m. and doors open at 12:45 p.m. If for whatever reason you are unable to attend, consider placing a hold on the film we’re screening, as the majority of films we screen are available in the library catalogue. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation!

Additionally, we’re registering for a number of fantastic programs at the library, including a series of Resume Workshops. These comprehensive workshops will help you get your resume noticed by potential employer and get you closer to the job you want. Sessions will be held on April 8, May 6, and June 17, 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Contact the library to reserve a space. Many thanks to our partner, the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre for providing their expertise and facilitating these workshops.

Local author, Elaine Cougler, will be at the library on Tuesday, April 14 from 2-3 p.m. to discuss her newest novel, The Loyalist’s Luck. This is a free adult program, please contact the library to register for a space.

Don’t forget that our Spring Book Sale will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:30-1 p.m.! There will be something for everyone at great prices. Get there early so you don’t miss out! And finally, we’re also still taking donations of gently-used jewellery for our upcoming May jewellery sale. Donations will be accepted until April 27, and can be dropped-off any time during library hours.

As always, you can learn more about all of the library’s programming by visiting or by phoning the library at 519-842-5571.

Books for Babies

Tuesdays, 9:45-10:15 a.m. - Learn songs, rhymes, bounces and some basic sign language to enjoy with your baby (only babies 18 months and under please). This is a free program, but registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve your space, please call the library 519-842-5571.

Family Fun Storytime

Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. - Kids and caregivers listen to and participate in stories told with books, puppets, and props, as well as interactive finger-plays and action rhymes. Great for toddlers and preschoolers, but babies are also welcome. This is a free program, but registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve your space, please contact the library.

Writer’s Circle

Every other Thursday, 7-8 p.m. - Facilitated by Robin Barker-James, this group will focus on various forms (poetry, short stories, memoirs) and genres. A great space for amateur writers to create and learn from each other! Please phone the library to register for a space 519-842-5571.

Community UN Debate Info Session

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Representatives from Glendale High School's United Nations Club will be at the library to provide information about the upcoming Community UN Debate, being held on April 25. During the information session, you will learn more about how the debates will work, learn debating skills, research skills, and more about the resolutions being debated. All sessions are drop-in and are located in the Program Room.

Resume Workshops

Wednesday, April 8. May 6, June 17 from 9:30-12:30 p.m. - An experienced facilitator from the Multi-Service Centre will be here to offer comprehensive guidance for creating the resume you need to get the job you want! Please contact the library to register for this free program. 519-842-5571.

Spring Book Sale

Saturday, April 11, 9:30-1 p.m. - Something for everyone, low prices! All proceeds will go towards youth programming at the library. See you there!

Elaine Cougler Author Visit

Tuesday, April 14, 2-3 p.m. - Local author and former Glendale High School teacher, Elaine Cougler, will be on hand to discuss her newest book in The Loyalist Trilogy, The Loyalist's Luck, followed by a Q&A session. This is a free, adult program. Registration is required.

Phone the library at 519-842-5571.

Photography Workshop

Tuesday, April 21, 6-8:15 p.m. - “Getting the Photograph You’re Expecting” with Dave Baird. Tips about light and exposure, as well as troubleshooting ideas so you can get the best photos possible. Cost: $5.00 per person. Payments must be made one week in advance of the workshop. Please phone the library at 519-842-5571 to reserve a spot.

VON SMART Exercise

Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-2 p.m. - Gentle exercise led by an experienced instructor. Suitable for older adults. This is a free, drop-in program.


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