Oxford Reads Events and Workshops Happening this Fall

The Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library will be offering special programming this fall to help you understand and appreciate the selected Oxford Reads novel this year Moon of the Crusted Snow.

The Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library will be offering special programming this fall. 

It all relates to their Oxford Reads featured novel this year Moon of the Crusted snow by first nations author Waubgeshig Rice. 
This daring post-apocalyptic novel is the featured work of this year’s Oxford Reads campaign, a community-wide reading initiative that aims to connect readers across the County while celebrating Canadian literature and fostering discussion.

The following workshops are coming up this month. 
 

Wind Chasers: Sustainable Living Discussion

Thursday, September 12 | Tillsonburg Public Library
Monday, September 16 | Woodstock Public Library

FREE. Contact the branch to reserve a space.

Readers keen on eco-conscious living are invited to join Craig and Connie Cook, the creators of Norfolk County’s famed “Earthship house,” as they discuss conservation, sustainability, and living green. The Cook’s built a 3,000-square-foot, off-the-grid dream home for $70,000, using materials like old tires, empty pop cans, and recycled bottles.

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Moon-Inspired Paint Workshops

September - October | various branches

FREE. Contact the branch where you'd like to attend to reserve a space.

Readers who want to indulge their artistic side can join OCL’s “artist-in-residence” for a “moon-inspired” paint workshop, to create a canvas inspired by the book. This popular workshop is on offer in Ingersoll, Innerkip, Harrington, Plattsville, and Norwich.

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Bannock Bread Make & Take

September - October | Embro, Norwich

FREE. Contact the branch where you'd like to attend to reserve a space.

Readers and epicures alike will enjoy learning how to make bannock bread, an everyday staple in Moon of the Crusted Snow. This workshop will also explore the social and political history of bannock bread in Canada.

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Winter Survival Skills

September - October | Ingersoll, Norwich

FREE. Contact the branch where you'd like to attend to reserve a space.

Nature lovers will enjoy this workshop about winter camping and survival skills. Learn how to avoid hypothermia, the importance of proper hydration, how to dress for winter, and how to build a fire.

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First Nations Stereotypes and Racism

Friday, September 20 | Tillsonburg Public Library

FREE. Contact the branch to reserve a space.


Fall programming for Oxford Reads will culminate with a gala event featuring the author, Waubgeshig Rice, at Market Centre Theatre on Saturday, November 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $10 each and information about all programs and the gala can be found at oxfordreads.ca

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