The latest news events and services from Oxfordshire's Libraries
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We are delighted to see our libraries coming back to life! All but one of our 44 branches have re-opened and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into our buildings. We highlight a return to regular events, our online music services and our latest 'Listen Now' eAudio books. 
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!
Rhyme times are now taking place in many of our branches.
These include Benson, Eynsham, Grove, Blackbird Leys, Cowley, Chipping Norton, Witney, Henley, Oxfordshire County, Berinsfield, Bicester, Banbury, Headington, Kidlington and Chinnor. 
Please contact your local library directly for more information about local provision. At larger libraries rhyme times are hugely popular and booking in advance is essential. Unfortunately, drop-ins cannot be guaranteed entry.

Have you ever considered becoming a rhymetime volunteer
Ask your local branch about rhyme times
Music online
  • Rock's Back Pages is the ultimate archive of music journalism, with more than 20,000 classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top. It includes a weekly podcast [see screenshot below].
  • OverDrive provides the latest music magazines to download onto your Libby app, including Billboard, Beat, Uncut, and JazzTimes. PressReader has music titles such as Rolling Stone, BBC Music, Total Guitar, Mojo, and Guitaris.
  • Listen at home to many genres of music, including classical, pop, rock, world, and jazz on our streaming services. Naxos and Freegal.
  • Oxford Music Online is the authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles
Browse rock journalism & music magazines
Borrowbox instant reads
Every two months we select eAudio book titles that everyone can download at the same time - perfect for book groups. This November we have six titles to choose from, including two Christmas tales.
A Boy called Christmas by Matt Haig
Shed no tears by Caz Frear
The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan
Borrow a 'Listen Now' title
Regular events in our branches
So much to report.  Witney has restarted adult craft and digital help sessions. Henley is running Russian story times for children. Carterton is running weekly gadget help sessions.  Book clubs have restarted in Blackbird Leys and Cowley. Woodcote is running art and craft sessions. Chinnor is running story times and Goring has Stay and Play sessions. Author events have been running in some branches with more planned; why not ask staff at Henley to tell you about their next author visit?

This is just a small snapshot of the events and activities going on in our branches currently - please contact your local branch directly for more details on all these activities and to see what else is going on in your area.
Contact your local branch library
Makerspace over Half-term
Meanwhile, in the Makerspace at Oxfordshire County Library this half-term, The Drone Rules ran a drone building, coding and flying workshop. Library staff held sessions involving 3D modelling (see model below made by one of our young attendees), board games and a Teen Virtual Reality (VR) workshop. Regular Code Clubs and storytimes with crafts are happening again with a beginners' knitting club starting soon. Look out for more VR and drone workshops in the future.
Language cafes
All are welcome at our Language Cafés, to meet others & share languages.
Join us online or join a session at Oxfordshire County (NEW!), Abingdon or Summertown libraries. Woodgreen relaunches in December with more branches in the pipeline, watch this space!
Any Questions? Ask A Librarian.
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