Oakwood Recommends seeks to spotlight local citizens and groups by featuring their favorite books, audiobooks, films, music, magazines and games chosen from Wright Memorial Public Library's collection. This month we are highlighting the Moms Group of Oakwood in this display from late November through mid December. Come check out what Oakwood Recommends!
Wright State University professor Andrew Strombeck, Ph. D., will discuss the literature of Mad Men, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Strombeck, who teaches a course on the subject at Wright State University, uses the show as a framework to help students better understand ‘60s culture. Says Strombeck, “The show offers audiences a view of historical events from the perspective of ordinary people. The books people read form part of this history.” Using Mad Men as a framework, the lecture will touch on how the literature of 1960-70 reflected the historical events of the decade. Fans of both the show and the time period will enjoy this program. A curated selection of the literature will be available for checkout.
Who loves storytime as much as the kids? Moms and Dads. We’ve heard many parents and caregivers ask about more storytimes at Wright Memorial Public Library and we’ve listened. So starting in December we are adding three additional storytimes to the already popular Books and Blocks currently on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. we will host Baby Story Time for ages 0-18 months. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. will be Terrific Tales for ages 3-5. A new program, beginning in January, will be Playful Stories, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Playful Stories will feature classic fables and creative play for Preschool through Third Grade.