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@ the OCC...

Senior Wii® Sports Leagues

Wii® Golf and Bowling is now @ the OCC!  Wii is being used in rehabilitation centers, and senior centers around the country as a means of  getting people to move and engage in mild forms of physical activities.  Wii can be played by a single player just wanting to have some mild physical activity or up to 4 players as a social game.

What is nice about the Wii you do not have the weight of the ball, your fingers won’t get stuck in the holes, you do not have to rent shoes, or carry a golf bag around.  Stop  in Tuesdays or Thursdays afternoons Starting Jan. 20, 2009 and Wii will show you how to play!

My Life - My Words

This workshop explores the art of memory writing and putting your life experiences into words. Participants will be given many tools to help them generate ideas and words for the page. Exercises, writing prompts, and fun activities will help to aid in this often difficult process. Participants will also read and discuss a memoir during each class meeting. Workshop starts in March. 

Writing & Food - Coffee & Chocolate

Nothing goes better with writing than food! This workshop will feature a little bit of writing and a whole lot of eating and drinking! Bring your pen, journal, and an appetite. Theme-centered prompts will help to inspire both thinking and writing. Workshop starts   in February.

Class for Teens                     
College and Scholarship Essays: Win Them with Words

Writing a college application or scholarship essay can be stressful. Find out how to write an essay that not only reveals who you are and highlights your accomplishments, but also gives you an edge over other applicants. Workshop starts Feb. 8, 2009.    

Mural for Smith Gardens

Smith Gardens celebrates it 35th anniversary!  To help honor the “finest tiny public garden in Ohio - like a secret treasure on an ordinary side street,” you will help create a beautiful mural to commemorate this special occasion.  In this class you will help create a mural which will hang inside the Garden House at Smith Gardens, and take home your own personal mini-mural.  This class is limited to 10 children. Sign up deadline is Sunday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m.

For more information on these classes or any other activities sponsored by the Oakwood Community Center, please call 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd.

‘Terrific Twos’ dance class forming

Join Miss Camille for a fun learning experience for you and your two year old. Boys and girls will be sure to enjoy themselves in this first gentle introduction to teacher-directed group activity. Children develop music and dance readiness through selected stretches, rhymes and songs. Enhance your child’s developmental skills in a warm friendly environment.

Class includes warm-up, group activity, shared activity (just you and your child) and cool down.

Classes will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11 a.m. throughout the Winter/ Spring in three 6 week sessions. Stop by the OCC and register today for one session or all three. The first session begins Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.

At the Wright Library...

Sunday matinee at Wright Library Jan. 4

Start the New Year off right with an action-packed afternoon at Wright Library as the Youth Services Department shows the 2008 film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Bring the entire family! Popcorn will be provided!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published novel in the C. S. Lewis fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.  The four Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy — return to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his struggle for the throne against his corrupt uncle, King Miraz. This film is rated PG for epic battle action and violence.

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Wright Library's
2009 Story Time calendar

It’s never too early to introduce your child to books.  Wright Library offers story times for children of all ages and at a number of convenient times:

Time for Twos Toddler Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
January 6 - May 14, 2009

Two-year-olds and their caregivers listen to stories and participate in simple games with Mrs. Rose. Each program lasts about 30 minutes.

Preschool Story Hour

Wednesdays at 10: 15 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.
January 7 - May 12, 2009

Children ages 3-5 will join Mrs. Rose for stories, songs, games, and films. Each program lasts about 45 minutes.

Books & Blocks

Saturdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
January 17 - May 9, 2009
(No program February 21)

Children ages 6 and under can drop in for books, blocks, puppets, puzzles, coloring, and more with Mrs. G! Children ages 2 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
January 6 - May 14, 2009

Join Mrs. G for stories, songs, crafts, and more! All ages welcome.

Winter holidays International tour Jan. 10

All aboard the Arctic Express! Come join conductor David Hennig on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 3– 4 p.m. as he takes you on a magical train ride around the globe.

Through the use of magic, puppets, stories, and music, see how winter holidays are celebrated around the world. Learn about winter celebrations such as the Winter Solstice, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hannukah, and Christmas. This program is for children grades K-6 and their families. No registration is required.

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171. Wright Memorial Public Library is located at 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood.

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