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The last few months have been busy
for Oxford Library. We welcomed a new team member at the end of 2016,
Lindsay, who is making a few changes around the library during her weekend
well into our programme of events for term one. This term we are running
two different craft classes in Oxford Library. We have a group of adults
who are working on creating a book from scratch in our book-binding
class. They are making good progress and this week visited the studio of
their tutor, Tessa Warburton, where they used her guillotine to tidy up the
pages they have sewn together by hand. They also selected fabric to cover
their books with.
children's group are making bespoke boxes. One child is making a special
two-drawer box to keep his nerf gun bullets, another child is making a box to
keep his Scout badges, and another is making a jewellery box, consisting of one
large box with four smaller boxes inside. This is quite a complex
process, and a great example of applying maths to a real life situation.
We get a lot of questions about the
Oxford Library and Service Centre Development. The building is on track
to be completed by July this year, and we should be open in August. The
new library will be a space for all members of our community, and alongside the
book collection we will be offering more events and programmes than ever