Film celebrates 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library in partnership with The League of Women Voters will present a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels.” 2017 is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York state.

New York was one of the first states to pass legislation giving women the right to […]

Hamilton Public Library news

Hamilton Public Library

Monday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. – History of Halloween (Teens and Adults age 16+)

From Samhain and All Hallow’s Eve to discounted chocolate and Spirit stores: learn about how Halloween traditions started, and the different ways people celebrate the holiday now. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. […]

“Art for Kids” program series to return to the Cazenovia Public Library

Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room on Friday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m., for the next installment of Art for Kids. In this program, Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright Martin will lead an exploration into the life and works of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986).

Recognized internationally for her boldly innovative […]

Cazenovia Public Library’s Open Afternoon Book Club to discuss Born a Crime

The Open Afternoon Book Club will hold its next meeting in the Story Garden Room Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. The group will discuss Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (2016).

Comedian Trevor Noah—host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah—was born to a white Swiss father and a […]

Utica Public Library to host ‘Helping Children Grieve’

Utica Library

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library presents “Helping Children Grieve.”

This documentary offers useful information to parents and caregivers on how to help children of all ages deal with grief. It’s a tough and sensitive subject, one that many adults choose to shy away from, but also […]

Utica Public Library to offer personal essay class

Utica Library

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Utica Public Library will host “The Art of Personal Essays & Memoir Writing” with educator, poet and author Suzanne Richardson. This free writing class will start at 1:30 p.m., and a second class date may be added.

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and everyone has a […]

Accordian Renaissance at Canastota Public Library

The Canastota Public Library is pleased to present An Accordion Renaissance with John Taibi Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. John Taibi has specialized in writing and talking about railroads and railroading throughout New York state for many years but the library recently learned that he loves the musical instrument, “The Accordion.”

The year was […]

Hamilton Public Library news

Library Director Hilary Virgil Deskiewicz

Tuesday, October 24th at 10:30am – Story Time Story Time for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers. We look forward to hosting these early childhood education opportunities each Tuesday morning through the end of July!

Thursday, October 26th at 4pm – Chenango Canal Author Visit Join local author […]

The OPL Players perform ‘The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story’ in Morrisville Oct. 20

Oneida Public Library

The Oneida Public Library Players will reprise their readers theater performance of “The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story” Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in historic Madison Hall, 100 Main St. (Route 20), Morrisville.

The play, directed by Virginia Drake with the assistance of Ken Drake, is a comedy […]

Morrisville Public Library news

Michelle Rounds, Library Director

If you haven’t turned in your pumpkin coloring contest entry (kids toddler-sixth grade), please do so by October 21 at 4pm! Winners will be announced at our Halloween party at the end of the month.

Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour is back! Bring your toddler or preschool child in […]

Colgate Bookstore news

Colgate Bookstore

Colgate Day – Oct. 13

Every Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Colgate University. But did you ever wonder just why Colgate Day is so special?

Well, in 1817, 13 men — six clergy and seven laymen — met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, […]

The ‘Girls Only’ program at the OPL focuses on self-worth and career goals

Oneida Public Library

Professional-development specialist Rebecca Lo Kohler will offer middle- and high-school girls the chance to discuss their own very personal educational and career goals in three “Girls Only” sessions at Oneida Public Library next Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., Oct. 16, 18 and 19.

Over the three one-hour sessions, Kohler […]