Oneida Public Library releases October calendar of events

Oneida Public Library

October 1—November 5, 2017

October 3

Ready To Read: Music and Motion

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Newborns to 4 year-olds and their parents or guardians will enjoy songs, rhymes, coordinated movements and just plain fun, all of which will help stimulate the children’s language skills.

October 4

Tech Help

Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

October 4

Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

October 5

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

October 5

Rainbow Reading and Rainbow Eating

Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

In the third of six weekly lunchtime sessions, preschoolers and parents will put together a simple recipe and enjoy together a nutritious and tasty meal. Preregistration is required.

October 9

Columbus Day (observed)

Monday

Oneida Public Library will be closed Monday, October 9, to celebrate Columbus Day. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 10

Ready To Read: Music and Motion

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Newborns to 4 year-olds and their parents or guardians will enjoy songs, rhymes, coordinated movements and just plain fun, all of which will help stimulate the children’s language skills.

October 11

Tech Help

Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

October 11

Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

October 11

After-school Science: The Acid Test

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Elementary-school students will detect acid levels in liquids by using the leaves of the humble cabbage.

October 12

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

October 12

Rainbow Reading and Rainbow Eating

Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

In the fourth of six weekly lunchtime sessions, preschoolers and parents will put together a simple recipe and enjoy together a nutritious and tasty meal. Preregistration is required.

October 12

Book Discussion of “The Invention of Wings”

Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

The OPL celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in N.Y.S. with a community read of Sue Monk Kidd’s bestselling novel about Sarah Grimke, real-life abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Dr. Roxanna Pisiak, humanities professor at Morrisville State College, will guide the discussion. A limited number of copies of “The Invention of Wings” is available at the OPL for those who register.

October 14

Family Super Saturday

Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Oneida Library joins the Oneida City School District in the One District One Book program that involves elementary-school students and their adult family members in reading a selected book. They can join the fun at the OPL for activities, games and crafts based on the themes of the district’s choice of book (to be announced Oct. 11).

October 16

Girls Only: Professional Development

Monday at 6:00 p.m.

Rebecca Kohler offers young adult women useful tips and smart advice about achieving success not only in school but in the workplace. The group will also meet at the same time on Oct. 18 and 19.

October 17

Ready To Read: Music and Motion

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Newborns to 4 year-olds and their parents or guardians will enjoy songs, rhymes, coordinated movements and just plain fun, all of which will help stimulate the children’s language skills.

October 18

Tech Help

Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

October 18

Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

October 19

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

October 19

Rainbow Reading and Rainbow Eating

Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

In the fifth of six weekly lunchtime sessions, preschoolers and parents will put together a simple recipe and enjoy together a nutritious and tasty meal. Preregistration is required.

October 19

Votes for Women: Reading and Discussion

Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Adult readers interested in Upstate New York’s colorful history of women’s rights reform are invited to participate in a Humanities New York reading and discussion program Votes for Women, starting with an introduction Oct. 19 and meeting in four weekly sessions thereafter on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.Oct. 19-Nov. 16. Led by Dr. Tom Murray, discussions will focus on three history texts and one novel. Copies of the books are provided by Humanities NY. The program is limited to 15 people. Those interested can register at the OPL desk.

October 20

The OPL Players Present ‘The Game of Life’

Friday at 7:00 p.m.

At Madison Hall on State Rt. 20 in Morrisville, the OPL Players will present a readers theater production of “The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story,” directed by Virginia Drake with Ken Drake and written by Tom Murray. The play, set in Peterboro in August 1868 and based on the first recorded baseball game played by girls, features Ken Drake as Gerrit Smith, Virginia Drake as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Donna Litwak as Mrs. Smith, Kathy Brodeur as the Village Busybody and Tom Lemery as the Keeper of the Peterboro Home for Destitute Children. The performance is free, thanks to the support of CNY Arts, and open to the public.

October 23 and 24

AARP’s Drivers Safety Class

Monday and Tuesday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

AARP-trained instructors offer a two-day classroom defensive driver course for potential discounts in car insurance. To register, call Bob Fish at 363-0455.

October 24

Ready To Read: Music and Motion

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Newborns to 4 year-olds and their parents or guardians will enjoy songs, rhymes, coordinated movements and just plain fun, all of which will help stimulate the children’s language skills.

October 24

OPL Board Meeting

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s History Room, 220 Broad St. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

October 25

Tech Help

Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

October 25

Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

October 25

Escape the Library!

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Young teens will team up to solve puzzles, riddles and number combinations to unlock themselves and escape the librarian holding them captive.

October 26

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

October 26

Rainbow Reading and Rainbow Eating

Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

In this final session, preschoolers and parents will put together a sumptuous but simple recipe and enjoy together a nutritious and tasty meal. Preregistration is required.

October 31

Preschool Hallowe’en Costume Party

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Miss Megan invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a Hallowe’en Party with stories, games, candy and more. All are invited to come in costumes and participate in a Ragamuffin Parade.

November 1

Tech Help

Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

November 1

Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

November 2

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

November 5

The OPL Players Present ‘The Game of Life’

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

At the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, the OPL Players will present a readers theater production of “The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story,” directed by Virginia Drake with Ken Drake and written by Tom Murray. The play, set in Peterboro in August 1868 and based on the first recorded baseball game played by girls, features Ken Drake as Gerrit Smith, Virginia Drake as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sarah Davies Hasegawa as Mrs. Smith, Kathy Brodeur as the Village Busybody and Tom Lemery as the Keeper of the Peterboro Home for Destitute Children. There is an admission fee for the Mansion House: $5 per adult, $3 per student, but free for O.C. members and children under 12 years of age.

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