September events planned at the Canastota Library

Submitted by Beth Totten

September brings back to school for many families and hour changes at the library. The library also has some interesting events planned for the month. We hope you will come out and take advantage of these programs.

On Sept. 2, the Canastota Library closed for Labor Day; however, the library […]

Fall Storytime Schedule at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Public Library will begin its fall storytime schedule on Monday, Sept. 9.

Offered five days a week, “Storytime in the Story Garden” encourages children to develop early literacy skills through active listening, interaction, exploration, and play in an inviting environment.

Each engaging session is thoughtfully designed by trained early literacy specialists to […]

Utica Public Library announces fan art contest winners

On Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, during the Utica Public Library’s annual Fandemicon, the seven winners of the 2019 Fan Art Contest were announced.

Prizes were awarded in three age categories.

Pictured from left are Mac Spadea (1st Place – ages 8-12), Kimberly Fountain (2nd Place – ages 18 and up), and Robert Langdon (1st […]

Cazenovia-raised artist, physician to open art exhibition at the library

The Cazenovia Public Library will showcase the work of Cazenovia-raised artist Roger Moore in the Gallery throughout the months of September and October.

An opening reception with the artist will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the library.

Moore, 89, was born on an apple farm in Pompey Hollow.

He began […]

Oneida Public Library Sept. calendar of events

Sept. 2

Labor Day


Oneida Public Library is closed Monday, Sept. 2, to celebrate Labor Day. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Sept. 3

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and […]

Free fantastical characters and illustration class

On Saturdays, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, the Utica Public Library will host local illustrator and educator Sean Usyk as he presents “Fantastical Characters and Illustration.”

This free two-session class starts at 11 a.m. both days.

These informative classes will take you behind the scenes and will cover creation of characters, perspective, anatomy, balance, exaggeration, […]

Utica Public Library focuses cultural spotlight on British culture

Monk Rowe Trio

This October, the Utica Public Library will present a three-program tribute to British Culture. The kick-off event will be “An Evening of British Cuisine” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Authentic British cooking will be provided by Linda Irwin. A slideshow with more than 240 images of British pop culture […]

Morrisville Public Library News

By Michelle A. Rounds, Library Manager

Sept. 6, we will be having another Family Movie Night at 7 pm. We provide the popcorn so bring the family and your own beverage. Want to know what we are showing? Contact the library or check out this link for more details:

Mark your calendars because […]

Jeff the Magic Man takes center stage at the OPL

Jeff “the Magic Man” D’Ambrosio helps celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program Aug. 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Oneida Library.

Jeff D’Ambrosio, the “Magic Man,” returns to Oneida Public Library to help celebrate the finale of the OPL’s 2019 Summer Reading Program with his mystifying magic tricks and wizardry with balloons […]

Morrisville Public Library News

By Michelle A. Rounds, Library Manager

Congrats to our Summer Reading Graduates. They are: Layla Abbott, Emerson Armstrong, Esther Armstrong, Wyatt Armstrong, Allison Brown, Kayden Benedict, Serena Chesebro, Declan Church, Jeslyn Church, Tayden Church, Brayden Clark, Esther Claxton, Hannah Claxton, Levi Claxton, Madyson Decock, Mulann Dolkar, Damien Gaiser, Holly Galanis, Jack Galanis, Maci Guilmette, […]

Senator Rachel May announces more than $780,000 in library funding

Senator Rachel May

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) announced that the Mid York Library System, which covers Madison and Oneida counties, has been allocated $436,734, and Onondaga County Public Library has been allocated $326,996 in state aid for library construction funds.

The money will enable our local libraries to complete various construction projects […]

Free Hatha Yoga Classes at Utica Library

The Utica Public Library is offering Hatha yoga with Kristy Caruso at 6:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019.

Hatha yoga is a practical philosophy that incorporates physical postures, breath work and meditation to bring balance and harmony to the mind and body. This ancient science of wellness and peace is appropriate […]