Oneida Public Library calendar


April 1

  • Senior Tax Help: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS-trained and -certified volunteers with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.
  • Tech Connect Tutorials: Monday, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or drop-in, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315.363.3050 or register online at cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

April 2

  • Ready to Read: Tuesday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

April 3

  • Senior Tax Help: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS-trained and -certified volunteers with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.
  • Tech Help: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.
  • Memories in Words and Watercolors: Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Artist and teacher Carol Cotten conducts the fourth of five weekly sessions on sketching and painting watercolors. Pre-registration is required.

April 4

  • Ready to Read: Thursday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites older preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and activities designed to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.

April 6

  • Family Super Saturday: Tim Collins performs “Speaking Up, Speaking Out” Saturday at 11 a.m. Actor and playwright Tim Collins returns to the OPL with “Speaking Up, Speaking Out,” a play in which friendship, bullying, cyberbullying and difficulty in expressing true emotions come alive in a riveting one-man performance.

April 8

  • Senior Tax Help: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS-trained and -certified volunteers with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.
  • Monday Movie Matinee: “Green Book,” Monday at 1 p.m. “Green Book” won Oscars for best film of 2018 and best supporting actor, Mahershala Ali. It tells the story of black jazz pianist Don Shirley and his white chauffeur as they tour the segregated South.
  • Tech Connect: Class on Computer Skills: Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on Basic Computer Skills, Part 2.

April 9

  • Ready to Read: Tuesday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

April 10

  • Senior Tax Help: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS-trained and -certified volunteers with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.
  • Tech Help: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.
  • Memories in Words and Watercolors: Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Artist and teacher Carol Cotten conducts the final session in her art workshop on sketching and painting watercolors. Pre-registration is required.
  • Family STEAM Night: Wednesday at 6 p.m. In this new monthly program, families with children can learn together through doing about the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) movement. April’s hands-on task is cardboard creations with MakeDo tool kits.

April 11

  • Ready to Read: Thursday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites older preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and activities designed to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.

April 15

  • Final Session Senior Tax Help: Monday, 9 a.m. to noon. Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS-trained and -certified volunteers with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.
  • OPL’s Hogwarts Academy: Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. Students on spring break, 8 to 13 years old, can relive J. K. Rowlings’ novels about Harry Potter this week in four daily classes on magical topics. Monday’s class will divide students among Hogwarts’ houses, using a “Sorting Hat.” Then students will devise house regalia and compete in a Transfiguration Class game of charades. Registration at the OPL is required.
  • Tech Connect Tutorials: Monday, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315.363.3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

April 16

  • Ready to Read: Tuesday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.
  • OPL’s Hogwarts Academy: Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Students on spring break, 8 to 13 years old, can relive J. K. Rowlings’ novels about Harry Potter this week in four daily classes on magical topics. In Tuesday’s class, students will discover their personal “Patronus” through modeling clay, construct dragon eggs and practice spellwork. Registration at the OPL is required.

April 17

  • Tech Help: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

OPL’s Hogwarts Academy: Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Students on spring break, 8 to 13 years old, can relive J. K. Rowlings’ novels about Harry Potter this week in four daily classes on magical topics. In Wednesday’s class, students will brew slime in Potions Class, care for mystical plants in Herbology and compete in the Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean Challenge. Registration at the OPL is required.

April 18

  • Ready to Read: Thursday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites older preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and activities designed to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.
  • OPL’s Hogwarts Academy: Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. Students on spring break, 8 to 13 years old, can relive J. K. Rowlings’ novels about Harry Potter this week in four daily classes on magical topics. In Thursday’s class, students will embark on a scavenger hunt for the Deathly Hallows, act out favorite scenes from the books and conclude the course with the House Cup Ceremony and celebration. Registration at the OPL is required.

April 22

  • Earth Day Celebration: Monday, 12 to 2 p.m. Young students on spring break can help the planet out by learning to use recycled materials in crafts and be inspired by the movie The Lorax, based on Dr. Seuss’ book. Registration is required.
  • Tech Connect: Class on Library Digital Services: Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on MidYork Library System research databases as well as digital download services available to library patrons.

April 23

  • Ready to Read: Tuesday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.
  • Pushing the Limits Book Club: “The Bees” Tuesday at 6 p.m. Book club readers will penetrate the secrets of the apiary in Laline Paull’s bestselling novel. Prof. Jen Herzog leads the discussion and examines the animal kingdom’s hierarchies.

April 24

  • Tech Help: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.
  • Family Movie Night: “Mary Poppins Returns” Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Disney recreates the magical nanny in “Mary Poppins Returns,” starring Emily Blunt and Lin to Manuel Miranda. The 2018 release has Mary Poppins returning to the Banks family 25 years later to restore love and order.
  • Black Opus Strings: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Black Opus, the Central New York string ensemble with brio, returns to the OPL as a trio composed of Allyson Sklar on viola, Kristen Kopf on cello and Liz Fiddle (Elizabeth Simchik) on violin. They will perform pop, classical and jazz selections. The concert is free.

April 25

  • Ready to Read: Thursday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites older preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and activities designed to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.
  • OPL Spring Book Sale, Day 1: Thursday, 12 to 6 p.m. The best of donated fiction and nonfiction books, both for adults and children, is available for sale at rock to bottom prices.

April 26

  • OPL Spring Book Sale, Day 2: Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best of donated fiction and nonfiction books, both for adults and children, is available for sale at rock to bottom prices.

April 27

  • OPL Spring Book Sale, Day 3: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything must go! Book lovers can purchase a bag of selected donated books, both for adults and children, for a mere dollar.

April 29

  • Monday Movie Matinee: “On the Basis of Sex” Monday at 1 p.m. In the 2018 drama “On the Basis of Sex,” Felicity Jones portrays a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg starting out on her legal career in the face of discrimination.
  • Tech Connect Tutorials: Monday, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315.363.3050 or sign in online at cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

April 30

  • Ready to Read: Tuesday at 10 a.m. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

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