Oneida Public Library announces October 2019 calendar of events

Oct. 14

Columbus Day (observed)

Monday

Oneida Public Library is closed Monday, Oct. 14, to celebrate Columbus Day (observed). The library will be open as usual on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Oct. 15

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.

Oct. 15

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner offers weekly classes in Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Oct. 15

Pushing the Limits: “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs”

Tuesday at 6 p.m.

For a captivating read and a fascinating discussion, Prof. Jen Herzog presents Steve Brusatte’s scientific account of “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs,” which includes the latest news in paleontology. Interested readers should register at the Oneida Library’s Circulation Desk and inquire about available copies of the book.

Oct. 16

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are available to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

Oct. 16

Family Sign Language Night

Wednesday at 6 p.m.

All family members can learn the basics, helpful words and phrases of American Sign Language. Megan Gillander, a sign-language adept, will lead the class.

Oct. 17

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.

Oct. 19

The Great Give Back: Crafts for Shelter Animals

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Along with other public libraries statewide, Oneida Library is participating in the Great Give Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. The OPL invites members of the community to come in and craft toys for dogs and cats in the area’s animal shelters. Beforehand, the OPL also welcomes donations of craft materials: clean old T-shirts, tennis balls, catnip, water bottles and long clean socks.

Oct. 21

Monday Movie Matinee: “The Souvenir”

Monday at 1 p.m.

In this 2019 critical hit directed by Joanna Hogg, a young film-school student (Honor Swinton Byrne) falls for an older man (Tom Burke) only to become embroiled in a nightmare of lies and deceit. The showing is free and open to the public.

Oct. 22

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.

Oct. 22

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner offers weekly classes in Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Oct. 22

Book Talk with Matt Pelicano

Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Local author Matt Pelicano visits the OPL to share his recently published book Tabouli: The Story of a Heart-Driven Diabetes Alert Dog, a true-life story of a 13-year-old girl and the dog that is devoted to her. All ages will enjoy Pelicano’s reading from the book, his talk on its inspiration and meeting a service-dog-in-training, Odin.

Oct. 23

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are available to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

Oct. 24

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.

Oct. 25

Half-day, Craft-day

Friday from 12 to 2 p.m.

When Oneida City School District’s elementary schools have a half-day, students can come to the OPL to make their own creations using the library’s arts and crafts materials.

Oct. 29

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.

Oct. 29

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner offers weekly classes in Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Oct. 30

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are available to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

Oct. 30

Family Movie Night: ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The whole family can laugh and chill out with the 2012 animated “horror” comedy film, “Hotel Transylvania,” where monsters bring their families to vacation far from the frightening humans.

Oct. 30

Opus Black Strings Concert

Wednesday at 7 p.m.

In a return engagement at the OPL, members of the alternative ensemble Opus Black Strings—Liz Simchik on violin, Allyson Sklar on viola and Julia Heller on cello—will reprise some of their best jazz and pop/rock arrangements and introduce some Hallowe’en selections to set the mood. The concert is free

Oct. 31

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.

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