Oneida Public Library news

Nov. 6

Family Night Bingo

Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The OPL invites families with young children to come in and play the simple but always exciting game of bingo for the chance of winning prizes.

Nov. 6

Book Talk: “The Ghosts of Saratoga”

Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Local authors David Dampf and David R. Ossont present their recently published historical novel for young adults, “The Ghosts of Saratoga.” They will talk about the novel’s historical background, the American Revolutionary War and the Battle of Saratoga of 1777, as well as about the writing and publishing of the book. Copies of the novel will be available for sale and the authors’ signing.

Nov. 7

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.

Nov. 8

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.

Nov. 9

From Cursive to the Art of Penmanship, Session 2

Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

Students in grades three to six can learn for free the gentle art of cursive writing as taught by retired OCSD teacher Diane Roy. Workbooks are provided by the OPL. Parents can sign up their children at the library desk.

Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Monday

Oneida Public Library is closed Monday, Nov. 11, to commemorate Veterans Day. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Nov. 12

Tech Connect

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To get free personal help on any problem you’re having with your computer, tablet, cell phone or device or to learn how to download, upload or research online, stop by the OPL Tuesdays to consult with Tech Connect’s Amanda McCallops.

Nov. 12

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice language and social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

Nov. 12

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.

Nov. 12

Cable Conversion and Beyond

Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Christopher Dean of Cable Conversions will show how to cut your cable costs, fine-tune your television viewing and take advantage of various streaming services now available on the Internet. He will follow up with a Q and A to answer your individual questions.

Nov. 13

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.

Nov. 14

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.

Nov. 16

Family Super Saturday: Holiday Card Making

Saturday at 12 p.m.

Use your beautiful penmanship and make a special holiday card for someone special or for the whole family. All art supplies are provided.

Nov. 16

From Cursive to the Art of Penmanship, Session 3

Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

Students in grades three to six can learn for free the gentle art of cursive writing as taught by retired OCSD teacher Diane Roy. Workbooks are provided by the OPL. Parents can sign up their children at the Library desk.

Nov. 18 and 19

AARP’s Drivers’ Class

Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 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 315-363-0455.

Nov. 19

Tech Connect

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To get free personal help on any problem you’re having with your computer, tablet, cell phone or device or to learn how to download, upload or research online, stop by the OPL Tuesdays to consult with Tech Connect’s Amanda McCallops.

Nov. 19

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice language and social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

Nov. 19

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.

Nov. 19

Pushing the Limits: “Citizen Science”

Tuesday at 6 p.m.

For a captivating read and a fascinating discussion, Prof. Jen Herzog presents “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery” by Caren Cooper. Interested readers should register at the Oneida Library’s Circulation Desk and inquire about available copies of the book.

Nov. 20

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.

Nov. 20

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.

Nov. 21

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.

Nov. 21

Half-day, Craft-day

Thursday 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.

Nov. 26

Tech Connect

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To get free personal help on any problem you’re having with your computer, tablet, cell phone or device or to learn how to download, upload or research online, stop by the OPL Tuesdays to consult with Tech Connect’s Amanda McCallops.

Nov. 26

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice language and social skills in a friendly and educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play.

Nov. 26

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.

Nov. 27

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.

Nov. 27

Family Movie Night: ‘Free Birds’

Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The whole family can chill out before the Thanksgiving fuss with the 2013 animated comedy, “Free Birds,” a tale about two turkeys on the lam trying to eliminate the Thanksgiving tradition.

Nov. 28 and 29

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday and Friday

Oneida Public Library is closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will be open as usual on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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