Electronic Advice, Cookie Decorating and More

Oneida Public Library news

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2011) Computer whiz Fritz Meeusen from the Mid-York Library System will sort out the hype from the substance in portable electronic devices when he comes to the Oneida Public Library Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In time for the gift-giving season, Meeusen will demonstrate and discuss the range of devices now available, from the iPad or iPhone 4S to the latest Nooks or Kindles. He will then open up the discussion by considering which devices best match audience members’ needs and expectations.

The program is free and open to the public.

Professional cake decorator Marlene Parlow will come to the Oneida Public Library to demonstrate the art of holiday cookie decorating on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m.

Participants in this hands-on workshop should bring with them at least six flat undecorated cookies (such as basic sugar cookies), apron, scissors, pencil, wet cloth and container or tin.

Parlow will provide participants with decorating kits for a discount price of $5 a piece.

Friends of the Oneida Library are holding a Holiday Used Book Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room, 220 Broad St.

Patrons can select gently used books and other items, ranging from current bestsellers to classic favorites, from adult fiction and nonfiction to children’s books. Many will be suitable as gifts.

The book sale day is also the last day that tickets for the Friends’ Holiday Basket Raffle will be available. To date, 49 baskets are being raffled off, ranging in value from $30 to $50 each. Many contain gift certificates donated by local businesses. The Friends will draw the 49 winners after the book sale and over the weekend contact them by phone and recommend that they pick up their baskets of choice when the library opens on Monday, Dec. 5.

All proceeds from the book sale and the raffle will be donated to the Oneida Public Library.

For more information on any of these events, stop by the Oneida Library, 220 Broad St., or call 363-3050.


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