ONEIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ONEIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 3 and 4

AARP Drivers Safety Class

Monday and Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.-1:00 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.

 

December 4

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10:00 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.

 

December 4

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, conducts a weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The class is free and open to all seniors.

 

December 5

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 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.

 

December 5

Elves Night Out

Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

For the sake of some secret holiday shopping, parents or guardians can drop off their children, aged 4 to 12 years, at Oneida Library for a supervised evening of games, pizza and other refreshments. Preregistration is required, whether by calling the OPL at (315) 363-3050 or signing up at the OPL desk.

 

December 6

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 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.

 

December 7

The OPL Holiday Book Sale

Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The OPL offers smart holiday shoppers outrageous bargains in the best of gently used donated books, DVDs, accessories and more.

 

December 8

The OPL Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The OPL offers smart holiday shoppers outrageous bargains in the best of gently used donated books, DVDs, accessories and more. From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., shoppers can buy for a buck a paper shopping bag filled with books.

 

December 10

Monday Movie Matinee: “Joyeux Noel”

Monday at 1:00 p.m.

A Christmas film of significance, “Joyeux Noel” (“Merry Christmas”), directed and written by Christian Carion, tells the story of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 in the trenches of Flanders during World War I as experienced by the English, French and German soldiers who made a separate peace.

 

December 11

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10:00 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.

 

December 11

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, conducts a weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The class is free and open to all seniors.

 

December 12

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 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.

 

December 12

Family Movie Night

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

The whole family, children and adults alike, can enjoy on the OPL’s big screen the Christmas-time comedy “Home Alone,” along with fresh popcorn.

 

December 13

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 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.

 

December 14

The Kids’ Holiday Shop

Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Young people aged 5 to 18 years can shop for presents for parents and family members among the gently used donated gift items. The gift items are free, as is the gift wrapping provided by volunteers.

 

December 18

Ready To Read

Tuesday at 10:00 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.

 

December 18

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, concludes for the season his weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The classes are free and open to all seniors.

 

December 18

Pushing the Limits Book Club: “Year of Wonders”

Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

In “Year of Wonders,” author Geraldine Brooks spins a tale based on historical facts of a young woman faced with the horrors of the bubonic plague devastating England in 1666 as well as the superstitious fears of her fellow villagers. At the book discussion, Professor Jen Herzog will explore both novel and today’s pandemic diseases. Copies of the book can be made available to registered participants.

 

December 19

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 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.

 

December 19

OPL’s Family Holiday Party

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

The OPL staff invites families with young children to its annual Holiday Party to enjoy songs, stories and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. On hand will be Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

 

December 20

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 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.

 

December 22

Red Cross Blood Drive at the OPL

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

To relieve severe blood plasma shortages, members of the American Red Cross will be at the library to collect donated blood. Donors should schedule a specific time by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

 

December 24 and 25

Christmas Holiday

Monday and Tuesday

Oneida Public Library will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. The library will be open as usual on Wednesday, December 26, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

December 26

Robotics Scrimmage

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Local teams in the First Lego League, which is sponsored nationwide by the U.S. Air Force Laboratory, will converge on Oneida Library for a competition to test out their Lego robots and their programmed tasks in preparation for the regional tournament early next year.

 

December 26

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 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.

 

December 26

Family Game Night

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Family members, both children and adults, can bond over exciting board games, including Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Uno or a favorite one brought from home to share.

 

December 27

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 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.

 

December 28

Good Crafternoon!

Friday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Elementary students on holiday will have much to do at the OPL making their own creations with the library’s hoard of craft supplies.

 

January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day

Tuesday

Oneida Public Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1, to celebrate the New Year. The library will be open as usual on Wednesday, January 2, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

January 2

Tech Help

Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 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.

 

January 3

Ready To Read

Thursday at 10:00 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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