Oneida Public Library announces January calendar of events

January 1, 2019—February 2, 2019

January 1

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 2

New Year’s Resolution Crafts

Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Young and old members of the family can join forces to create out of wood a reminder of their New Year’s resolutions. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will provide all the supplies needed.

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.

January 7 and 8

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.

January 8

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.

January 9

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 9

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.

January 10

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.

January 10

Friends of the Library Meeting

Thursday at 6:00 pm

Friends of the Oneida Public Library will hold a regular planning meeting in the OPL’s Meeting Room. New members are welcome.

January 12

Family Super Saturday: Slime Time!

Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander has devised a safe and simple recipe for “slime” but, once made, its uses are endless. Children and their parents or guardians are invited to test their imaginations with the latest sensational craft material.

January 14

Monday Movie Matinee: “Colette”

Monday at 1:00 p.m.

In January, the OPL Monday Movie Matinee will celebrate the perennial favorite French author, Colette, first in a new biopic and then in a classic musical. In “Colette,” Keira Knightley portrays the smart and seductive author in 1920s’ Paris in Wash Westmoreland’s 2018 film. On January 28, the showing is the Lerner and Lowe musical “Gigi,” based on Colette’s novella of the same name.

January 15

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.

January 16

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 17

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.

January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Monday

Oneida Public Library will be closed Monday, January 21, to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday, January 22, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

January 22

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.

January 22

Pushing the Limits Book Club: “How To Change Your Mind”

Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Professor Jen Herzog starts a new season of good reads and informative discussions on new science developments with the bestselling “How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence” by Michael Pollan. OPL desk clerks can order copies of the book from the MidYork Library System for registered participants.

January 23

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 23

Kids’ Book Spine Poetry Slam

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

OPL’s Youth Services coordinator invites kids to prowl the library stacks and devise light and clever verse from book titles selected at random.

January 24

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.

January 28

Monday Movie Matinee: “Gigi”

Monday at 1:00 p.m.

The OPL Monday Movie Matinee will celebrate the perennial favorite French author, Colette, with the classic Hollywood musical “Gigi,” Based on a novella by Colette and directed by Vincente Minnelli. Set in Belle Époque Paris and noteworthy for the songs and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the film stars Leslie Caron as the young courtesan in training, Louis Jordan as her smitten admirer and Maurice Chevalier as an incorrigible old roué.

January 29

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.

January 29

Adoption among the Iroquois

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Historian and journalist Doug George-Kanentiio will give a timely talk on the history and traditional laws of the Iroquois Nations on adoption, naturalization and citizenship involving individuals, groups, even indigenous nations. In particular, he will present the histories of the white settlers who were adopted by their captors, including Mary Jamison, Eunice Williams and the Tarbell brothers.

January 30

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 30

Half Day, Craft Day

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

Elementary-school students on half-day holiday have something to do at the OPL, whether crafting their own creations with the library’s art supplies or watching nature films on the library’s big screen.

January 31

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.

February 2

The OPL Friends’ Accessories Sale

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

Friends of the Oneida Public Library are selling at unusually low prices gently used accessories, including a wide diversity of costume jewelry, to benefit the library.

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