OPL Board Hosts Open Hearing on Budget, Trustee Election

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public to an open hearing Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room to discuss the proposed OPL operating budget and present the candidates running for election to the board.

On Tuesday, March 5, from 12 noon to […]

Letters of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Presented by the OPL Players at the Mansion House

(Oneida, NY- Feb. 2013) The Oneida Public Library presents the OPL Players in a readers theater production of “Scott and Zelda: Letters of Love in the Jazz Age” Thursday Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Big Hall of the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood […]

Winter Break Activities Scheduled at the OPL

Music Theater Workshop Lights up Winter Break

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) Third through fifth graders on winter break can do something completely different by signing up for in a musical theater workshop conducted by professional singer and teacher Juliane Price at Oneida Public Library, Feb. 19 to 22 at 11 a.m. Price, a native […]

After-school Science Shows how Sap Runs

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) Professor Jen Herzog returns to Oneida Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. to uncover the mystery of maple tree taping for elementary-school students.

Herzog will reveal the wonder of capillary action in plants in an uncanny experiment that should amaze young students of nature.

The program is free […]

The OPL ‘Bebops’ to Motown Jan. 24

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) Dennis McDermott and Mike Kallet team up to present the History of Motown at Oneida Public Library Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. as a preview of the Oneida Healthcare Foundation’s winter gala Feb. 8 dubbed “Motown at the Downs.”

In the 1960s and 1970s, Motown, the name of the […]

What Madison County Soldiers can tell us about the Civil War

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) In his program Letters to Home at Oneida Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will reveal the bitterness, frustrations, homesickness, humor and gallantry of Madison County volunteers on the battlefields of the Civil War in their own words written home to family […]

OPL’s After-School Science Program gets a Charge

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) Elementary-school students can charge up the new year at Oneida Public Library when the After-school Science program offers a crash course in electrical currents called Circuit Circus Tuesday Jan. 15 at 4 p.m.

Youth Librarian Michele Ryan will provide the makings of a snap circuit project, and the students will […]

Oneida Library Rep to Address Local AARP Chapter

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) Oneida Area AARP Chapter 3328 will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday Jan. 9 at St. Paul’s Church, 551 Sayles St., Oneida. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a representative from the Oneida Library addressing the members assembled on the “Future of the Library in Oneida.”

With a […]

New Documentary on the Murder of Grace Brown to be Shown

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) Did Chester Gillette murder Grace Brown or not? View the evidence about the sensational “crime of the century” in a new documentary film by Derek Taylor, “A North Woods Elegy: Incident at Big Moose Lake,” at Oneida Public Library Thursday Dec. 27 at 1 p.m.

The […]

Early Literacy Program ‘Let’s Play’ Offered for Two Age Groups

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) For its second season, Let’s Play: Putting the Joy Back into Literacy for children and their parents at Oneida Public Library debuts Saturday Jan. 5 with two age-specific sessions, one for newborns to 3 year olds from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and the second for 5 […]

Libraries Receive Literature on Grieving

Pictured from left are Liz Metzger, Canastota Public Library librarian, Jana Haldenwang and Jim Dean of Campbell Dean Funeral Home.

(Canastota, Oneida, NY- Dec. 2012) Public libraries in Oneida and Canastota and the high school libraries in those communities now have more informational resources available for those experiencing grief and dealing with the aftermath […]

Hank Leo Presents Book of Memoirs

Oneida Public Library News

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) Hank Leo, Jr., well-known in Oneida for his leadership and social involvement, will talk about his new book of memoirs about growing up in Oneida in the 1960s and 1970s at Oneida Public Library Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Leo’s recently published book, “Home When […]