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Illustrator Doug Salati returns to the OPL with is new book

Oneida’s own Doug Salati returns to Oneida Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:00 p.m. to present his recently published children’s picture book, “Lawrence in the Fall,” in which his evocative illustrations accompany the story by Matthew Farina.

The new book, geared for children aged 3 to 5 years and published this year by Disney Hyperion, follows the little fox Lawrence and his father into the woods to discover something “collectible” that Lawrence can present to his class mates.

In its review of the book, Publishers Weekly wrote: “Salati builds the visual arc and emotional landscape of the story with soft pencil lines, muted browns and blues, and sensitive characterizations, lingering just enough on anxious moments that Lawrence’s newfound confidence feels like a big reward.”

Salati previously worked with famed children’s author Tomie dePaolo in illustrating the 2017 children’s book “In a Small Kingdom.” He presented that book and talked about his approach to book illustration at the OPL in July 2018.

A 2003 graduate of Oneida High School, Salati received his masters in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and was a 2015 recipient of a Maurice Sendak Foundation’s Sendak Fellowship. He currently lives in Brooklyn working as both illustrator and art teacher.

In his Sept. 25 appearance at the OPL, Salati, will read “Lawrence in the Fall,” talk about his work and lead the children in a fall scene craft of his own devising.

The new OPL rises from the earth

459 Main Street, September 4, 2019. The forms are being put in place for concrete pouring of the arches that will grace the entryways to the new facility.

OPL Board next meets September 23
The OPL Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the library’s Local History Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

More 19th-century newspapers added to OPL’s Digital Archives Thanks to a grant from the Central New York Library Resources Council and a donation from the Friends of the Oneida Public Library, the OPL’s Digital Archives of the Oneida Public Library now has the digital versions of 10 microfilm reels of Oneida 19th-century newspapers: The Democratic Union (Feb. 1872-Sept. 1875 and Jan. 1885-Dec. 1901) and the Oneida Free Press (April 1880-March 1886).

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The OPL has Oneida High School yearbooks online Oneida High School yearbooks from 1936 through 2018 have been successfully digitized, electronically indexed and, as of today, posted online at the web site of New York Heritage, thanks to a Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grant to the Oneida Public Library from the New York State Library, as administered by the Central New York Library Resources Council in Syracuse. Those interested in exploring the yearbooks online can go directly to the New York Heritage site at: https://nyheritage.org/collections/oneida-yearbook-collection 

Sep
23
Mon
OPL Board Meeting
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the library’s Local History Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

Sep
24
Tue
National Voter Registration Day
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


As part of its participation in National Voter Registration Day, the OPL plays host to clerks from the Madison County Board of Elections who will process registration for new voters 18 years of age and older between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Yoga for Seniors
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, is back for a new season of weekly classes for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The class is free and open to all seniors. New students are welcome.

Pushing the Limits Book Club: ‘What the Eyes Don’t See’
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


For a good read and a fascinating discussion , Prof. Jen Herzog presents Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s “What the Eyes Don’t See,” an account of how a group of community activists uncovered the scandal of dangerous levels of lead in the municipal water of Flint, Michigan. Interested readers should register at the Oneida Library’s Circulation Desk.

Sep
25
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Tech Help
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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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.

Sep
26
Thu
Canadian Mustangs over Canastota
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Military aviation enthusiast and administrator of the Clinton Historical society, Jim Coulthart will present in words and photographs a little-known arms deal of the late 1950s involving the famous World War II fighter planes, Canastota and international intrigue.

 

Sep
27
Fri
The OPL & Friends’ Fall Book Sale
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Look no further for outrageous bargains. Here is the best of gently used donated books, DVDs and more. Whether for yourself or as gifts, the treats can’t be beat. In the OPL’s Meeting Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. All proceeds benefit the OPL.

Sep
28
Sat
The OPL & Friends’ Fall Book Sale
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Look no further for outrageous bargains. Here is the best of gently used donated books, DVDs, accessories and more. Whether for yourself or as gifts, the treats can’t be beat.  In the OPL’s Meeting Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. All proceeds benefit the OPL.

Oct
1
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, is back for a new season of weekly classes for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The class is free and open to all seniors. New students are welcome.

Friends of the Oneida Library Meeting
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friends of the Oneida Public Library will be holding its next meeting at the library on Tuesday October 1, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss upcoming projects. New members are always welcome.