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Come Out and Vote on Tuesday, March 2
12:00 noon to 9 PM at 459 Main Street

Registered voters residing in the Oneida Public Library’s Special Legislature Library District can vote in the election for the one seat on the OPL Board of Trustees that will open up July 1 and vote on the board’s proposed operating budget for the library’s upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.

The only announced candidate for the open board seat is Michael J. Kaiser, currently chair of the City of Oneida Civil Service Commission and member of the city’s Traffic Safety Advisory Board. The operating budget being proposed for the OPL’s FY 2021-2022 is $450,407.

The proposed budget reflects an increase of 1.56 percent over the current fiscal year’s operating budget, while the proposed tax levy of $398,407 shows a 1.77 percent increase over that of the current year’s levy.

 

TAX HELP & FORMS information:

We are hosting Senior Tax Help by appointment only this year, starting February 17th. The program is run through Judy Parker of Cornell Cooperative Extension. To schedule an appointment, please call 315-750-2638. This will take place in our new community room and seniors aged 60+ are welcome.

We are expecting tax forms to arrive throughout the month of February. Patrons are welcome to call for updates on our inventory. Additionally, we can print out forms found online free of charge.

Aug
7
Wed
The Nature Journal: En plein air at the Great Swamp Conservancy
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Oneida Public Library has engaged artist and teacher Carol Cotten to hold a free art workshop in pencil and watercolors called The Nature Journal” out of doors at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota in four weekly sessions in August on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., August 7-28.
Chicory, pencil and watercolor by Carol Cotten (2019)

Like the French Impressionists “en plein air,” Cotten will be meeting students at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota, and guide them in observing, sketching and painting natural scenes in a journal with pen and watercolors. In case of rain, the class will meet indoors at the Conservancy’s Center.

Cotten, who retired from teaching art in the Camden Central School District in 2004, has been conducting art workshops for children and adults at the OPL since 2005. She has exhibited her own art, especially her watercolors, at many small regional galleries and libraries, including the OPL.

Interested adults must register at the Oneida Library, 220 Broad St., for the class. Registered students will receive directions and a list of recommended art supplies and accessories for outdoor painting.

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
9
Wed
Family Night: Crafts for All
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The whole family is invited for some indoor fun: making crafts together. The OPL supplies all materials.

Oct
30
Wed
Opus Black Strings performs Hallowe’en concert
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Opus Black, the Central New York string ensemble with brio, returns to the OPL, featuring of Allyson Sklar on viola (pictured above), Julia Heller on cello and Liz Simchik on violin. They will reprise some of their best jazz and pop/rock arrangements and introduce some Hallowe’en selections to set the mood. The concert is free and open to all.

Dec
19
Thu
Story Hour with Mrs. Claus
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For a special holiday treat, the OPL’s Thursday story hour welcomes Mrs. Claus to share in stories and holiday crafts.

Dec
23
Mon
Polar Express Party
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children can enjoy the 2004 animated film with Tom Hanks while dabbling among the OPL’s art supplies to create “polar” delights.

Dec
31
Tue
Children’s Noon Year’s Eve Party
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With games, crafts and a countdown all their own, children can greet the coming of the new year.

Feb
7
Fri
Half-day, Craft-day
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


When Oneida City School District’s elementary schools have a half-day, students can come to the OPL to make their own creations using the library’s arts and crafts materials.

Feb
25
Tue
OPL Board Candidates’ Night and Budget Hearing
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public for a hearing on the proposed library operating budget for the library’s fiscal year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 as well as for meeting the candidates for the one board seat opening up July 1. The hearing will be in the library’s Meeting Room, 220 Broad St, Oneida, which permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped. The library vote on the proposed budget and the trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the library.

Mar
15
Sun
2020 Visions in Watercolors
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Artist and teacher Carol Cotton conducts a free art workshop for adult in five sessions on painting still lifes in watercolors. The workshop is free, but pre-registration at the OPL Circulation Desk is required. A list of required art supplies will be provided to registrants. The workshop will meet on Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., from March 18 to April 15.