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Parks and museum passes now available at the OPL
The OPL has obtained  the following passes that provide admission discounts for our patrons to state and area parks, museums, even the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Any patron in good standing with a valid MidYork library card can check out a pass for seven days (no renewals). Discounts on the admission fees vary from site to site. Try out a pass today!

The Empire Pass—free state park admission for one vehicle

The Wild Center—reduced admission for two adults, free for up to four children, to the Tupper Lake park

The Adirondack Experience—a 50 percent discount of family admission to the Blue Mountain Lake Museum

Onondaga County Park Pass—free admission to various county parks plus the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Everson Museum of Art Pass—free admission to the Everson in Syracuse and 20 other N.Y.S. museums

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, designed by I. M. Pei (Courtesy Everson Museum)

New Library’s outline takes shape

459 Main Street, August 8, 2019. Awaiting the pouring of concrete to make the foundation’s frost wall, this week steel rebars have been embeded into a concrete base while forms or molding frames are being erected to contain the poured concrete.
For reinforcement, steel rebars earlier this week were placed into the base concrete slabs of the frost wall, as seen in this view facing east towards Elizabeth St. (August 8, 2019).
As seen facing north, forms up to the height of ground level are in place in preparation for concrete pouring later this week (August 8, 2019).

OPL Board next meets August 28
The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 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 

Aug
6
Tue
Farmers’ Market Story Time
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Aug
7
Wed
Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre presents ‘Look Up: Tales from the Sky’
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A highlight of the OPL’s summer programming will be a free performance of “Look Up: Tales of the Sky” by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre on Wednesday, August 7, at 5:00 p.m. “Look Up” is a new play by Stephanie Figer that mixes astronomy with comic tales and slapstick. The performance is free and open to all thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Oneida Public Library.

Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre returns to the OPL with its latest show: Look Up: Tales from the Sky. The new play explores the mysteries of the universe and the wonder it can inspire in our imaginations.

Aug
8
Thu
Summer Story Hour
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.

OPL at the City Center Market
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oneida Public Library’s Megan Gillander will be at the OPL table at the special Street Art Show Night of OC3’s weekly market at Higinbotham Park, providing for free the makings of sidewalk art-making.

Aug
13
Tue
OPL’s Summer Space Camp
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


A composite photograph taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2015.

On Tuesdays in August from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (August 6-27), OPL’s Megan Gillander will conduct the Summer Reading Program’s Space Camp in which children 5 to 13 years old will be involved in books, crafts, puzzles and team projects that reflect a “universe of stories.” Among the activities, participants will create a scale replica of our Solar System, decipher messages from outer space, imagine a new constellation and plan for space travel. Parents need to sign-up their children for Space Camp at the OPL Circulation Desk.

Farmers’ Market Story Time
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Aug
15
Thu
Summer Story Hour
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.

Aug
20
Tue
OPL’s Summer Space Camp
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


A composite photograph taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2015.

On Tuesdays in August from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (August 6-27), OPL’s Megan Gillander will conduct the Summer Reading Program’s Space Camp in which children 5 to 13 years old will be involved in books, crafts, puzzles and team projects that reflect a “universe of stories.” Among the activities, participants will create a scale replica of our Solar System, decipher messages from outer space, imagine a new constellation and plan for space travel. Parents need to sign-up their children for Space Camp at the OPL Circulation Desk.

Farmers’ Market Story Time
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Aug
22
Thu
Summer Story Hour
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.