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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 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aug
23
Fri
Usborne Books and More Fair
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Friends of the Oneida Public Library are sponsoring a book fair featuring the  wide-range of children’s and young adult books published by Usborne. The fair will help supplement the Oneida Public Library’s book budget.

Jeff the Magic Man
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Jeff the Magic Man wows children of all ages with his magical tricks and his amazing skills in sculpting anything out of balloons. He returns to the OPL with a show revolving around space themes as part of the OPL’s Summer Reading program theme–a Universe of Stories.

Aug
27
Tue
OPL’s Summer Space Camp
Aug 27 @ 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.

Aug
29
Thu
Summer Story Hour
Aug 29 @ 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.