OPL Board next meets May 22
The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:15 p.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.
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
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! More 19th-century Oneida newspapers have been added to the Digital Archives of the Oneida Public Library, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Oneida Public Library. The library holdings now include the weekly Oneida Dispatch, January 7, 1876-December 27, 1878; January 3, !879-December 30, 1881; January 4, 1884-December 25,1885; and April 2, 1886-April 1, 1887. New and old users of the Digitial Archives web site should check out the expanded, more sophisticated search options.
Opus Black, the Central New York string ensemble with brio, returns to the OPL as a trio composed of Allyson Sklar on viola, Kristen Kopf on cello and Liz Fiddle (Elizabeth Simchik) on violin. They will perform pop, classical and jazz selections. The concert is free.
Liz “Fiddle” Simchik owns and operates the Music with Liz Contemporary Music Studio in Verona, N.Y., as well as a private music teacher. She regularly performs with local groups, crossing from bluegrass and Irish music to jazz and the blues.
Allyson Sklar, who studied at the Manhattan School of Music, owns the Valley Talent Education Center in New Hartford and is a teacher of both viola and violin. She is certified in the Suzuki Method, a pedagogical method devised by violinist Shinichi Suzuki that applies language acquisition theory to the teaching of music. She also provides Irish fiddling for the Celtic music group headquartered in Utica, Craobh Dugan.
The group’s cellist, Kristen Kopf, is a music teacher in the North Syracuse public schools, recently at the Cicero Road Middle School in Cicero. She has been a band director as well in the Roxboro Road elementary and middle schools. A graduate of Syracuse University, she specializes in teaching alternative music.
Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping in, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.
Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on MidYork Library System research databases and credible Internet research sites.