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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 

Jul
16
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Jul 16 @ 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.

Jul
18
Thu
Pouring for Jewelry
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Artist and teacher Delynn Orton will guide adult students in acrylic paint pouring, designing lightweight costume jewelry with the poured design as well as creating a small canvas painting. The fee for instruction, art materials and jewelry fixtures is $45 per person. A follow-up class will be held Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required.

Jul
22
Mon
Tech Connect Class: Job Searching Online
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on searching for jobs advertised on the Internet. Those interested should bring their personal devices or laptops if possible.

Jul
23
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Jul 23 @ 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.

Jul
29
Mon
Tech Connect Tutorials
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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/.

Jul
30
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Jul 30 @ 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.

Aug
6
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Aug 6 @ 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.

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.

Aug
13
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
20
Tue
Yoga for Seniors
Aug 20 @ 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.