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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 

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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. 

Apr
23
Tue
Pushing the Limits Book Club: ‘The Bees’
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Readers will penetrate the secrets of the apiary in Laline Paull’s bestselling novel, The Bees. Prof. Jen Herzog leads the discussion and examines the animal kingdom’s social hierarchies. OPL desk clerks can order copies of the book for registrants.

Apr
24
Wed
Tech Help
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

Opus Black Strings performs free concert
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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.

May
1
Wed
Tech Help
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

May
6
Mon
Monday Movie Matinee: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The 2018 award-winning film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” features Melissa McCarthy as the infamous Lee Israel, who was a frustrated author turned forger of letters she claimed to have been written by famous dead authors.

May
8
Wed
Tech Help
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

May
13
Mon
Tech Connect Tutorials
May 13 @ 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/.

May
15
Wed
Tech Help
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are ready to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.

May
20
Mon
Monday Movie Matinee: ‘A Star Is Born’
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star as the star-crossed lovers in this popular 2018 remake of the classic tearjerker, A Star Is Born.

Tech Connect: Class on Researching Databases
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on MidYork Library System research databases and credible Internet research sites.