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Limited Browsing Begins

The library is now allowing patrons to walk-in and browse our collection at the new 459 Main Street location in a limited capacity. Patrons must wear masks and wait to be checked in. The hours for browsing are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11-4

Curbside Window Open

The library has begun offering curbside services at our new 459 Main Street location. The drive-thru window is open Monday through Friday with varying hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11-4 | Tuesday, Thursday: 11-8

Have a question about library services or would you like to pick up an item? Library still is currently available via phone Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm at 315-363-3050.

New Website On the Way!

Be on the look out for a new website in the coming weeks.

Absentee Ballot Application

The library’s budget vote is coming up on Tuesday, March 2. If you would like to receive an absentee ballot please fill out the application below and return it to the library.

Absentee Ballot Application

Oct
27
Sat
A Study in Blue: Introduction to Fluid Art
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Artist Delynn Orton will conduct a three-hour class, “A Study in Blue,” on three to four techniques for pouring acrylic paint onto various surfaces. The class is limited to 10 adults and requires a fee of $45 at the time of registration at the Oneida Library circulation desk. The instructor provides all art materials. Students will take away their work after drying.

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.

Oct
9
Wed
Family Night: Crafts for All
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The whole family is invited for some indoor fun: making crafts together. The OPL supplies all materials.

Feb
7
Fri
Half-day, Craft-day
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


When Oneida City School District’s elementary schools have a half-day, students can come to the OPL to make their own creations using the library’s arts and crafts materials.

Mar
15
Sun
2020 Visions in Watercolors
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Artist and teacher Carol Cotton conducts a free art workshop for adult in five sessions on painting still lifes in watercolors. The workshop is free, but pre-registration at the OPL Circulation Desk is required. A list of required art supplies will be provided to registrants. The workshop will meet on Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., from March 18 to April 15.