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The new OPL rises from the earth

459 Main Street, January 14, 2020. During a spell of good weather in January, work on the new library facility went at a fast pace. Here, the interior wall metal framework, complete with window frames reveals the dimensions of the Children’s Activity Room, where storytelling, crafts and special projects will be done. (Photo by T. Murray)

459 Main Street, January 14, 2020. With a view towards the main entrance of the new facility, the Local History Room can be seen in outline with the metal wall framing in place. (Photo by T. Murray)

Absentee Ballot Applications available for March 3, 2020, Library Vote

The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed March 3, 2020,  for the Library Budget Vote and Election. All registered voters who reside within the OPL Special Library District, which is co-terminus with the Oneida City School District, are eligible to vote March 3 when the polls are open, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m., in the library’s Meeting Room. However, if eligible voters intend to be out of town March 3, are chronically ill or are housebound for any reason, they may request an absentee ballot by filling out the Absentee Ballot Application available here and forwarding it to the OPL Director at 220 Broad St., Oneida, NY 13421.

Library Board next meets February 25, 2020

The OPL Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room, prior to the 7:00 p.m. public Budget Hearing and introduction of candidates for the open seat on the Board of Trustees that is up for a vote on March 3, 2020. The Meeting Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida, permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped. The public is invited to attend the regular board meeting as well as the Budget Hearing.

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 

Jun
25
Tue
Farmers’ Market Story Time
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Jul
2
Tue
Farmers’ Market Story Time
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Jul
4
Thu
Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day

Oneida Public Library will be closed Thursday, July 4, to celebrate the anniversary of American Independence. The library will be open as usual on Friday, July 5,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jul
9
Tue
Farmers’ Market Story Time
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Jul
11
Thu
Summer Story Hour
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
15
Mon
The OPL Summer Theater Camp, July 15-19
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Budding actors aged 8-14 years will have the chance to learn theater skills with Director Tom Lemery and recreate a classic science-fiction radio play, “Nightfall,” based on an Isaac Asimov story. The play offers many choice acting roles plus wonderful sound effects. A workshop performance of the play is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

Jul
16
Tue
The OPL Summer Theater Camp, July 15-19
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Budding actors aged 8-14 years will have the chance to learn theater skills with Director Tom Lemery and recreate a classic science-fiction radio play, “Nightfall,” based on an Isaac Asimov story. The play offers many choice acting roles plus wonderful sound effects. A workshop performance of the play is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

Teen Artists Workshop
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Talented teens aged 13-18 years will use the OPL’s art supplies to create their own imagined “alternate universe,” using acrylics, glitter and glow-in-the-dark paint. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

Farmers’ Market Story Time
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander takes to the road and regales young children at Madison County Historical Society’s Farmers’ Market at Main and Grove streets with stories and crafts..

 

Jul
17
Wed
The OPL Summer Theater Camp, July 15-19
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


Budding actors aged 8-14 years will have the chance to learn theater skills with Director Tom Lemery and recreate a classic science-fiction radio play, “Nightfall,” based on an Isaac Asimov story. The play offers many choice acting roles plus wonderful sound effects. A workshop performance of the play is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).