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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 

Aug
23
Fri
Usborne Books and More Fair
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Friends of the Oneida Public Library are sponsoring a book fair featuring the  wide-range of children’s and young adult books published by Usborne. The fair will help supplement the Oneida Public Library’s book budget.

Oct
2
Wed
Family Night: Board Games
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Family members, both children and adults, can bond over exciting board games, including Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Uno or a favorite one brought from home to share.

 

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.

Nov
6
Wed
Family Night: Bingo!
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Compete against new friends and family in the simple but exciting game of bingo!

 

Nov
16
Sat
Family Super Saturday: Holiday Card Making
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Use your beautiful penmanship and make a special holiday card for someone special or for the whole family. All art supplies are provided.

Nov
27
Wed
Family Movie Night: ‘Free Birds’
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


The whole family can chill out before the Thanksgiving fuss with the 2013 animated comedy, “Free Birds,” a tale about two turkeys on the lam trying to eliminate the Thanksgiving tradition.

Dec
4
Wed
Family Night: The Game of Uno
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The OPL invites families with young children to come in and play the simple but always exciting card game of Uno.

Dec
11
Wed
Family Night: Sign Language for All
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


All family members can learn the basics, helpful words and phrases of American Sign Language. Megan Gillander, a sign-language adept, will lead the class.

Dec
18
Wed
OPL’s Family Holiday Celebration
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


The Library invites families with young children to a holiday party with music, storytelling by special guests, refreshments and the making of holiday centerpieces for home.

 

Jan
11
Sat
Family Super Saturday: Paper Planes Fly!
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Oneida Library invites families with young children to come in and compete in the making of paper airplanes. Paper and design ideas are provided.