Illustrator Doug Salati returns to the OPL with is new book
Oneida’s own Doug Salati returns to Oneida Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:00 p.m. to present his recently published children’s picture book, “Lawrence in the Fall,” in which his evocative illustrations accompany the story by Matthew Farina.
The new book, geared for children aged 3 to 5 years and published this year by Disney Hyperion, follows the little fox Lawrence and his father into the woods to discover something “collectible” that Lawrence can present to his class mates.
In its review of the book, Publishers Weekly wrote: “Salati builds the visual arc and emotional landscape of the story with soft pencil lines, muted browns and blues, and sensitive characterizations, lingering just enough on anxious moments that Lawrence’s newfound confidence feels like a big reward.”
Salati previously worked with famed children’s author Tomie dePaolo in illustrating the 2017 children’s book “In a Small Kingdom.” He presented that book and talked about his approach to book illustration at the OPL in July 2018.
A 2003 graduate of Oneida High School, Salati received his masters in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and was a 2015 recipient of a Maurice Sendak Foundation’s Sendak Fellowship. He currently lives in Brooklyn working as both illustrator and art teacher.
In his Sept. 25 appearance at the OPL, Salati, will read “Lawrence in the Fall,” talk about his work and lead the children in a fall scene craft of his own devising.
The new OPL rises from the earth
OPL Board next meets September 23
The OPL Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 23, 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).
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