Parks and museum passes now available at the OPL
The OPL has obtained the following passes that provide admission discounts for our patrons to state and area parks, museums, even the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Any patron in good standing with a valid MidYork library card can check out a pass for seven days (no renewals). Discounts on the admission fees vary from site to site. Try out a pass today!
The Empire Pass—free state park admission for one vehicle
The Wild Center—reduced admission for two adults, free for up to four children, to the Tupper Lake park
The Adirondack Experience—a 50 percent discount of family admission to the Blue Mountain Lake Museum
Onondaga County Park Pass—free admission to various county parks plus the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
New Library’s outline takes shape
459 Main Street, August 8, 2019. Awaiting the pouring of concrete to make the foundation’s frost wall, this week steel rebars have been embeded into a concrete base while forms or molding frames are being erected to contain the poured concrete.
For reinforcement, steel rebars earlier this week were placed into the base concrete slabs of the frost wall, as seen in this view facing east towards Elizabeth St. (August 8, 2019).
As seen facing north, forms up to the height of ground level are in place in preparation for concrete pouring later this week (August 8, 2019).
OPL Board next meets August 28
The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 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
9:30 am The OPL Summer Theater Camp, July 15-19
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[...]
12:00 pm Teen Artists Workshop
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[...]
2:00 pm Yoga for Seniors
Yoga for Seniors
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bill Skinner, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, is back for a new season of weekly classes for seniors in safe and practical yoga postures and exercises for better all-round health. The class is free and[...]
4:00 pm Farmers’ Market Story Time