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Come, all ye families, to OPL’s Holiday Celebration

The staff of Oneida Public Library invites families with young children to a holiday party on Wednesday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. featuring music, storytelling by special guests, refreshments and the making of holiday centerpieces for home. F or more information, please contact OPL’s Youth  Services coordinator Megan Gillander at 315.363.3050.

Board next meets December 18
The OPL Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 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.

The new OPL rises from the earth

459 Main Street, November 26, 2019. The concrete slab has been poured, smoothed and tested throughout the new library’s interior, and the next major step is to raise and install the cold metal trusses, shown here framed by the arched entryway facing Main Street, over the future lobby and Community Room. (Photo by T. A. Murray)

459 Main Street, November 19, 2019. Workers from Hanson Aggregate, Oneida, are directing the flow of ready-mixed concrete onto the base floor of the new library and smoothing it out. (Photo by G. R. Kinsella)

 

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 

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9:00 am Tech Help
Tech Help
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tech Help
The OPL’s talented tech volunteers are available to help anyone get the most out of devices or laptops. It’s free, and no appointment is required.
1:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
At a time of severe blood plasma shortages in the U.S., members of the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the OPL. Donors should schedule an appointment by calling the Red[...]
6:00 pm Family Night: Sign Language for All
Family Night: Sign Language for All
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Night: Sign Language for All
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.