Oneida library hosts Family Game Night, WWI events

Published Nov 8, 2017 at 4:00pm

ONEIDA — The following activities will be offered in the coming week at the Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St. Call 315-363-3050 for information:

Thursday, Nov. 9

Ready To Read, 10 a.m. OPL’s Megan Gillander offers children 2 to 5 years of age and their parents or guardians the pleasure of stories, songs and activities to help strengthen the children’s language skills.

Reading and Discussion: Votes for Women, 7 p.m. Participants in this Humanities New York reading and discussion program will meet for the fourth session, which focuses on Marge Piercy’s “Sex Wars.”

Saturday, Nov. 11

Tom Henry on America’s Entry into the Great War, 11 a.m. During the centenary of U.S. fighting in World War I, popular historian Tom Henry returns to Oneida Library to lecture on why America declared war on Germany and Austria, how the American Expeditionary Force affected the war’s outcome and what upheaval President Wilson’s policies caused at home.

Family Super Saturday: Animals Go to War, 11 a.m. Both children and their parents will be fascinated by true stories of animals that went to the front in France during World War I and by a live show-and-tell with a horse and a donkey that will be conducted by 4-H Club members.

A Soldier’s Life after Iraq, 1:30 p.m. U.S. Army Major John Ready (Ret.), a veteran of the Iraq conflict, will speak to the problems faced by combat vets who return from war-torn Iraq and the ways they are overcoming obstacles.

Nov. 13 and 14

AARP’s Drivers Safety Class, Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. AARP-trained instructors offer a two-day classroom defensive driver course for potential discounts in car insurance. To register, call Bob Fish at 363-0455.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Ready To Read: Music and Motion, 10 a.m. Newborns to 4 year-olds and their parents or guardians will enjoy songs, rhymes, coordinated movements and just plain fun, all of which will help stimulate the children’s language skills.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Tech Help, 9-11 a.m. Volunteer technical advisors will be on hand to help device and laptop users set up, adapt and get the most out of their devices. No appointment is needed.

Yoga for Seniors, 2 p.m. Certified Hatha Yoga instructor Bill Skinner continues his free weekly class for seniors in safe and practical yoga exercises for better health and peace of mind.

Family Game Night, 6 p.m. Family members of all ages can reprise the fun of playing board games together, whether the game is an old favorite or a popular new one. Participants are urged to bring their own favorites to the program.