Winter break events at Oneida library include Dinosaur Dig, crafts

Published Feb 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

Thursday, Feb. 15

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.

Pushing the Limits Book Club, 6 p.m. Prof. Jen Herzog, a biology instructor at Herkimer County Community College, will conduct a discussion for adults on Hope Jahren’s memoir “Lab Girl” and the latest developments in botany. She will also address “Citizen Science Projects” that are sprouting up around the world.

Monday, Feb. 19

Presidents’ Day: Oneida Public Library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

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.

Winter Break: Escape the Library!, 12:30 p.m. The OPL challenges young escape artists aged 11-14 years old to work as teams to solve puzzles that will lead to clues to escape from the Library Dungeon.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Tax Help for Seniors, 9 a.m. - noon. IRS-certified volunteers under the auspices of Cornell Co-Operative Extension will provide free tax help and electronic filing to seniors on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors should bring all their pertinent tax documents and last year’s return with them. Tax Help at the OPL continues Monday and Wednesday mornings through April 16.

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.

Winter Break: Good Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m. For students of all ages, the OPL program offers free materials and fresh ideas for personal “make it, take it” crafts.

Thursday, Feb. 22

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.

Winter Break: Dinosaur Dig, 11:30 p.m. For kindergarten through fifth-grade students, paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will open up a treasure trove of knowledge about fossils and dinosaurs plus a hands-on “dig” that students can explore in search of real dinosaur bones. Parents or guardians need to register their children beforehand at the library desk or 315-363-3050.