ONEIDA — The Oneida Public Library has released its schedule of events for October.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. — Ready to Read, a reading program for preschoolers and their parents that runs throughout the school year. OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander will help preschoolers learn and practice social skills in a friendly and educational setting through story, song, craft and play.
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. — Yoga for Seniors, taught by certified hatha yoga instructor Bill Skinner, this course teaches safe and practical yoga postures to promote all-around health. This class is free and open to all seniors.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. — Tech Help, with help offered by OPL’s tech volunteers. This program aims to help anyone get the most out of their laptop or device, and is free. No appointment necessary.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. — Ready Player One (2018) will be screened at the library. The film is a science-fiction thriller about a virtual reality game, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. Rated PG-13.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. — Kids’ Book Club, for students in grades 3 and 4. Participants will read “Book Scavenger” by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and meet to discuss on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. — Friends of the Oneida Public Library will convene to discuss future activities for the benefit of the library. New members are welcome.
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. — Family Super Saturday: Tim Collins in ‘Standing By, Standing Up.’ The show is free and is designed for students grades 3 and up.
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. — Everything, Everything (2017) will be screened at the library. This film follows the romance between teenage girl bound by chronic illness to her house and the boy next door. Based on the novel by Nicola Yoon and directed by Stella Meghie, this screening is free for teens. Rated PG-13.
Monday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. — An American in Paris (1951) will be screened at the library. This Academy Award winning film starts Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron as a pair of starstruck lovers who sing and dance to the music of George Gershwin. The film is directed by Vincente Minnelli, and is not rated.
Tuesday, Oct, 16 at 6 p.m. — The Pushing the Limits Book Club will meet to discuss “the Disappearing Spoon” with Prof. Jen Herzog. Copies of the book are available for registered participants. To register, call the library at 315-363-3050.
Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. — Hocus Pocus (1993) will be screened at the library. This Disney Halloween classic follows the antics of a hapless teen after he inadvertently brings three Salem witches back to life. This film was directed by Kenny Ortega and is rated PG.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:15 p.m. — The library’s Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting in the library’s History Room. The public is invited to attend, and the meeting is accessible to the physically handicapped.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. — Kids’ Book Club, for students in grades 3 and 4. Participants will read “Book Scavenger” by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and meet to discuss on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. — Artist Delynn Orton will conduct a three-hour course, “A Study in Blue,” exploring four techniques for pouring acrylic paint on to various surfaces. This class is limited to 10 adults and requires a fee of $45 at the time of registration. All materials are provided. Visit the library’s circulation desk to register.
Monday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. — Meet me in St. Louis (1944) will be screened, in Technicolor, at the library. This musical follows one family at major occasions in the course of the year leading up to the 1903 St. Louis World’s Fair. Starring Judy Garland and directed by Vincente Minnelli, this film is not rated.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. — Participants in Ready to Read can show up in costume for a morning of Halloween activities.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. — Escape the Library: tweens and young teens will be “locked in” by the library’s resident “mad librarian,” and can only escape by following clues and solving the frightful puzzle. Following this trick will be treats.