ONEIDA — Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St., has several reading programs and events geared toward seniors scheduled during the month of November.
The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. The library will be open as usual on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A schedule of events:
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.
Monday and Tuesday
Nov. 5 and 6
AARP Drivers Safety Class: 9:45 a.m. to 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 315-363-0455.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Family Game Night: 6 p.m. Family members, children and adults, can bond over exciting board games, including Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Uno and Ticket To Ride.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Tom Henry Presents “Over There: America on the Western Front”: 11 a.m. In a World War I Centenary program, historian and lecturer Tom Henry presents “Over There: America on the Western Front,” a show and tell about the American Expeditionary Forces’ role on the Western Front in the last year of World War I. He will also discuss the political and diplomatic turmoil that followed the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918.
Family Super Saturday: Origami at 11 a.m. The whole family, children and adults alike, can learn the basics of origami, the Japanese craft of making sculptures out of paper, and practice their new skill in creating bookmarks.
Sunday, Nov. 11
“Armistice: A Pageant in Voices”: 2 p.m. On the centenary of the Armistice that ended the war to end all wars, Oneida Public Library in collaboration with the Oneida Community Mansion House presents on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Big Hall of the Mansion House a readers theater production with music of Armistice: A Pageant in Voices. The play tells the tales of Madison County folk caught up in the American war effort of 1917-18. The cast features Adam Chandler, Ken Drake, Virginia Drake, Tom Murray, soprano Sarah Davies Hasegawa and Melinda Phoenix-Heart at the piano. Admission is a $5 per adult donation to the Mansion House.
Monday, Nov. 12
Monday Movie Matinee: “Miracle on 34th Street” at 1 p.m. The OPL is showing the season’s perennial favorite, the original 1947 “Miracle on 34th Street,” starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn as the mysterious Macy’s Santa Claus and Natalie Wood as the little girl who really believes in him. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Poland: Remnants of the Holocaust: 7 p.m. Bill Maxian, a scholar of World War II history, reports in a riveting show-and-tell on his personal journey to Poland in search of the historical sites of the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Thanksgiving Crafts: 6 p.m. The whole family can get together to craft a table centerpiece out of the OPL’s art supplies that will astonish the Thanksgiving dinner guests.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Oneida Library Friends’ Accessories Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From closets, drawers and boxes, Friends of the Oneida Public Library have selected gently used scarves, belts, pocket books and vintage and contemporary jewelry for sale at low prices. All proceeds benefit the OPL.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Pushing the Limits Book Club: “Rosalind Franklin” at 6 p.m. Professor Jen Herzog explores the life and accomplishments of “the Dark Lady of DNA,” Rosalind Franklin, as revealed in the biography by Brenda Maddox. In connection with Franklin’s research, Herzog will also introduce the science of genome modification. Copies of the book can be made available to registered participants.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Family Movie Night: “Incredibles 2” at 6 p.m. Children, along with their parents, will enjoy the 2018 animated Disney film “Incredibles 2,” a sequel to the first “Incredibles” about a seemingly ordinary family with mysterious powers.
Monday, Nov. 26
Monday Movie Matinee: “The Catcher Was a Spy”: 1 p.m. In the 2018 release, “The Catcher Was a Spy,” Paul Rudd switches from comedy to drama and stars as the famous Moe Berg, the pro baseball player who joined the U.S. Office of Strategic Services during World War II and became a spy.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
OPL Board Meeting: 7:15 p.m. The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:15 p.m. in the library’s History Room, 220 Broad St. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.
Friday, Nov. 30
Half Day, Craft Day: Noon to 2 p.m. Oneida City School District students are having a half-day break from school, so the OPL is inviting them for the afternoon to ply their skills with a wide assortment of free craft materials.