Oneida Public Library announces January events


ONEIDA — Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St., has several programs and events including films, game night, and history programs scheduled during the month of January.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. — Ready to Read, a reading program for preschoolers and their parents that runs throughout the school year.

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.

Jan. 9, Family Game Night, 6 p.m.

Family members of all ages can bond over games, including Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Uno or a favorite one brought from home to share.

Jan. 10, Friends of the Library Meeting, 6 p.m.

Regular planning meeting in the OPL’s Meeting Room. New members are welcome.

Jan. 12, Family Super Saturday: Slime Time!, 11 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander has devised a safe and simple recipe for “slime” but, once made, its uses are endless.

Jan.14, Monday Movie Matinee: “Colette,” 1 p.m.

In “Colette,” Keira Knightley portrays the smart and seductive author in 1920s’ Paris in Wash Westmoreland’s 2018 film. 

Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Oneida Public Library will be closed

Jan. 22, Pushing the Limits Book Club: “How To Change Your Mind,” 6 p.m.

Professor Jen Herzog starts a new season of good reads with the bestselling “How To Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan. OPL desk clerks can order copies of the book from the MidYork Library System for registered participants.

Jan. 23, Kids’ Book Spine Poetry Slam, 6 p.m.

OPL’s Youth Services coordinator invites kids to prowl the library stacks and devise light and clever verse from book titles selected at random.

Jan. 28, Monday Movie Matinee: “Gigi,” 1 p.m.

The OPL Monday Movie Matinee will celebrate the perennial favorite French author, Colette, with the classic Hollywood musical “Gigi,” based on a novella by Colette and directed by Vincente Minnelli. Set in Belle Époque Paris, the film stars Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan and Maurice Chevalier.

Jan. 29, Adoption among the Iroquois, 7 p.m.

Historian and journalist Doug George-Kanentiio will give a talk on the history and traditional laws of the Iroquois Nations on adoption, naturalization and citizenship involving individuals, groups, even indigenous nations.

Jan. 30, Half Day, Craft Day, noon

Elementary-school students on half-day holiday have something to do at the OPL, whether crafting their own creations with the library’s art supplies or watching nature films on the library’s big screen.

Feb. 2, The OPL Friends’ Accessories Sale, 10 a.m.

Gently used accessories including a wide diversity of costume jewelry, to benefit the library.

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