Oneida Public Library hosts Hogwarts Academy among April events

Posted 4/10/19

ONEIDA — From STEAM activities to Hogwarts Academy, Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad, St., has a full calendar of events planned for April. Creating an “educational setting through stories, …

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Oneida Public Library hosts Hogwarts Academy among April events

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ONEIDA — From STEAM activities to Hogwarts Academy, Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad, St., has a full calendar of events planned for April.

Creating an “educational setting through stories, songs, crafts and play” the library hopes to pass along reading skills to the young ones, life skills to the teenagers, and tax and tech help to adults. Call 315-363-3050 or go online to www.oneidapubliclibrary.org for more information.

Hogwarts Academy, 2-4 p.m. April 15-18 — Students on spring break, 8 to 13 years old, can relive J. K. Rowlings’ novels about Harry Potter this week in four daily classes on magical topics. Registration is required.

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.

April 10

Family STEAM Night, 6 p.m.

In this new monthly program, families with children can learn together through doing about the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) movement. April’s hands-on task is cardboard creations with MakeDo tool kits.

April 15

Senior Tax Help: Final Session, 9 a.m.-noon

Seniors can get tax help and electronic filing from IRS trained and certified volunteers with Cornell Co-op on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax filers should bring their last year’s returns and relevant tax documents.

Tech Connect Tutorials: Monday, 2:30-7 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

OPL’s Hogwarts Academy April 15-18

• Monday’s class will divide students among Hogwarts’ houses, using a “Sorting Hat.” Then students will devise house regalia and compete in a Transfiguration Class game of charades.

• In Tuesday’s class, students will discover their personal “Patronus” through modeling clay, construct dragon eggs and practice spellwork.

• In Wednesday’s class, students will brew slime in Potions Class, care for mystical plants in Herbology and compete in the Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean Challenge. Registration at the OPL is required.

• In Thursday’s class, students will embark on a scavenger hunt for the Deathly Hallows, act out favorite scenes from the books and conclude the course with the House Cup Ceremony and celebration.

April 22

Earth Day Celebration: Monday, noon-2 p.m.

Young students on spring break can help the planet out by learning to use recycled materials in crafts and be inspired by the movie The Lorax, based on Dr. Seuss’ book. Registration is required

Tech Connect: Class on Library Digital Services, Monday, 4-6 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on MidYork Library System research databases as well as digital download services available to library patrons.

April 23

Pushing the Limits Book Club: “The Bees”, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Book club readers will penetrate the secrets of the apiary in Laline Paull’s bestselling novel. Prof. Jen Herzog leads the discussion and examines the animal kingdom’s hierarchies.

April 24

Family Movie Night: “Mary Poppins Returns,” Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Disney recreates the magical nanny in “Mary Poppins Returns,” starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The 2018 release has Mary Poppins returning to the Banks family 25 years later to restore love and order.

Black Opus Strings: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Black Opus, the Central New York string ensemble with brio, returns to the OPL as a trio composed of Allyson Sklar on viola, Kristen Kopf on cello and Liz Fiddle (Elizabeth Simchik) on violin. They will perform pop, classical and jazz selections. The concert is free.

April 25-27

OPL Spring Book Sale: Thursday, noon-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The best of donated fiction and nonfiction books, both for adults and children, is available for sale at rock-bottom prices.

April 29

Monday Movie Matinee: “On the Basis of Sex,” Monday at 1 p.m.

In the 2018 drama “On the Basis of Sex,” Felicity Jones portrays a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg starting out on her legal career in the face of discrimination.

Tech Connect Tutorials: Monday, 2:30-7 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

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