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Renovated Third Floor - Now Open!

The newly renovated third floor at Central Library is now open. Library users can access the Local History & Genealogy dept., fiction & non-fiction collections, and reference & research.

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Patrons and staff enter the newly renovated 3rd floor of the Central Library

OCPL rendering as seen from Salina Stret

More Information About OCPL Renovations

2016 - 2017 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series Announced

Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series logoThe Friends of the Central Library have announced the

2016-2017 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series.

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Break Week Matinee @ Paine Branch

Big Hero SixFriday, April 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Paine Branch

Showing: Big Hero 6
Rated PG  Synopsis: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

K'NEX Building Fun @ Hazard Branch

KNEX brand rollercoasterFriday, April 29, 2016
2:30 PM, Hazard Branch

K’NEX®: Do you like riding roller coasters? How about building them? Join us to experience all the fun of a roller coaster as we build a mini-coaster out of K’NEX®. 

For ages 5-12.

The Prepared Pet Owner: The Basics
@ Hazard Branch

Pet Prepared logoSaturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 PM, Hazard Branch

The Prepared Pet Owner: The Basics
In this free, two hour presentation by The Healthy Pet Project you will learn pet basics, how to assess your pet's health, avoid common hazards, maximize your pet's potential for good health, and prepare for an emergency.  Participants receive a Pet First Aid Kit. 

Please register in advance by calling 435-5326. 

For ages 16 and older.  

Poetry Workshop & Competition @ White

poetry Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, White Branch

Calling all poets and non-poets! In celebration of National Poetry Month, come join this free poetry writing workshop/competition with internationally acclaimed poet Martin Willitts Jr. Winning poems to be displayed inside Centro buses. Funded by a grant from the CNY Arts Council.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) @ Paine

Teen Advisory BoardMonday, May 2, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Paine Branch

Be a part of the TAB (Teen Advisory Board)! We want to hear from you! What books would you like at the library?  Programs?  Volunteer opportunities?  Being part of the Teen Advisory Board looks great on a high school transcript! Yes, we will have snacks.  Ideas and friends are welcome.

Sign up with Deanna at 

Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance Workshop @ Skaneateles Library

bacteriaTuesday, May 3, 2016
7:00 PM, Skaneateles Library

Learn the history of antibiotics and how they act on bacteria. Explore how both good and bad microbes impact our daily lives, how bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics and the socioeconomic impact of resistant bacteria. Hear about current areas of research that may deal with a future of microbes resistant to current antibiotic therapy. Presented by molecular biologist Dr. John Gilly. Registration appreciated.



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