Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

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Cybersmarts on POWER Library
Five interactive multimedia eBooks with audio narration teach children and their parents how to stay safe on the internet. eBooks titles include: Avoiding Predators Online, Playing Games Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Stopping Cyberbullying and Using Social Networks.

 

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Happening This Month at the Library

Come & Play

Come & Play: Interactive story time for newborns to 2 years oldBasic Literacy
at 10:30 on Friday mornings during the month of April.

 

 

Storytime
Story Hour: An hour of stories, songs, crafts & snacks for 2-4 year-olds. Basic Literacy
This program takes place on Friday mornings during the month of April.

 

 

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The library will be closed on Monday, April 21st. 

 

 

Board Meeting 2

 

The library board will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday, April 28th, at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

 

 

Story Time 4

 

Story Time with Pen takes place every Wednesday afternoon during the school year at
Basic Literacy  4:00. Join us for lots of fun books and songs! No advanced sign ups required.

 

Genealogy Club: Are you interested in discovering more about the branches

Civic & Social Literacyof your famimagesily tree but don’t really know where to begin? Would you be interested in getting together regularly with a group of people and sharing ideas and resources? Everyone is welcome! The group meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

The Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Monday and Wednesday Civic & Social Literacyevening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Work on your newest project and join in on the conversation. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? That’s okay! We’ll teach you!

 

 

Coming Soon…

 

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The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library was chosen to receive a grant for a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults Basic Literacycalled Pushing the Limits. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world.
The last program will take place on May 7th at 6:00 p.m. To register and receive a copy of the book we will be discussing, Erik Larson’s Thunderstruck please stop by the library or call us at 697-6691.

 

 

The book club will be meeting on May 21st at 1:30 p.m. to discuss A Rare Titanic Family by Basic LiteracyJulie Hedgepeth Williams. There are extra copies of the book available. We would love to have new members join us!

 

 

 

Sr. Crime PreventionOffice of Attorney General’s Senior Crime Prevention University- Friday, May 23rd, 1:00 p.m.

With a large percentage of citizens over the age of 65, Pennsylvania residents are target for a wide variety of scams, cons and other crimes. The Senior Crime Prevention University (SCPU) educates older Pennsylvanians and their families throughout the Commonwealth on crime prevention. Our Information Literacygoal is to make Pennsylvania’s older population aware of the threat of fraud to the elder community, teach them how to avoid being victimized; and to make sure they know who they should call when they are concerned about their safety and well being.

Educating seniors about crime and how to avoid it is the best way we can help seniors to help themselves. The theme of the Senior Crime Prevention University is “AWARE, AVOID, ALERT”.

 

Education

Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley:Civic & Social Literacy Our goal is to help organize and enhance the collection of the Oswayo Valley Historical Collection of items and information related to education in the local valley for the past 200 years since the area was developed by the first settlers.

The group will meet Friday, May 23rd, at 1:00 p.m.