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Tell Us Your Favorite Poem!

Oswego born poet, novelist, and editor Henry Cuyler Bunner

Reading Circle Upcoming Discussion Titles

The Reading Circle at the library is open to any adult who likes to read and engage in discussions about books. Meetings are held in the library's conference room from 6:30-8PM.

4/24/14 Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd - Presented by Midge Sternberg

5/15/14 Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl - Presented by Ann Marie Rounds
** note – the paperback of this book is re-titled For You, Mom, Finally

2014 Award Winning DVDs

Frozen, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street are all now here!  Click on any of the movies below to place a hold in the NCLS catalog so you get the movie when it is returned to the library.

Solomon Northup and Oswego

The saga of Solomon Northup as given in the Academy Award winning film, Twelve Years A Slave, based on the book of the same name attracted much national and international attention. The scope of their work was outside the limits of a story that could have included references to Northup’s connections with Oswego and Central New York.

Oswego Public Library’s Edward Elsner was given a reference to the Oswego Times and Journal for April 10, 1854 where he found a notice of Solomon's visit and talk. He continued his research and found in the Presbyterian Church History that Franklin Hall was called the Tabernacle when they met there. It was owned by Gerrit Smith, the benefactor of the Oswego Public Library and an ardent Abolitionist. Located on the South side of West Bridge Street, corner of West Second Street, it was replaced by the Vulcan Iron Works which later burned down on January 1, 1895.

Solomon Northup, then, was in Oswego 160 years ago this month.Solomon Reuniting with his Wife and Children

Print from your Phone or Laptop now

The Oswego Public Library now allows you to print from your mobile phone, laptop, or any other device connected to the Internet.  Use our wireless for free or send the print job from anywhere in the world!
WebPrint Use the online printing page, printeron.net/oswegoplny/webprint, or forward an email to oswegoplny-webprint-bw@printspots.com 

Stop by the main desk so we can release your print to our black & white laser printer. :)
We use your name or email address, so no release code to worry about at the Oswego Public Library.

Looking @ Oswego County begins with Parish

Swartz & Ferlito with Parish Display
Bridget Swartz, Parish Town Historian (L) and Carol Ferlito, Director of the Oswego Public Library (R)

Oswego City Directories Arriving Online!

The early Oswego City Directories (and some County ones too) are now available online thanks to a NNYLN grant.  Check out the 1850s through 1870s at New York Heritage!  Our main page at New York Heritage is http://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16694coll19.

Online Tour of Our Library

Spanish Club for Kids

There will be no Spanish Club on Saturday February 22nd.  A new session will start March 8th.

Tax Forms Now Available at the Library!

refund with ribbon and bow

With the arrival of the 1040 Instructions expected by the end of the week, the Oswego Public Library will have all state and federal forms and instructions available for free.  Tax forms are in the addition through the left of the main reading room.  If you need forms that are not provided for free, they may be printed from irs.gov and tax.ny.gov

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