Books to Read in a Lifetime
The Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to express our appreciation for your recent support for the library’s budget for the year 2014-2015. During the past year your funding has allowed us to provide not only books, magazines and movies but also story hours for children, computer access for the general public, training in technology and meeting space for organizations. Thank you for making this possible.
We enjoyed visits over the weekend from family members and residents of the WWII refugee camp at Fort Ontario. The Library and Safe Haven Museum have an exhibit of writings and photos in our art gallery. All the cartoons in the recently digitized Ontario Chronicle were done by Max Sipser whose story is told online at www.recognitionscience.com/cgv/oswego.htm. He a
We had the privilege of sending a staff member to the huge BEA 2014 show in New York City the end of May. They saw hundreds of authors & took these snapshots. Edward, Hugh Howey author of Wool, Melanie Brockmann, Suzanne Brockmann, Robyn Carr signing Four Friends, Lincoln Peirce, Pseudonymous Bosch, John Scalzi signing Lock In, Jodi Picoult, Lane Smith, Bob Shea, Garth Stein signing A Sudden Light, Kathy Reichs, & Jeffrey Br
Jason Segel, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jeff Kinney, Shawn Levy, Jonathan Tropper, John Scalzi, Douglas Preston, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston (reading Maya Angelou's poem A Brave and Startling Truth), Neil Patrick Harris, and Kate DiCamillo all talked at the recent BEA 2014 in New York City.
We have fiction. We have nonfiction. We have romance, mystery, and sci-fi. We have biographies. We have true crime. We have young adult, middle grade and picture books. We have audio for all ages.
Check out this handy guide to getting started downloading library e-books.
Or look at these flyers featuring children's e-book and e-audiobooks (great for road trips!), too. You can find them right at the top of the NCLS summer reading page:
Keep on Learning @ the Library
Thanks to community interest and support, the Library Learning Center (LLC) continues to be an active site for technical learning under the direction of full time Instructor Jessica Galvin. The LLC located on the lowest level of the Library (L2), offers a wide variety of classes throughout the week ranging from computer basics to downloading e-books, maintaining the health of your computer, using Quicken, Internet basics and much more.
Helping staff the Library Learning Center on Saturdays for special programming is Crystal Wilcox who is paid through the generosity of Friends of the Library. In addition to our paid staff, we have many volunteers who offer their expertise. You may view the center’s monthly calendar of activities on our web site or pick up a calendar at the main circulation desk. If you have special computer skills and would like to help volunteer in the center, please contact us at 341-5867.
This year the library undertook several conservation projects to safeguard and make public information that has been in storage at the library. Under special grant funds made available through Northern New York Library Network (NNYL) the library was able to digitize Safe Haven’s newsletters and photographs, black and white glass plates by photographer Ella Merrill Crippen Wheeler that have been in storage for over 70 years, the Oswego Historical Society Journal and City Directories from 1852-1929. The materials are now available to the public at New York Heritage Digital Collections and the Oswego County Historical Society web links.
The Library obtained a $3,000 grant from Tru Vue Optium under the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Funds were used to have West Lake Conservators repair and conserve the 1850 Oswego City map which now hangs in the main floor addition of the library.
See the entire Newsletter at www.oswegopubliclibrary.org/newsletters/Newsletter.pdf
Stop by the Main Reading Room and peak into the addition. Near the elevator you will find a true treasure, an 1851 Map of Oswego showing the footprint of every building existing at that moment in time. See if your place is still the same or if an addition or replacement has happened in the last 160 years.
Enjoy poems by W. B. Yeats, Nikki Giovanni, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Oliver, Judith Viorst, and Luis Alberto Ambroggio.