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Books to Read in a Lifetime

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.

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

2013 in Review

Oswego County Today has compiled a great list of news from 2013.

It's been a busy and full year at the Oswego Public Library.  Nice to see that we are on the Digital Literacy in New York website for our Library Learning Center and classes.  Our Seaway Trail sign is finally installed near the main East 2nd Street entrance.  Seaway Trail sign for Oswego Public Library All of the signs are viewable at www.seawaytrail.com/storytellersigns/  We also enjoy our Energy Challenge Display very much as Cortland and Oswego battle to save money and conserve power. 

Thank you for all your support and for everyone who's been here in 2013!

Online Educational Videos & Games

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Search for videos, games, and other educational material by keyword or according to content area, grade level, Common Core standard, or a combination of those factors.

Ella Wheeler Photographs Now Online with Balanced Audio

Unique Resources Migrating Online

The Oswego Public Library, with grants from the Northern New York Library Network, is working to make widely available some of the unique materials we have in our Local History Room and on microfilm.  So far Oswego glass plate negatives, from 1902-1909, have been added to the collections at nyheritage.org and will soon be followed by the complete run of Oswego County Historical Society publications.  The OCHS journals are currently searchable at NNYLN's database.

Here are two sample issues of the Ontario Chronicle which is next in line to be digitized.

Questions 'n' Suggestions

Happy Typing ComputerWe would love to help answer your questions or hear your suggestions -- books, DVDs, programs, and more you would like to see at the Oswego Public Library. 

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