Donations of Interest

We will be closed Sunday, April 21.

Girl pulling siblings in a red wagon

Books published since 2016 are in high demand.  Donations of books on CD, large print books, like new paperbacks, and Blu-rays are always welcomed.  Items we cannot use for the permanent Oswego Public Library collection will go into our ongoing used book sale.

Yearbooks needed to complete the Local History Room collection are 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1960, 1968, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 2011 and later Paradox's and 1958 or earlier, 1960, 1970, 1990, 1991, and 1992 Exemplar's.

Library Learning Center - May 2019 Calendar

Here is the calendar for the workshops and the tech help open lab times that we will have available in our Library Learning Center for May! Please make sure that you sign up at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to attend a class!

Reading Circle books until November

Discuss new titles or with new people the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Library Community Room.

April 25, 2019 Sutton by J. R. Moehringer 

Presented by Mary Ann

A “non-fiction novel” that takes us far beyond Willie Sutton’s clever one-liners about banks and deeply into his life. Born in Irish Town in Brooklyn, Willie never quite fit into his own family. Willie was smart and sensitive but came of age during some parlous economic times and considered banks and bankers the symptom of life as a rigged game. Moehringer also depicts Willie as a hopeless romantic who falls deeply in love with Bess Endner, daughter of a rich shipyard owner. After...a robbery at the shipyard, abetted by Bess, Willie and his cronies are caught and sentenced to probation, and thus begins a life on the outside of social respectability. By the 1930s, Willie is the most famous bank robber in the country, known in part for his gentility…..he’s incarcerated for many years, but he ironically becomes something of a folk hero for breaking out of several prisons. His final release, at Christmas in 1969, following a 17-year stretch in the slammer, has him retracing his past in the company of a reporter and photographer. Moehringer cleverly presents the antiphonal voices of Willie in the present (i.e., at the time of his release) and Willie in the past to give a rich accounting of his life,... A captivating and absorbing read. (From Kirkus Star Reviews Sept. 1st, 2012)

April 2019 Library Learning Center Calendar

Here is the calendar for April that has all of the Classes and Tech Help Open Labs that will be available in our Library Learning Center! If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please make sure to sign-up for them at the Main Desk! (Open Lab time does not need to be signed-up for, it is first come, first serve!)

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