First Meeting for Chess Club

You can learn to play for free online at
Right after the Holidays, Oswego Public Library is hosting a Chess Club every Monday at 6 PM.
You’re welcome to come in pairs to play, or singly to find matches. Discover new strategies by observing or talking with other members. The days and times the club gets together will be set at this meeting, so contact the library if you can’t make it and have a preference for February.

Top 10 benefits of learning and playing chess according to!

  1. Brings people together.

Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of 2018

1. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

In a can-do world, Rest and Relaxation’s unnamed narrator is a can-don’t. Not because she lacks for anything — she’s young, beautiful, and solvent in the glittery boomtown of turn-of-the-millennium Manhattan — but because, in the words of another legendary hero of literary refusal, she just prefers not to. No one fully sound in mind and body would choose to live in a sort of self-induced DIY coma, of course, and on the face of it, few sane readers could be persuaded to care. And yet she turns out to be one of the most compelling protagonists modern fiction has offered in years: a loopy, quietly furious pillhead whose Ambien ramblings and Xanaxed bitcheries somehow wend their way through sad and funny and strange toward something genuinely profound. —LG


2. The Recovering, by Leslie Jamison

Children's Storyhour Information!

Here's a handy-dandy flyer that outlines our Storyhour up in the Children's Room! We would love to see you and your families attend! Please call the library at 315-341-5867 as well if you have any additional questions about our activities for children!


Congratulations Karen Swartz, Children's Program Coordinator

The annual meeting of the North Country Library System representing the 63 libraries in Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties was held in Watertown on September 17th.  At that meeting Karen Swartz, Children’s Program Coordinator was presented with the Excellence in Customer Service Award for all her work at the Oswego Public Library.

Director Carol Ferlito and Children's Program Coordinator Karen Swartz

Welcome to our newest Staff

Our LAT-Cube will hold hundreds of DVDs and let you check out any library material including audio books and back issues of magazines. Breathing, knowledgeable staff are always available at the Circulation Desk on the other side from LAT-Cube. You'll still need to see them if you want Blu-rays or multi-disc DVDs.


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