Community Symbolic Tree Painting
@  Petit

Community Symbolic Tree logoSaturday, November 1, 2014
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM,
Petit Branch

Fine Artist Maria Rizzo, winner of the 2014 Individual Art Commission from CNY Arts, will hold a community painting session for her Onondaga County Symbolic Tree project.  Participants age 16 and older who will have been pre-selected and instructed by Maria will each have 25 minutes to work on the group painting.  If you want to be part of this special event, please email the artist at  The public is encouraged to observe the painters and their process.  To learn more about the project, visit Maria's blog at

Toddlers' Tango @ Central Library

Toddlers' TangoSaturday, November 8, 2014
11:30 AM, Children’s World
Central Library

Creative music and dance for your little ones. They’ll be having fun while also improving self-confidence and brain development. arents/guardians must remain with children during program.

Hoopla Now Works with Kindle Fire!

HooplaAll the great content of hoopla is now available for your Kindle Fire. To see if your library offers the hoopla service, as well as to find intructions for using hoopla, please see the OCPL hoopla page. Note: currently, hoopla offers music and audiobooks for the Kindle Fire. TV Shows and movie functionality should be available soon.

Be An Informed Voter!

Vote SmartProject Vote Smart provides an easy-to-use website with non-partisan information on national and state elected officials and candidates including their positions, interest group ratings, funding sources, and voting records.  Vote Smart makes it easy to be a more informed voter. Use the VoteEasy section to determine which candidate best mirrors your opinions on several big issues in today's politics.

Special Collections Finding Aids

Local History / Genealogy Finding Aids Check out OCPL's newly created finding aids! This growing collection of research tools are available to help discover the archives and special collections at OCPL. 

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