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Friday, November 1, 2013

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The library will be sponsoring the annual Health Fair at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School on Saturday, November 16th, from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A comprehensive blood analysis is available for the cost of $45. This analysis consists of over 30 blood tests including CBC, coronary risk and liver function. A prostate specific antigen test is available for an additional cost of $25, thyroid-stimulating hormone testing for $15 and A1C for $35. A 12-hour fasting is recommended for these tests. Registration is required and can be completed at or by calling 274-8200 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 and 5.

The annual Candy Cane Lane Festival & Vocal Adrenaline Show Choir’s Holiday Spectacular Show will be held on Saturday, December 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School. There will be a large variety of vendors available with products ranging from crafts to food. Come out and enjoy some local Christmas shopping and great entertainment all in one place! To register to be a vendor please contact Robin Baker (814-697-6691) by November 15th. 

The library is a drop off point for the Shinglehouse Baptist Church’s Operation Christmas Child program. You can stop in and pick up a shoebox to fill with Christmas items for a child and drop it back off here by November 11th. There are pamphlets with more information available on the display table.

The library will be closed on November 29th and 30th for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, December 2nd. 

Story Time with Pen takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. during the school year. Come and enjoy stories and songs weekly with a new theme each week! No pre-registration necessary.

The library’s book discussion group is reading The White Garden by Stephanie Barron. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, November 20th, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone interested in joining in on the discussion.

The “Writing Crew”, a writing group led by Cheri Thomas, is being held one Saturday a month at the library during the school year. The group meets this month on the 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in expanding his or her writing skills is invited to attend. 

The Stitch Together Knit and Crochet group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are always happy to add new members! Just bring along your current project and join in. Having problems with a pattern? Bring it in and they’ll help you through it. If you don’t knit or crochet, there’s always someone available and willing to teach.

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? Would you like to get together regularly with a group of others and share tips and information? We have a family history group that meets at the library regularly to do just that! The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Call the library at 814-697-6691 to register or if you have any questions.

Do you like to read, but can’t always make it to the library? We also have eBooks and audio books that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player.

The following memorials were received: Jacqui Garland from Judy & David Castano; Jacqui Garland from Sue Good; Jacqui Garland from Jesse & Colleen Hyde; Dot Bailey from Leo Stout; Jacqui Garland from William & Lina Mesler; Jacqui Garland from Pat & Tony Clark; Jacqui Garland from Frank & Sharon McClard; Jacqui Garland from Cathy Surra; Jacqui Garland from Gretchen Trask.

You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. Check out what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.
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The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on November 25th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

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