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Friday, May 2, 2014

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The Office of Attorney’s General Senior Crime Prevention University will take place
at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library on Friday, May 23rd, 1:00 p.m. With a large percentage of citizens over the age of 65, Pennsylvania residents are target for a wide variety of scams, cons and other crimes. The Senior Crime Prevention University (SCPU) educates older Pennsylvanians and their families throughout the Commonwealth on crime prevention. The goal is to make Pennsylvania's older population aware of the threat of fraud to the elder community, teach them how to avoid being victimized; and to make sure they know whom they should call when they are concerned about their safety and well-being. Educating seniors about crime and how to avoid it is the best way we can help seniors to help themselves. The theme of the Senior Crime Prevention University is "AWARE, AVOID, ALERT".

Flea Market Fridays: Finished with your Spring-cleaning? Have a pile of items that you are not using? Need some extra cash? The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library can help turn those items into cash! Every Friday beginning on May 2nd, rent space on the library lawn and sell your extra items. Interested sellers may reserve a spot by stopping in the library OR calling 697-6691. The set-up fee is $5.00 per table every Friday. Sellers are responsible for their own tables. Space is limited. Have your lawn sale on the library lawn and turn your extra items into extra cash!

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library was one of 75 libraries nation-wide chosen to receive a grant for a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called “Pushing the Limits”. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world. The last program will take place on May 21st at 6:00 p.m. To register and receive a copy of the book we will be discussing, Erik Larsen’s Thunderstruck, please stop by the library or call us at 697-6691.

The library’s book discussion group is reading A Rare Titanic Family by Julie Williams. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, May 21st, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone who would like to attend.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 26th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Reading starts on Wednesday, June 18th. This year there are programs for all ages. Sign up now so you don’t miss the fun! The theme this year is Fizz, Boom, Read!
There are some items that are needed for Summer Reading. If you are willing to donate any of these please drop them off at the library. Items needed for Summer Reading: straws; colored marshmallows; a box of Borax; 3 big bags of baking soda; tissue and shoe boxes; empty, clean water bottles; 1 bottle of dish soap; cooking oil; Alka Seltzer; skewers; vinegar; rubber bands (all sizes); cereal boxes; 3 bags of sugar.

The following ongoing monthly programming events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
• Genealogy research group: 2nd Friday of the month, 2:00 p.m. NOTE: Will not be meeting in May
• Story Time with Pen: every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
• Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
• Book discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.
• Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 4th Friday of the month 1:00 p.m.

The following memorials were received this month: Dewayne Hanel from Onilee Hamilton; Albert Olmstead from Thornton & Bertha May Downs; Albert Olmstead from William & Mary Buchanan; deceased Variety Club Quilters from Gert Washburn, Mary Morris, Alice Kidd, Sharon Kottwitz, Monica Thomas, Helen Wronowski, Becky & Dee Edwards; Charlotte Voorhees from Shinglehouse American Legion Auxiliary. Donations were received from Bonnie Surra, Liselle & Richard Esposito and Nanipops.

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. Go to our website and click on “Download Books”.

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. You can see what new books are available by clicking on the “New on the Shelves” tab.

“Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on May 19th at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

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