Archive for April, 2012

Learn something new today!

OCPL now subscribes to “Universal Class” free online classes. Any OCPL cardholder can take any of the 500 free high-quality personal enrichment and non-credit online courses. Universal Class offers engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units for selected courses. Users need an email address to create their personal Universal Class account and register for up to five classes at a time.

The online courses have real instructors that provide feedback. Course titles range from Meditation 101, to a variety of computer classes, to “Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties.”

JobNow. New York Library Job Information Site

The novelnewyork.org site has been enhanced with a new page for job seekers and a link to the Internet bibliographies of the New York State Library for the job seeker and current events pages. The Job Seekers page, featuring the JobNow product, has connections to the NYS Department of Labor’s Career Zone, a resource page to job and career information in New York’s public libraries and the bibliography.

Mike Carter is one of Tuesday educators at Library

Kids aged 5 to 12 can join us each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a variety of fun crafts, music, games, magic shows, and more. Free and open to the public. Check our calendar for program details.

Every Wednesday we show a Rated G movie starting at 3:30 p.m.!
Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.

The movies are projected on our 5 foot screen in the downstairs activity room. Movies will also be scheduled on school closing & holidays. Check our online calendar for what’s showing.

Join us every 2nd Sunday for a family matinee at 2:00 p.m.!

Literacy Coalition
  • FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS! Sign up for FREE picture books for pre-school aged children through the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS! Sign up for FREE picture books for pre-school aged children through the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County.
Library Academy
  • Encyclopedias, Databases & Directories Available for free to OCPL cardholders.
  • Learning Express Practise tests, resume tips, computer tutorials, e-books
  • Lynda.com Free online learning site to help you pursue your personal and professional goals. A library of over 3,000 courses that includes over 130,00 videos on topics related to business, web development, Micrsoft Office and more.
  • More Education Links Compiled by librarians from OCPL.
  • Video Lectures College classes on video…for free!! Variety of topics.
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