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October 31, 2013

Navigators here to help with Affordable Care Act

The Daily Star

---- — Oneonta is home to two Navigators for the New York State Health Plan Marketplace. If you would like individual help in signing up for a health care plan, please call 432-4500, extension 205. Appointments take about 1.5 hours and a Navigator will help you through the process but will not make decisions for you.


The library is launching a Pinterest page! Pinterest is an Internet bulletin board where people worldwide can share everything from favorite recipes to inspiring quotes in one convenient place. The site was started in 2011 and now has more than 70 million people subscribed. The best part is that signing up for Pinterest is free and it can be downloaded as an app to any device. The library’s profile will have multiple boards including:

• New Ebook and Audiobook Downloads with the link to the Download Zone website for easy access

• Monthly themes

• Literary Tattoos

• Adult Non-Fiction

• Young Adult Fiction

• Local History

We hope to increase the communication between the library and the community with this social media tool. Our followers can send comments, questions or suggestions. It’s easy and it’s fun! If you are already a member on Pinterest, visit the library’s page at In honor of the unofficial holiday, we’ve created a board for Spooky Reads. Have fun!


Friends of the Library will sponsor an antiques program at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Kevin Herrick, owner of Lettis Auction Services will present a talk on antiques and collectibles. Audience members are invited to bring one antique to the program. Herrick will discuss each antique and give its current value. The program is free and open to the public.

The library will host a presentation on the Affordable Care Act from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Please call the Library at 432-1980 to register for this informational session.

Story times are ongoing. Please stop by the library to register for Tiny Tots, Lapsit, Toddlers & Parents or story time for after-school children.

Internet Resources for the Genealogist: Call or stop by to register for one of the following times: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. 

Genealogy Research Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Walk-ins welcome. 

eBook Classes: Computers provided; registration required. All classes run for about an hour. Stop by or call to register for either of the following classes: 

Kindle (and Kindle App) classes will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 

Non-Kindle classes will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6; and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7. 

Audiobooks classes, covering MP3 players, Computers, iPods, iPads, Kindle Fires, Nook HD, etc., will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Stop by or call to register. 

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Tina Winstead is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at