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November 21, 2013

Communication is key for library patrons

The Daily Star

---- — The Huntington Library is continuing to improve the mechanisms for communicating with our patrons.

Beginning in mid-November, we have begun to send eNews to our patrons with email addresses. If you would like to sign up to receive the eNews, please go to our website. and click on “Subscribe to our eNews by clicking here.” Library news will focus primarily on our events and programs but we will also include updates and information about our services. You can unsubscribe at any time.


We want to hear from you! Starting Dec. 2 through Dec. 23 the library will run an online technology impact survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information.

Please support the library and help us improve our services. On Dec. 2, go to the library website and click on the survey button to fill out the survey or access it from one of the library’s public access computers.

Impact Survey is a project of the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, inquire at the library information desk or visit


The Greeting Cards of Rockwell Kent presented by Robert Rightmire will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Kent was once called America’s most popular artist. Since that time in the 1930s, his place in 20th-century American art has evolved from being forgotten to being rediscovered. He was known as a painter, illustrator, print maker, wood engraver, author, architect and social and political activist. All of these mediums of expression are seen in the greeting cards he created from 1910 to the 1960s. This talk will offer an introduction to Rockwell Kent’s art.

Author and speaker Robert Rightmire is a retired history teacher at the high school and college level. He has spent the past six years searching and discovering Kent’s postcards and has compiled them in a book that is available through Plattsburgh State Art Museum. The book is filled with 175, full color prints that Rightmire has meticulously described.

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator assistance will continue. A local Navigator who will help you through the online process of signing up for health insurance will be at the Library on Mondays and Thursdays in November and December. You must call (800) 231-0744 to make an appointment. Oneonta is also home to two Navigators. If you would like visit a Navigator, please call 432-4500, ext. 205. Appointments take about 1½ hours and a Navigator will help you through the process but will not make decisions for you.

Story times are ongoing. Please stop by or call the library to register for one of our sessions for Tiny Tots, Lapsit, Toddlers & Parents or After-school programs.

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