2017 Cicero Farmers Market

2017 Cicero Farmers Market

About Us The Cicero Farmers Market was established to provide a gathering place where local farmers, artisans, and food producers can sell directly to individuals in the community. Our focus is on organic food, sustainability, and supporting local entrepreneurs. Visit Us We are located on the grounds of the NOPL at Cicero Library (view Continue reading

Borrow a fishing rod!

Borrow a fishing rod!

NOPL Brewerton is now loaning fishing rods thanks to a partnership between the library and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation! The rods can be checked out for 1 week with 1 auto-renew; so it 's really for up to 2 weeks. You' ll get a rod and reel, sinker, 3 bobbers and 2 hooks. Instructions on casting a fishing rod Continue reading

Encore! Creative Aging Workshops

Encore! Creative Aging Workshops

Creative Aging workshops are a professionally run programs designed for adults 50 and older to engage in visual, literary and performing arts for social engagement, skill mastery, and meaningful artistic expression. What is Encore? Encore! is NOPL 's branded Creative Aging program and the first of its kind in Onondaga County. This season' s Encore! professional workshops will focus on the arts of poetry and photography and will begin in June 2017 at NOPL at North Syracuse. Seniors Continue reading

CNY Reads Announces 2017 Selection

CNY Reads Announces 2017 Selection

The Double Bind has been chosen as this year 's CNY Reads One Book selection. Want to get involved? Join the community as we read one book together. There will be a flurry of activity throughout the community from January through March 2017 that will tie in with this year' s selection. NOPL is home to several of the events (listed below), and you can find even more events related to The Double Bind, such as film screenings, discussions, stage productions, and an author visit, by visiting cnyreads.org. Brewerton Book Discussions The NOPL at Brewerton Book Discussion Group will Continue reading

Fall is for the Birds

Fall is for the Birds

Fall is my favorite season. It's harvest time in the garden, the leaves are a sea of brilliant colors and crisp mornings get paired with hot coffee and down vests. There are also lots of great opportunities in the fall to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of Central New York. I love Continue reading

Hotlist: 6 Indie Artists You Should Hear

Hotlist: 6 Indie Artists You Should Hear

Indie rock is an elusive genre. I love that it’s not part of the mainstream, but I hate that I can never find it anywhere. Every time I get in my car the radio is playing country music or top 40 hits, and I’ve pretty much given up checking local venues for alternative bands. Continue reading

I Borrowed Netflix from the Library

I Borrowed Netflix from the Library

Ahhh, NetFlix. They have movies, original shows and network TV shows. But you need your own subscription, right? Wrong! Did you know that you can access Netflix by simply borrowing a Roku from one of the NOPL libraries? A Roku is a device that will let you stream NetFlix (among lots of other channels too) Continue reading

Sample the e-book version: Me Before You

Sample the e-book version: Me Before You

The newest book-to-movie adaptation is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, set to be released in theaters June 3. Skip the long wait lines to read the hardcover edition and opt for a much shorter wait with an e-book. Get started with the sample below, and then head to OverDrive to place your hold on Continue reading

Getting into Goodreads

Getting into Goodreads

Do you wish you could easily keep track of the books you’ve read? Whether you enjoyed them or not? Learn about books similar to the ones you enjoyed? Access reviews written by readers just like you? With Goodreads, you can do all of this at once! I started using Goodreads in grad school to Continue reading

Add Energy to Your Gym Workouts

Add Energy to Your Gym Workouts

As much as I strive to be fit and eat healthy, I really don’t care for going to the gym. I feel empowered to make this confession by remembering that I’m not alone – there are lots of people out there who try to eat right and be active, but who just don’t enjoy Continue reading

Speed Reading e-Audiobooks

Speed Reading e-Audiobooks

Within my Facebook news stream I came across an interesting post called 50 Ways Happier, Healthier, and More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms written by Benjamin Hardy from Medium.com, a life learning blog focused on “accelerated learning, tech, anti-fragility and definite optimism”. I go through book-borrowing phases, and my current one focuses Continue reading

Weight Loss in Two Steps

Weight Loss in Two Steps

Just like everyone else in the world, I decided my New Year’s resolution is to lose weight in 2016. But I’m not going the traditional route and signing up for a yearly gym membership or weight loss program. I’m taking a different angle. Advertisers have a large influence over what we do, buy, and Continue reading