Adults


Check out what NOPL has to offer for adults! Music, lectures, continuing education, book groups, and more!

Oct 272014
 

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Shop ’til You Bop: Shopping with Apps!


Put the music on, relax and download your holiday gifts at your favorite app store.  We’ll show you our Cheapskate’s Buying Guide of apps for both Apple and Android.  We’ll demo the best of the bunch.  And, we’ll concentrate on apps that work on both sides of the Apple-Google aisle. Join Al Fasoldt and his wife, Nancy, at this one hour workshop.  Al is the technology writer for The Post-Standard and Nancy teaches readers how to enjoy the ePost-Standard.Registration is required, space is limited.
There will be two dates for this class:
Friday, November 14 at 11am at NOPL at Cicero 
Wednesday, November 19 at 6pm at NOPL at Brewerton 

Composting 101

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 27, 2014
Oct 272014
 

Compost 101

Compost 101


Wednesday November 12, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Cicero, Community Rm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Onondaga Country Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) for a basic, introductory workshop about composting at home and in the county. Learn the basics, how to get started at home, and troubleshooting with the experts!

Registration requested.

 

Aquaponics

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 23, 2014
Oct 232014
 

Aquaponics 101


Wednesday November 5, 2014
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
NOPL at Cicero- Community Rm
Did you know you can grow your own fish and salad in the same space?
Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (fish-farming) to produce efficient, multi-benefit food production systems.

Come learn from Laurie Trotta, Assistant Professor of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at SUNY Morrisville, home to a 4,000 gallon aquaponics system that produces 22,000 heads of lettuces and 1,700 pounds of tilapia every year.

Ghost Writer Contest

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 8, 2014
Oct 082014
 

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Contest:

On October 1st NOPL at Cicero will start a challenging four week contest called the Ghost Writer.

Ghost Writer Display

The Game:

Each week the main display table, at NOPL at Cicero, will feature a tombstone with a “cross-word” type clue. Using this clue you must identify the author who has “passed” and submit your answer. Ballots will be available on the display.

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Click image to enlarge. Clues for week one (ends Saturday Oct.11th)

Ghost Writer Week 2 Clues

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct.18th)

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct. 25)

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct. 25)

Ghost Writer Week 4 Clues

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week 4 (ends Saturday Nov. 1)

To Win:

On Saturdays, beginning Oct. 11 a winner will be drawn from among the correct answers.  Winners will receive a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.  The identity of the previous week’s author will be posted on a second tombstone along with an explanation of the clues.

Come give your best guess as to who is speaking to you from beyond the grave!

Look for additional clues on NOPL at Cicero’s Facebook page!

OneClickdigital

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 3, 2014
Oct 032014
 

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For One Click Digital click here.

Note: To checkout items you will need to create a One Click Digital log-in in account.

Step by Step Guide:

  •  Click on here to go to NOPL’s login page.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and pin. Once you have logged in with take you to OneClickdigital’s website.
  • First time users need to set a OneClickdigital account. From the library’s OneClickdigital site, select CREATE NEW ACCOUNT at the top-right. Continue reading »

Book Discussion Groups

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
Oct 012014
 

Relax and ReadAll three NOPL locations host regular book discussion groups throughout the year. These groups are open to the public. Check to see what they’re reading at your local NOPL and come to discuss books with your fellow community members.

Brewerton Book Discussion Group

All meetings are at 6:30 PM and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions. Light refreshments are served.

August 26, 2014 – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
September 30, 2014 – Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
October 28, 2014 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
November 25, 2014 – The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

 Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Namesake
 by Jhumpa Lahiri (CNY READS selection)
Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven 
by Fannie Flagg
 The Whole Golden World 
by Kristina Riggle
The Light Between Oceans 
by M.L. Stedman
After Her
 by Joyce Maynard
The Journal of Best Practices
 by David Finch
After Life by Rhian Ellis
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage
Mercy Train by Rae Meadows
Fool by Frederick Dillen
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Private Life by Jane Smiley
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
1000 White Women by Jim Fergus
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Cutting For Stone by A.Verghese
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Cicero Book Discussion Group

All meetings are at 6:30 PM in the NOPL at Cicero Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Official name: The Jean Barletta Book Discussion Group, in memory of Jean Barletta.

August 19, 2014 –  Huckleberry Flynn by Mark Twain
September 16, 2014 –  Men We Reaped by Jusmyn Ward
October 21, 2014  - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
November 18, 2014 –  I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
December 16, 2014 –  (Reader’s Choice) … “Uplifting”
January 20, 2015 –  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
February 17, 2015 - The Fault in our Stars by John Green
March 17, 2015 – Any book by poet Billy Collins
April 21, 2015 – She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
May 19, 2015 –  Planning Meeting
June 16, 2015 – What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Mystery Night (Reader’s Choice)
View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Light Between Oceans
 by M.L. Stedman
America’s Women
 by Gail Collins
Tortilla Curtain
  by T.C. Boyle
Flight Behavior 
by Barbara Kingsolver
Very Valentine
 by Adrianna Trigiani
Townie: A Memoir
 by Andre Dubus III
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Readers Choice (holiday selection)
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Swamplandia!  by Karen Russell
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Anything by author Carl Hiaasen
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Poetry Month. Reader’s Choice (Poetry)
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
Wish You Well by David Baldacci
Reader’s Choice (Civil War related)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Hotel on the Corner Between Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Careless in Red by Elizabeth George
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Persuasion by Jane Austen

North Syracuse Book Discussion Group341/365 Outdoor reading

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL at North Syracuse and everyone are welcome to attend any or all discussions.

August 4, 2014 – The Returned by Jason Mott
September 8, 2014 – 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
October 6, 2014 – The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
November 3, 2014 – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
December 1, 2014 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
January 5 2015 – Planning Session
February 2 2015 – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
The Namesake 
by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Handmaid’s Tale 
by Margaret Atwood
 Outliers 
by Malcolm Gladwell
Where’d You Go, Bernadette 
by Maria Semple
Quiet 
by Susan Cain
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 by Jamie Ford
Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalie
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Faithful Place by Tana French.
Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robison
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
In The Garden of Beasts by  Erik Larson
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexander Fuller
A Fierce Radiance, by Lauren Belfer
The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran
The Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne
She Came From West Virginia, by Paul Dodd
My Name is Mary Sutter, by Robin Oliveira
The Lost City of Z, by David Grann

 

 

Book Club Kits: Make Your Own Book Club!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking for new titles for your book discussion group? Let NOPL help! We added nearly two dozen kits to this growing collection that will appeal to all types of reading groups, featuring romance novels, mysteries, popular non-fiction and many New-York Times best sellers. Each kit contains ten paperback copies of the same title and a discussion guide. The entire kit can be checked out for a six-week period on one person’s library card. Watch for new titles! Click here for our full collection. If you are looking to create a monthly book group at NOPL, a clerk or librarian can help you schedule times at our libraries’ community rooms.

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