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The LibraryFarm is raising funds to upgrade and improve its grounds and communications in 2015. Adrienne, NOPL at Cicero’s Coordinator for the LibraryFarm is leading the campaign and needs your help. Read more and give donations at: thelibraryfarm.mydagsite.com starting Monday, January 19th!
Here is some of the improvements the LibraryFarm is looking to make:
- Wheelchair access
- Appropriate tool storage
- Communications tools
- Accessible watering resources
- And shade, and seedlings, and compost, and so much more.
Give Green to Grow Greens and help the LibraryFarm flourish in 2015!
In the spirit of the season, the NOPL libraries of Cicero, North Syracuse and Brewerton will be offering a Food for Fines exchange. NOPL’s Food for Fines will start on February 1 and continue to February 14, 2015. For each eligible food item you bring to the library, we will waive $1 in fines. The NOPL libraries will waive up to $10 in overdue fines, but if you want to donate more, we will happily accept.
Donations will go to food pantries at the United Methodist Church of Brewerton, St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse, and the Sacred Heart Church in Cicero.
Here are the items we will be accepting: coffee, tea, juice, canned or dried fruits, pudding mixes, canned vegetables, soups and stews, cake, brownie, muffin mixes, canned meats, hash, chili, crackers, pork and beans, tuna, pasta, rice, grains, cereals and oatmeal, dried beans/legumes, chips, pretzels, popcorn, macaroni & cheese, pop-tarts, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly/jam, canned & dry soups, rice and rice dishes, cereals & oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup, pet food, diapers, baby food and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant or toothpaste.
There are a few restrictions: Only cans or nonperishable items. No glass containers. Nothing past the expiration date, damaged, dented, rusted, or opened will be accepted. Only fines will be waived, not charges for lost or damaged materials.
Make a meaningful difference in our community with your food donations, and NOPL will give you the added benefit of reducing your library fines.
The Military History Lecture Series is organized by the Society for the Preservation of Military History(SPMH). Lectures occur monthly during the academic year at the North Syracuse Library, and are open to all.
The SPMH’s mission statement
Recognizing and understanding the importance of preserving and studying military history, our society dedicates itself to the gathering and dissemination of world military history. This applies especially to the archiving and collecting of artifacts, documents, and related materials that pertain to the unique military heritage of the United States and its veterans who have maintained our freedoms and way of life. The society will serve to educate our community about military history, the role of the Armed Forces, and through learning, promote their positive and vital role in our society.
Registration not required, but signing up will trigger an email reminder to be sent to you the day before the event. Click the title of the series to register.
Dates and Lecturers for the 2014-2015 Series
Location: NOPL at North Syracuse
September 11, 2014: The Battle of Khambula. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger
October 9, 2014: Military History 201. Lecturer: Tom Flickinger
November 13, 2014: Military History 202. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger
December 11, 2014: World War I: The Christmas Truce.
January 8, 2015: The 21st Century through the Lens of Military History. (A Panel Discussion)
February 12, 2015: Ending World War II in the Pacific. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger
March 12, 2015: World War I: The Khaki Jacks (British Naval Infantry) Lecturer: Tim Green
April 9, 2015: The Battle of Saipan. Lecturer: Kevin Lynch
May 14, 2015: Indian Warfare and Tactics in the West. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger
June 11, 2015: The Tactics of Operation Enduring Freedom: A Critical Analysis. Lecturer: SGT Charles Preuss III.