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

'Injuries of the Knee & Shoulder' presented by St. Joseph's Hospital

Wednesday April 23, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Community Rm
‘Ligament and Cartilage Injuries of the Knee & Shoulder: What surgical and therapeutic options are available?’
Presented by Todd Battaglia, MD and Ryan Smart, MD, Orthopedic Surgeons specializing in Sports Medicine.

Learn about:

  • Types of shoulder and knee injuries 
  • Common causes of knee ligament and cartilage injuries 
  • Shoulder instability, rotator cuff injury, and arthritis 
  • Surgical and therapeutic treatment options 

Registration is required. St. Joseph’s handles sign-up for this event – simply call (315) 744-1244!


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‘ Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators’; HGCNY
Tuesday April 29, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Cicero - Community Rm
‘ Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators’; presented by Janet Allen, President at Habitat Gardening of Central New York. LibraryFarm meeting.

Pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat! Learn how to landscape and garden with these helpful critters in mind. LibraryFarm meeting will follow. Registration is required, Sign up now!

Gentle Yoga

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 24, 2014
Mar 242014

Gentle Yoga by Yoga with Linda


Starting March 29th and every Saturday in April at NOPL @ North Syracuse

Saturday, March 29, 11-12pm : Register now
Saturday, April 5, 11-12pm : Register now
Saturday, April 12, 11-12pm : Register now
Saturday, April 19, 11-12pm : Register now
Saturday, April 26, 11-12pm : Register now

Give Yoga a Try.

Many people think of Yoga as an exercise regimen or as a meditation practice. Yoga can be either of these but it can also be much more. Over the past 20 years in the US, this activity has moved from way out on the fringe into the mainstream. If you haven’t tried yoga, aren’t you curious about it?

NOPL @ North Syracuse is offering sessions at the library: there’s no cost, no walls of mirrors, no prerequisite fitness level or performance expectations. Everyone belongs, especially beginners who have never identified with the hyper-flexible people posing in yoga pictures. Please bring your own yoga mat; there will also be a limited number available to purchase for $15 courtesy of ‘Yoga with Linda.’

A certified Yoga instructor, Linda Haverlock, will be at the North Syracuse Library for five consecutive Saturdays. For more information about the instructor, please visit

Registration is required for each class. Space is limited, so sign up early.

View full schedule of Gentle Yoga Events here.

Card Making Workshop

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 19, 2014
Mar 192014

Card Making Workshop with Barbara Burrows

Join fellow papercrafting enthusiasts for a fun and creative evening. You can make beautiful and unique greeting cards for all occasions under the guidance of Barbara Burrows!

Adults and children over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class).
Registration Required.

To see sample projects, visit her website at

Check out current and future dates for Card Making. Sign up by clicking on the hand icon within our Library Insights Calendar or sign up for a date below.

Sign up for May’s Card Making Workshops

Monday, May 5th 6:00pm-7:30pm NOPL@Brewerton

Tuesday, May 6th 5pm-7:45pm NOPL@N.Syracuse



Crafts & DIY

 Posted by pete on February 25, 2014
Feb 252014

Card Making Slider March

There are plenty of programs and resources for crafters, makers, and do-it-yourselfers at the library.

Adult Programs

Card Making with Barbara Burrows

Join fellow papercrafting enthusiasts for a fun and creative evening. You can make beautiful and unique greeting cards for all occasions under the guidance of Barbara Burrows! Adults and children over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class). Click here for upcoming events!

NOPL Knitters

Mondays at 10am at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Tuesdays at 11am at NOPL @ Cicero
Thursdays at 5:30pm at @ NOPL @ Cicero
Meet other knitters (and crocheters) and learn or improve your technique. Bring your project or come empty-handed and eager to learn this excellent, impressive, ages-old yet undiminished craft. New members welcome each week. Our members’ experience ranges from beginner to experienced. The only criteria to join are needles (or hook) and yarn! Visit their website for more!

Brewerton Knitters

Fridays at 10:30am
NOPL @ Brewerton

A  group of people who want to learn or share knitting techniques or projects.  Everyone is invited to join us!  Click here for their upcoming events!

Paper Arts Club

Presented by Lyn’s Paper Petunia. Join in for learning and creating with our Paper Arts Club! Participants have the option of either watching and learning, or if you choose, becoming fully immersed and making the monthly projects for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

Registration Required. Click here for their upcoming events!

Kids, Tweens, and Teens

Maker Club

We make things! At each session, we’ll focus on a different skill area (cardboard, Perler beads, tape, mechanical engineering, and others!). Choose from suggested projects, or come up with your own. You can also get ideas for more things to make at home, work together on ideas, help brainstorm future Club projects, and show off your work.

Click here for more info
Click here for upcoming Maker Club events

Lego Club

Come explore your creative side at the library with Legos! Children can either follow special project directions or build from their imaginations. We have more than 50 pounds of Legos to build your creations.

Click here for upcoming Lego Club events

Online Resources

Universal Classes

Universal class offers over 500 free high-quality personal enrichment and non-credit online courses.  Offers engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, and graded lesson tests. Crafting classes include: Arts and Crafts, Drawing, Food Preparation, Gardening, Home Decorating, & Visual Arts

Friends of NOPL

 Posted by pete on February 4, 2014
Feb 042014

Each of the three libraries within the NOPL system maintains its own Friends group. All residents are invited to join up and support their local public library.

Friends of NOPL at Brewerton

President: Terri Prichard

Annual Book Sale dates are set for June 19, 20, and 21, 2014.

Friends of NOPL @ Brewerton are continually accepting new members. Our Annual Book Sale, our largest program, is right around the corner. All volunteers are needed to collect, sort, and sell the thousands of books we have to offer. For more information, please come to a meeting.

Next meeting is in the Brewerton Library Community Room and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome and bring a friend!

Friends of NOPL at Cicero

President Joanne Ranz

What do the Cicero Friends do?

Create community support and advocate for the library.
Raise funds to purchase special items not included in the library budget.
Sponsor reading programs for children.
Encourage individuals and groups to display in the library display case.
Maintain the flowers at the library entrance.

Join us at our annual events!
Be a Friend! Friends Membership Form (PDF)

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
~ John Lennon

Friends of NOPL at North Syracuse

  • Officers:
  • President Mary Kay Dwyer, 458-8767 mkaydwyer[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Vice President Auriol Doherty
  • Secretary Reba Spencer
  • Treasurer Darlene Piper
  • Public Relations Joy Tooley, 452-1910, joy41457[at]yahoo[dot]com
  • Mission statement:
  • To enhance the effectiveness of NOPL @ North Syracuse by providing support of both a financial and volunteer nature, to promote, sponsor, and to carry out educational and public service purposes and objectives so as to encourage citizen interest and participation in the public library.
  • We welcome and encourage new members to join us in fulfilling our mission statement.
  • Monthly meetings:
  • Date: First Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Place: NOPL at North Syracuse
  • Join the N. Syracuse Friends (PDF brochure)
  • The Friends of NOPL at North Syracuse are on Facebook.
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