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

Gentle Yoga Oct-Nov 2014

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 22, 2014
Sep 222014
 

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Throughout October, NOPL is giving patrons a chance to center and balance their body and mind. Linda Haverlock, a certified yoga instructor at the Yoga with Linda Studio in Cicero, will be at the NOPL at North Syracuse Library for five consecutive Saturdays starting October 4 from 11am to noon. The program is called Gentle Yoga.

Sign up for: October 4October 11October 18October 25November 1.

The Gentle Yoga sessions at the library are as accessible as possible: there’s no cost, no walls or mirrors, no prerequisite fitness level or performance expectations. Everyone belongs, especially beginners. The goal of gentle yoga is to ease into stretches using breathing exercises. “This type of yoga is good for everyone to help release tension and stress in our muscles and other areas of our bodies,” Linda says.

Over the past 20 years in the US, this activity has moved from way out on the fringe into the mainstream. Linda started ten years ago after attending a yoga class taught by a friend. “After one class, I was hooked and began my journey.” Yoga can seem daunting to start, due to the images of hyper-flexible people in difficult poses as seen in health magazines and on fitness television. “Many people think that you need flexibility in order to participate in yoga practice,” Linda says. “Gaining flexibility is what happens naturally when you come to yoga class.”

According to Linda, “Yoga opens up a whole new world as we learn to integrate breath with movement or sitting quietly in meditation, combining mind, body and soul.” The facts are on her side, as yoga has been shown to help reduce anxiety, stress, and tension, and can contribute to lowering blood pressure.

Yoga is a great start to a healthier lifestyle, and October is a great time to learn an indoor exercise. Register for the classes at any NOPL Library or online. Get healthy, relieve stress, and feel better about yourself.

Gentle Yoga (with Linda Haverlock)
Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1 from 11 am to noon
NOPL at North Syracuse, Community Room.

Get a Library Card this September

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on August 21, 2014
Aug 212014
 

Library Card Sign-up Month

 

The Most Important School Supply of All

Book bags, notebooks, t-shirts, jeans,

There’s no end to the list of supplies, or so it seems.

And just when you think that you’re all done,

We suggest that you add another one.

This last supply is worth its weight in gold,

And with all the things you can do with it, it never gets old.

You can have an adventure, find a new love,

Study the classics, or anything you can dream of!

It’s a library card, if you haven’t already guessed,

And there are so many reasons we think it’s the best!

 

Northern Onondaga Public Libraries (NOPL) are proud to join the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month throughout September.  We encourage everyone who doesn’t already have a card to visit the library and sign up for one!

A NOPL library card entitles you to preferred access to NOPL materials which include new books by popular authors, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Use your card to access digitized newspapers and genealogy resources at the library.  Increasingly, the library has a “digital branch” and your card lets you access free learning resources wherever you are.  Traveling to Spain?  Use Rocket Languages to prepare for your trip.  Studying for a test? Use LearningExpress Library to take practice exams for hundreds of tests including GED, SAT, CLEP, GRE, basic and advanced skills for students of all ages. And when homework is done, your library card will let you download eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos.  Beginning this October, NOPL cardholders will have access to a wide selection of popular magazines to read online, download and keep. Watch for news about Zinio!

To sign up for a library card, adults need a valid photo ID that shows a current Onondaga County mailing address.  Children applying for a library card should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Out of County residents may obtain a NOPL library card for a $35 annual fee.

If you have any questions or are ready to sign up, stop in to our Brewerton, Cicero or North Syracuse branches today!

 

Coming Soon: Borrow a Roku!

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on August 20, 2014
Aug 202014
 

Roku

What is Roku? Roku is a device that hooks up to your TV and wireless internet to provide you with a Smart TV experience with streaming player technology. The Roku will allow you to stream popular television shows and movies through Netflix, as well as to access other free channels.

To use the Roku you need to have wireless Internet and have either an HDMI or component input on your television. The Roku kit will provide you with the rest. Just plug in the Roku to your TV, connect it to your Wi-Fi and start watching Netflix content.

Roku Kit includes: 1. bag to carry out the Roku kit. 2. HDMI cord. 3. Component inputs.  4. Roku power cord. 5. Roku Streaming device. 6. Remote 7. Instruction booklets.

Roku Kit includes: 1. Kit Bag 2. HDMI cord 3. RCA cables. 4. AC power adapter  5. Roku Streaming device. 6. Roku remote 7. Instruction booklets.

PLEASE NOTE: Each NOPL library Roku device will be available for a one week checkout with no renewals. A hold can be placed on the Roku, but the devices need to be returned to the same NOPL where they were checked out.

Setup Instructions:

  1. Plug in the AC Power cable into the Roku box and wall socket; there is no on/off switch on the Roku box, it stays on.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable or RCA cables into the Roku box and your TV.
  3. If using HDMI, do what is necessary to have your TV use the HDMI port as an input source.
  4. Use the Roku remote to connect to your home WiFi for internet connection
    • Go to the settings menu, select Network
    • Follow prompts to connect to your home WiFi, you may have to enter a password if your home WiFi requires it.
  5. Use the Roku remote to select a channel and watch.

Additionally, this video can aid you in the setup of the Roku if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Other than your home Wi-Fi password, do not enter any of your personal account information to any of the channels, as it will not be cleared when you return it. Also, do not attempt to add or remove any channels.

Examples of free channels included are:

Movies & TV –Crackle, PBS, PBS Kids, Crunchyroll, Manga, Popcorn Flix, Smithsonian Channel, Shag Films, Disney

Fitness – All Fitness TV, Live Exercise, Yoga Vibes

Recipes – All Recipes.com

Internet TV-   Open Film

Music- Audio Crush

News- Fox News, NBC News, WSJ Live, Weather Underground

Science & Technology – C|NET, MIT, NASA TV, Revision3, TED

The Library is providing a Netflix subscription with the Roku device; the other channels on the Roku box have some free content. Please enjoy the free content and do not attempt to purchase any of the offered pay per view content on this device.

Roku Devices will be available for check out at NOPL branches September 3rd 2014.

Rocket Languages

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on July 31, 2014
Jul 312014
 

Rocket Language: learn a new language

Learn a language on your own terms and in your own time.

With Rocket Languages’ Interactive Audio Course speaking and improving your language skills can be easy. Learn to speak any language naturally by taking part in the modern, everyday conversation. The coarse consists of language and cultural lessons that build vocabulary and improve your audio recognition of common words and phrases. Also, Rocket Languages makes testing your new language skills fun with Master Games.

Rocket offers many language options, such as: Spanish, French, Sign Language, German, Chinese and many more.

Try Rocket Languages Now!

Intro to Zen Meditation

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 30, 2014
Jun 302014
 

Into to Zen Meditation

Intro to Zen Meditation


Monday July 7, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL @ Cicero, Community Rm
Intro to Zen Meditation:

 

Meditation is a proven way to reduce stress and enhance wellness. Join us for a four-week workshop as a long-time practitioner with the Zen Center of Syracuse visits the library to present an introduction to meditation.

 

Please wear loose, comfortable-fitting clothing to help accommodate meditation postures (chairs will also be available for participants).

 

Registration is required for each class. Space is limited, so sign up early. Enter your e-mail address to receive a courtesy reminder three days before the event.

 

Class Dates: (Click date to Register)

 

The format will include basic meditation sessions with an informal discussion afterwards. Participants will be given short, informative readings over the course of the workshop.

I love my Librarian 2014 Award

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 30, 2014
Jun 302014
 

I love my Librarian Awards

 

Do you have a favorite librarian? Would you like to nominate him or her for an award? Well, now you can!

Nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12. To nominate your favorite librarian, all you need to do is answer a few questions at:  http://www.ilovelibraries.org/nominate-public-librarian.

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