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The Discovery Den

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for leisurely hands-on projects

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for self-guided “mini make” projects – hands on activities that anyone can participate in – designed to educate, inspire, and engage. Each month there will be a different themed activity, and all the materials needed to complete the projects will be available inside the Discovery Den.

The first Discovery Den activity involves writing Haikus or other short poems on sticky notes that will then be placed on the beautiful tree mural on the wall, serving as a living art piece when completed. Other upcoming monthly activities include: Hero Masks (June), Fizzing Fireworks Art (July), Make Your Own Comic Book (Aug), Halloween Safety Lights (Oct), and more!

In addition to the monthly themed activities, the room is also equipped with iPads, a Fellowes Comb Binding Machine, a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine, and a Wolverine Slide/Negative Scanner. We invite everyone to come get hands-on at the Discovery Den at NOPL at North Syracuse!

Spring Gentle Yoga

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
Mar 252015


This Spring, NOPL at North Syracuse 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 April 11th  from 11am to noon. The program is called Gentle Yoga.

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April Movie Showings

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
Mar 252015


Family Movie Matinee- ‘Big Hero 6′

Tuesday April 7, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm

We will be showing the Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film, ‘Big Hero 6′.  Join us for the movie, popcorn and fun! Rated PG.



Family Movie-‘Annie’

Thursday April 9, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at N. Syracuse, Community Room

Come in and relax! Sing along with this fun Annie remake starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx. We will serve free popcorn and a beverage.
Movie Rated PG


Travel Film Series- ‘Virtual Vacation’

Friday April 24, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
We will show travelogues featuring a different, exciting location every month.This month’s movie:  Globe Trekker- Switzerland.  Whether you are planning a trip or taking a ‘virtual vacation’, these travel movies are sure to please!


Cicero Cinema Lovers

Wednesday April 29, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Enjoy watching a movie with other film fans followed by a lively, staff-led discussion.  We will talk about movie plots and characters and how cinema sends a message to viewers.  Films selected will include popular blockbusters, timeless classics, thought-provoking dramas, and more.This month’s title:  12 Angry Men

Cheryl Pula presentations 2015

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 23, 2015
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Calling North Syracuse Alumni!

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on February 24, 2015
Feb 242015

Volunteers are planning to scan Northern Onondaga Public Library’s collection of yearbooks for schools in the North Syracuse School District and make them available digitally online. But your help is needed! There are some years for which the library does not have yearbooks, and we are hoping you can help fill the gaps so that a complete collection can be scanned.

You’ll find a list below of yearbooks that are needed.  If you have one that is on the list, please contact Geoff, the Reference Librarian at NOPL at North Syracuse by calling (315)458-6184, and he can provide you with more details. The scanning process does not damage the yearbooks, and items will be returned to their owners after the scanning is complete.

Yearbooks Needed:

High School

North Syracuse Scribbler

  • 1925-1937
  • 1939-1940
  • 1942

North Syracuse Torch

  • 1947

North Syracuse Northmen

  • 1962

Cicero Orator

  • 1968-1969

Junior High & Middle School

Roxboro Road Junior High Boro Echoes

  • 1960
  • 1962
  • 1967

Roxboro Road Middle School Boro Echoes

  • 1969-1970
  • 1973-present

Gillette Road Middle School Reflections

  • 1969
  • 1975-1998
  • 2000-present



‘Our World Remade: World War I’ is a five-part reading and discussion series made possible through a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. The program is designed to encourage thoughtful discussion and personal reflection about the tragic and transformative ‘war to end all wars’. Readings include historical accounts; novels; poetry and eyewitness accounts.

Please join us for a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM to learn about the program, discuss the reading list and receive reading materials! Registration is required.

March 18: The War to End All Wars
April 1: A Call to Arms (and its Dissenters)
April 15: Incalculable Losses: The Battle of Verdun
April 29: Technology, Horror and Dehumanization
May 13: Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless

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