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

Don’t Worry, be Appy

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Since you can’t get rid of the apps that came with your tablet– the ones Apple or Google stuck there, like Mail, Calendar and Photos– you might as well make the best of it.  We’ll let you in on the secrets of those built-in apps and even show you how you can get around their limitations.  First hour:  iPad and iPhone.  Second hour:  Android tablets and phones.  Join Al Fasoldt and his wife, Nancy, at this two 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.

Two classes available:

Tuesday, October 14th 11am-1pm NOPL at Brewerton 

Wednesday, October 29th 2-4pm at NOPL at Cicero 

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.

Zinio

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 26, 2014
Sep 262014
 

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Access Zinio by clicking here

NOPL is excited to announce the addition of Zinio “the world’s largest newsstand”, providing our cardholders with access to digital magazines by way of a web browser or app. You can read the entire magazine, or print selected articles.  You can zoom in on photos and watch embedded videos.  Access more than 70 popular titles, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Kiplinger’s, Forbes, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Fitness, Martha Stewart Living, MacWorld, PC World, and Popular Photography.  All you need is a NOPL library card and a PIN number to get started.

What’s great about digital magazines?  They never have to be returned, and you won’t have to worry about losing them, or paying late fees.  The newest issue is available as soon as it appears on newsstands.  Browse titles, and check out as many as you want – no limit! Continue reading »

A New Season of Crafting

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 24, 2014
Sep 242014
 

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Make Your Own: Flower Pots at the LibraryFarm

Saturday October 11, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us at Cicero Public Library as we create faux-stone (hypertufa) to pack around or in to molds for our gardens, here and at home. Hypertufa is a cement-based mixture that turns out much lighter than concrete, making it perfect for DIY home projects. Bring your own molds or use what the LibraryFarm scrounges up, and create with us! Please bring enough plastic to take home your creation to cure, and your own gloves to keep your hands cleaner. Registration Required.

 

Simple Stories Scrapbooking

Learn a new style of keeping memories with quick  scrapbook and stamping techniques.
Participants have the option of either watching and learning – or choosing to become fully immersed and make the project for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

See all Scrapbooking event dates to Register

 

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 chose – become fully immersed and make the monthly projects for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

For more information, visit http://www.lynspaperpetunia.com/p/paper-arts-club.html

See all Paper Arts event dates to Register

 

Card Making

Make your own beautiful and unique homemade cards. During this workshop Barbara Burrows will teach four creative projects for you to customize and take home.

Adults and children over the age of 9 accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class).
Registration Requested.

To see sample projects, visit her blog at www.senditagain.blogspot.com.

See all Card Making Workshop event dates to Register

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. Continue reading »

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!

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