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

Genealogy Discussion Group

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on November 12, 2014
Nov 122014
 

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Trying to find your roots?  Then check out this free, informal small discussion opportunity.  This is not a class, but it is a chance to share ideas with others who are also conducting genealogical research.  Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet.  Please register or by calling 699-2032 or online through the events calendar. Register and view upcoming events for the Genealogy Discussion Group.

 

Friends of NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 17, 2014
Oct 172014
 

Friends of the Northern Onondaga Public Library

What is a Friend of the Library?

The Friends are a non-profit, charitable group formed to support the library. The Friends of Library are often involved in fundraising, advocacy, volunteering, public awareness campaigns, and literacy programs. Some examples of this are raising funds through ice cream socials and book & bake sales, purchasing special items not included in the library budget, assisting at children’s programs, finding individuals and groups to display artwork within the library, maintaining the exterior appearance of the libraries, and creating public support for the library.

How do I become a Friend of the Library?

Currently two branches within the NOPL system maintain Friends groups. All residents are invited to join and support their local public library. Depending on your branch’s group there may be different types of memberships. Learn more by attending a Friend’s meeting or library event. Read below for more information or pick up a handout at your local branch.

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Friends of NOPL at Brewerton

President: Terri Prichard

Friends of NOPL @ Brewerton are continually accepting new members. If you would like to join, please stop by the library and leave your name and contact information at the desk and we will get in touch with you or come to our next meeting in the Brewerton Library Community Room. Our next meeting has not yet been scheduled please check back for date and time.

-Karen Spera – Brewerton Friends Secretary

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Friends of NOPL at Cicero

Friends of NOPL @ Cicero are continually accepting new members. If you would like join, please stop by the library and leave your name and contact information at the desk and or email us we will get in touch with you.

Officers
  • President Joanne Ranz
  • Vice President Linda O’Connor
  • Secretary Elizabeth Villari
  • Treasurer Mary Ann Brown

Committees

  • Advertising Barbara Toly
  • Display Case Jackie Robbins
  • Flowers Judy Holden & Linda O’Connor
  • Membership Libby Thomas
  • Raffle Baskets Charlotte Coleman
  • Book Bundles Charlotte Coleman & Libby Thomas
  • Book & Bake Sales Chairpersons Linda O’Connor & Joanne Ranz
  • Scouts Libby Thomas
  • Ice Cream Social Linda O’Connor, Liz Cullen & 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

 

2015 Cicero Friends Special Events

Saturday, February 7, 2015 : Book and Bake Sale  9:30 – 4pm

Thursday, June 4, 2015: Ice Cream Social  4:00-8:00pm

Saturday, September 19, 2015: Book and Bake Sale  9:30 – 4pm

 

2015 Cicero Friends Meetings

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at NOPL @ Cicero Library.

January 14, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 6, 2015

September 2, 2015

October 21, 2015

 

 

 

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.

2015
Jan 27 – The First of July by Elizabeth Speller
Feb 24When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
March 31 -To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
April 28The Postmistress  by Sarah Blake
May 26Stones From a River by Ursula Hegi
June 30Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Aug 25- The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Sept 29Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Oct 27 - With or Without You by Domenica Ruta

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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

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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

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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 members with access to digital magazines by way of a web browser or app. You can read the entire magazines, zoom in on photos, watch embedded videos and follow web links.  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 »

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.
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