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

NOPL Express

 Posted by pete on July 20, 2013
Jul 202013
 

NOPLexpress-showcaseCheck out our new NOPL Express collection!

  • New Bestsellers, Fiction and Non Fiction.
  • 7-day loan
  • One 7-day renewal
  • No holds
  • Books must be returned to any NOPL Library.

Here are the latest and upcoming Express books:

Rocket Languages

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 14, 2013
Jun 142013
 

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!

Careers and Financial Literacy at NOPL

 Posted by pete on June 13, 2013
Jun 132013
 

AARP Tax Preparation

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 12 to 5pm
February 3rd – April 14th
NOPL @ N. Syracuse

Three times a week an AARP representative will help you prepare your 2012 tax forms this tax season. Sign up at the NOPL @ N. Syracuse information desk at or call 458-6184. (No program on Presidents Day.) Click to see all times in our calendar.

Forty Above: Workers in Transition

Fridays from 9:30am – 11:30am
NOPL @ N. Syracuse

40 Above is a networking group for unemployed professionals. Get job search advice, learn how to improve your resume, prep for job interviews and share contacts and resources with others seeking new career opportunities. New members welcome each week. Click to see all times.


Online databases

LearningExpress Library

An interactive online practice for academic and licensing tests including civil service, ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT and more. It also contains dozens of career related eBooks and software tutorials.

Job & Career Accelerator

Combines everything you need for a successful job search. Explore occupations, search national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, and improve your work skills with software tutorials.


In our catalog

Here are twenty recent personal finance, money, and invenstments books available at the NOPL Libraries: Money-Smart-Books-at-NOPL.pdf


Free financial literacy web resources

MyMoney.Gov
www.MyMoney.gov
The U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

Money Matters: Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov/moneymatters
Money Matters is a comprehensive personal finance website sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC.) The FTC, the nation’s consumer protection agency, created this website to help you tackle some money issues head-on. Educational categories include: Scam Watch, Credit Cards, Managing Your Money, Dealing with Debt, Your Home, and Jobs.

Money As You Grow
www.moneyasyougrow.org
The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability has developed Money as You Grow, a website creatively highlighting the 20 essential lessons kids need to learn about money. It divides up the lessons per age group and includes a downloadable poster.

National Endowment for Financial Education
www.smartaboutmoney.org
Smart About Money, or SAM, is one of the many resources of the National Endowment for Financial Education(NEFE). NEFE is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping you make sound financial decisions throughout life’s ups and downs. At SAM, you’ll find practical articles, worksheets, tips and valuable resources from across the Web to help you understand and manage your money.

WaysHome: Fannie Mae
www.KnowYourOptions.com
WaysHome™ from Fannie Mae is an innovative new tool in mortgage education. If you are struggling with your mortgage payments or facing foreclosure, Fannie Mae has created KnowYourOptions.com; so you can find the information you need, and get help before it’s too late.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
www.360financialliteracy.org
360 degrees of financial literacy is a free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Library Farm Open House

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 4, 2013
Jun 042013
 

Library Farm Open HouseIt’s a perfect time to visit the LibraryFarm and see how we are growing and changing. The LibraryFarm will host informational programming, with plenty of hands-on fun for everyone. We will also have volunteers available for group or individual tours of the LibraryFarm.

Schedule of Events in our Community Room:
11:00 am “Sustainability: What’s the Big Deal?” Presented by GreeningUSA
12:00 pm “Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard” Presented by Janet Allen, Habitat Gardening of CNY
2:00 pm “ All about Organic Farms and Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)” Presented by Freedom Rains Farm

Informational stations, occurring throughout the day, will be located under the front portico:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener’s “Ask a Gardener!” Station with soil testing available
  • GreeningUSA
  • Friends of the Cicero Public Library
  • [Located in garden] Growing strawberries/lettuces in a barrel with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners
  • An interactive presentation of the LibraryFarm’s Master Plan

Hands-on Stations are found outside on the library’s picnic tables and consist of:

  • Make a container scarecrow
  • Plant and Take a sunflower and pumpkin
  • Make a seed bomb
  • Make a wasp decoy
  • Help stuff the garden scarecrows

And so much more!

Light refreshments will be served throughout the day in our community room.
Some events happening outside will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Family History Video Kit

 Posted by pete on May 3, 2013
May 032013
 

Includes: Flip camera, instructions, and sample questions.

You can check out one of our easy to use Flip video cameras for up to one week. Record your family’s stories on the camera and save to you own computer or we can help you burn to a disc. You must be at least 18 years old, have a valid photo ID and a NOPL library card. Ask at the reference desk if you have any questions. Let us help you discover and preserve your story.

Check availability and place a hold.

20 Questions for Interviewing Relatives: PDF format or DOCX format

Here is our reference librarian, Sue Clarey, discussing her maternal great-grandmother:

Download Music

 Posted by NicoleH on January 20, 2013
Jan 202013
 

Downloadable instructions for freegal.

freegal (rhymes with legal) is a downloadable music service, like iTunes from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download special software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Access to freegal is limited to NOPL patrons. See freegal FAQs for more information. For the latest news and popular songs on freegal, check out their blog.

Freegal is now available on phones and tablets.  Download from the iTunes App Store and the Android MarketPlace.

 

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