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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.


NOPL Knitters

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 11, 2012
Jun 112012

Mondays at 10am at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Mondays at 6:30pm at NOPL @ Brewerton (Starts Sept. 22, 2014)
Tuesdays at 10am at NOPL @ Cicero
Thursdays at 5:30pm at NOPL @ Cicero

The NOPL Knitters debut their third weekly get-together, now at NOPL @ N. Syracuse!

Meet other knitters and crocheters and share your current project. Learn or improve your technique.

Knitters at the 2012 Cicero Community Festival. Knitters won an award there for “Best Community Organization.”

Our members’ experience ranges from beginner to experienced. The only criteria to join are needles (or hook) and yarn. Joining is easy—just show up! No forms to fill out, no dues to pay. 

We have a mascot, named Esther. Her sweater, boots and knitting accessories were designed and made by Sheila Farley.

Visit us on Ravelry. Ravelry is an online network with over 2 million knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers sharing projects, patterns, yarn stashes, and more. A must-see for fiber enthusiasts.

NOPL Knitters won first place at the 2012 New York State Fair for their knitter tree! (Arts & Crafts: group craft)

In July 2011, the NOPL Knitters “yarn-bombed” the Cicero branch. Here are the results:


Tuesday Mornings NOPL Knitters, 2014 NYS Fair Entry “ A Christmouse Gathering” won 2nd place.

Tuesday Mornings NOPL Knitters, 2014 NYS Fair Entry “ A Christmouse Gathering” won 2nd place.


NOPL’s Online Resources

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 7, 2012
Jan 072012
Sep 262011

NOPL at Cicero has three eReaders and one iPad available for circulation to NOPL patrons over the age of 18 with a library card in good standing.

The iPad will be available for in-library use only, it can be borrowed for two hours at a time, and is non-holdable. It is pre-loaded with content including games, newspapers, magazines, and educational apps.

The eReaders will circulate for three weeks and are also non-holdable. One Barnes and Noble Black and White Nook, one Sony Reader Touch Edition, and one Sony Reader Pocket Edition are available. The Nook contains popular titles that are being turned into movies. The Sony Readers contain titles from the New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction best sellers lists.

Titles on the Nook:

  • A Game of Thrones-George R.R. Martin
  • Something Borrowed—Emily Griffin
  • The Help—Kathryn Stockett
  • Water for Elephants—Sara Gruen
  • The Lincoln Lawyer—Michael Connelly
  • I am Number Four—Pittacus Lore
  • The Hunger Games—Suzanne Collins
  • Jane Eyre—Charlotte Bronte
  • One Day—David Nichols
  • Moneyball—Michael Lewis
  • Too Big to Fail—Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • We need to talk about Kevin—Lionel Shriver
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—Stieg Larson
  • One for the Money—Janet Evanovich
  • I, Alex Cross—James Patterson
  • The Great Gatsby—F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • One Shot—Lee Child
  • Anna Karenina–Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hobbit—J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy—John Le Carre

Titles on both Sony Readers:

  • 1105 Yakima Street—Debbie Macomber
  • After America—Mark Steyn
  • Bossypants—Tina Fey
  • Cold Vengeance—Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • The Confession: A Novel—John Grisham
  • Dexter by Design—Jeff Lindsay
  • Full Black—Brad Thor
  • The Glass Castle—Jeanette Walls
  • The Greater Journey—David McCullough
  • Heaven if for Real—Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
  • The Help—Katheryn Stockett
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot
  • In the Garden of Beasts—Erik Larson
  • Kill Me If You Can—James Patterson and Marshall Karp
  • Now you See Her—James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • One Day—David Nicholls
  • Outliers: The Story of Success—Malcom Gladwell
  • The Return of Rafe MacKade—Nora Roberts
  • Safe Haven—Nicholas Sparks
  • Sarah’s Key—Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Second Son—Lee Child
  • A Stolen Life—Jaycee Dugard
  • Unbroken—Laura Hillenbrand
  • Until Proven Guilty—J.A. Jance

Library eBooks for Kindle

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 23, 2011
Sep 232011

Finally! Public Libraries can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle.

How to borrow ebooks for your Kindle:

From our homepage click the big purple Overdrive rectangle.

2. Browse and check out a Kindle book.

3. Click the ‘Get for Kindle’ button. This opens the website. You may be required to sign in with your account if you are not already logged in.

4. Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the ‘Get library book’ button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB.

5. An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, see Amazon’s video tutorial or written instructions for transferring files via USB
Kindle compatibility with library eBooks also takes full advantage of Amazon’s Whispersync technology. If you check out the eBook again at a later date or choose to purchase the eBook from the Kindle Store, all of your notes, bookmarks and highlights will be preserved. The last page read will also be synced between your Kindle and free Kindle reading apps.

Step-By-Step Videos

How To Check Out a Kindle eBook from the Library

How To Return A kindle eBook Early

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