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Annual Photo Contest

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on May 19, 2015
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This year, as part of our ongoing NOPL20 Celebration commemorating our 20th anniversary, our Annual Photo Contest has a new spin. Photo submissions must adhere to one of two themes, paying homage to our local communities and how they have changed over the years.

The first of the two themes is Life in Our Town: Today. Photographs can be of people, places or events within the last two years and must have been taken within the Towns of Cicero or Clay or the Villages of N. Syracuse or Brewerton. This portion of the contest is judged and participants will be eligible to win awards and prizes. Among the prizes this year will be the “People’s Choice”, which will be awarded based on the number of “likes” received on Facebook.

Life in Our Town: Yesterday is the second of the two themes. Photos entered under this theme should be historic photos taken within same local communities mentioned above. These photos will be used in an exhibit for all to enjoy, and anyone submitting an entry in this non-judged portion of the contest will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

Stop by NOPL at Cicero to pick up your entry form(s) and a copy of the rules, or access them from the links below:

Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Entry Form

Photo Contest Dates to Remember

Important Dates:

Photo Submissions: July 1-31
Photo Exhibition: Aug. 1-Sept. 16
Finalists Posted on Facebook: Sept. 1st
Awards Announced: Sept. 7th
Photo Reception: Wed., Sept. 16 @ 6pm
Photo Pick-up: Sept. 16-Sept 30

New Website Coming Soon

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 13, 2015
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Cicero Farmers Market

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on April 8, 2015
Apr 082015
 

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The Farmers Market Returns to Cicero

Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero will be hosting the Cicero Farmer’s Market this year! The market will include artisans, local food producers, and locally based farmers.

The market will be held every Tuesday from 3-7 pm
May 26th to September 8th at
NOPL at Cicero Library
8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero, NY 13039

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Visitor Information

There’s no charge to attend, and the library will be open and available for all regular services during market sessions! This is a rain or shine, weekly event. In the case of severe thunderstorms, the Market reserves the right to shift stall locations or reduce market hours.

Pets must be leashed and well-behaved at all times, or secluded if necessary. Pet-owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior at all times, including ensuring pets stay out of contact with products. The market manager reserves the right to ban pets in general or on a case-by-case basis as necessary.

Smoking, alcoholic beverages, or firearms are not permitted at the market. Visitors are asked to abide by all policies set forth by Northern Onondaga Public Library regarding conduct at their facilities.

Participating Vendors

Freedom Rains Farm  |  Berry Harvest Farm  |  Cranberry Ridge Farm
Sweet Indulgence Bakery  |  Dutch Hill Maple  |  WW Longhorn Ranch
Sweetie Pie’s Bakery & Cafe  |  Zimmer’s Bakes  |  Angry Bee Acres  |  Godfrey’s Last Stand
Toss ‘n’ Fire Pizza  |  Maria P. Crafts  |  Full Circle Feed

If you are an artisan, food producer or local farmer interested in a stall, please contact Adrienne Canino, Market Manager, for more information at acanino@nopl.org or 699-2534 ext. 18.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Freedom Rains Farms, NOPL at Cicero’s longtime (CSA) partner, will be a fixture at the market. With CSA, you can pre-purchase a “share” of production for the season, and then enjoy fresh produce each week as crops are harvested, packaged for you, and delivered to the Farmer’s Market for pickup. To get more information about purchasing a share, please visit the Freedom Rains Farm website.

 

 

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

Bubble Man coming to Brewerton

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 5, 2015
Feb 052015
 

 

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The Bubble Man, Juggling & Bubbling & Mime is an eccentric combination of comedy juggling and astounding gigantic bubbles choreographed to music. Hat tricks, dexterity and audience participation are displayed in the three and five ball juggling. Doug will then create intricate and beautiful bubble sculptures (such as the bubble carousel and bubble-in-a-bubble), giant bubbles three feet in diameter, bubble tubes twelve feet long, the bubble cube, an the breathtaking child in a bubble! The good time music includes clap along hits and rocking oldies. Juggling & Bubbling & Mime is an action packed 45-50 minute show that will get an enthusiastic response from family audiences and keep them talking about your event for days.

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The Military History Lecture Series is organized by the Society for the Preservation of Military History(SPMH). Lectures occur monthly during the academic year at the North Syracuse Library, and are open to all.

The SPMH’s mission statement

Recognizing and understanding the importance of preserving and studying military history, our society dedicates itself to the gathering and dissemination of world military history. This applies especially to the archiving and collecting of artifacts, documents, and related materials that pertain to the unique military heritage of the United States and its veterans who have maintained our freedoms and way of life. The society will serve to educate our community about military history, the role of the Armed Forces, and through learning, promote their positive and vital role in our society.

Registration not required, but signing up will trigger an email reminder to be sent to you the day before the event. Click the title of the series to register.

Dates and Lecturers for the 2014-2015 Series

Location: NOPL at North Syracuse
Time: 6:30pm

September 11, 2014: The Battle of Khambula. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

October 9, 2014: Military History 201. Lecturer: Tom Flickinger

November 13, 2014: Military History 202. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

December 11, 2014: World War I: The Christmas Truce.

January 8, 2015: The 21st Century through the Lens of Military History. (A Panel Discussion)

February 12, 2015: Ending World War II in the Pacific. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

March 12, 2015: World War I: The Khaki Jacks (British Naval Infantry) Lecturer: Tim Green

April 9, 2015: The Battle of Saipan. Lecturer: Kevin Lynch

May 14, 2015: Indian Warfare and Tactics in the West.  Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

June 11, 2015: The Tactics of Operation Enduring Freedom: A Critical Analysis. Lecturer: SGT Charles Preuss III.