NOPL’s librarians, clerks, assistants, interns, and patrons, talk.
Oh, Baby: Tips for the Future Mom
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
In addition, they will talk about the importance of being healthy before and during pregnancy and ways to achieve that goal. They will also discuss what to consider when choosing a doctor and hospital.
Space is limited- please register with St. Joseph’s Community Line by calling 315.744.1244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the Freedom to Read
Libraries and librarians have a long history of opposing censorship and promoting intellectual freedom. Banned Books Week celebrates the power of words and ideas and reminds us to be vigilant in protecting the First Amendment. From September 21-27 we’ll be showcasing titles that have been challenged or banned in schools and libraries across the country. Stop in at your NOPL library to pick up an “I Read Banned Books” sticker, and celebrate your right to read by checking out one of these “dangerous” books.
Here’s the American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom’s
“Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books” in 2013:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
- Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
Learn More at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks
NOPL Library Banned Books Week Events
Banned Books Week Movie Showing: To Kill a Mockingbird
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1:00-3:30pm at NOPL @ Cicero, Community Room
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape and the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him– except the town’s most distinguished citizen. Runtime 130 min. Not Rated.
Banned Books Week Movie Showing:The Outsiders
Wed. Sept. 24, 1:00-3:30pm at NOPL @ Cicero, Community Room
Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation of the novel by S.E. Hinton. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Greasers and the Socs in rural Oklahoma. Runtime 91 min. Rated PG.
Banned Books Week: Virtual Read-Out and Twitter Parties
Take part in a nation-wide virtual read-out of banned and challenged books by following local libraries, organizations, and bookstores on social media. Follow the Banned Book Week YouTube Channel and on Twitter #bannedbooksweek.
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). Register for September’s class.
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
|Book & Bake Sale- Sept. 20, 2014 at NOPL at Cicero|
Join the Friends of the Cicero Library on September 20th for a Book and Bake Sale! Choose from a wide selection of used books, videos, audiotapes and DVDs. The sale is from 9:30am – 4:00pm, with a bag sale starting at 1:30pm. All the books you can fit in a bag (bags are supplied) for only $2!
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
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.