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Aquaponics

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 23, 2014
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Aquaponics 101


Wednesday November 5, 2014
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
NOPL at Cicero- Community Rm
Did you know you can grow your own fish and salad in the same space?
Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (fish-farming) to produce efficient, multi-benefit food production systems.

Come learn from Laurie Trotta, Assistant Professor of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at SUNY Morrisville, home to a 4,000 gallon aquaponics system that produces 22,000 heads of lettuces and 1,700 pounds of tilapia every year.

Ghost Writer Contest

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 8, 2014
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Contest:

On October 1st NOPL at Cicero will start a challenging four week contest called the Ghost Writer.

Ghost Writer Display

The Game:

Each week the main display table, at NOPL at Cicero, will feature a tombstone with a “cross-word” type clue. Using this clue you must identify the author who has “passed” and submit your answer. Ballots will be available on the display.

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Click image to enlarge. Clues for week one (ends Saturday Oct.11th)

Ghost Writer Week 2 Clues

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct.18th)

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct. 25)

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week two (ends Saturday Oct. 25)

Ghost Writer Week 4 Clues

Click image to enlarge. Clues for week 4 (ends Saturday Nov. 1)

To Win:

On Saturdays, beginning Oct. 11 a winner will be drawn from among the correct answers.  Winners will receive a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.  The identity of the previous week’s author will be posted on a second tombstone along with an explanation of the clues.

Come give your best guess as to who is speaking to you from beyond the grave!

Look for additional clues on NOPL at Cicero’s Facebook page!

OneClickdigital

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 3, 2014
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For One Click Digital click here.

Note: To checkout items you will need to create a One Click Digital log-in in account.

Step by Step Guide:

  •  Click on here to go to NOPL’s login page.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and pin. Once you have logged in with take you to OneClickdigital’s website.
  • First time users need to set a OneClickdigital account. From the library’s OneClickdigital site, select CREATE NEW ACCOUNT at the top-right. Continue reading »

Understanding and Preparing

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Don’t Worry, be Appy

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Since you can’t get rid of the apps that came with your tablet– the ones Apple or Google stuck there, like Mail, Calendar and Photos– you might as well make the best of it.  We’ll let you in on the secrets of those built-in apps and even show you how you can get around their limitations.  First hour:  iPad and iPhone.  Second hour:  Android tablets and phones.  Join Al Fasoldt and his wife, Nancy, at this two hour workshop.  Al is the technology writer for The Post-Standard and Nancy teaches readers how to enjoy the ePost-Standard.

Registration is required, space is limited.

Two classes available:

Tuesday, October 14th 11am-1pm NOPL at Brewerton 

Wednesday, October 29th 2-4pm at NOPL at Cicero 

Tim Burton Film Fest

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Monday October 13, 2014
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
N. Syracuse

Community Room
Tim Burton Halloween Film Fest schedule:
                     1:00  Corpse Bride           Rated PG  Running time 77 minutes
                     2:30  Beetlejuice              Rated PG   Running time  92 minutes
                     4:00   Frankenweenie       Rated PG    Running time  90 minutes
Join us for a  scary afternoon of fun! Stay for one movie or all three.
Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

 

 

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