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Shop ’til You Bop: Shopping with Apps!


Put the music on, relax and download your holiday gifts at your favorite app store.  We’ll show you our Cheapskate’s Buying Guide of apps for both Apple and Android.  We’ll demo the best of the bunch.  And, we’ll concentrate on apps that work on both sides of the Apple-Google aisle. Join Al Fasoldt and his wife, Nancy, at this one 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.
There will be two dates for this class:
Friday, November 14 at 11am at NOPL at Cicero 
Wednesday, November 19 at 6pm at NOPL at Brewerton 

Zoo To You

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 27, 2014
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Zoo To You

Zoo to You is a traveling, inquiry-based educational program that visits schools, libraries etc., Each program includes live animals such as birds, reptiles, and invertebrates, among others, and some of the animals may be touchable. We also use biofacts (animal-related artifacts) to create a hands-on experience for the participants. All Zoo to You programs are presented by professional zoo educators and are about 45 minutes.

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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