Known But to God: the Tomb of the Unknowns
Presented by Cheryl Pula
America’s unknown warriors lie in this tomb at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. This is the story of how the Tomb came to be — and its connection to Oneida County.Registration Required.
Pictured above is Caine, the inspiration for the Global Cardboard Challenge, standing in front of the cardboard arcade that he designed and built himself.
NOPL @ Cicero is participating in the Imagination Foundation’s 2014 Global Cardboard Challenge. We invite kids, teens, and families to participate by constructing carnival or arcade games made of cardboard. A Maker Club prep session will be held on Thursday, October 2 in order to work on the games, but we encourage you to get a head start on them at home. The creations will then be featured at our Cardboard Carnival on Saturday, October 4 from 1-4 pm.
Come and join us as we participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge. Use cardboard, duct tape, and your imagination to build a game! We’ll work out our games today and then share them with the world at the Cardboard Carnival on October 4. For ages 7 and up. Note: children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:30-5pm at NOPL @ Cicero, Community Room
Join us as we celebrate the Global Cardboard Challenge! Come and build your own game out of cardboard and other materials, or play the games that other people have made. The building part is for ages 7 and up, but the games can be enjoyed by all ages. Note: children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 1-4pm at NOPL @ Cicero, Community Room
Michelle Auerbach, DO, and Sheena Matthew, MD, specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, will discuss what you should think about before becoming a mom.
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
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
Family Fun Night-Celebrate Banned Books: Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, Sept 16th 6:30PM-7:30PM at NOPL @ North Syracuse, Community Room
Banned books week is September 21st-27th. Create a poster about your favorite banned book and it will be hung in the library. We will be reading from a selection of the most popular banned books.(For ages 5-12). Registration Required.
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.
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!