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Teens

Apr 112014
 

Teen Events and Clubs

Teen Advisory Board at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Teen Maker Club at NOPL @ Cicero
BFF Club (Books, Films, & Fun) at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Upcoming Events in our calendar (click “teen”)

Teen Online Resources

Freegal
Download up to three mp3s a week from over a million songs including popular new artists. Need help getting started? Click here for directions (pdf).

Hoopla
Stream TV shows, movies, albums and audiobooks right to your desktop – or download them to your Apple or Android digital device for offline enjoyment! Hoopla’s auto-return feature means no late fees. Available to anyone with a NOPL library card! For more information, see nopl.org/hoopla.

Get a Library Card this September

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on August 21, 2014
Aug 212014
 

Library Card Sign-up Month

 

The Most Important School Supply of All

Book bags, notebooks, t-shirts, jeans,

There’s no end to the list of supplies, or so it seems.

And just when you think that you’re all done,

We suggest that you add another one.

This last supply is worth its weight in gold,

And with all the things you can do with it, it never gets old.

You can have an adventure, find a new love,

Study the classics, or anything you can dream of!

It’s a library card, if you haven’t already guessed,

And there are so many reasons we think it’s the best!

 

Northern Onondaga Public Libraries (NOPL) are proud to join the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month throughout September.  We encourage everyone who doesn’t already have a card to visit the library and sign up for one!

A NOPL library card entitles you to preferred access to NOPL materials which include new books by popular authors, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Use your card to access digitized newspapers and genealogy resources at the library.  Increasingly, the library has a “digital branch” and your card lets you access free learning resources wherever you are.  Traveling to Spain?  Use Rocket Languages to prepare for your trip.  Studying for a test? Use LearningExpress Library to take practice exams for hundreds of tests including GED, SAT, CLEP, GRE, basic and advanced skills for students of all ages. And when homework is done, your library card will let you download eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos.  Beginning this October, NOPL cardholders will have access to a wide selection of popular magazines to read online, download and keep. Watch for news about Zinio!

To sign up for a library card, adults need a valid photo ID that shows a current Onondaga County mailing address.  Children applying for a library card should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Out of County residents may obtain a NOPL library card for a $35 annual fee.

If you have any questions or are ready to sign up, stop in to our Brewerton, Cicero or North Syracuse branches today!

 

Coming Soon: Borrow a Roku!

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on August 20, 2014
Aug 202014
 

Roku

Each NOPL library will now have Roku devices available for checkout. The Roku will allow you to stream popular television shows and movies through Netflix, as well as to access other free channels.

A hold can be placed on the Roku, but the devices need to be returned to the same NOPL where they were checked out and there are no renewals.

To use the Roku you need to have wireless Internet and have either an HDMI or component input on your television.

Setup Instructions:

  1. Plug in the AC Power cable into the Roku box and wall socket; there is no on/off switch on the Roku box, it stays on.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable into the Roku box and your TV.
  3. Do what is necessary to have your TV use the HDMI port as an input source.
  4. Use the Roku remote to connect to your home WiFi for internet connection
    • Go to the settings menu, select Network
    • Follow prompts to connect to your home WiFi, you may have to enter a password if your home WiFi requires it.
  5. Use the Roku remote to select a channel and watch.

Other than your home Wi-Fi password, do not enter any of your personal account information to any of the c channels, as it will not be cleared when you return it.

Do not attempt to add or remove any channels.

The Library is providing a Netflix subscription; the other channels on the Roku box have some free content. Please enjoy the free content and do not attempt to purchase any of the offered pay per view content on this device.

Additionally, this video will aid you in the setup of the Roku if needed.

Maker Club: Cardboard Carnival

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on August 18, 2014
Aug 182014
 

Calling All Cardboard Constructivists!

Pictured above is Caine, the inspiration for the Global Cardboard Challenge, standing in front of the cardboard arcade that he designed and built himself.

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 1-3 pm.

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Maker Club: Cardboard Carnival Prep

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

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Maker Club: Cardboard Carnival

 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 1-3pm at NOPL @ Cicero, Community Room

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Curious about the Global Cardboard Challenge? Check out the video that started it all!

Aug 152014
 

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Brewerton Book Discussion Group


Tuesday August 26, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL @ Brewerton

The Brewerton Library Book Discussion group will review The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments are served.

 

Interested in joining a Book Discussion Group?

Visit the Book Discussion webpage to view upcoming dates and book titles.

BFF Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 18, 2014
Jun 182014
 

BFF Club

BFF (Books, Films, and Fun) is a book and film club for teens grades 7-12. During the summer we will read various types of books, such as graphic novels, poetry, and realistic fiction. We’ll also do Reader’s Theater, watch films and so much more. Registration is required; so please sign up
at nopl.org within the events calendar.

Upcoming Events: Click to sign up

Thursday, July 3rd, 2-3 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Wednesday, July 16th, 2-3 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Thursday, August 21st, 2-4 PM
NOPL @ N. Syracuse, Community Room

Summer Reading Program

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Summer Reading Program

June kicks off the 2014 Summer Reading Programs! This year’s children’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read”, which mixes science with summer reading. The Teen Reading program, SPARK, is made up of list of activities, that when completed, earn readers badges that can later be traded in for prizes.

There are a variety of activities for all ages at each NOPL location. Take a look at our events calendar to review and register for upcoming events. Summer Reading Programs run late June to early August with many programs requiring registration. If you sign up online for an event you will receive an e-mail reminder one day in advance in your email inbox. Please let us know as early as possible if you cannot attend an event so we may let those on the waiting list fill your spot.

 

Click here to SIGN UP!

 

Download your local branch’s Summer Reading calendar handouts (.pdf):

pdfNOPL @ Brewerton: Children’s Programs

pdf NOPL @ Cicero: Children & Teen Programs

pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Children’s Programs,  pdf NOPL @ North Syracuse: Teen Programs

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