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Crafts & DIY

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 25, 2014
Feb 252014
 

There are plenty of programs and resources for crafters, makers, and do-it-yourselfers at the library.


Adult Programs

Card Making with Barbara Burrows

Join fellow papercrafting enthusiasts for a fun and creative evening. You can make beautiful and unique greeting cards for all occasions under the guidance of Barbara Burrows! Adults and children over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class). Visit www.bburrows@stampinup.net for more details. Click here for upcoming events!

NOPL Knitters

Mondays at 10am at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Mondays at 6:30om at NOPL @ Brewerton (Starts Sept. 22, 2014)
Tuesdays at 11am at NOPL @ Cicero
Thursdays at 5:30pm at @ NOPL @ Cicero
Meet other knitters (and crocheters) and learn or improve your technique. Bring your project or come empty-handed and eager to learn this excellent, impressive, ages-old yet undiminished craft. New members welcome each week. Our members’ experience ranges from beginner to experienced. The only criteria to join are needles (or hook) and yarn! Visit their website for more!

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 choose, becoming fully immersed and making the monthly projects for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

Registration Required. Click here for their upcoming events!

Simple Stories Scrapbooking

‘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). Click to view upcoming events on NOPL’s event calendar.

 


Kids, Tweens, and Teens

Maker Club

We make things! At each session, we’ll focus on a different DIY.org skill area (cardboard, Perler beads, tape, mechanical engineering, and others!). Choose from suggested projects, or come up with your own. You can also get ideas for more things to make at home, work together on ideas, help brainstorm future Club projects, and show off your work.

Click here for more info
Click here for upcoming Maker Club events

Lego Club

Come explore your creative side at the library with Legos! Children can either follow special project directions or build from their imaginations. We have more than 50 pounds of Legos to build your creations.

Click here for upcoming Lego Club events


Health & Fitness at NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 1, 2014
Jan 012014
 

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Throughout October, NOPL is giving patrons a chance to center and balance their body and mind. Linda Haverlock, a certified yoga instructor at the Yoga with Linda Studio in Cicero, will be at the NOPL at North Syracuse Library for five consecutive Saturdays starting October 4 from 11am to noon. The program is called Gentle Yoga.

Sign up for: October 4October 11October 18October 25November 1.

The Gentle Yoga sessions at the library are as accessible as possible: there’s no cost, no walls or mirrors, no prerequisite fitness level or performance expectations. Everyone belongs, especially beginners. The goal of gentle yoga is to ease into stretches using breathing exercises. “This type of yoga is good for everyone to help release tension and stress in our muscles and other areas of our bodies,” Linda says.

Over the past 20 years in the US, this activity has moved from way out on the fringe into the mainstream. Linda started ten years ago after attending a yoga class taught by a friend. “After one class, I was hooked and began my journey.” Yoga can seem daunting to start, due to the images of hyper-flexible people in difficult poses as seen in health magazines and on fitness television. “Many people think that you need flexibility in order to participate in yoga practice,” Linda says. “Gaining flexibility is what happens naturally when you come to yoga class.”

According to Linda, “Yoga opens up a whole new world as we learn to integrate breath with movement or sitting quietly in meditation, combining mind, body and soul.” The facts are on her side, as yoga has been shown to help reduce anxiety, stress, and tension, and can contribute to lowering blood pressure.

Yoga is a great start to a healthier lifestyle, and October is a great time to learn an indoor exercise. Register for the classes at any NOPL Library or online. Get healthy, relieve stress, and feel better about yourself.

Gentle Yoga (with Linda Haverlock)
Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1 from 11 am to noon
NOPL at North Syracuse, Community Room.

Northern Onondaga Public Library 8686 Knowledge Ln.
Cicero, NY 13039. 315.699.2534
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