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Oh Baby!

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 11, 2014
Sep 112014
 

Oh Baby: Tips for the future Mom

Oh, Baby: Tips for the Future Mom

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm

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: community.programs@sjhsyr.org

Awesome Box

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 10, 2014
Sep 102014
 
Awesome Box at NOPL at N.Syracuse

Find this Awesome Box at the Service Desk at NOPL at N. Syracuse.

What is Awesome Box?  It is a small box that contains items that people have read, watched or listened to that they “found helpful, entertaining, or mind-blowing.”

Awesome Box was conceived of by the Harvard Law Library Innovation Lab and piloted by libraries on the Harvard campus.  Currently there are over 300 libraries in the United States that have Awesome Boxes.

How does it work?  Let’s say you read a fantastic book; bring the book back into the library so the clerk can check it in and remove it from your library card first.  Let the clerk know what a great book it was and that you’d like to recommend it to others by placing it in the Awesome Box.  If the item belongs to the NOPL at North Syracuse library, the clerk will give the book prime real estate on the checkout counter by placing it front-and-center in the Awesome Box for others to see.  When someone comes in looking for their next great read, they will be able to grab it out of the Awesome Box to be checked out.  Below is a widget showing the latest awesome items posted online, and you can also visit noplns.awesomebox.io to view a full history of what others have recommended.

Stop by NOPL at North Syracuse and let us know what you’ve read, watched or listened to that is awesome and share in building this “collection curated by the community.”

Banned Books Week

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 5, 2014
Sep 052014
 

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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:

    1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
      Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
    2.  The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
      Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
    3.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
      Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
    4.  Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
      Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
    5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
      Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
    6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
      Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
    7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
      Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
    8.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
      Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
    9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
      Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
    10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
      Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

Learn More at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks

View a list of top 100  most frequently challenged books by decade or by year.

 

NOPL Library Banned Books Week Events

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.

 

tokillmockingbird_coverBanned 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.

 

 

outsiders_coverBanned 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.

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Check out our “Risky” Reads Board on our Pinterest page.

 

 

Aug 292014
 

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The Military History Lecture Series is organized by the Society for the Preservation of Military History(SPMH). Lectures occur monthly during the academic year at the North Syracuse Library, and are open to all.

The SPMH’s mission statement

Recognizing and understanding the importance of preserving and studying military history, our society dedicates itself to the gathering and dissemination of world military history. This applies especially to the archiving and collecting of artifacts, documents, and related materials that pertain to the unique military heritage of the United States and its veterans who have maintained our freedoms and way of life. The society will serve to educate our community about military history, the role of the Armed Forces, and through learning, promote their positive and vital role in our society.

Registration not required, but signing up will trigger an email reminder to be sent to you the day before the event. Click the title of the series to register.

Dates and Lecturers for the 2014-2015 Series

Location: NOPL at North Syracuse
Time: 6:30pm

September 11, 2014: The Battle of Khambula. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

October 9, 2014: Military History 201. Lecturer: Tom Flickinger

November 13, 2014: Military History 202. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

December 11, 2014: World War I: The Christmas Truce.

January 8, 2015: The 21st Century through the Lens of Military History. (A Panel Discussion)

February 12, 2015: Ending World War II in the Pacific. Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

March 12, 2015: World War I: The Khaki Jacks (British Naval Infantry) Lecturer: Tim Green

April 9, 2015: The Battle of Saipan. Lecturer: Kevin Lynch

May 14, 2015: Indian Warfare and Tactics in the West.  Lecturer: Hal Flickinger

June 11, 2015: The Tactics of Operation Enduring Freedom: A Critical Analysis. Lecturer: SGT Charles Preuss III.

Flu Clinic Schedule and Information

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on August 28, 2014
Aug 282014
 

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Flu Clinics


Monday, September 15, 2014
5:00 PM to 7 PM
NOPL @ Brewerton, Community Rm
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
NOPL @ Cicero, Community Rm
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NOPL @ North Syracuse, Community Rm

You can sign up in advance and confirm insurance coverage by contacting Nicole at 458-3363, although walk-ins are also welcome. Most insurance plans are accepted; please be sure to bring your insurance card. Without insurance the flu shot will cost from $27-$30. Please wear clothing that will allow access to the upper arm, as this is where the shot is administered.  To expedite the process, you may wish to fill out the Screening Questionnaire and Consent Form in advance.  You can find the form below, along with a list that details New York State insurance coverage of the flu shot and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the vaccine.

Screening Questionnaire and Consent Form
New York State Insurance Coverage of the Flu Shot
Influenza Vaccine Information Statement

FamilySearch Workshop

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on August 27, 2014
Aug 272014
 

FamilySearch Workshop

Find Your Ancestors using FamilySearch


Wednesday September 10, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Room
Have you heard about FamilySearch?  It is the largest genealogy organization in the world and maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. Join genealogy expert Carl Smith as he demonstrates how people can use the newest features of FamilySearch.org to find their ancestors. Don’t miss it!

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