If you like amateur sleuths…

 Posted by Jennifer Husenitza on September 12, 2014
Sep 122014
 

September PJ Storytime

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 11, 2014
Sep 112014
 

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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.”

NOPL Knitters

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 5, 2014
Sep 052014
 

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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!

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.

 

 

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