Cheryl Pula presentations 2015

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 23, 2015
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The NOPL at Brewerton Library will be hosting a series of programs on WWI and WWII this spring and summer.  Cheryl Pula is an author and historian from Oneida County.  She has written over 20 books ranging from a fictional series about the 8th Air Force of WWII to a series called “It’s A Mystery” which includes “Strange Beasts and Beings”, “Getting Away With Murder” , “Where Did They Go?” and many more.  She is very active in the Whitesboro/New York Mills Historical Societies and was Oneida County’s “Historian of the Year” in 2006.  Cheryl is very knowledgeable and engaging presenter and all sessions are appropriate for all ages.  You are guaranteed to learn something.  Please join us for any or all of the programs. They will run from 6:30-8PM and registration is requested.

Click on “Register” below to read more about each presentation and to sign up.

Tuesday, April 14: The Lusitania-Register

Tuesday, May 12: Lost Battalion-Register

Tuesday, June 23: Lost Battalion-Register

Wednesday, July 15: Day of Infamy-Register

Tuesday, August 11: Flying Fortress-Register

Tuesday, September 15: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis-Register


Learn More about Cheryl Pula from her website:


Family STE(A)M Night

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 12, 2015
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Family STE(A)M Night

Monday April 6, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Fun for adults, children, and teenagers alike! Explore different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While you’re here, check out our awesome new collection of STE(A)M-themed books!
Books courtesy of Macy’s and Reading is Fundamental.
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If you missed last month’s workshops don’t worry we have two dates this April!

Impact Martial Arts Team Sgarlata will be teaching a bully prevention workshop where they will help your children to recognize bullies and not become their victims. They will help your child understand the characteristics of bullying and red flags to look for. The professional staff at Impact martial arts will lead kids through fun drills to reinforce skills that will help them to carry themselves with confidence and be assertive. The goal is to help kids to be less of a target for bullies.

Please Register:

Thursday, April 2, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
NOPL at Brewerton > REGISTER

Monday April 6, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Puppet Show

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 11, 2015
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Puppet Show: The Littlest Pirate

Wednesday April 1, 2015
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
NOPL at Brewerton

Main library
Puppet Show:  The Littlest Pirate, performed by Melanie Zimmer from Dancing Bear Puppet Theater.
In the ridiculous tale of ‘The Littlest Pirate”, life takes an unexpected turn for young Hubert as he plays pirate.Hubert is kidnapped by that dastardly villain of the sea — the evil pirate Eddie Snickerbucket.Hubert finds himself captive aboard the pirate ship as his distressed mother begins a journey in a row boat in search of her son.

Hubert’s mother encounters a talking star, a singing frog, and silly sea monsters.

Hubert saves the day by unwittingly tricking the old pirate, and sails away on the back of a duck with the pirate treasure map as Slippery, the giant sea monster, finishes off the pirate ship.



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The Board of Trustees of the Northern Onondaga Public Library, with branches in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse, is proud to announce a new policy that will eliminate overdue fines on materials for children and teens.  Library staff members know from experience that fines can be a burden for families, but more importantly, fines can get in the way of one of our core values – turning children into readers.

We’re pleased that parents and teachers who borrow books, CD’s and DVD’s for children will also benefit from this policy change.  We understand that when there are children involved life can be especially hectic, and this is our way of helping.  On the flip side, it should be understood that adult materials, and computer games are not covered, and overdue fines will apply even if the item is borrowed by a child or teen.

The board approved the new policy unanimously, but asked the tough question:  what is the incentive for returning library materials, if there are no fines.  The answer?  Overdue notices will still go out, and lost or damaged item charges will still apply as with all library materials.  When a child or teen with long overdue items tries to check something out, a block will pop up and the staff member will have a conversation with the cardholder about getting things back for other borrowers to use.

How can you take advantage of this? The easiest way is to get yourself into a NOPL library. Not only do we have great collections but our events are top-notch as well. If you don’t have a library card, this is a perfect time to apply.  If your card was issued at another Onondaga County library, you should know that the new policy extends to anyone who visits a NOPL library to borrow items for children and teens, meaning anyone with a library card can benefit. (However, NOPL does not honor OnPass cards issued to out of county residents).

The policy will take effect on March 2nd and will apply to any books, CD’s, audiobooks or DVD’s for children and teens checked out on that date or after.  If you have questions about the policy, or about which library items are affected, please ask a friendly NOPL staff member!

As NOPL celebrates 20 years as a Special District Library, the staff and Board of Trustees are taking this opportunity to thank our taxpayers for 20 years of generous support.