Cicero Farmers Market

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on April 8, 2015
Apr 082015

farmers market logoThe Farmers Market Returns to Cicero

Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero will be hosting the Cicero Farmer’s Market this year! The market will include artisans, local food producers, and locally based farmers.

The market will be held every Tuesday from 3-7 pm
May 26th to September 8th at
NOPL at Cicero Library
8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero, NY 13039


Visitor Information

There’s no charge to attend, and the library will be open and available for all regular services during market sessions! This is a rain or shine, weekly event. In the case of severe thunderstorms, the Market reserves the right to shift stall locations or reduce market hours.

Pets must be leashed and well-behaved at all times, or secluded if necessary. Pet-owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior at all times, including ensuring pets stay out of contact with products. The market manager reserves the right to ban pets in general or on a case-by-case basis as necessary.

Smoking, alcoholic beverages, or firearms are not permitted at the market. Visitors are asked to abide by all policies set forth by Northern Onondaga Public Library regarding conduct at their facilities.

Participating Vendors

Freedom Rains Farm  |  Valerie Shaw’s Garden Products  |  Cranberry Ridge Farm
Sweet Indulgence Bakery  |  Dutch Hill Maple  |  WW Longhorn Ranch
Sweetie Pie’s Bakery & Cafe  |  Zimmer’s Bakes  |  Angry Bee Acres  |  Godfrey’s Farms

If you are an artisan, food producer or local farmer interested in a stall, please contact Adrienne Canino, Market Manager, for more information at or 699-2534 ext. 18.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Freedom Rains Farms, NOPL at Cicero’s longtime (CSA) partner, will be a fixture at the market. With CSA, you can pre-purchase a “share” of production for the season, and then enjoy fresh produce each week as crops are harvested, packaged for you, and delivered to the Farmer’s Market for pickup. To get more information about purchasing a share, please visit the Freedom Rains Farm website.



Organic Pest Management

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on April 7, 2015
Apr 072015


Apr 032015
The Discovery Den

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for leisurely hands-on projects

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for self-guided “mini make” projects – hands on activities that anyone can participate in – designed to educate, inspire, and engage. Each month there will be a different themed activity, and all the materials needed to complete the projects will be available inside the Discovery Den.

The first Discovery Den activity involves writing Haikus or other short poems on sticky notes that will then be placed on the beautiful tree mural on the wall, serving as a living art piece when completed. Other upcoming monthly activities include: Hero Masks (June), Fizzing Fireworks Art (July), Make Your Own Comic Book (Aug), Halloween Safety Lights (Oct), and more!

In addition to the monthly themed activities, the room is also equipped with iPads, a Fellowes Comb Binding Machine, a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine, and a Wolverine Slide/Negative Scanner. We invite everyone to come get hands-on at the Discovery Den at NOPL at North Syracuse!

Spring Gentle Yoga

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
Mar 252015


This Spring, NOPL at North Syracuse 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 April 11th  from 11am to noon. The program is called Gentle Yoga.

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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.

Family Fun Night-Legos

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
Mar 252015


April Movie Showings

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
Mar 252015


Family Movie Matinee- ‘Big Hero 6′

Tuesday April 7, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm

We will be showing the Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film, ‘Big Hero 6′.  Join us for the movie, popcorn and fun! Rated PG.



Family Movie-‘Annie’

Thursday April 9, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at N. Syracuse, Community Room

Come in and relax! Sing along with this fun Annie remake starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx. We will serve free popcorn and a beverage.
Movie Rated PG


Travel Film Series- ‘Virtual Vacation’

Friday April 24, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
We will show travelogues featuring a different, exciting location every month.This month’s movie:  Globe Trekker- Switzerland.  Whether you are planning a trip or taking a ‘virtual vacation’, these travel movies are sure to please!


Cicero Cinema Lovers

Wednesday April 29, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Enjoy watching a movie with other film fans followed by a lively, staff-led discussion.  We will talk about movie plots and characters and how cinema sends a message to viewers.  Films selected will include popular blockbusters, timeless classics, thought-provoking dramas, and more.This month’s title:  12 Angry Men