Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 3, 2014
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For One Click Digital click here.

Note: To checkout items you will need to create a One Click Digital log-in in account.

Step by Step Guide:

  •  Click on here to go to NOPL’s login page.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and pin. Once you have logged in with take you to OneClickdigital’s website.
  • First time users need to set a OneClickdigital account. From the library’s OneClickdigital site, select CREATE NEW ACCOUNT at the top-right.
  • Fill out the appropriate information. Your username and password will be used to sign in to the service. Note: we recommend most users choose the OneClickdigital Media Manager to download and transfer selections.
  • If applicable, choose with version of the OneClickdigital Media Manager to download based on your operating system.
  • To find a specific title or author, use the QUICK SEARCH, BROWSE, or ADVANCED SEARCH options. You can also browse titles using the FEATURED, NEWLY ADDED, and WHAT’S POPULAR tabs.
  • Once you’ve made your selection, click the image to view the title detail page, then click the CHECKOUT NOW! button at the right. After a few seconds, click OPEN when prompted.*
Mac users may not receive a prompt. In this case, simply open the OneClickdigital Media Manager manually.
  • The OneClickdigital Media Manager will launch. After signing in, click PLAY to listen to your audiobook, or click DOWNLOAD AND TRANSFER to send the title to your portable device.

(You must have iTunes® installed to transfer to an iPod® and the preferences in iTunes must be set to “Manually Manage Music.”)

  • You can now listen to your audiobook through the OneClickdigital Media Manager or on your portable listening device. Happy listening!

Apps are also available for the iPhone®, Android™ and Kindle Fire™.

pdf  Download OneClickdigital User Guide

Understanding and Preparing

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14: TJR- Total Joint Replacement 6-7:30PM
NOPL at Cicero

Join Dr. Greenky, Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Joint Replacement, to learn what causes joint pain.   He will also discuss treatment alternatives, find out about rehabilitation options, and review benefits of preparing for surgery. Space is limited- please register with St. Joseph’s Community Line by calling 315.744.1244 or email:


Wednesday, October 22: Robotic Surgery in Women’s Healthcare PM 6- 7:30 PM

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time.


Thursday, October 30: Understanding Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero

‘Understanding Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease’, presented by  Katrina Skeval, MSW, Chief Program Officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. This class will describe 5 ways dementia affects behavior and why people with dementia behave in certain ways and participants will learn about when a behavior becomes a concern for care partners and family members. This class is a part of the Institute for Caregivers sponsored by the Onondaga County Office of Aging. Please register at the link below or by contacting Cynthia Stevenson at (315) 435-2362 ext. 4993 or email



Don’t Worry, be Appy

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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Since you can’t get rid of the apps that came with your tablet– the ones Apple or Google stuck there, like Mail, Calendar and Photos– you might as well make the best of it.  We’ll let you in on the secrets of those built-in apps and even show you how you can get around their limitations.  First hour:  iPad and iPhone.  Second hour:  Android tablets and phones.  Join Al Fasoldt and his wife, Nancy, at this two hour workshop.  Al is the technology writer for The Post-Standard and Nancy teaches readers how to enjoy the ePost-Standard.

Registration is required, space is limited.

Two classes available:

Tuesday, October 14th 11am-1pm NOPL at Brewerton 

Wednesday, October 29th 2-4pm at NOPL at Cicero 

Book Discussion Groups

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
Oct 012014

Relax and ReadAll three NOPL locations host regular book discussion groups throughout the year. These groups are open to the public. Check to see what they’re reading at your local NOPL and come to discuss books with your fellow community members.

Brewerton Book Discussion Group

All meetings are at 6:30 PM and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions. Light refreshments are served.

August 26, 2014 – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
September 30, 2014 – Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
October 28, 2014 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
November 25, 2014 – The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

 Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Namesake
 by Jhumpa Lahiri (CNY READS selection)
Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven 
by Fannie Flagg
 The Whole Golden World 
by Kristina Riggle
The Light Between Oceans 
by M.L. Stedman
After Her
 by Joyce Maynard
The Journal of Best Practices
 by David Finch
After Life by Rhian Ellis
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage
Mercy Train by Rae Meadows
Fool by Frederick Dillen
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Private Life by Jane Smiley
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
1000 White Women by Jim Fergus
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Cutting For Stone by A.Verghese
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Cicero Book Discussion Group

All meetings are at 6:30 PM in the NOPL at Cicero Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Official name: The Jean Barletta Book Discussion Group, in memory of Jean Barletta.

August 19, 2014 –  Huckleberry Flynn by Mark Twain
September 16, 2014 –  Men We Reaped by Jusmyn Ward
October 21, 2014  - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
November 18, 2014 –  I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
December 16, 2014 –  (Reader’s Choice) … “Uplifting”
January 20, 2015 –  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
February 17, 2015 - The Fault in our Stars by John Green
March 17, 2015 – Any book by poet Billy Collins
April 21, 2015 – She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
May 19, 2015 –  Planning Meeting
June 16, 2015 – What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Mystery Night (Reader’s Choice)
View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Light Between Oceans
 by M.L. Stedman
America’s Women
 by Gail Collins
Tortilla Curtain
  by T.C. Boyle
Flight Behavior 
by Barbara Kingsolver
Very Valentine
 by Adrianna Trigiani
Townie: A Memoir
 by Andre Dubus III
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Readers Choice (holiday selection)
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Swamplandia!  by Karen Russell
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Anything by author Carl Hiaasen
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Poetry Month. Reader’s Choice (Poetry)
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
Wish You Well by David Baldacci
Reader’s Choice (Civil War related)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Hotel on the Corner Between Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Careless in Red by Elizabeth George
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Persuasion by Jane Austen

North Syracuse Book Discussion Group341/365 Outdoor reading

All meetings are at 6:30 PM at NOPL at North Syracuse and everyone are welcome to attend any or all discussions.

August 4, 2014 – The Returned by Jason Mott
September 8, 2014 – 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
October 6, 2014 – The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
November 3, 2014 – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
December 1, 2014 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
January 5 2015 – Planning Session
February 2 2015 – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
The Namesake 
by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Handmaid’s Tale 
by Margaret Atwood
by Malcolm Gladwell
Where’d You Go, Bernadette 
by Maria Semple
by Susan Cain
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 by Jamie Ford
Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalie
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Faithful Place by Tana French.
Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robison
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
In The Garden of Beasts by  Erik Larson
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexander Fuller
A Fierce Radiance, by Lauren Belfer
The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran
The Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne
She Came From West Virginia, by Paul Dodd
My Name is Mary Sutter, by Robin Oliveira
The Lost City of Z, by David Grann



Book Club Kits: Make Your Own Book Club!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking for new titles for your book discussion group? Let NOPL help! We added nearly two dozen kits to this growing collection that will appeal to all types of reading groups, featuring romance novels, mysteries, popular non-fiction and many New-York Times best sellers. Each kit contains ten paperback copies of the same title and a discussion guide. The entire kit can be checked out for a six-week period on one person’s library card. Watch for new titles! Click here for our full collection. If you are looking to create a monthly book group at NOPL, a clerk or librarian can help you schedule times at our libraries’ community rooms.

Tim Burton Film Fest

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
Oct 012014


Monday October 13, 2014
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
N. Syracuse

Community Room
Tim Burton Halloween Film Fest schedule:
                     1:00  Corpse Bride           Rated PG  Running time 77 minutes
                     2:30  Beetlejuice              Rated PG   Running time  92 minutes
                     4:00   Frankenweenie       Rated PG    Running time  90 minutes
Join us for a  scary afternoon of fun! Stay for one movie or all three.
Refreshments will be served. Registration required.




 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 26, 2014
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Access Zinio by clicking here

NOPL is excited to announce the addition of Zinio “the world’s largest newsstand”, providing our cardholders with access to digital magazines by way of a web browser or app. You can read the entire magazine, or print selected articles.  You can zoom in on photos and watch embedded videos.  Access more than 70 popular titles, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Kiplinger’s, Forbes, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Fitness, Martha Stewart Living, MacWorld, PC World, and Popular Photography.  All you need is a NOPL library card and a PIN number to get started.

What’s great about digital magazines?  They never have to be returned, and you won’t have to worry about losing them, or paying late fees.  The newest issue is available as soon as it appears on newsstands.  Browse titles, and check out as many as you want – no limit!

While you can explore Zinio on your own, NOPL at Cicero will also be hosting two Zinio classes on October 15 from 2-3 p.m. and October 28 from 6:30-7:30pm to introduce this new resource and demonstrate how easy it is to use.  Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your seat! NOPL at Brewerton will also be hosting Zinio Drop-In nights on Thursdays from 5-8 through October. Just come into the library and ask for help at the Service Desk.

Let’s get started.

Accessing Zinio and Creating an Account

  •  Click on here to go to NOPL’s login page.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and pin. Once you have logged in with take you to Zinio’s website.
  •  You now need to create a Zinio account.  Click “Create New Account” in the upper right corner.  You will need to provide your name and email address, and you will create a password.
  •  Browse the library’s digital magazine collection.  When you see a title you want, you can click “Checkout Now”, or you can click the image to get more information about it.
  • After you checkout a title, click “Start Reading”.  You will now need to set up a Zinio Reading List account, which will keep track of all the magazines you’ve checked out.  If you plan on using the Zinio app on your mobile device, this is the account you will use to sign in.  We recommend using the same email and password that you used to set up the first Zinio account.

Installing and Using the Zinio App

Device How to Download
Apple or Andriod Access the App Store for your device and search for “Zinio” (free).
Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD You must first adjust your settings to allow third-party apps. On your device, touch the settings icon on the top right, then touch “More”.Touch “Device”; ensure the setting is on for “Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources”.Now you’re all set to install the Zinio App. On your device, visit to download the App.


  •  After launching the app, click on the magazine icon on the top right.  Sign in using your Zinio Reading List account login information. (If you recently created a Zinio login through a web browser please give 10-15 minutes for you newly created Zinio login account to process)
  •  The magazines you have checked out online will now appear in your reading list.  They have a down arrow next to them until you touch them to begin download.  Once they are downloaded, they will be available to you offline.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please let us know!  We’re happy to help get you all settled into using this great new digital service!


 Download NOPLibrary Zino Tech Guide


Access Zinio by clicking here

For One Click Digital click here.
Note: To checkout items you will need to create a One Click Digital login in account.

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