Tim Burton Film Fest

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on October 1, 2014
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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
Sep 262014



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 http://imgs.zinio.com/faq/fire.html 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.

Military History Lecture Series 2014-2015

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 24, 2014
Sep 242014


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.

A New Season of Crafting

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 24, 2014
Sep 242014


Make Your Own: Flower Pots at the LibraryFarm

Saturday October 11, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us at Cicero Public Library as we create faux-stone (hypertufa) to pack around or in to molds for our gardens, here and at home. Hypertufa is a cement-based mixture that turns out much lighter than concrete, making it perfect for DIY home projects. Bring your own molds or use what the LibraryFarm scrounges up, and create with us! Please bring enough plastic to take home your creation to cure, and your own gloves to keep your hands cleaner. Registration Required.


Simple Stories Scrapbooking

Learn a new style of keeping memories with quick  scrapbook and stamping techniques.
Participants have the option of either watching and learning – or choosing to become fully immersed and make the project for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

See all Scrapbooking event dates to Register


Paper Arts Club

Presented by Lyn’s Paper Petunia

Join in for learning and creating with our Paper Arts Club! Participants have the option of either watching and learning – or if you chose – become fully immersed and make the monthly projects for $10.00 for supplies and materials (payable at time of class).

For more information, visit http://www.lynspaperpetunia.com/p/paper-arts-club.html

See all Paper Arts event dates to Register


Card Making

Card Making Nov 2014

Card Making Projects for November 2014

Make your own beautiful and unique homemade cards. During this workshop Barbara Burrows will teach four creative projects for you to customize and take home.

Adults and children over the age of 9 accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Supply fee is $15 (payable at the time of the class).
Registration Requested.

To see sample projects, visit her blog at www.senditagain.blogspot.com.

See all Card Making Workshop event dates to Register



Known But to God: the Tomb of the Unknowns

Tuesday October 7, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Known But to God: the Tomb of the Unknowns
Presented by Cheryl Pula
America’s unknown warriors lie in this tomb at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. This is the story of how the Tomb came to be — and its connection to Oneida County.Registration Required.

For more information about Cheryl Pula, please visit www.8thmilitary.com.


Gentle Yoga Oct-Nov 2014

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 22, 2014
Sep 222014


Throughout October, NOPL 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 October 4 from 11am to noon. The program is called Gentle Yoga.

Sign up for: October 4October 11October 18October 25November 1.

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.

Yoga is a great start to a healthier lifestyle, and October is a great time to learn an indoor exercise. Register for the classes at any NOPL Library or online. Get healthy, relieve stress, and feel better about yourself.

Gentle Yoga (with Linda Haverlock)
Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1 from 11 am to noon
NOPL at North Syracuse, Community Room.

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