Calling North Syracuse Alumni!

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on February 24, 2015
Feb 242015
 

Volunteers are planning to scan Northern Onondaga Public Library’s collection of yearbooks for schools in the North Syracuse School District and make them available digitally online. But your help is needed! There are some years for which the library does not have yearbooks, and we are hoping you can help fill the gaps so that a complete collection can be scanned.

You’ll find a list below of yearbooks that are needed.  If you have one that is on the list, please contact Geoff, the Reference Librarian at NOPL at North Syracuse by calling (315)458-6184, and he can provide you with more details. The scanning process does not damage the yearbooks, and items will be returned to their owners after the scanning is complete.

Yearbooks Needed:

High School

North Syracuse Scribbler

  • 1925-1937
  • 1939-1940
  • 1942

North Syracuse Torch

  • 1947

North Syracuse Northmen

  • 1962

Cicero Orator

  • 1968-1969

Junior High & Middle School

Roxboro Road Junior High Boro Echoes

  • 1960
  • 1962
  • 1967

Roxboro Road Middle School Boro Echoes

  • 1969-1970
  • 1973-present

Gillette Road Middle School Reflections

  • 1969
  • 1975-1998
  • 2000-present
 

WWR-Blog

 

‘Our World Remade: World War I’ is a five-part reading and discussion series made possible through a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. The program is designed to encourage thoughtful discussion and personal reflection about the tragic and transformative ‘war to end all wars’. Readings include historical accounts; novels; poetry and eyewitness accounts.

Please join us for a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM to learn about the program, discuss the reading list and receive reading materials! Registration is required.

March 18: The War to End All Wars
April 1: A Call to Arms (and its Dissenters)
April 15: Incalculable Losses: The Battle of Verdun
April 29: Technology, Horror and Dehumanization
May 13: Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless

Learn more at http://www.nyhumanities.org/discussion_groups/adults/ourworldremade.php

 

LibraryFarm

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Feb 182015
 

The LibraryFarm is an organic community garden on one-half acre of land owned by the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero, NY.  Anyone can “check out” a plot! The purpose of the Library Farm is to provide a place for the community to grow, share and learn about food literacy, and organic, sustainable gardening.

At the Library Farm, half of the area is dedicated to the Community Garden; the other half is dedicated to the Library Farm Plotters – our individual gardeners. All gardeners agree to follow organic growing practices.

Come visit us! We are located at the NOPL @ Cicero Library.

The LibraryFarm: An Extension of Creative Services from NOPL!

 

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Bubble Man coming to Brewerton

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 5, 2015
Feb 052015
 

 

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The Bubble Man, Juggling & Bubbling & Mime is an eccentric combination of comedy juggling and astounding gigantic bubbles choreographed to music. Hat tricks, dexterity and audience participation are displayed in the three and five ball juggling. Doug will then create intricate and beautiful bubble sculptures (such as the bubble carousel and bubble-in-a-bubble), giant bubbles three feet in diameter, bubble tubes twelve feet long, the bubble cube, an the breathtaking child in a bubble! The good time music includes clap along hits and rocking oldies. Juggling & Bubbling & Mime is an action packed 45-50 minute show that will get an enthusiastic response from family audiences and keep them talking about your event for days.

Food for Fines

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 4, 2015
Feb 042015
 

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the NOPL libraries of Cicero, North Syracuse and Brewerton will be offering a Food for Fines exchange. NOPL’s Food for Fines will start on February 1 and continue to February 14, 2015. For each eligible food item you bring to the library, we will waive $1 in fines. The NOPL libraries will waive up to $10 in overdue fines, but if you want to donate more, we will happily accept.

Donations will go to food pantries at the United Methodist Church of Brewerton, St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse, and the Sacred Heart Church in Cicero.

Here are the items we will be accepting: coffee, tea, juice, canned or dried fruits, pudding mixes, canned vegetables, soups and stews, cake, brownie, muffin mixes, canned meats, hash, chili, crackers, pork and beans, tuna, pasta, rice, grains, cereals and oatmeal, dried beans/legumes, chips, pretzels, popcorn, macaroni & cheese, pop-tarts, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly/jam, canned & dry soups, rice and rice dishes, cereals & oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup, pet food, diapers, baby food and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant or toothpaste.

There are a few restrictions: Only cans or nonperishable items. No glass containers. Nothing past the expiration date, damaged, dented, rusted, or opened will be accepted. Only fines will be waived, not charges for lost or damaged materials.

Make a meaningful difference in our community with your food donations, and NOPL will give you the added benefit of reducing your library fines.

 

 

LibraryFarm Growing Drive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 1, 2015
Feb 012015
 

Librar yFarm Growing Drive

The LibraryFarm is raising funds to upgrade and improve its grounds and communications in 2015.  Adrienne, NOPL at Cicero’s Coordinator for the LibraryFarm is leading the campaign and needs your help. Read more and give donations at: thelibraryfarm.mydagsite.com starting Monday, January 19th!

Here is some of the improvements the LibraryFarm is looking to make:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Appropriate tool storage
  • Communications tools
  • Accessible watering resources
  • And shade, and seedlings, and compost, and so much more.

Give Green to Grow Greens and help the LibraryFarm flourish in 2015!

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