Food for Fines

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 4, 2015
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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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<< Learn more about the LibraryFarm and what is currently doing today.

<< See the LibraryFarm’s Master Plan

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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.

CNY Reads One Book

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on December 29, 2014
Dec 292014
 

CNY Reads One Book

 

Skype Event with “The First of July” author Elizabeth Speller
Sunday, March 22 at 2pm
Location: Assembly Hall of the Onondaga County War Memorial

CNY Reads One Book will end the 2015 season with a capstone author event on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. in Assembly Hall of the Onondaga County War Memorial (State Street entrance).

Since January, residents of Central New York have been encouraged to read the book “The First of July” by Elizabeth Speller, share, discuss, and attend programs.

At the capstone event, the author will Skype with attendees who will be able to ask her questions about her writing and the book.  Speller has also prepared a special author talk video for the event.  There will be drawings for free copies of the book, attendees will receive bookplates signed by the author, and free refreshments – including scones and crumpets – will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

More information is available at www.onlib.org, or phone 435-1900.  The War Memorial is located at 515 Montgomery St, with an entrance on State Street.  Street parking is free on Sundays.

Visit http://www.onlib.org/cnyreads.htm now to learn more.

 

 

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Merry Mischief presents Santa and Mrs. Claus


Thursday December 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Cicero

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Merry Mischief presents Songs with Santa, a fun-filled holiday experience of music, joy and laughter. Children of all ages are invited to come sing along and meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Sponsored by the Library Friends at Cicero.

 

Jeff the Magic Man

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on December 12, 2014
Dec 122014
 

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Come to the NOPL at Brewerton December 30th to experience Jeff the Magic Man. He will awe children and adults alike with a performance filled with surprise and talent. Let Jeff the Magic Man show you how spectacular animals, monsters and festive characters are when created from a puff of air and a small rubber balloon. The event starts at 2pm, to attend please register for this event at the library, by phone at 315-676-7484 or though the events calendar.