Intro to Zen Meditation

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 30, 2014
Jun 302014

Into to Zen Meditation

Intro to Zen Meditation

Monday July 7, 2014
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL @ Cicero, Community Rm
Intro to Zen Meditation:


Meditation is a proven way to reduce stress and enhance wellness. Join us for a four-week workshop as a long-time practitioner with the Zen Center of Syracuse visits the library to present an introduction to meditation.


Please wear loose, comfortable-fitting clothing to help accommodate meditation postures (chairs will also be available for participants).


Registration is required for each class. Space is limited, so sign up early. Enter your e-mail address to receive a courtesy reminder three days before the event.


Class Dates: (Click date to Register)


The format will include basic meditation sessions with an informal discussion afterwards. Participants will be given short, informative readings over the course of the workshop.

Reading Sing-Along

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 30, 2014
Jun 302014

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Jim McCarthy Celebrate Summer Reading Sing Along

Thursday July 10, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

CELEBRATE SUMMER READING is a sing-along, clap-along concert filled with fun, lively songs that celebrate children’s books, authors, book characters and all the joys of reading!!

Sign up!

I love my Librarian 2014 Award

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 30, 2014
Jun 302014

I love my Librarian Awards


Do you have a favorite librarian? Would you like to nominate him or her for an award? Well, now you can!

Nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12. To nominate your favorite librarian, all you need to do is answer a few questions at:

NOPL@ Cicero Maker Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 27, 2014
Jun 272014

Photography Contest 2014

 Posted by pete on June 27, 2014
Jun 272014

10th Annual Cicero Photography Contest: NOPL @ Cicero

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Photo submissions for the 10th Annual Cicero Photography Contest are due June 14, 2014.

View photos throughout July at NOPL @ Cicero Community Room & vote on your favorites!

Voting in July: Photo Contest

During the month of July, take part in the “People’s Choice Contest” and vote for your favorites. Our judges will also be casting their vote for the 1st place and 2nd place prizes. The winners will be announced on August 1st!

People’s Choice Contest: Stop in between July 1st and July 31st and vote for your favorites. One vote per person; ballot slips are available at the NOPL @ Cicero Library.


  • Top prize: $75 (juried)
  • 2nd prize: $50 (juried)
  • People’s Choice: $25 (votes cast by patrons during the month of July)

About the Contest: This annual contest is open to all amateur photographers. Photo submissions accepted between May 1st and June 14, 2014. All non-professional photographers are eligible. A professional photographer is someone who receives monetary compensation for his or her photographic work.

  •  Up to 2 photos/person
  • Any size up to 8.5″ x 12″
  • Photos must be unframed and unmounted
  • No entry fee is required
  • Judging is blind: no names should appear anywhere on the photos

Photographic Consent (view pdf)
Each recognizable person in each photograph must give written photographic consent. Photo Consent Forms are available at the library, but any written permission will do. Photos containing recognizable faces without consent forms will not be displayed, and so will not be eligible for judging.

Declaration of Authenticity (view pdf)
Each photographer must sign a statement claiming intellectual property rights of all work submitted.


  • Photographs will be on display at NOPL @ Cicero during July 2014.
  • Winners will be announced on August 1, 2014.
  • All photographs not claimed by August 31, 2014 will become the property of the Northern Onondaga Public Library
  • Photos will be displayed using bull clips, which leave an impression.

The Northern Onondaga Public Library assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to an entry.

(view pdf of Contest Rules)

Questions: Email Heather Highfield at or call 315-699-2032.


Previous Winners

Here are the winners of the 9th annual Cicero Photo Contest in 2013.





















1st Place  ­– Linda McLellan (for photo #83, two zebras)

Photo was taken at the Buffalo Zoo and edited using a computer program. Linda is a nurse who loves photography. She has a bumpersticker on her car which says “When I grow up I want to be a photographer!”

2nd Place –  Stephen Brown (for photo #5, industrial landscape)
Stephen is a business major at OCC. He took the photo one day while walking around with friends.

People’s Choice  – Anthony Tulowiecki (for photo #2, monarch butterfly)
Anthony took this during a visit to Houghton College. He is a former programmer who has always loved photography.

Best Animal – Lyndsay Foley (for photo #114, stoic dog)

Best People – Lyndsay Foley (for photo #113, soldier)

Best Color – Chelsea Powell (for photo #163, creative gears)

Best Scenery – Michael J. Black (for photo #13, scenic waterfall)

Most Creative – Linda McLellan (for photo #83, two zebras)

Most Funny – Chelsea Powell (for photo #161, potatoes)

Most Inspiring – Lyndsay Foley (for photo #113, soldier)

Judges Honorable Mention – Katherine Walton (for photo #12, mountains)

Judges Honorable Mention – James Aiken (for photo #44, sunrays)

Judges Honorable Mention – Kenna Saunders (for photo #86, bug)

Judges Honorable Mention – A. Scott Whittaker (for photo #99, high  jump)

Judges Honorable Mention – Lyndsay Foley (for photo #115, fireworks)

Blood Drive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 25, 2014
Jun 252014

Blood Drive July 15

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