February's Winter Break is always a busy time at the library, and this year is no exception. NOPL's children's librarians do a great job of planning fun and educational things to do during their time off, and we hope it helps parents keep their kids engaged and occupied. Let's hope the winter snowstorms are over for the year, or at least that they won't interfere with these activities. But, nevermind about the desire for decent weather.
The Winter Break schedule includes the following:
Monday Feb. 21
All NOPL locations will be closed in observance of President's Day.
Wednesday Feb. 23
Complete Cupcake Craziness. From 2 to 3 p.m., at NOPL at Cicero. A special cupcake party for ages 8 to 12. Use frosting, icing, candy, sprinkles, and other fun stuff to decorate your own creative cupcakes. Eat 'em here or take 'em home. Registration requested, 699-2032.
MOST Science Demonstrations. At 2 p.m., at NOPL at Brewerton. Demonstrations include liquid nitrogen, the Science of Bubbles and the Power of Air.
Thursday Feb. 24
Karate Demonstration and Child Safety Program from LaVallee's. At 2 p.m., at NOPL at Brewerton. Registration Required.
Death by Chocolate for teens. At 2 p.m., at NOPL at Cicero. Molded chocolate candies, items dipped in chocolate, and other treats. We'll also be having a chocolate tasting, sampling familiar and unusual chocolates. Please bring all of your taste buds. Registration requested, 699-2032.
Friday Feb. 25
Twin Magicians. At 10:30 a.m., at NOPL at North Syracuse. They are another favorite among the kids. If you're a "helper," then, be cautious. The helpers are usually the one who get tricked the worst. Register by calling 458-6184.
Movie Matine. At 2 p.m., at NOPL at Brewerton. Registration required, 676-7484. Call to find out what's showing.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover. At 4 p.m., at NOPL at Cicero. Perhaps the most inventive event happening over break. Kids-preschool and up-are invited to bring a stuffed toy (one they can part with for the night) to a special bedtime-themed story time at the library. After stories, they'll tuck in their stuffed toy and let them stay the night at the library. Come back on Saturday to pick up the stuffed animal and take home photos of the overnight library adventure. Registration requested, 699-2032.