January is "Get Organized Month," established by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). To get going, Northern Onondaga Public Library has invited one of NAPO's members to present a workshop called Sorting out Paper Clutter at NOPL at North Syracuse. This is a free filing and paper management workshop from 10am - 12:30pm Saturday Jan. 29 at 100 Trolley Barn Lane.
The workshop will advise participants on setting up a filing system that can create order out of the mess of paper your tables and desks have collected. Bring some unsorted items, along with unlabeled folders, to get started. If we can give you some time and tips to help you get started, you might gain momentum and find yourself making progress right away. Pre-registration is required, so visit nopl.org or call the library at 458-6184 to sign up.
NOPL is ready to help you open other doors, too. Take time to attend one or more of the interesting events being held at all three of our libraries.
The Wednesday morning free introductory computer classes resume this month at NOPL at Brewerton. These happen at 10:30am. Register by calling 676-7484. For one-on-one sessions in beginning Internet classes at the North Syracuse branch, call 458-6184 for an appointment.
Have you always wanted to try out a Yoga class? Drop in to our North Syracuse branch on Saturday mornings at 10:15am for a no cost introduction to this stress-relieving activity. This class runs through Feb. 12 (no yoga on Jan. 29).
Parents (foster parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, caregivers) of children ages 0 to 3 are invited to participate in Ready, Set, Parent!, an eight-week long series organized by The Children's Consortium. This class is designed to increase parental knowledge, attitude, and confidence so they can have high quality interactions with their babies, facilitating the development of the babies' cognitive, language, personal/social, gross motor and fine motor skills. Each week covers a different topic, including two sessions delivered by licensed doctors. And it's free. For more information, or to register for a class, please call 471-8331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.