Mar 30, 2011 Meg Backus Uncategorized
National Library Week: April 10 to 16
First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries-school, public, academic and special-participate. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers, and to encourage all Americans to take advantage of the resources libraries have to offer.
This year, libraries like NOPL invite you to visit and create your own story at your library. With access to so many kinds of resources and learning available at your library, you really can alter your world with new opportunities and experiences through NOPL.
All libraries in Onondaga County host a National Library Week contest called the “Library Puzzler.” Clues placed in libraries try to lead people to discover which character has escaped from which well-know book at which public library in the county. Everyone who submits the correct answers will have a chance to win one of several gift baskets filled with items and gift cards donated by Friends groups and retailers.
Sleuthing is already underway and answers must be submitted no later than April 11. New clues about the character, the book, and the library are released each week, and the winners will be drawn from a hat full of correct answers by April 16.
Other April Events at NOPL
Tuesday April 5, 6 p.m., NOPL at Cicero
Bring a 12″ paper cutter if you have one and any papers or embellishments you like, and put together a 2-page scrapbooking spread with the help of experts. This is a great way to stay on top of (or more likely, to catch up on) the scrapbooking you always intend to do. No cost.
LibraryFarm with CNY Edible Gardening
Saturday April 9, 10:30 a.m., NOPL at Cicero
LibraryFarm with CNY Edible Gardening presents Planting Seeds & Seedlings (Outdoors).
Tuesday April 11, 5:30 p.m., NOPL at Brewerton
In honor of National Library Week, create your own story at your library by making your own book. Librarian Meg Backus will teach you how to hand-sew and bind a book. The pages in this one will be blank, so you can literally create your own story from scratch. Pre-registration required. Visit nopl.org or call 676-7484 to sign up.
Military History Lecture from the Society
Thursday April 14, 6:30 p.m., NOPL at North Syracuse
Hal Flickinger will present a lecture titled Israeli Air Force Operations, 1981-82. Presented by the Society for the Preservation of Military History.
Monday April 18, 2 p.m., NOPL at Cicero
For kids. See local black belts demonstrate some moves and teach a little bit about child safety.
Teen Scrapbooking Banner
Tuesday April 19, 2 p.m., NOPL at Brewerton
Teens and tweens make a “friends banner” using scrapbooking materials. Stop by the library to see a sample and sign up.
“The Race to the Moon”
Wednesday April 20, 2 p.m., NOPL at Brewerton
Presented by Melanie Zimmer from Dancing Bear Puppet Theater. Roquefort the mouse loves two things the most-a delicious round of cheese and the moon. At dusk, Roquefort enjoys singing his sweet song to the moon until one night when he discovers that the moon is made of golden Swiss cheese, and Grizzle the rat is slowly eating it. For all ages.
Wednesday April 20, 1 p.m., NOPL at Cicero
Prepare for Earth Day. What’s a seed bomb? It’s a little ball with everything you need to grow a plant: clay, compost, and indigenous seeds. Rain washes away the clay to expose the seeds, and they’ll grow almost anywhere you throw them. Don’t wear your good clothes-we’ll be playing with mud and dirt, and will meet outside, weather-permitting. For grade 1 and up. Call ahead to sign up: 699-2032.
Thursday April 21, 1pm, NOPL at Cicero
Tween/Teen Craft: Earbud cord tangles are annoying and can make your earbuds wear out faster. Corral incorrigible cords with a custom earbud winder made from recycled materials. For grades 5 and up. Call ahead to sign up: 699-2032.
The Basics about Alzheimer’s
Friday April 22, 1 p.m., NOPL at North Syracuse
The first in a four-part series at the library on this disease. Presented by The Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 100 Trolley Barn Lane, 13212. 458-6184.
Saturday April 30, 10:30 a.m., NOPL at Cicero
For adults. This is a great way to be introduced to yoga, to be able to try out what might be a new way of staying healthy, keeping active, and discovering that fitness does not have to look or feel like part of the rat race. Bring a mat if you have one; don’t worry if you don’t. No cost.
Submitted by Meg Backus, Programming and PR Librarian at NOPL