Oct
17

Onondaga county public library November events



10/17/09
Betts Branch Library
4862 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13205
435-1940

FOR ADULTS:
The Peacemaker
by Brenda Duffey
Saturday, November 14
3:00 pm

Author, Brenda Duffey, will have a presentation of her book, The Peacemaker, along with a book signing.

“The Peacemaker takes readers through time, through the history of the United States and the events that made it a great nation that it is today. From the treaty of the Indians to the colonization of the New Land, from the evolution of a country to the outcome of a myriad of races growing to become one, this book presents a story of love and hope.”

Robert P. Kinchen
Central Library
The Galleries of Syracuse
447 South Salina St.
435-1900
NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
Impressions of New York and Beyond
In conjunction with the exhibition Turner to Cézanne, at the Everson Museum of Art, an en plein air (“in the open air”) painting event was held at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York this summer. Plein Air artists gathered to create works of art inspired by the beautiful vistas and rolling hills of Central New York. Other local plein air artists were also invited to submit plein air works, many of which were created around Central NY State. Participating artists include Eileen Arnold, Joan Back, Cookie Falcone, Wendy Harris, Robert P. Hedden, Peter Huntington, Rosemary Krupka, Patricia MacKillop, Adriana Meiss and Susan Murphy.
The term en plein air is a French term that literally translates “in the open air”. Up until the 1800s artists generally painted in studios, but Impressionist artists began to experiment with painting outdoors. They wanted to capture the effects of a specific moment in time such as the angle of the sun at a particular time of day, a weather pattern, season or even people as they walked down the street.

FOR CHILDREN:
Story Time
Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28
11:00 am

Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
1:30 pm
Bring your toddler or preschooler and enjoy books, songs, dance and fun!
Provides an introduction to a lifelong love of books!

Toddlers Tango
Saturday, November 7
2:00 pm
Dance your way through songs and allow your little musician to play a range of instruments. Bring in your toddlers to sing, dance and move!

YogaKids
Saturday, November 14
2:00 pm
Come into the Children’s World Activity Room and enjoy some stretching and relaxation techniques for kids. Lots of fun!

Craft in Children’s World
Saturday, November 7
1:00 pm
Use your creativity and create your own craft to take home!

Book to Movie Club:
“Coraline,” by Neil Gaiman
Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 25
3:30 pm
Hang out, eat some snacks, and talk about the book, Coraline, by Neil Gaiman.
Every week, we’ll discuss something different about the book, and at the end we’ll watch the movie on the big screen. Open to ages 10 and up!

Theatre Club
Fridays, November 6, 13 and 20
3:00 pm
The club will focus on theatre techniques, stage presence and public speaking. Participants will be taught how to perform on stage, as well as prepare behind scenes material. All artists are welcome and snacks will be served.

FOR TEENS:
Teen Game Night
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24
6:00 pm
Open to all teens. Teen game night is a laid back atmosphere where you can enjoy hanging out, testing your gaming skills and have some fun. Test your skills on the Nintendo Wii to practice your techniques. Come and enjoy!

FOR FAMILIES:
Family Film Fun
Saturday, November 21
1:00 pm
Curtin Auditorium
Enjoy the family film, Beauty and the Beast, for children of all ages. Light refreshments will be served.

FOR ADULTS:
Discovering the Lecture Series:
Little Women (PG-1994)
Sunday, November 8
3:00 pm
Curtin Auditorium
Come and see the film, Little Women, which inspired the novel March by Geraldine Brooks.
Learn more about the author's visit to Syracuse for the 2009-2010 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series by watching this film. A pair of tickets to Geraldine Brooks' lecture will be given away!
Free and open to the public. For more information, call 435-1900 or visit www.onlib.org.

Hazard Branch Library
1620 West Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
435-5326

FOR CHILDREN:
Story Time and Craft
Saturday, November 14
10:30 am
Thanksgiving stories and crafts.

FOR ADULTS:
Knit-a-thon
Saturday, November 7
All Day
Join Hazard Library’s drive to collect hats, mittens and scarves for needy children. Donations are accepted until December.
The knitting group meets every Saturday morning.

PC and Internet Instruction
Wednesdays
By Appointment, Only
Hazard Library has computers that are available for public use and wireless access. One-on-one computer classes in basic Internet, Word, Excel and email are offered.
By Appointment Only. Call 435-5326

Veteran’s Benefits
Thursday, November 19
2:00-8:00 pm
Representatives from the Veterans’ Administration
answer questions and explain the wide array of benefits available to veterans through one-on-one discussions.

Aging Well:
Alzheimers Prevention
Thursday, November 12
6:30-7:30 pm
Learn how to keep you brain healthy as you age.

Holiday Gifts
Saturday, November 7
11:00 am
Paint tiles to give as holiday gifts.
Please pre-register. Free.

Savvy Speakers Toastmasters International
Fridays, November 6, 13 and 20
10:00 am-Noon
Strengthen you self-confidence by learning to communicate well. New members are always welcome.
Foreign Film

Thursday, November 5
6:30 pm
Holiday Wreath
Saturday, November 28
10:30 am
Make a holiday wreath.
Please pre-register, so there are sufficient supplies. Free.

Mundy Branch Library
1204 S. Geddes St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
435-3797

NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
Photography by Ron Mercer
Syracuse artist Ron Mercer will display his photographs of nature scenes and abstract still life.

Ron Mercer’s interest in photography began almost 15 years ago when he would accompany artist/photographer Harry R. Freeman-Jones on his treks to the Cold River region of the Adirondack Mountains. Mercer progressed from the person toting equipment to the person behind the lens.

The body of Mercer’s work ranges from landscape to abstract. His abstractions reflect his interest in the natural formation of colors, textures and shapes. He is also drawn in by forms and texture, even from a simple pile of fishing nets on a pier on Cape Cod or the girders under the Thruway Bridge in Long Branch Park.

FOR CHILDREN:
Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month
Thursday, November 5
2:30 pm
Enjoy stories, a craft and a peanut butter snack. Delicious fun!

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
Saturday, November 14
2:30 pm
Relax and watch a Funny Flick on our big screen!


Face Painting Fun!
Monday, November 16
2:30 pm
Free, colorful face painting for kids will be presented by artist Donna Butterfield.

Yu-Gi-Oh!™ TCG Club
Everyday After School
3:30 pm
Are you a Yu-Gi-Oh!™ Trading Card Game player? Unwind after school and enjoy this collectible card game with your friends at the library.

Cartoon Capers
Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 25
4:00 pm

Guitar Hero
Fridays, November 6, 13 and 20
3:30 pm

Wow! Wii™
Tuesdays, November 10, 17 and 24
3:30 pm
Mundy Branch Library (con’t.)

FOR CHILDREN:
Tails to Tell:
Read a Story to a Lovable Dog

Tails to Tell is a fun and rewarding opportunity for school-age children to read to a real, live and gentle dog, certified as a Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club, through the local volunteer organization, Sunshine Friends, Inc.

Dogs are available by appointment for the following half-hour sessions:

Monday, November 2
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Tana

Wednesday, November 4
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Harmon

Monday, November 9
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Tana

Tuesday, November 10
4:00 and 4:30 pm
with dog Zoe

Thursday, November 12
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Tootsie

Monday, November 16
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Tana

Wednesday, November 18
3:30 and 4:00 pm
with dog Harmon

Monday, November 23
3:30 and 4 pm
with dog Tana

Tuesday, November 24
4:00 and 4:30 pm
with dog Zoe

Monday, November 30
3:30 and 4 pm
with dog Tana


Northeast Community Center Library
716 Hawley Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13203
472-6343 x208

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, November 17
9:30 am and 1:00 pm
Our monthly morning/afternoon preschool story time continues. We’ll have stories, rhymes and occasional games. Youngsters will learn group listening and participation skills. Bring along a friend and enjoy the stories together.


Paine Branch Library
113 Nichols Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206
435-5442

NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
“The Simple Things”
Photography by Buddy Belonsoff

Buddy lives in the Clay area of Syracuse. His work includes an Everson Museum exhibition photo titled “Puffy Clouds”. His photos have been exhibited at other libraries throughout Central New York.

FOR CHILDREN:
Teddy Bear Story Times
Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 25
10:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 and their families are invited to enjoy picture books, puppets, finger plays, flannel board and more. Please register by visiting the branch or calling 435-5442.
There is no program November 11.

Pajama Story Time
Monday, November 2
6:30 pm
Children (preschool through 2nd grade) are invited to wear pajamas, cozy up, and join us for stories and rhymes.

NEW!! Early Literacy Computer Station
For children ages 2 to10.
Your child can learn and enjoy through an array of 45 educational software programs covering reading readiness, language, math, graphic arts, science, history, and typing.

FOR ADULTS:
Knit & Crochet Group
Saturday, November 14
11:00 am-Noon
Learn to knit; needles and yarn supplied or bring your own project to work on.
Computer-Ease
Basic Internet Tutoring
Thursdays
11:00 am and Noon
Are you new to the Internet? Don’t know a mouse from a mole? Take advantage of one-on-one instruction on Internet basics, e-mail and online research tools. For information and registration, please call the library at 435-5442.


Strategies for This Job Market
Tuesday, November 17
7:00-8:00 pm
Presented by John Cruty
of Mature Workforce Alliance
Confused, downsized, laid off? Learn how to navigate in today’s climate, post your resume and network with the help of Mature Workforce Alliance www.cnymwa.org.

Petit Branch Library
105 Victoria Place
Syracuse, NY 13210
435-3636

NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
Creative Crossings
This month’s exhibit features the artwork of Arthur Brangman’s students. Works of mixed media include landscapes, still-life, portraits and abstracts. The group chose the title “Creative Crossings” because they felt that a crossing must be made in order to heal both mentally and spiritually. This exhibit provides a special opportunity to share their artistic achievements with the community. This is their sixth year exhibiting at Petit.

FOR CHILDREN:
Story Times
Tuesdays, November 10, 17 and 24
10:30 am
Combined toddler and preschool story hour for children ages 1½ to 5 and their families or caregivers. Includes stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs.
We ask that daycare centers, nursery schools, preschools, and pre-kindergarten programs please make an appointment for a special story time.

FOR ADULTS:
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 12
6:30 pm
The Petit Branch Book Discussion Group will discuss Indignation, by Philip Roth.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
December 10 at 6:30 p.m., when we will discuss The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga.
Refreshments served. New members always welcome. No registration required. For more information, call 435-3636.

SPEAKERS IN THE HUMANITIES
LECTURE SERIES:
All Things Herriot:
James Herriot & His Peaceable Kingdom
Saturday, November 14
2:00 pm
Dr. Sanford Sternlicht, Professor of English, Syracuse University
Surely the planet’s best-known veterinarian is “James Herriot,” the pen name of James Alfred Wight. The essential drama of the Herriot memoirs is the symbolic reenactment of the physician’s combat with death, with the struggle transferred from people to animals. This lecture relates Herriot’s life and portrays his art, beginning with a dramatic reading of a typical Herriot tale.

Syracuse Symphony Brass Quintet
Saturday, November 21
2:00 pm
The SSO Brass Quintet members include John Raschella, trumpet; Ryan Barwise, trumpet; Jon Garland; horn, John Sipher, trombone; and Ed Diefes, tuba. The group’s repertoire ranges from settings of Renaissance madrigals and brass chorales to big band tunes, Sousa marches and popular tunes arranged for brass. This performance is sure to offer something for everyone in the audience, and will impress with the versatility and power of the brass quintet.

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
435-5320

NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
Mary O’Hara and Howard McLaughlin
Poetic Abstract and Pop Color

An eclectic art show presented by Syracuse artists Mary O’Hara and her husband Howard McLaughlin.

Mary’s acrylic paintings are influenced by her interest in shapes and the way in which they interact with one another - interrupting space, playing, twisting, merging, breaking apart, reuniting. Mary chooses to blend and fold color to enhance the shapes, to give energy and an individual perspective; to highlight the rhythms and to create poetic form.

Howard’s paintings are a roller coaster of Pop Color, acrylic illustrations with a touch of absurdity meant to catch a viewer’s eye and unlock the imagination. He is presenting several paintings inspired by sketches he made this summer.
Mary and Howard are members of Associated Artist and the Onondaga Art Guild.

FOR CHILDREN:
Time For Twos
Wednesdays, November 4, 18 and 19
10:00 am
Picture books, songs, and finger rhymes for two year olds and their families to smile over.
Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, November 4, 18 and 25
10:00 am
Stories, songs, and finger play for three to five year olds and their families to enjoy.
No story times on November 11 and 26.

FOR ADULTS:
Genealogy Program:
Chasing That Elusive Immigrant
Wednesday, November 4
6:00-8:00 pm
Librarian and genealogist, Gary Jones, will take you through the process of “tracking that elusive immigrant ancestor,” step-by-step by using Library & Internet resources. Learn how to use Passenger and Immigration resources, census and other genealogy databases available at your local Library. Registration recommended but not required.

Jane Austen Book Club
Sunday, November 22
2:00-4:30 pm
Formerly known as the Jane Austen Society of North America, Syracuse Branch, will meet on the above date. All are welcome to these monthly meetings. Call Joan at 446-4328 for more information.


White Branch Library
763 Butternut St.
Syracuse, NY 13208
435-3519

FOR CHILDREN:
Pre-school Story Time
Thursdays, November 5, 12 and 19
11:15 am
Our weekly morning preschool story time continues. We’ll have stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and occasional games and crafts. Youngsters will learn group listening and participation skills. Bring along a friend and enjoy the story time together.

FOR CHILDREN & TEENS:
Book to Movie Club: “Coraline,” by Neil Gaiman
Wednesday, November 18
5:30 pm
Hang out, eat some snacks, and talk about the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Every other week we’ll discuss something different, cool, and interesting about the book. For students ages 10 to 16 years old.

National Gaming Day –
Read. Learn and Play B.I.N.G.O
Saturday, November 14
3:00 pm
In recognition of National Gaming Day, White Branch Library is offering an afternoon of B.I.N.G.O. fun. Exercise your brain, compete with your friends, and try to be the first to shout out “BINGO!” Participation is limited to students ages 10-16. Please register with the librarian.

FOR ADULTS:
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Tuesday, November 10
11:30 am
Are you interested in knowing who the new up-and-coming authors will be? Do you want to get a jump start on publishers’ new releases? Our adult Sneak Peek program will help you to get a first look at new titles by first time authors.
Light refreshments will be served.


Flash Fiction, or, The Art of the Short Short Story
Tuesday, November 24
11:30 am
Join White Branch Library’s Adult Reading Group. Members will learn about, read aloud, and listen to works of very short fiction.
Light refreshments will be served.

GED Classes
Catch these study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma. Call 435-3519 for information.



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