Black History Month is celebrated annually from Feb. 1 through March 1, and the Syracuse Public Library is getting in the spirit!
The adult book club will be reading March: Book One by John Lewis. A graphic novel, March is an autobiographical look at the civil rights movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Book One shares Lewis's childhood and early civil rights involvement in Nashville, Tenn.
The graphic novel series features three entries; however, adults only have to read Book One for discussions.
Discussions will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, via Zoom and at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the downstairs meeting room. Copies of the graphic novel (including Book Two and Three) are available at the library. Patrons can also check out a digital copy on the Hoopla and Libby apps, using their library card.
For more information about the adult book club or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Becky Brower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Syracuse Public Library for its first Board Game Sampler! Bring your favorite board game to share or simply come to play other's favorite board games. It will be the perfect way to break up winter while meeting new friends and playing fun games — and maybe learning to play some new ones!
This brand-new adult program launches at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the downstairs meeting room directly after the adult book club, which meets at 1 p.m. Games will run until they conclude or players need to leave. The plan is for the Board Game Sampler to occur monthly, with the next session occurring at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.
If you have any questions, contact Becky Brower, email@example.com.
Syracuse Public Library staff didn't just read in 2021. We also enjoyed a wide range of movies, TV shows, and documentaries. In fact, we really struggled to limit our picks to just one!
Despite COVID continuing to throw off some cinema releases, we found a lot to appreciate on DVDs and streaming. Our picks aren't limited to new 2021 releases. We've included some newly discovered classics and comfort watches like the Avatar the Last Airbender series, Schitt's Creek, and Call the Midwife.
Click any of the below titles to place holds. If it's a series, the link goes to its first season so you can get started. A few of the titles will need to be ordered from other libraries in the Evergreen network.
2021 Staff Picks include:
Heritage Lost is the SPL adult book club's January pick. From local author S.M. Wright, Heritage Lost is a fast-paced, character-driven space opera. It centers on Captain Katya Cassius as her life goes into chaos after rescuing an alien toddler. The child's circumstances force Katya to face her own disjointed childhood, forever shaped by a global war.
Discussions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, via Zoom and at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the library's downstairs meeting room. The author will join both discussions.
Contact Becky Brower for information or a Zoom invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the novel are available at the Syracuse Public Library.
Don't forget to sign up for the "My Voyage Begins" 2022 adult reading challenge. Click here for more information.
Children’s programming resumes in the new year with a brand-new storytime on Wednesdays! Wacky and Wiggly Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, and promises to be a messy fun time filled with good stories. Children joining Wednesday storytimes should dress accordingly!
A relaxed storytime and the Homeschool Program resume at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Both programs will then continue at 10:30 a.m. each Friday. The Homeschool Program will probably change its format in February or March, so stay tuned for some exciting new plans!
While attending programs, children are also encouraged to check out the new “I Spy” display, complete the scavenger hunt, or grab a take-and-make craft kit.
Tentative Homeschool Schedule For January ...
Syracuse Public Library staff members reflected on the books they read during 2021 and selected their top picks of books they enjoyed; for many, it proved challenging to narrow that choice down to just one!
Our picks truly highlight a wide range of interests, spanning nonfiction and varying fiction genres. They included new releases and old titles that deserve to be checked out. We spotlighted each title on social media but are now compiling them into a list for patrons who may want to read them, too!
Most are available at the Syracuse Public Library. If not, we can order them through the Evergreen Indiana Network! Click the titles below to view their Evergreen Indiana pages, where you can place holds or order a copy from another library.
We hope you will enjoy these books as much as we did! Stay tuned for our 2021 DVD picks.
2021 Staff Picks include:
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