The Syracuse Public Library has received several one-square-foot seed packets, featuring Midwest wildflowers, to give away. Up to three packets are given to each family either at the library or during the native plant sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the WACF property on SR 13. The purpose of planting the seeds is not just to be a food resource for local pollinators but to offer a habitat in the soil for the native bees.
The seed sponsors, Tangled Bank Studios and PBS-Nature, have made a movie that shows the amount of activity a bee-friendly area provides in, “My Garden of a Thousand Bees.” Come for a showing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The Syracuse Public Library is facilitating a series of meetings called “In the Garden.” Contact Becky Brower, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive emails with “In the Garden” notifications for field trips, book discussion topics, walks and trail maintenance. Make a point this summer to meet our local pollinators.
Spaces are filling up fast for the clay class with Elizabeth Wamsley at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. If you haven't registered already, definitely do so before all slots are gone either in person at the library or by reaching out to Becky Brower at email@example.com or (574) 457-3022.
Elizabeth will make three pieces for everyone to sgraffito; these pieces will then be combined to form hanging chimes. Upon delivery post-firing, class participants will receive materials and directions to hang the parts.
This class is free; however, you must agree to make a $5 refundable deposit or that your card will be charged $5 if you cannot be at the class or notify the library by April 26. If you participated in the September clay class at SPL, you will need to pay $15 to attend.
This program is made possible through a grant provided by the Indiana Arts Commission.
Volunteers unite! The Syracuse Public Library will hold an orientation for those interested in helping us maintain a section of the 12-mile Syracuse-Wawasee Trail.
At 4:30 p.m. on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, make your way to Lakeside Park, 1013 N. Long Drive. Erlene Yentes, director of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail, will show the cleanup tools used and demonstrate procedures to maintain the trail.
Meet other volunteers at Orientation Day and enjoy light refreshments. Becky Brower, adult services library with SPL, will also share information about the free wildflower seed giveaway, which arrives in May.
The Syracuse trail system is enjoyed by all ages, and several groups help maintain different sections of the trail. The Syracuse Public Library is happy to join their numbers.
Both SPL and Syracuse-Wawasee Trails are nonprofits that qualify for volunteer hours. Contact Brower in person, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (574)457-3022 for more information or to be added to the mailing list.
If the weather is poor, this event will move to the Syracuse Public Library's meeting room.
The Syracuse Public Library’s adult book club will read The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron as its April pick.
Believing that her French guardian is about to abandon her to an orphanage in the city, 10-year-old Lucky runs away from her small town with her beloved dog by her side in order to trek across the Mojave Desert in this Newbery Medal-winning novel from Susan Patron.
Discussions will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, via Zoom and at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the downstairs meeting room.
Copies of The Higher Power of Lucky are available at the Syracuse Public Library. Patrons can also check out a digital audiobook on Libby/OverDrive.
For information about the adult book club or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Becky at email@example.com.
Sign-up begins for those interested in volunteering with the Syracuse Public Library to clean a segment of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail.
The Syracuse Public Library has adopted a small segment of the 12-mile Syracuse-Wawasee Trail and is now seeking volunteers to keep it maintained. Adults and teens are invited to join us in this endeavor to keep our community looking beautiful while enjoying some outdoor time.
Since both organizations are nonprofits, time spent helping do qualify for volunteer hours.
If you're interested in volunteering, please leave your name and availability to join SPL's trail team either at the library or by contacting Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 457-3022.
Looking for a relaxing evening filled with great stories and poems? You won't want to miss our popular Open Mic Night!
Come share your prose or poems at Open Mic Night at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the downstairs meeting room. Since this event occurs after-hours, entry through the Harrison Street side door. There will be someone to let you in.
Read a piece or simply come to listen. This event is a splendid opportunity to enjoy the company of others who love the written word. People can also share pieces from their favorite writers or poets.
During the event, each speaker will receive five minutes to read to ensure everyone can share. Dawn Burns will once again serve as emcee.
If you have questions about this free event, email Becky Brower at email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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