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Date(s) - 02/20/2018
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Syracuse and Onondaga County


Library Events during Winterfest
ONONDAGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – Located in the Galleries of Syracuse,
447 South Salina Street Info: (315) 435-1800 or visit


Tuesday, February 20th:

Soule Branch, all day; STEM Week at Soule. Visit during Winter Break Week and
have fun creating & building. Use Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks to
create houses, forts, ramps & invent your own games. Other construction materials
also available all week such as Magna-Tiles, brick building, wooden blocks,
a house construction kit and even some of our Fairy Tale Problem Solving kits–
something to occupy every day of the week. All day, through Saturday, Feb. 24th.
Mundy Branch, 10am – 11am; Little Muses-Time to Read, Dance, Play, & Giggle.
Children and their caregivers are invited to a very special type of storytime. Using
cutting-edge research in early literacy, children will practice the skills they need
for school success. Babies, toddlers and PreK are all welcome. For ages 0 – 5.
Central Library, 10am – 4pm; Black History Month Video Project in MakerSpace.
If you could have dinner with any black figure from past or present, who would it
be and why? When and how did you first find out about this person? Stop by the
MakerSpace during the month of February and share your story on video. Resulting
footage will be on display in the library. Info: stop by, call 315-435-1813, or
email For teens & adults.
Betts Branch, 10am – 11am; Betts Book Discussion. “The Storied Life of A.J.
Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. An unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his
life over–and see everything anew.
Petit Branch, 10:30am – 11:30pm; Read, Sing and Play: Story Time. Combined
toddler & preschool story hour for children 18mos. – 5yrs. Includes stories,
rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. We ask that daycare centers, nursery schools,
preschools, & pre-kindergarten programs please make an appointment for a
special story time.
Beauchamp Branch, 2pm – 4pm; Adinkra Symbols. An “adinkra” is a visual symbol
on traditional African textiles, once printed in a grid pattern using a carved
gourd. Create your own version, making stamps out of a variety of craft materials.
Petit Branch, 2pm – 4pm; STEAM @ Petit – Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, and Math. Scence! Let’s make slime!
Central Library, 2pm – 3pm; Chocolate Makes the World Go Round. Which country
makes the best chocolate? What makes some chocolate better than others?
Bring your sweet tooth and let’s find out. For all ages. Registration required.
Paine Branch, 2pm – 3pm; Winter Break Activities. Bring your restless kids to the
library and let them participate in our daily programs. Develop deductive reasoning
skills on Puzzle Day, make & play with Winter Play dough, encourage curiosity
by creating a homemade lava lamp, & foster creativity and adaptable thinking
through hands-on play with the Osmo Genius kits.
White Branch, 2pm – 3pm; Game Time!
Mundy Branch, 3pm – 5pm; Engineer’s Week. The theme this year is “Inspiring
Wonder”, and that’s exactly what we plan on doing. We will learn about levers,
build with LEGOs and play with technology all week long. For ages 8 – 12.
Central Library, 3pm – 4:45pm; GarageBand Basics in the MakerSpace. See Fri.,
Feb. 16th.
Mundy Branch, 3:30pm – 5pm. Tails to Tell. Read a story to one of our lovable
furry friends, trained by Paws of CNY. They love a good book! For ages 5 – 12.
Paine Branch, 4pm – 5pm; Out of School but not Out of S.T.E.A.M. Stop in to
use your S.T.E.A.M related creativity to build with K’nex. Afterwards, the created
models will be on display.
Beauchamp Branch, 6pm – 7pm; Peaceful Fists Karate Demonstration. Facilitator:
Master Roland Sims. Karate is for physical fitness and self-defense, but it’s
also about learning how to overcome conflict situations. Join us for an exciting
martial arts demonstration & discover how to empower yourself with time-honored,
effective survival, self-defense, evasion, resistance, and escape strategies.

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