By BECKY BOWERS
Communications Services, Syracuse Public Library
SYRACUSE — Upcoming events and programs at Syracuse Public Library.
Art At The Library
Should you judge a book by its cover? A book jacket is the first place to decide whether a book looks interesting. The Syracuse Library is going to offer ideas and artistic help for designing a book cover to enter in the Kosciusko Plant the Seed – Read competition. Two hundred dollars in prizes will be given to the winners in the middle school, high school, college and adult categories for the design of a book cover for the book, “Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.” Materials and a variety of different media to make a cover design will be discussed at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31. The library is supplying materials and an annotated bibliography for theme ideas. Anyone in the competition age groups is invited.
Lucy Knisley is a successful graphic artist who has written and illustrated several memoirs. The book club, Food from Fiction, is reading “Relish: my life in the kitchen,” Knisley’s story of becoming an artist. The story is about a teenage girl who relates to her divorced parents through their relationship with food and how that continues to influence how she navigates the world. Knisley is an honest writer and the pictures are delightful. The April 21 meeting is the last of the year. The Syracuse Library is happy to assist with making copies of the book available.
The Avengers, X-Men, Marvel and D.C. Comics characters have had starring roles in some action movies in the past couple of years. Teens can pick a favorite character and explain their personality during the young adult book club at 5 p.m. March 29. No meeting will be held in the first week in April when there is spring break. Middle school and high school students are invited for an hour with food and comparing superheroes.
Later in the week adults and young people can save themselves from an alien mind-suck. Learn how to save yourself with magic music in a cult-classic movie. Come to the library at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. This is the best film ever. Promise. Not kidding. Call the library for the name of the film at (574) 457-3022.
Story time with nursery rhymes is at 10:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. There are about four more weeks of pre-reading activities and fun with song, food and friends. Monday after school is reading to Fred the frog. After school on Wednesday and Thursday are stories with a craft and finger weaving. Children are encouraged to stop by for some relaxing activities.