By BECKY BOWERS
Communications Services, Syracuse Public Library
SYRACUSE — Upcoming events and programs for Syracuse Public Library:
Calling Rock-and-Roll Stars
The Syracuse Library is forming an air band that will perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Austin Meerzo and Matt Meerzo have a variety of songs and some instruments to strum, pound and wail on. So, any kids that want to bring out their inner rock star should signup or come to the first practice at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17. Several practices are scheduled before the concert.
The first day to collect prizes in the Reach for the Stars Children’s Reading rewards program is Monday, June 13. Qualifying books are to be checked out from the Syracuse Library, but, special activities are open to everyone. Signup continues and it is not too late to get in on library events this summer.
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, is a read-a-thon with treats and a special a literary presentation from a visitor from Wonderland. At 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16 is Art Time. The monthly Lego Build is at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, and Paul Lovelette is bringing some of his Transformers collection for an alternate building experience. There are several opportunities for children to get rewarded for reading; there are dogs or volunteers and a weekly drawing just for coming to the library.
Young adults who Exercise Your Mind and Read this summer, choose two rewards by playing BINGO. The prizes range from a book of your choice, an entry to a race, or candy and coupons. Young people have a chance to do blind taste tests of water and beverages when they explore how we understand ads at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.
Visit the Continental Divide
Visit the National Weather Station on the Continental Divide outside of North Webster at 10 a.m. June 20. See the computers that collect data that is used for weather predictions. The station is offering a behind the scenes tour of the equipment and a chance to meet the people whose jobs are to inform the nation about our climate. Registration is required. The tour is most suitable for older teens and adults. Information is available on the library’s website, or by calling (574) 457-3022.