SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Public Library will host the following events in December and January:
Binge Watch and More
The Syracuse Library’s children’s department is giving families something to do over the holiday break. A movie and popcorn day will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Play Bingo at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. And at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, bake and frost cookies. There will also be musical activities at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Thursday, Jan. 3 is a make-a-craft day. Board games will be set up in the comfortable areas of the children’s department on Friday, Jan. 4.
The fastest growing collection at the Syracuse Library is in the DVDs with many complete television series. Now is the time to give those shows that sound interesting a try. Checkout times for movies are one week. The revival of Doctor Who restarted 13 years ago. The complex series is available for home viewing. A monthly meeting showcases an episode with discussion and activities. The group is in its fourth year and welcomes new people to enjoy the reboot. The next family friendly meeting is at 6 p.m. Dec. 26.
WorkOne is here to help with unemployment claims from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 19 and 26. When the library is open, chair yoga will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, with walking at 9 a.m. and yoga at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Restorative chair yoga meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
Decluttering support is maintaining a regular schedule through the end of the year. the next meeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. This is a good time of year to go through boxes and closets. The library is closed on New Year’s so the January meetings will shift to Jan. 8 and 22.
Harry Potter craft club is making a string art picture of Harry’s glasses at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. This a fun way for teens to connect with other Potter fans. Teens have a video gaming night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Players either compete on Super Smash Brothers on the Wii U or on XBox games. The next week at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, anime movie night meets.
Food and Books
The comfort food book club is starting up with a new time. Food from Fiction will meet on the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m. to talk about the bakery in “Meet Me at the Cupcake Café.” Copies are available for checkout to prepare for the Jan. 4 meeting.