SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Public Library will host the following events in March:
Dungeons And Daisies At The Library
The Syracuse Library has found a dungeon master. New for young people is a group to play Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and third Monday of the month. The group meets on March 18 and welcomes older teens through young adults.
All ages craft time is painting a daisy picture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Sign up and a nominal fee get participants going on something springy for inside or outdoors. Another group to sign up for a reminder call on is a coding class that is coming in April where adults are asked to review a program that will be offered to older kids this summer. Readers of “Like Water for Chocolate” by Mexican author Laura Esquirel can join a group that is eating Mexican in North Manchester on April 26.
Fun Stuff For All Ages
Harry Potter for teens are making picture of the magical school Hogwarts. Teens are reminded to come make a painting if they have told the library they are coming at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Teen video gaming night is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21.
The only way to discover why Mahjong is one of the oldest continually played gams in the world is to play it. The Syracuse Library is supported by Judy Shoemaker, who is an interested beginning player herself. Come try the game from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays.
Decluttering Is Not As Easy As Dumping At A Recycling Center
The March 7 “Wall Street Journal” has a front page article about Marie Kondo, or rather, about the effect of people indiscriminately dumping all their stuff at resale stores. Decluttering is about finding a lifelong system of managing possessions so that cleaning doesn’t become a purge of “dirty, worn-out clothes, ugly trinkets and unsellable appliances.” The article’s author further proposes adding a seventh step that expresses regret of wasting a resource.
The emotional reality is that we own many things that truly nobody wants. The Decluttering Support Group is meeting at 1 p.m. March 19 to encourage responsible ownership of possessions.