SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Public Library is trying to bridge a gap for people as they find that school, family and work require more time online and more connectivity.
A mobile hotspot can be borrowed for two weeks by any Syracuse cardholder over the age of 18. The library building offers 24-hour WiFi service outside and on the street. There is room to spread out around the library for small study groups to use personal computers or library computers. Because indoor spaces, where people stay for more than an hour, are one of the most highly infectious places to catch COVID-19, masks must be worn that cover from the top of the nose down.
Oct. 22 is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. The library is offering free forms and addressed envelopes or an easy link on the website and public computers to vote early by mail. Early voting begins Oct. 6. Register to vote by applying online by Oct. 5.
The fall session of the clay art class is full. let the Syracuse Libryrar know if you are interested in attending another session in the late winter and spring. Those that are registered to come are reminded that Thursday, Sept. 17 is the last day to withdraw from the class without penalty. Contact Becky at (574) 457-3022 with questions or concerns.
At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the library hosts a walk on the Syracuse TRails. Each week a 45-minute walk leaves from the library to explore the sights.
Children up to age three are invited to storytimes at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Toys, songs and group activities let moms and kids have some social time. Friday’s storytimes are for preschoolers with may fun activities while homeschoolers meet at 10:30 a.m.
Just dropping by? Take home a make-and-take craft anytime.
A Dungeons and Dragons group meets each Monday afternoon. Teens play video games at 4 p.m. every Thursday, except Sept. 24.