SYRACUSE — Adults are invited to cool off with ice cream from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, during the Syracuse Public Library’s puzzle sale.
Through COVID-19, the library received an excess number of puzzles donations, and some need new homes since they are duplicates or too similar to others in the library’s collection. Puzzles will be 50 cents each, or attendees can purchase a reusable Friends of the Syracuse Public Library bag for $5 and choose two puzzles for free.
While enjoying ice cream and browsing puzzles, be sure to check out the Friends’ silent auction paddles. The paddles will have returned to the library for the last stint of the auction for this event. Final bids will need to be placed by Thursday, Aug. 12. During the event, a sign-up sheet will be started for the antique roadshow-style event planned from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 12. Space will be limited.
Summer Reading Marches On
Two weeks remain for summer reading, and children and teens are encouraged to turn in their reading for prizes until July 31. There are still plenty of activities and programs for them to join, too. At 2 p.m. Monday, July 19, children will try their hands at cardboard engineering as a part of Messy Mondays. Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the library and then at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Lakeside Park. Professor Steve’s Tales of Amazing Science will perform at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23.
Teens can still sign up to create eyeball magnets and necklaces at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 22. While this program is a part of the teen’s summer reading program, other age groups are welcome to join as space is available. Sign up upstairs at the library or by calling the library at (574) 457-3022.
Clay To Return
Recently, Elizabeth Wamsley taught her fiscal year 2021 Clay Art Class No. 3. The participants painted designs and used carving tools to make a 3D surface. Wamsley was able to bring her classes to the Syracuse Public Library with a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana state government. The library is excited to announce it has been awarded a grant to offer clay art classes in the fiscal year 2022.
Craftsy Now Available
Those with a Syracuse Public Library card have access to digital resources for free via the Hoopla, OverDrive and Libby apps. These apps provide access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, e-book, music, television shows and movies. Now on Hoopla, Syracuse library patrons can access several Craftsy videos to learn new skills and crafts.
Summer Reading Concludes
Summer reading concludes Saturday, July 31, for both teens and children. Don’t forget to bring in your reading logs and activity sheets to earn prizes! The teen grand prize raffles will be drawn early the following week.
Children won’t want to miss Messy Monday at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, which will feature ice cream sundaes. Storytimes will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the library and then at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, in Lakeside Park. During August, storytimes will be on hiatus as children’s department staff members plan fall programming. For Fabulous Fridays at 10:30 a.m. July 30, children will play with life-size games.
Teens will make flower fairy dolls at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. There will also be an Anime Video Night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, during which teens can make Totoro pendants.
From 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, adults can enjoy a dish of ice cream while meeting Friends members and other library users and browsing the silent auction paddles. During this event, registration will also open for the antique show with Dave Taylor on Thursday, Aug. 12. Bids for the paddles are accepted until 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. The paddles, decorated by 11 local artists, can be viewed at the library from July 27 through Aug. 12.
Open mic night is returning. After a break of more than a year, local writers are being given a chance to share their stories with a five-minute time limit. The event will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in the library’s downstairs meeting room.
Homeschool Program Survey
The homeschool program will start in September. To find the best time for the group to meet, the library has created a survey that interested parties can fill out with their first, second and third choices. The survey is accessible at https://tinyurl.com/5fkhn2m8.