SYRACUSE — For those wondering if great-great-grandmother’s brooch might have some financial luster to it, sign-up is now available for the library’s antique show, which occurs 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.
Dave Taylor of Blue Pearl Antiques will appraise one or two items for preregistered participants. Taylor specializes in art and jewelry appraisals, but attendees are welcome to bring mystery items for evaluation.
This free event requires preregistration. Sign up upstairs at the library, through social media or by calling (574) 457-3022.
Aug. 12 also marks the end of the paddle silent auction, with bidding closing at 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified Friday, Aug. 13.
Virtual Reality Programming For Teens And Adults
On Aug. 3, staff at the Syracuse Public Library will begin training on the Oculus Quest 2 prior to launching programming for teens 13 and older and adults. Seventeen games – including “Angry Birds Isle of Pigs,” “Fruit Ninja,” “Wander,” “Beat Saber” and Vacation Simulator – will be available to choose from during 30-minute sessions. Stop by the library or call (574) 457-3022 with your preferred time slots during August to have your virtual reality experience scheduled by Becky Brower or Shelly Krueger. Tuesdays from Aug. 10-24 feature the most availability.
All participants must sign a waiver to use the VR set. Minors under the age of 18 will also need a signature from a parent/guardian.
Anytime Locker Pickup Arrives
After shipping bothers, the Syracuse Public Library’s anytime locker pickups will start Monday, Aug. 2. Can’t make it to the library before closing? Call the library with a list of materials, and staff members will place them in a locker as soon as possible. Then use the last four digits of your library card to open the lock on your designated locker for pickup. Place the locks in the library’s media drop box right next to the lockers on Harrison Street. The lockers were purchased by the Friends of the Syracuse Public Library.
August Book Club Selection
The adult book club’s August choice is “Lover’s Knot” by Emilie Richards. This mystery wrapped in a quilt features newspaper journalist Kendra Taylor following a near-death situation as she retreats to a cabin nestled in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to heal and sort out her feelings about her troubled marriage.
Copies are available upstairs at the library. Audiobook and e-book copies can also be checked out on Hoopla. Libby and OverDrive have an e-book available, but there is a hold list. Discussions will happen at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, via Zoom, and at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at the library. Contact Becky Brower at (574) 457-3022 or [email protected] for information or to receive a Zoom invitation.