SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Public Library offers programs Sunday through Saturday during Valentine’s week.
Scrabble tables are set up on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. Anyone over age 16 is welcome to drop in until the boards are shut down at 4 p.m., said a news release from Syracuse Public Library.
The Workshop writing group closes out the week on Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. The theme for the upcoming open mic night on Friday, Mar. 6 at 7 p.m. is ancestors. Get pointers from the group and come share your story on the open mic stage.
The annual cookie decorating an open house is offering a heart cookie, icing and sprinkles for all ages on Thursday, Feb. 13, 3-6 p.m. Everyone needs at least one cookie for Valentine’s Day. During the week stop in for a free replacement card and put some pieces in the community puzzle. Take home a movie or book. The library has lots of fun suggestions.
“The Joy Luck Club” was Amy Tan’s first novel and is a study of mothers and daughters, the immigrant experience and traditional Chinese culture. Food from Fiction book club is meeting at a restaurant to discuss the food and story on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
Homeschool students are adventuring in Italy this February. Italy is a new country that unified from regional governments to one entity in 1871. Italian activities show the culture, history and foods for an hour on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Talk to a Medicare expert to learn the ABCD’s of Medicare on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. Other adult programs are chair yoga classes on Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. and a 45-minute advanced class, 9:15 a.m. Thursdays. Bring a knit or crochet project and sit with others during String Theory 5 p.m. Thursdays. Knitting instruction is provided for beginners, so make a dishcloth or scarf this winter.
WorkOne offers professional assistance with unemployment, resumes and other services on Wednesdays, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
The children’s department, besides being a great place for big people and little people to play together, has a storytime on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and toddler and baby time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baylee the reading dog visits most Thursdays at 4 p.m., the same time that after school fun projects are offered.