SYRACUSE — Syracuse Public Library’s In the Garden group will tour Defries Gardens, 17477 CR 46, New Paris, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Home to a calendar garden, Defries has native and horticultural plantings, which follow the seasons throughout the year. A 365-foot circular path marks each day as it leads visitors through seasons of bloom.
The group last visited in June 2022, so it will be interesting to see what is in bloom during September. Anyone interested in nature is welcome to attend. Meet at the gardens. For information, contact Sarah Wright at [email protected].
Young Adult Programming
Make the Syracuse Public Library a relaxation destination during Color and Chill. This coloring session for teens and young adults runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Rosalyn Jones Room. The library provides coloring book pages, coloring instruments and snacks.
A new young adult book club Discord option has been added for September. Join the digital discussion of “Stalking Jack the Ripper” by Kerri Maniscalco from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. For information on how to access the Discord server, speak with Amber Cox in person at the library, by phone — (574) 457-3022, ext. 2008 — or by email, [email protected].
Board and card game enthusiasts will want to join young adult board game night from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Rosalyn Jones Room. The group will place “Wingspan,” a board game where players seek to discover and attract the best birds to their network of wildlife preserves.
Children’s Programming Continues
Move and Groove Club will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the downstairs meeting room. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in several dancing games while making new friends.
Story time continues its exploration of the alphabet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the children’s department. Preschool-aged children work their way through the alphabet while having fun stories read to them. Additionally, children’s librarian Megan Daumen has begun working in Spanish and American Sign Language. At the end of each session, there is usually a craft, too.
Younger children — grades first through third — will learn all about shipwrecks with Sarah Wright during home-school class at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the downstairs meeting room. From some of the oldest shipwrecks to newly discovered deepest shipwrecks, the class will learn a lot of history about the ships and their discoveries. Of course, she’ll also talk about “Titanic” and her sister ship, “Britannic.”
Sign Up Now For ‘Wings Of Fire’ Party
Love “Wings of Fire”? The Syracuse Public Library is hosting a “Wings of Fire” Party from 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the downstairs meeting room. Attendees will make several themed items, including a dragon painting, dragon egg and a dragon eye. Space is limited, so sign up using the library’s digital calendar or in person at the library. The party is open to children ages 7-11.