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Half Price Books @ Petit Branch

Petit Branch Book SaleMonday - Friday,
September 22-26, 2014

Petit Branch

Items for sale include excellent quality books, music CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and VHS.  The sale offers something for everyone at great prices!  Saturday, September 27, everything goes for 10¢ an item.  This year’s book sale is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag).  


Paine Branch Teens - Build ‘Em
& Bust ‘Em - Bridge Building Contest

Bridge Building CompetitionFridays in October
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM,
Paine Branch
Competition: November 8 @ the MOST

Do you like to design? Build? Destroy? Try something new? Paine Branch is looking for 7th – 12th grade students to participate in the MOST’s bridge building competition. It’s free and fun. We would like to enter a 7th-8th grade team and a 9th-12th grade team. Please email dmcgregor@onlib.org to register. Pre-Registration REQUIRED BY 10/1/14.


The Elements of Bluegrass Music

Mark Allnatt BandSaturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 PM, Central Library

Presented by The Mark Allnatt Band

This educational and entertaining program will introduce Bluegrass, a truly American music, to young and old alike.  The Mark Allnatt Band (www.facebook.com/TheMarkAllnattBand), a local group of veteran musicians, will demonstrate how their instruments and three-part harmony combine to present a distinctive sound.  The members of the Mark Allnatt Band are: Mark Allnatt on banjo and lead vocals; Ted Williams on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Karl Paisley on dobro, guitar and vocals; Henry Jankiewicz on fiddle; and John Dancks on bass.  Made possible in part by a state grant secured by Senator John A. DeFrancisco.


Community Symbolic Tree Painting Session @ Central Library

Community Tree logoSaturday, September 27, 2014
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
Central Library

Fine Artist Maria Rizzo, winner of the 2014 Individual Art Commission from CNY Arts, will hold a community painting session for her Onondaga County Symbolic Tree project.  Participants age 16 and older who will have been pre-selected and instructed by Maria will each have 25 minutes to work on the group painting.

If you want to be part of this special event, please email the artist at mariarizzoart@gmail.com.  The public is encouraged to observe the painters and their process.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by CNY Arts


Cardboard Challenge @
Several OCPL locations!

Cardboard ChallengeSaturday, September 27, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Paine Branch

Saturday, September 27, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Betts Branch

Saturday,  September 27, 2014
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Soule

[Sign-up at Soule: 435-5320 or Petit Branch: 435-3636].

Use your creative genius to make games out of cardboard!


The Really BIG Book Sale @ Liverpool

The Really Big Booksale at LiverpoolSaturday, September 27, 2014
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sunday, September 28, 2014
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM,
Liverpool Public Library

Liverpool Public Library's annual fall used book sale is back! The location of the Really Big Book Sale is at the Liverpool Elementary School, 910 2nd St (Rte 370), Liverpool, NY - only seven blocks from the library! The sale will now be indoors in the school's gym and cafeteria and there will be plenty of free parking. Admission is free (except for the Early Bird and Dealer/Early Shopper). [More details]


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