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Petit Branch Library

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105 Victoria Place
Syracuse, NY 13210 United States

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December 2015

Belle Aire: An English Handbell Ensemble

December 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ring in the holiday season at Petit Branch! Belle Aire performs on 4½ octaves of English Handbells, the music ranging from Bach to Beatles. The musicians will also talk about the history of handbells, music production, and what it is like to play the instrument. Bring the whole family for this special musical event.

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College Essay Writing Workshop

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Led by Molly Voorheis, Syracuse University Writing Instructor This workshop on the college essay process will be helpful for students who have already written drafts of their college essays, as well as students who are just beginning to think about their essays. Molly Voorheis, an instructor in the Syracuse University Writing Program since 1983, has led college essay workshops at several high schools in Syracuse. Open to ALL interested students. Registration is required. Call 435-3636 to register.    

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Symphoria Brass Quintet

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A highly sought after ensemble, the Symphoria Brass Quintet has played in churches, schools, libraries, parks, museums and other venues. This ensemble is made up of five Symphoria musicians: Roy Smith & John Rachella, trumpet; Hal Reynolds, trombone; Jon Garland, horn; and Andrew Payton, tuba. Made possible in part by a state grant secured by Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

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Artist’s Reception & Poetry Reading at Petit Branch Library

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ARTIST’S RECEPTION & POETRY READING Mickey “The Flying Busman” Mahan  The wonders and detritus of the street explored in the art and poetry of Mickey “The Flying Busman” Mahan. Two plus decades of turning the wheel of a transit bus have provided the raw material for art CONSTRUCTIONS and a manuscript of poems entitled THE FLYING BUSMAN. Rusted metal, feathers, broken glass and autumn leaves; rants and raves, hot tires, anxious horns, dumpster divers, panhandlers, coffee and donuts. The urban…

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Book Discussion Group

December 17 @ 6:30 pm

The Petit Branch Book Discussion Group will discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at 6:30, when we will discuss The Narrow Road to the Deep North by John Flanagan. Refreshments served. New members are always welcome and no registration required. For more information call 435-3636.  

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