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Petit Branch Library

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105 Victoria Place Syracuse, NY 13210 United States
315/435-3636

Upcoming Events

July 2015
Free

Teen Summer Reading Club

July 6 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

June 29-August 8 Join the Teen Summer Reading Club! Teens in grades 7-12 can read and report on books of their choosing and gain admittance to an after hours Murder Mystery, a Black Light Lock-In Dance Party and and End of the Summer Raffle. They can win some awesome prizes like gift cards, movie passes, books and tickets to the NY State Fair and Pole Position.

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Storing and Preserving Garden Produce

July 9 @ 6:30 pm

John Allen, from Edible Gardening CNY, will tell you how to keep some of your garden produce(or what you have bought from farmers) to use during the rest of the year. Topics covered will include freezing, canning, dehydrating, and storing.

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Murder Mystery

July 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

There’s been a murder at the library! An esteemed and wealthy publisher with many friends and enemies in the literary world has invited a select few to meet with him for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Unfortunately for him, one of his guests had a different plan in mind. Join us for a limited entry after-hours murder mystery. Play the role of one of the suspects and piece together the clues to find out who did it. On the night of,…

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Book Discussion Group

July 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Petit Branch Book Discussion Group will discuss The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa. Refreshments served. New members are always welcome and no registration required. For more information call 435-3636.

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Lock-In Dance Party

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Petit’s annual, totally fun, lock-in! After the library closes at 8 p.m. we have it all to ourselves! Compete with your team to win the scavenger hunt to start the night, and then enjoy the special black light dance program presented by Pulse Fitness Studio. There will be delicious pizza and treats. Registration and signed permission form required.

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Dessert & Discussion: A Program About Mystery

July 27 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Brian Abbott, Mystery Author Brian Abbott, http://thepoisonmartini.com, author of Death on Stoneridge, will facilitate a discussion about the mystery genre. Bring along your favorite mystery book(s) to share with other readers in an informal setting. Enter a drawing for an e-reader. Enjoy light refreshments. OCPL libraries are hosting a series of five “Dessert & Discussion” summer reading events about popular literary genres. Other programs in the series will focus on romance, historical fiction, thrillers and history(nonfiction). See takeaway cards…

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Free

Dessert & Discussion: A Program About Mystery

July 27 @ 6:00 pm

Onondaga County Public Libraries are hosting a series of programs on popular literary genres. Bring along your favorite book(s) in the selected genre to share with other readers in an informal group setting. Meet local authors. Make new friends. Enjoy light refreshments and enter a drawing for an e-reader. Hosted by Brian Abbott, mystery author  Brian Abbott http://thepoisonedmartini.com, author of Death on Stoneridge, will facilitate a discussion about mystery fiction.  ”Dessert & Discussion” is made possible in part by a…

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Free to the public

Superhero Science: The Power Behind the Hero

July 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

If you have ever wondered how your favorite superhero’s powers work, then you will be amazed as you learn the science behind them. The MOST explains an exciting selection of superpowers from invisibility to electricity. This 45-minute interactive show is for people of all ages and designed to encourage further scientific investigation.

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