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Petit Branch Library

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

Upcoming Events

February 2015
Free

Fiddles, Tunes and Tales from Norway: Toby Weinberg

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come listen to the sounds of the Hardanger fiddle and experience the Spelemann’s art. In the old tradition in Norway, the Spelemann was both a fiddler and a story teller. The tunes and stories have come down to us across the centuries as an oral tradition learned by rote by each new generation. Toby Weinberg is one of the preeminent performers on the Hardanger fiddle in North America, and the only one dedicated to keeping alive the Spelemann’s art of…

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Valentine’s Day Poetry Reading

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Valentine’s Day, to delve into the concept of love. Through the verse of local poets, we will venture into the commonality and diversity in our experiences with love, romance, and affection. Performing poets include Deborah Diemont, Laura Donnelly, K. M. Alleena, Tim McCoy, Mickey “The Flying Busman” Mahan, Stephanie Pritchard, and Devon J. Moore. You will be treated to bonbons and sparkling beverages. No registration required. For more details, call 435-3636.    

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Th3-The Third Thursday: Syracuse’s Citywide Art Opening

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reception with Allison Sarenski Allison Sarenski will give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. She will discuss her artistic process of creating her exhibit. Light refreshments provided. The mission of Th3 is to promote the visual arts to the public by providing a common date and time for visiting member venues at no charge on the third Thursday of every month from 5-8p.m.

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Book Discussion Group

February 19 @ 6:30 pm

The Petit Branch Book Discussion Group will discuss Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. New members are always welcome and no registration required. For more information call 435-3636.

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Repair Cafe

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

It’s an international sensation! Syracuse’s own Repair Cafe comes to Petit Branch. There will be various experts on hand electrical, mechanical, carpentry, seamstresses and advice(only) for computer problems. Toasters, lamps, clothes, bikes, toys, wobbly furniture…anything that is broken is welcome and can more than likely be repaired. Bring your stuff! For more info about this movement, check out http://repaircafe.org.

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Reading, Book Talk and Signing With Local Author Ema Furuya

February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Local teen author, Ema Furuya, will share her children’s book, The Dream Eater’s Balloons, a story about a mythical creature known as a “Dream-eater” and two children, Lacy and Hans, who help him with the abundance of nightmares. Furuya will give a reading, followed by a talk on her process of creating the book from concept to finished story with accompanying pictures. She will also speak about her experience publishing creative work as a young author. This event is open…

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Muslim Journeys Book Discussion

February 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The adult reading and discussion group includes five books that tell gripping stories and provide new perspectives on the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The series will be led by our scholar-facilitator, Dr. Allison Stokes, founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute. We will meet once a month from February until June. This month, Dr. Allison Stokes will be leading a discussion on Acts of Faith: The Story of…

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