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White Branch Library

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763 Butternut St. Syracuse , NY United States

Upcoming Events

July 2015
Free

Beginning Yoga

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 4:00 pm Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25, at 9:30 am White Branch Library is offering a weekly adult yoga program for beginners that teaches basic yoga; breathing, stretching, and meditation. Please bring your own yoga mat or small blanket and remember to wear loose clothing.

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Free

Teen Cupcake Bash

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Calling all chefs and cupcake lovers! We will make icing and decorate chocolate, vanilla, and orange cupcakes. Then we’ll have a cupcake feast! Registration is required for this event(limit 20 kids) Speak to a librarian to sign up.

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August 2015
Free

Beginning Yoga

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, August 5, 19 and 26 Saturdays, August 1,8, 15, 22 and 29 These beginner’s yoga classes, hosted at the library, will teach the basics of yoga breathing, stretching, and meditation. No experience is needed to join this class, and people of all ages(including kids!) are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat or small blanket and remember to wear loose clothing.

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Free

English For Speakers of Other Languages-ESOL Classes

August 4 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, August 4, 5, 11, 12,18,19, 25 and 26 9:00 am (Class 1, Beginner) 12:30 pm (Class 2, Intermediate) These free classes will help you learn English. To join the class, go to the Family Welcome Center at Grant Middle School on 240 Grant Blvd. in Room 356. You can also call the Family Welcome Center at 435-6376 between 8:00 and 3:30. The classes are run by the SCSD Refugee Assistance Program.

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Free

Storytime

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 Bring your toddler or preschooler, ages 1-5, and enjoy books, songs, dance and fun! A wonderful introduction to books and reading!

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Free to the public

Superhero Science: The Power Behind the Hero

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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Free

M.O.S.T. Traveling Science Program

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SUPERHERO SCIENCE-THE POWER BEHIND THE HERO! Can Spiderman really cling to buildings? Will Captain America’s shield really save the day? If you have ever wondered the answers to these questions or how your favorite superhero’s powers work, then you will be amazed as you learn the science behind them! The MOST brings you 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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Free

Vanessa Johnson: Griot (storyteller)

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vanessa is a Griot, or storyteller, in the West African tradition, and has created a special Tell for White Branch this summer featuring a variety of races, ethnic groups, nationalities, genders, and a few local historic figures. All of the heroes and sheroes are young people. The Tell will feature stories, spoken word, songs and drums! In partnership with the New York State Fair Pan African Village-Harambee Youth Tent, each family attending t his program will get two State Fair…

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Free

Sold! Sex Trafficking and African Women

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Millions of people are sold into slavery each year, and there is increasing evidence that African women are among those trafficked in the sex trade. Why hasn’t mainstream media reported the news? Why do countless articles in our newspapers and magazines forsake the stories of African women being trafficked into Asia and Europe? Do African women count within the dialogue of human slavery?! How do these issues affect us here in the USA? Kompalya Thunderbird, a former Radio Host on…

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Free

2nd Annual Cardboard Challenge for Kids

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children at OCPL city libraries will once again put their ingenuity into action making toys, games and other creations from cardboard and other recycled materials.

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