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Celebrate Saturnalia!

‘Tis the season of holidays! Did you know that in Ancient Rome, December 17 – 23 a festival was held to honor Saturn, the god of agriculture? It was a time of merriment at the end of harvesting and wine making. Time of merriment….sound familiar?

During Saturnalia, presents were exchanged (again, sound familiar?), sacrifices offered (phew, glad we got rid of that!), and masters served their slaves (no comment).

In Romany mythology, Saturn was the agricultural deity who reigned over the world in the “Golden Age,” when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without having to farm it and all were equal (no kings, masters, etc.). The revelries of Saturnalia were supposed to revisit those “lost” days of the “Golden Age.”

Have a very Happy Saturnalia everyone!

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Polar Express Movie Experience!

For All Ages

Saturday, November 30th

Story Time – 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Storytime room

Movie – 2:00pm – 3:30pm in the Community Room 

Join us for a full hour of fun with the Polar Express. Don your conductor hats and climb aboard for lots of great music & movement activities, then enjoy cookies and hot cocoa as you listen to a reading of the popular story by Chris Van Allsburg.  Next, come up to the Community Room and watch the movie on the big screen.

Polar Express

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So, I’m a huge fan of Scaredy Squirrel. He’s adorable and paranoid. Basically, he’s awesome! I thought you all may enjoy this video from Scaredy Squirrel. Yes, it’s an advertisement for his book, but he gives some great tips on being safe this Halloween!

Have a safe and very fun Halloween!

~Miss Heather

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October Preview

We’ve got a lot of cool things happening at the Manlius Library in October, and one event in particular we need your help for!

Homework Help will keep on right through October. Every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm come to the Children’s Circulation Desk with any homework problems, questions, projects, etc.

Your Day Off From School on Monday, October 14, 2013 will have a movie shown here at the library at 1:00pm. More information to come!

The weekend before Halloween (Saturday, October 26,2013) we will be putting on a Halloween Carnival for the elementary school kids. We could really use your help! Please let Miss Heather or Miss Kori know ASAP if you are able to come and work a “booth,” help set up, break down, or anything you are able to do! Pizza will be provided to all helpers, costumes are invited (just nothing scary or inappropriate please!). We hope you can lend a hand on this date. The carnival runs from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, but we would need helpers to set up beginning at 1:00pm. Call (315)682-6400 or email me at for more information, to help out, or if you have any questions or concerns!

Pizza & Books will be occurring on Sunday, October 27, 2013. More information to come on this event as well!

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Pizza and Books Reminder

This is just a reminder that Pizza & Books will be occurring next Sunday, September 29, 2013! Click on the link below to find out more and to sign-up!

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

Hey guys. So, September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. I know a lot of you all have library cards, awesome! But you may have friends or family who don’t!

Remind them that a library card is one of the most important tools in your wallet! It’s not just about checking out books, but checking into knowledge! (I know, corny, right, but it’s true!).

There are so many other cool things you can do with your library card! Download music, eBooks, use our databases (eh-hem, school work and projects!), and of course, check out the multitude of books throughout the Onondaga County Library system!

Send them in and have them sign-up! And if you don’t have a card, GET ONE!

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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