Banned Books Week occurs Sept. 18-24, and the Syracuse Public Library has created a display of challenged or banned books for readers to enjoy. Katie Moran, left, and Amber Weber check out some banned books in front of the display. Photo by Sarah Wright.
SYRACUSE — After a low-key August, children’s programming is resuming at the Syracuse Public Library.
A brand-new program, called Monday Funday, makes its debut at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 and will occur every Monday during the fall, excluding Nov. 21. Tweens and older children will complete different challenges each time, with Sept. 12’s being a Lego building contest. September’s other sessions are break a Guinness World Record, Sept. 19, and a taste test, Sept. 26.
The library’s long-running homeschool program returns at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday from Sept. 14 to Dec. 7, excluding Nov. 23. Children will learn about a variety of subjects, starting with cloud formations. While children attend class, their adults are encouraged to network with other home-schooling families and share helpful resources.
Meanwhile, younger children can enjoy stories and play during story times at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday, starting Sept. 14, in the children’s department downstairs. Children librarian Megan Daumen will share several great stories, and then afterward there will be a craft or coloring.
Adult Book Club Meets
The Adult Book Club has been reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” by Jenny Lawson in September, tying into Banned Book Week, Sept. 18-24. In this memoir, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey, recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Copies are still available at the Syracuse Public Library. E-book and audiobook lovers can find digital copies of the book on Libby.
The group will have a Zoom discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The in-person discussion will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Contact Becky Brower at [email protected] or (574) 457-3022 for more details or to receive a Zoom invitation.
Join The Workshop
Do you love to write? Or have you always wanted to get started? Join the Syracuse Public Library’s adult writing group, The Workshop, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the downstairs meeting room. Come share your own writing or simply listen to what others are sharing. The group welcomes writers at all stages of their writing journey.
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