An Eyes-Only Tour of Spring’s Night Sky
Thursday, March 6 at 7pm
Step outdoors with the CNY Observers (www.cnyo.org) and learn about the late Winter/Spring constellations, their origins, and how to navigate the Night Sky using the six constellations that are visible year-round. Free. No registration is required.
Centuries before automated GoTo telescopes or phone apps were invented, constellations served as the amateur astronomer’s map of the heavens. Many telescope observers and binocular sky hunters still prefer the “age olde” method of learning the positions of nebulae, clusters, and galaxies based on the bright stars these objects reside near - all of which become much more easy to find once you associate these bright stars with their mythological characters.
This program is part of the Liverpool Public Library’s Unplugged Month.
RUSA's 2014 Reading List winners revealed: Librarians' top picks in genre fiction | News & Press Center -
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selections for the 2014 Reading List as well as the short lists and read-alikes. Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.
Filmotology: A battle of the Movies. Mirroring NCAA basketball Bracketology except with MOVIES! Patrons vote for their favorites in several categories. Each week the winners move on until there is only ONE! Find out more at www.lpl.org or vote online http://goo.gl/btj2xA
our winter program is now available! Check out everything the library has to offer-something for all ages! download the pdf at www.lpl.org
From USA Today: “Crossword puzzle fans have a delightful doodle to work out on Google’s home page through the weekend.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle, the Google home page is an interactive crossword puzzle.
The Washington Post has the skinny on the behind the scenes effort for the puzzle, which was created by well-known puzzle-maker Merl Reagl.
Newspaper editor Arthur Wynn is credited with publishing the first crossword puzzle on Dec. 21, 1913 in the New York World.
According to the Post article, Google is not providing an answer key, “instead counting on the passion of fans to share their answers on YouTube and elsewhere.”
NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2013 -
The New York Public Library recommends the best children’s books of 2013 in this interactive guide.
Magic Reindeer food for sale at the customer service desk! 50¢/bag
sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
Sandra’s reindeer fly & roam,
This will guide them to your home.
Come see our Santas from around the world! This is La Befana from Italy.
In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they are good or a lump of coal or dark candy if they are bad. In many poorer parts of Italy and in particular rural Sicily, a stick in a stocking was placed instead of coal. Being a good housekeeper, many say she will sweep the floor before she leaves. To some the sweeping meant the sweeping away of the problems of the year. The child’s family typically leaves a small glass of wine and a plate with a few morsels of food, often regional or local, for the Befana.
She is usually portrayed as an old lady riding a broomstick through the air wearing a black shawl and is covered in soot because she enters the children’s houses through the chimney. She is often smiling and carries a bag or hamper filled with candy, gifts, or both