You Can Find 'Bernadette' Complex and Slightly Amazing

Mark Bialczak | 6 days ago

Sometimes the best of us can get lost without really identifying the when’s, why’s and how’s.

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Samba Laranja Will Fill CCR with Brazilian Beats

Mark Bialczak | 13 days ago

Samba Laranja is known for its infectious beats.So, yes, when the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble visits the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.


Dale Fiegl Shows How Far His Art Has Come with February Lobby Exhibit

Mark Bialczak | 24 days ago

Dale Fiegl recalls that one day in January 2004, when inspiration whacked him, hard.


Listen to Enzo, and bring Kleenex to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

Mark Bialczak | 33 days ago

If you’ve ever owned a dog, wanted to own a dog or petted a dog you passed on the street corner, bring at least one full box of Kleenex to...


LuBossa Kicks Off Latin Rhythm Series with Two Voices, Guitar

Mark Bialczak | 45 days ago

When Luba Lesser and Jason Kessler decided to mesh their musical talents to form the band LuBossa, something special happened.The nylon strings of his guitar and the sound of his...

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Take a Video Tour with 9-Year-Old Lucky

Mark Bialczak | 53 days ago

We received an email from LPL patron Hari today, pointing out something very great created here by 9-year-old son Lucky."My kid has been a regular user of the library and...

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Rod Blumenthau's Dixieland Five Promises to Make the Most of That Style

Mark Bialczak | 2 months ago

A true lover of his chosen style will ring the piano keys in the Carman Community Room.Rod Blumenau's Dixieland Five will conclude the Origins of Jazz 2019 program at 2 p.m.


Buy in to 'Yesterday' and All Your Troubles May Go So Far Away

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago

A lot of really bad things could happen if all the power in the world went out at once.


There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago

How much of a good thing is too much?

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Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago

For a piano player who’s yet to turn 30, Andrew Carroll sure has put in plenty of attention from Central New York jazz fans.As a student at Manlius Pebble Hill...

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Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago

Get set for round two of Origins of Jazz 2019.The piano sounds move back into the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.


Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago

When it came time to turn the Disney resources toward the remaking of Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie went big.

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'The Public' Examines How a Library Balances Rights, Needs and Obligations to Many

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago

There are many reasons that people enter the doors of their favorite public library every day. The programs. The WiFi. The computers. The magazines. The books, still and even.


Origins of Jazz Series Shines Spotlight on Piano Styles

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago

The Origins of Jazz series is coming back for the LPL community.


Here's How You Can Work Around Those Pesky Group Email Parameters

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago

Have you ever wanted to send email to a whole bunch of people on a regular basis…without having to type all their names in all…the…time? And without constantly replying to...


Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Add Undeniable Chemistry for Con-Artist Fans

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago

The big-con buddy movie surely is not new to Hollywood. In fact, this year’s The Hustle takes its cue from two generational films before it: Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando...

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Felicity Jones Relives the Roots of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Wisdom in 'On the Basis of Sex'

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago

Two films released in 2018 told the gigantic story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Book It Any Way You Prefer

Keith Gatling | 8 months ago

Note from Communications Specialist Mark Bialczak:


John Gora & Gorale Goes Deep with 'My Polish Roots & Beyond'

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago

The 10th album from John Gora and Gorale delightfully covers a wide span of polka bases.

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Sign Up for Library Extension and You Can See the LPL's Book List while Shopping Amazon

Keith Gatling | 8 months ago

If you’re still using Safari or Edge as your default web browser (and please don’t tell me that you’re still using Internet Explorer…even Microsoft doesn’t use that anymore), I might’ve...

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Maybe It's Time for a New Email Address

Keith Gatling | 9 months ago

Do you have internet service with TimeWarner/Spectrum? Then perhaps it’s time to get a new email address.

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Feel the Soap in Julianne Moore's 'Bel Canto,' But Who Gets Out of These Things Cleanly?

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago

Picture a hostage situation where everybody gets along inside the gates.


Why Not Focus on Family and Community Values?

B. Mags/Loud Librarian | 9 months ago

Jim Farfaglia presented his book Nestle in Fulton, New York: How Sweet it Was, at Runnings of Clay, to a small room of local community members.

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Feel the Pinnings on an Unlikely Friendship in 'Green Book'

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago

At the start of Green Book, we see Tony “Lip” Vallelonga operating through famed Manhattan nightclub The Copa as if he owned the joint.

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When Stickers Don't Stick

Keith Gatling | 10 months ago

In the upper left-hand corner of the windshield of my van are two stickers. One tells me when to come back for my next oil change and the other tells...


Nobody Seems Amazed at The Rock Scaling Adversity in 'Skyscraper'

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

Bad guys foiled by the guy played by Dwayne Johnson?

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Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Live Up to the Challenges of Channeling Freddie Mercury, Queen

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

If you lived through and paid any sort of attention to the real life and times of one Freddie Mercury and the band he led called Queen, you should recall...


Go Blue 4 Kids Carries a Powerful Message

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

Take a good look at the blue pinwheels set up in the LPL gardens that flank the building on Tulip and Second streets.


Where Can I Watch This?

Keith Gatling | 11 months ago

Once upon a time, back in the 20th century, there were only two places to watch the limited number of things that were out there…on TV or at the movies.

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Ryan Gosling Tackles Neil Armstrong Oh-So-Stolidly in 'First Man'

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped down that Apollo 11 ladder and made history.


Eugenio Derbez & Anna Faris Fall into a Sweet Chemistry in 'Overboard' Reboot

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago

Sometimes unlikely stuff plays out up there on the screen. Hollywood folks can decide to flip the roles in three-decades-later remake of a flick that’s somewhat of a cult classic...

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The Jurassic Dinosaurs Won't Give Up Their Kingdom without a Fight

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

In the fifth(!) installment of the movie series first adapted 28(!!) years ago from Michael Crichton’s forward- and backward-thinking novel Jurassic Park, the island set aside for the dinosaurs is...


Robert Redford Sure Turns Forrest Tucker Appealing in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

Old Man and the Gun review

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Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!

By Keith Gatling | 12 months ago


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The Return of Pooh Opens Everybody's Eyes in 'Christopher Robin'

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

Imagine, if you will, a grown-up Christopher Robin ear-deep in a dilemma. He lives in London with a wife and daughter. He’s in charge of the family luggage company.


You'll See More LPL Events Out in the Community the Next Few Months

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

More LPL programs will be taking place out in the community in February and March.

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A Trip Back to 'Mamma Mia' Island Brings Even More Joy

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

The joy of ABBA’s music surely lives on with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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A New Batch of Stars Puts Their Hearts on the Line in this Latest Version of 'The Seagull'

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

Stop, in the name of love!


Here's What Folks Were Checking Out the Most at the LPL in 2018

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

”Pop singer Ed Sheeran’s album Divide held down the No. 2 spot. The rock and rap of Kid Rock in Sweet Southern Sugar took No. 3.Check out the label's album...


Discover Why Fred Rogers Really Was A Champion for All Children

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

At some point about halfway through the strikingly poignant documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? the parade of people who pay homage to the man whom America came to know...

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Get Attached to Woodley's Great Talent in 'Adrift'

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

Tell Shailene Woodley that she’s Tami Oldham, and the actress is all in.

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Don't Leave Home without It

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I see people here in the library who want to take something out, but don’t have their library card with them.

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You'll Find the Real Deal in 'The 15:17 to Paris,' but How Far Can the Heroes Carry a Movie?

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

There’s so much going for The 15:17 to Paris.


Celebrate the Holidays with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

The musicians in the Onyx Clarinet Quartet will make sure of that.They promise a set of music to wrap up the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to Holiday...

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Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago

I love gift cards.

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That Family Style Carries On in 'Ocean's Eight'

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

Danny Ocean is gone, we find out in the fourth installment of the franchise that made his last name and big crime game famous, but his sister Debbie is fresh...

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Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago

Too many passwords! Just too many darned passwords!

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You Can Make This Up, Say the Musicians in the New Leaf Ensemble

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

There could be surprises sprung at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Carman Community Room during the third concert of the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to...

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Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

Keith Gatling | 16 months ago

What’s a throwaway password? It’s a password for a website that you use very rarely. Perhaps it’s a shopping website that you use maybe once or twice a year, but...

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Take a Wild Ride with ‘Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle’

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

Transformation is the name of the game in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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