Syracuse Public Library – New legal resource available –

From left, Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library Executive Director Kim Blaha and Assistant Director Katie Moran receive a tutorial on Indiana Legal Aid Kiosk operations from installer Joe Vargas. Photo by Sarah Wright.

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SYRACUSE: An Indiana legal aid kiosk for tenants and renters facing eviction is now available at the Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library.

Indiana Legal Help Kiosks provide a way for Indiana residents to easily access, a program of the Indiana Bar Foundation that connects Indiana residents with legal resources and services. Through the kiosk, you can access housing-related legal information and resources, including a calendar of legal aid events focused on scheduled evictions in our area, and find free or low-cost legal help. The ADA accessible kiosk also includes a printer and scanner.

To use the kiosk, visit the library during its regular hours of 10 am to 6 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and noon to 8 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Also, the library is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. The Indiana Legal Aid Kiosk is made possible by a partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the Indiana Bar Foundation. For housing and other legal needs, check out the legal resources available at

Winter Planting Project

Join SPL’s In the Garden group on Thursday, January 26 at 1 pm in the downstairs meeting room to try your hand at winter planting with native seeds. Bring clear gallon jugs, such as those used for distilled water, and potting soil for the project. The Syracuse Public Library will provide native seeds, masking tape, and permanent markers.

Not interested in winter planting this year? You can still attend and see the process. Attendees will also learn about what In the Garden has planned for 2023. For information, contact Adult Services Librarian Becky Brower at [email protected]

Young Adult Club Meeting

The Young Adult Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 25 at 4 pm and Saturday, January 28 at noon to discuss “Mirror Girls” by Kelly McWilliams. Young adults can choose to attend any of the sessions, which occur in the Rosalyn Jones Room. After the discussion, members can view the February selection, AG Howard’s “RoseBlood,” a retelling of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The Anime Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 26 in the Rosalyn Jones Room. Young Adult Services Assistant Amber Weber will share Japanese New Year traditions before the group watches the anime.

For information on any of the programs, contact Weber at [email protected] or Young Adult Services Librarian Michelle Parker at [email protected]

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