WEEKLY QUOTE “I can tell you all I have learned in a lifetime of study in just three laws of history: First, whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. Second, the mills of the gods grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small. Third, the bee fertilizes the flower that it robs. Fourth, when it gets dark enough you can see the stars.” – Charles Beard, American historian
DANCE FOR FREE We’ll be offering a free trial dance class for children this Saturday the 27th at 1 PM. The instructor is a local professional who offers regular classes in Ogdensburg.
MOVIE NIGHT Movie night will be this Thursday the 25th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a recent movie based on a popular video game. Popcorn and soda will be provided, so grab your friends and family and join us.
WEEKLY QUOTE “The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.” – Orville Wright, flight pioneer (born August 19, 1871)
CHILDREN’S CONCERT Take a Tromp Through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake with musician Tom Sieling this Thursday the 18th at 5 PM. Children and parents are invited – and will be expected to sing along. Stop by for fun!
KARATE AND DANCE We’ll be offering a free trial karate class for children this Saturday the 20th, and a free trial dance class next Saturday the 27th. Both sessions will be taught by local professionals who offer regular classes in Ogdensburg.
WEEKLY QUOTE “[K]nowledge should not be viewed as existing in isolated parts, but as a whole, each portion of which throws light on all the other, and [the] tendency of all is to improve the human mind, and give it new sources of power and enjoyment.” – Joseph Henry, American scientist
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM The Friends of the Library have purchased a 2016 discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. It can be checked out at the front desk for two days at a time, and will give 50% off admission for four adults or two adults and all children ages 5 – 17 (children younger than 5 are always free.) Stop in or call for the details.
SOCIAL HOUR Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.
WEEKLY QUOTE “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” – Natalie Babbitt, American author, in Tuck Everlasting
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS Celebrate this month with Ogden Nash, Isabel Allende, Ray Bradbury, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Their books and more are on display next to Sophie’s tank, waiting for you to discover them.
WATER GUN PAINTING Children can come make a beautiful mess on our lawn this Saturday the 6th from 1 – 2 PM (weather permitting.) Bring your old clothes and your creative spirit.
WEEKLY QUOTE "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home." – L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-painted chair featuring a view of the St. Lawrence River and the slogan “There’s no place like home.” Pictures are available on our website and Facebook page, and the chair is on display at the library. Tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 and 15 for $5. The raffle ends this Friday, so hurry in for your chance to win.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 30th. Enjoy the parade and all of this year’s Seaway Festival events.
SNAKES AND MORE Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, at 1 PM with some scaly friends. Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Summertime, and the reading is easy . . . Well, maybe not easy, exactly, but July and August are hardly the months to start working your way through the works of Germanic philosophers. Save Hegel, Heidegger, and Husserl for the bleaker days of February.” – Michael Dirda, American writer
INTERNET SAFETY The class was postponed to this Friday the 22nd at 2 PM. Join the Ogdensburg Police Department as they give a presentation for ages 7 and up. Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.
SNAKES AND MORE Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library next Wednesday the 27th at 1 PM with some scaly friends. Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.
WEEKLY QUOTE “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls, American writer
INTERNET SAFETY This Saturday, July 16th, the Ogdensburg Police Department will be conducting an Internet Safety Class at the library for ages 7 and up. Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.
PBS KIDS VISIT We’re holding a special story hour next Monday the 18th at 10 AM, with guest star Alpha Pig from the show Super Why! Bring your children for photos, gifts, and fun.
WEEKLY QUOTE "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeat