11/7/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Ratiocination: either a logically constructed chain of thought, or the process of constructing one

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open as normal on Friday the 10th and Monday the 13th.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Come in for sweets and coffee this Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM, and stay around to talk with your neighbors and browse the library’s collections.

 

BOTTLE CENTERPIECE  We’ll be using twine and glass bottles to make a simple, rustic vase this Thursday the 9th at 2 PM.  This craft is intended for our adult patrons, so come join us!

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10/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Eldritch: refers to something very eerie – most literally, other-worldly

 

BOOK SALE  The bargains continue this week during regular library hours – from books to magazines to puzzles to CDs and DVDs.  Don’t miss the bag sale this Saturday the 4th – for $5 you’ll be given a bag to stuff as full as you can.  (Of course, you can purchase more than one bag.)  All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.

 

CANDLE HOLDER  Children ages 5 and up can come make a fall-themed candle holder this Thursday November 2nd at 5 PM.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS  For adults, our monthly crafting session involves making a twine-wrapped centerpiece.  Join us at 2 PM on Thursday the 9th.  Social Hour falls at 2 PM on Wednesday the 8th this month, while Movie Night is Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Survivalist and author Gene LaLonde returns to answer your survival-skills questions on Tuesday the 15th at 6 PM.  Drop-in computer help sessions will be Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Our last November event is Family Book Club, meeting on Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.  We’ll be reading The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin and trying traditional Taiwanese foods.

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10/24/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Bibliotaph: A person who hoards or hides books (and especially refuses to lend them for fear they won’t be returned)

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY  Our annual children’s Halloween party is back this Saturday the 28th from 3 – 4:45 PM.  We’ll have games, contests, and of course candy.  Be sure to come in costume!

 

BOOK SALE  It’s time for the Fall Book Sale.  Doors open at 5 PM on Thursday the 26th, when Friends members receive half-off regular prices.  Non-members will pay $3 for a hardcover book and $0.75 for a paperback.  (You can, however, join the Friends that night.)  The sale will be open from 9 – 5 on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.  Prices will decrease to $2 and $0.50 respectively on those days, and further to $1/$0.25 the following week, when the sale will be available during regular library hours Monday – Friday.  We’ll wrap things up on Saturday November 4th with a bag sale – purchase a bag for $5 and fill it with whatever it can hold.  The book sale also features non-book items, including CDs, DVDs, puzzles, magazines, and more.  All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  You have your choice of books this month: either some of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books or, if you prefer something less spooky, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile.  We’ll be discussing the books and making Halloween decorations in a jar this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome!

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10/17/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Zabernism: Abuse of military power, usually referring to an escalation of small-scale bullying

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Join us to watch a woman-powered superhero film this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  (This month’s movie is rated PG-13.) We’ll have popcorn and drinks on hand for you and your friends.

 

CRAFT  This month’s adult crafting session, on Thursday at 2 PM, features pumpkins made of burlap and twine.

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10/3/017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking

 

OCTOBER EVENTS  Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween.  Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients.  Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.)  There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM.  Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM.  Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th.  There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.

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9/26/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Proscribed: Forbidden, usually by law, decree, or other rule.  Not to be confused with prescribed, which means the opposite

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We’ll be discussing the book and making our own robots this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

COLORING CONTEST  All entries in our Color (a Picture of) Sophie the Library Turtle contest are due this Thursday the 28th.  Results will be announced on Friday the 28th.  The first place winner receives an art kit.  Children ages “able to hold a crayon” through nine are invited to participate.  We can’t wait to see what you create. 

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9/19/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Careen: to turn a ship onto its side to clean or repair it; or to speed forward, (often tilting from side to side as if out of control)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour hit a snag last week, so we’re trying again.  Stop in tomorrow the 20th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Bring your friends and family for a film about an underwear-clad superhero this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  The discussion and creation session is next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

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Recommended Books

If you missed the in-library display, here's what your neighbors were reading and loving this summer:

 

  • The Summer I Dared – Barbara Delinsky
  • Indigo – Various Authors
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
  • The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Island of Lost Maps – Miles Harvey
  • Bullet – Laurel K. Hamilton
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta – Larry Correia
  • Family Tree – Susan Wiggs
  • Road Map: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do With Your Life
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult
  • ACAs: Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers
  • Silence Fallen – Patricia Briggs
  • Throne of Glass (series) – Sarah Maas
  • Dark Run – Mike Brooks
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  • The Dark Tower (series) – Stephen King
  • The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse
  • The 5 Minute Mom
  • Never Caught – Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide – Michael Kinsley
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire
  • Space Carrier Avalon – Glynn Stewart
  • The Hallelujah Scriptures Bible

9/12/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Pedagogy: The study of the theory and practice of teaching

 

LIBRARY CARDS  If you or someone you know has never had a library card, now is the time: it’s Library Card Sign-Up Month.  The Friends of the Ogdensburg Library are raffling off a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for first-time registrants.  The American Library Association is also sponsoring a social media contest: take to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook now through the 22nd to describe a superpower the library helped you develop, tag it with #LibrarySuperpower, and you might win a $100 Visa gift card.  Finally, children 9 years old and younger are encouraged to stop in and color a picture of Sophie the library turtle.  One lucky piece of art will win an Inspiration Art Case.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in this Wednesday the 13th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  We’ll be making braided bracelets with a “Figure of Eight” chain knot this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.  Materials will be provided free of charge.

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3 Ways to Win in September

There are three ways to win prizes this September.  September is National Card Sign-Up Month. 

The first way you can win is a $100 Visa Gift card through the American Library Association by sharing what special skills, talents or interests you developed with the help of libraries to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #LibrarySuperPower

The Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library are providing a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card for one lucky new patron who signs up in September. Replacement cards are not valid for this promotion and will not be eligible.  Valid photo ID or birth certificate must be provided at time of registration.  

The third way you can win in September is through our Children's Coloring Contest.  One lucky child (age old enough to hold a crayon to 9) will recieve a brand new art set for coloring in a picture of Sophie, the Library's Red-Earred Slider Turtle. 

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