WORD OF THE WEEK Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity
WALLET RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets. Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners. Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance. The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.
CRAFT We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.
WORD OF THE WEEK NEOTERISM (noun): something new, particularly a newly-created word or phrase
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Bring your children this Thursday at 5 PM to read and discuss How to Train Your Dragon. They’ll have a chance to design and take home their very own scaly (or furry or feathery) creature.
JANUARY EVENTS In addition to the book club, we will also be holding a family craft on Thursday January 26th at 5 PM. Come in to make colorful stained “glass” mandalas with us. Social hour will be next Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM. We’ll be watching a new movie about a lost fish for our monthly movie night on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.
WEEKLY QUOTE "At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; but like of each thing that in season grows." – William Shakespeare
HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed this Saturday December 24th and Monday the 26th and next Saturday December 31st. We wish you the best, safest, and happiest of celebrations.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS It’s not too late to get festive with some of the writers celebrating birthdays in December. Visit our monthly display and check out works by Elizabeth Berg, Arthur C. Clarke, Mary Higgins Clark, Jane Austen, Noel Coward, Emily Dickinson, Shirley Jackson, E. A. Robinson, James Thurber, and more.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Ah, no! I hear the windows rattle fast; I see the first flakes of the gathering snow, That dance and whirl before the northern blast. No countermand the march of days can know. December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.” – Christopher Pearse Cranch, American writer
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM for coffee, sweet treats, and conversation.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching an animated movie about secretive pets this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM. You bring your friends; we’ll bring the popcorn.
Penny Kerfien, executive director of the Ogdensburg Public Library, holds Sophie Gertrude, a red-eared slider turtle, Wednesday at the library. The turtle has been living in the library for the past few months.
OGDENSBURG — She’s not a teenager, or a mask-wearing ninja, but the turtle wandering the aisles of the Ogdensburg Library these days has become a huge hit with the public.
Did you know that the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library has an AmazonSmile account? It does.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of everything you order that is AmazonSmile eligable to the Friends Of The Ogdensburg Public Library Corp. So next time you go to Amazon to place an order remember type it in like thissmile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!