6/27/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Burgeon: to grow rapidly, like a budding flower

 

RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off a twin-sized quilt featuring the characters of Angry Birds Star Wars.  Tickets are $2 each or $3 for $5, and the drawing will be on July 23rd.  The quilt is hanging up in the library foyer.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5:30 PM to discuss Flora and Ulysses.  We’ll be writing squirrelly poetry on classic typewriters.

 

LIBRARY HOLIDAY  The library will be closed in celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th

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6/20/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Ignescent: capable of or actually producing sparks, like a flint used for fire-starting; can also refer to a person in a “fiery” mood

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Be our guest this Thursday the 22nd at 5:30 PM for popcorn, drinks, and a live-action Disney movie on the screen in our auditorium.

 

MUSIC  The MOOD (Music on the Oswegatchie Delta) Concert series will have performances in Library Park this summer.  The shows will be June 22, July 6, July 19, and August 24 at 6 PM at the gazebo.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.  The Friends of the Library will be holding a 50/50 raffle during each concert.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their summer book sale from 5 PM on July 20th (a Thursday) to 5 PM July 28th (a Friday.)  We are no longer accepting donations for the sale due to a lack of space.  If you have items you wish to donate, please hang on to them until the Fall.  Contact library director Penny Kerfien with any questions.

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6/13/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Bletcherous: ugly, either simply visually or because the object in question was poorly designed for its intended task

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

SCULPT  This Thursday the 15th we will be running a family craft featuring salt dough.  Let your imagination run free and join us at 5 PM to create a masterpiece (or at least a lump of dough you can take home.)

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6/6/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Quire: originally four sheets of paper folded in half twice, making sixteen pages; now refers to a stack of 24 or 25 sheets (which is one-twentieth of a ream of paper, or 500 sheets)

 

CRAFTS  We’ll be hosting a class for adults introducing a very simple painting technique this Thursday the 8th at 2 PM.  Next Thursday the 15th at 5 PM will be a family craft featuring salt dough.

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Article 5/30/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Orrery: a clockwork-powered model of the Solar System, or a clockwork model of the Sun, Moon, and Earth

 

JUNE PROGRAMS  Next Thursday the 8th at 2 PM we’ll be holding a simple and quick “bubble painting” class for adults.  Social Hour will be the following Wednesday (the 14th,) also at 2 PM.  Computer help hours will be held on Saturdays the 3rd and 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 6th and 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  This month’s Family Book Club selection is Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses.  Join us for a discussion and squirrelly activity based on the book on June 29th at 5:30 PM

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help hours will be held this Saturday the 3rd from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 6th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

 

EBOOKS  Don’t forget that we have electronic books and audiobooks available for free download with your library card.  New titles arrive every Tuesday, so keep checking for the latest releases from your favorite authors.  As with our physical collections, you can put yourself on a notification list if the book you want is checked out.  Library staff will be happy to answer your questions about using your online account.

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5/23/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Cudbear: A powdered purple dye created from certain species of lichens.

 

BUDGET  The library would like to thank everyone who voted "yes" on the referendum.  You have made it possible for the library to continue buying new materials, presenting programs and serving our community.  We greatly appreciate your support.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’ll be reading book one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning.  Come in this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to learn about simple machines and create your own problem-solving inventions.

 

TIE DYE  Bring an item of clothing to the park this Saturday the 27th at 2 PM and make a tie-dye masterpiece.  (Wearing old clothes is also recommended; the dye will stain any fabric, whether you intended it to do so or not.)  This program will be canceled if the weather does not cooperate, so if in doubt call the library.

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Thank you

The Ogdensburg Public Library's Board of Trustees, Staff, and Executive Director would like to thank the community for voting "YES" on Proposition #3 on the recent Ogdensburg Public School District's budget vote. Proposition 3 was a proposed referendum requesting $50,000 from school district residents to replace recent cuts in our budget. 

 
As a result of the support from our community, the library will be able to maintain our current hours of operation and resume purchasing new materials (books, DVDs, audio materials, etc) that had been cut from our budget. We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Ogdensburg Public Library.

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5/9/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Ombrometer: a device used to measure the quantity of a rainfall (in other words, a rain gauge)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll be hosting coffee, treats, and conversation at this monthly event tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

 

BUDGET  Curious about our upcoming referendum and about what makes our library so special to the community?  Stop in to one or both of our Open Houses this week to have your questions answered.  The first will be Wednesday, May 10th from 2 to 4 PM, which coincides with our regular monthly Social Hour.  The second Open House will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM.  Please join us for hot coffee and enlightening conversation. 

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Sophie the turtle a reptile success story at Ogdensburg Library

 

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016 AT 12:30 AM

Jason Hunter/Watertown Daily Times
 
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.

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