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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
WORD OF THE WEEK Hythe: A small, man-made place on a river where a boat can land; a port or a harbor
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-carved walking stick crafted by the library’s own Bob Bowman. Tickets are 1 for $1 and 3 for $2. Thy will be available all month, as the drawing will be right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30th. For pictures visit our website, or stop by the library to see it in person.
MUSEUM PASSES This year, the Friends of the Library are providing two passes to local Adirondack attractions. As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.) This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children. New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children. Both can be checked out at the library. Please contact us for full details. While the Wild Center opens for the season this Friday the 5th, the Adirondack Experience will not be open until Friday May 26th. They make for great day or weekend trips.
WORD OF THE WEEK Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century. It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.
MAY PROGRAMS Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day. At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible. Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines. Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM. Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.
LYME DISEASE The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October. For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.
WORD OF THE WEEK Ranidaphobia: A fear of frogs. (Also occasionally used is the term batrachophobia, a fear of amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, etc.) in general.)
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch an animated movie featuring the adventures of some popular wild-haired toys this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided, so bring your friends and family.
SEED LIBRARY Our seed library has been restocked. We have selections ranging from beans to zucchini, including a number of varieties you’ve probably never tried before as well as flowers to brighten up your lawn. The seed library is completely free. Just come in, browse the seed packets, then transfer a few seeds into one of the smaller envelopes to take home with you. (There is no hard limit on what you can take; we just ask that you leave some for your neighbors.) Enjoy your plants all season and then, if you can, collect some of the seeds in the Fall and help us replenish the library for next year. Happy gardening!