2/21/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Pavonine: resembling a peacock, either literally (as in colors) or metaphorically (as in a prideful person)

 

FUNDRAISER  The Dirty Gringo and the Ogdensburg Public Library have partnered up for a fundraiser.  Purchase a $20 gift card at the library, and the Dirty Gringo will donate a percentage of the proceeds back to us.  Support local businesses and stock up on future presents at the same time!

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Go out of this world and join us to discuss Zita the Space Girl this Thursday the 23rd at 5 PM.  We’ll also be making our very own indoor-safe rockets.

 

OPEN MIC  Feeling creative?  Please join us this Thursday the 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, when the library will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic night.  We encourage you to bring your own short pieces to share.

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2/14/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Arctophile: Someone who collects or studies teddy bears.

 

TAX FORMS  Both Federal and State forms are now available at the library.  Their numbers are very limited, and we are not able to reorder, so you may wish to stop in soon.  These are mostly the basic return forms.  If you need a form we do not have, you can print it out from the internet at the library for a cost of fifteen cents per page.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Our monthly movie night will be this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a film about a group of children with some very peculiar gifts.  Popcorn and soda will be provided.

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2/7/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Reglet: A wooden block used in traditional printing to separate paragraphs or add space to a line

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Party this month with Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, Amy Tan, Edward Gorey, Charles Darwin, Toni Morrison, Sinclair Lewis, James Michener, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and more.  Check out the display between the new fiction books and Sophie’s tank.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Drop in to our monthly social hour tomorrow the 8th at 2 PM.  We’ll bring the coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.

 

VALENTINES CRAFTS  Children can make cute paper candy holders this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can also make easy tissue-paper flowers the following Monday (the 13th) at 3 PM.

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1/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Causimomancy: a form of fortune-telling that involves observing objects placed in a fire.

 

HARRY POTTER  This Saturday February 4th is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.”  We’ll be hosting a variety of Harry-Potter-themed activities all day long, so stop in to learn about potions, the care of magical creatures, and more.

 

VALENTINES  Stop in any time in February to check out our display of beautiful vintage Valentine’s cards.  They are in both the rectangular and circular display cases next to the main desk.

 

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS  February may be short on days, but we have plenty of programs to keep you busy.  To start off the month children can make a cute candy holder on Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can stop in to make paper flowers on the following Monday, the 13th, at 3 PM.  Finally, we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (with animal visitors) again on Friday the 24th at 2 PM.  All of our monthly programs are in place, as well.  Drop-in computer sessions will be this Saturday the 4th and Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th and Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social hour is next Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM.  Movie night will be Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.

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1/24/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Chirography: Handwriting and the study of handwriting, including calligraphy and regular penmanship

 

CRAFT  We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  Come in to create your own unique design.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM this month.  A drop-in computer help session will be held tonight the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM, so bring your computer and internet questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

 

WALLET RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets, on display next to the front desk.  Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners.  Both drawings will be held next Friday, February 3rd.

1/17/17

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.

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1/3/17

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.

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12/20/16

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.

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12/13/16

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.

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