2/2/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  I love any excuse to come to New York - when it's not February. – K. A. Applegate, children and young adult author

 

TAX FORMS  Federal and state forms and instructions have arrived.  (The exception, the Federal 1040s, were sent to us last week and should be here shortly.)  Due to new regulations we will not receive any more shipments this year, so do not delay your trip in to pick them up.  Forms we do not have on paper or that have run out can be printed out at home or at the library for a small fee.  Library staff cannot offer tax advice.  The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is offering free classes on Thursdays from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Pickering Street.

 

WATCH OUT FOR BIRDS  Let us help you kick off the winter break this month.  Come to the library on Saturday the 13th at 11 AM to learn about local kinds of birds and make your own birdfeeder to hang in your yard or from your porch.  This project will involve the use of peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.

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1/26/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new.  –  Robert W. Service, Canadian poet

 

TAX FORMS  New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly.  We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero.  We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.  The film is rated PG-13.

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1/19/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage.” ― John Lewis: civil rights movement leader, congressman, and author

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about a superhero who is sometimes insect-sized.  We’ll bring the popcorn next Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.

 

INK PAINTING  Learn a new artistic technique next Saturday, January 30th, at 2 PM.  We’ll provide all the tools necessary for you to create your own masterpieces with a combination of water and colored ink.

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1/12/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “[A library] is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you – and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.” ― Isaac Asimov, author and biochemist

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate January with Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, Zane Grey, A.A. Milne, Thomas Merton and more. We have their works available on display near Sophie’s tank.  She can’t read them, as she is a turtle, so please check them out!  (You can say hello to Sophie, too.  If you’re very lucky, you might see her on her brief daily walkabout.)

 

MARIO KART  The library will be holding its first-ever Mario Kart Tournament on Saturday, January 23rd at 2 PM.  We’ll have trophies for the top finishers, and certificates for everyone.  Bring your friends and play on our brand new Wii.  The Wii is also available for everyday use.  Stop at the main desk to borrow the controllers with your library card.

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1/5/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS  Participate in a Mario Kart tournament (with prizes) on Saturday the 23rd, learn how to paint with water and ink (for teens) on Saturday the 30th, and watch a movie about an insect-sized man with us on Thursday the 28th (we’ll bring the popcorn.)

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12/22/15

TURTLE TIME  Stop in to meet the newest member of the library staff.  Sophie Gertrude is a large red-eared slider, mostly likely at least twenty years old.  She enjoys peace and quiet, basking under her heat lamp, and checking out visitors.  Her aquarium is by the first-floor elevator, near the computers.  While she doesn’t like to be touched by strangers, she would love to say hello through the glass.

 

TAX FORMS  We have ordered 2015 tax forms, but they have not yet been printed or shipped.  We will publish an announcement when they arrive.  Please be aware that the government has limited the number and kind of forms they provide to libraries this year.  We will not be receiving booklets from the federal government.  Additionally, once our supply is gone we will not be able to order more.  Forms and instructions will also be accessible and printable through the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation websites, or you can file electronically.

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12/15/15

SANTA  Does your child know what they want for Christmas?  Have them come whisper it to Santa Claus himself this Saturday the 19th at 2 PM.  We’ll be taking digital photos for you free of charge.  No registration is required, but you can stop by the library to fill out a permission form ahead of time if you wish.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come to our last movie night of the year for free popcorn and fun.  We’ll be watching a hit flick about tiny yellow helpers this Thursday the 17th at 5:30.  Call for more details.

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AmazonSmile with Us!

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 this smile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!

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