11/21/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Tabefaction: The act of losing mass; wasting away.  (The person or object undergoing this process is tabescent; it or they can be said to be tabefying.)

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday the 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will be open Saturday the 25th.

 

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 at 10:30 AM.  (There is no Saturday Story Time this week.)  Personalized computer help will be available next Tuesday the 28th from 6 – 7 PM.  Family Book Club will meet next Thursday the 30th at 5 PM to discuss The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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11/14/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Mulct: Either to lawfully impose a fine given as punishment for a crime, OR to defraud someone

 

GENE LALONDE  Survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be returning to the library to discuss strategies for making it through natural and man-made disasters.  Bring your questions tonight the 14th at 6 PM for this encore presentation.

 

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11/7/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Ratiocination: either a logically constructed chain of thought, or the process of constructing one

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open as normal on Friday the 10th and Monday the 13th.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Come in for sweets and coffee this Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM, and stay around to talk with your neighbors and browse the library’s collections.

 

BOTTLE CENTERPIECE  We’ll be using twine and glass bottles to make a simple, rustic vase this Thursday the 9th at 2 PM.  This craft is intended for our adult patrons, so come join us!

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10/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Eldritch: refers to something very eerie – most literally, other-worldly

 

BOOK SALE  The bargains continue this week during regular library hours – from books to magazines to puzzles to CDs and DVDs.  Don’t miss the bag sale this Saturday the 4th – for $5 you’ll be given a bag to stuff as full as you can.  (Of course, you can purchase more than one bag.)  All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.

 

CANDLE HOLDER  Children ages 5 and up can come make a fall-themed candle holder this Thursday November 2nd at 5 PM.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS  For adults, our monthly crafting session involves making a twine-wrapped centerpiece.  Join us at 2 PM on Thursday the 9th.  Social Hour falls at 2 PM on Wednesday the 8th this month, while Movie Night is Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Survivalist and author Gene LaLonde returns to answer your survival-skills questions on Tuesday the 15th at 6 PM.  Drop-in computer help sessions will be Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Our last November event is Family Book Club, meeting on Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.  We’ll be reading The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin and trying traditional Taiwanese foods.

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10/24/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Bibliotaph: A person who hoards or hides books (and especially refuses to lend them for fear they won’t be returned)

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY  Our annual children’s Halloween party is back this Saturday the 28th from 3 – 4:45 PM.  We’ll have games, contests, and of course candy.  Be sure to come in costume!

 

BOOK SALE  It’s time for the Fall Book Sale.  Doors open at 5 PM on Thursday the 26th, when Friends members receive half-off regular prices.  Non-members will pay $3 for a hardcover book and $0.75 for a paperback.  (You can, however, join the Friends that night.)  The sale will be open from 9 – 5 on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.  Prices will decrease to $2 and $0.50 respectively on those days, and further to $1/$0.25 the following week, when the sale will be available during regular library hours Monday – Friday.  We’ll wrap things up on Saturday November 4th with a bag sale – purchase a bag for $5 and fill it with whatever it can hold.  The book sale also features non-book items, including CDs, DVDs, puzzles, magazines, and more.  All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  You have your choice of books this month: either some of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books or, if you prefer something less spooky, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile.  We’ll be discussing the books and making Halloween decorations in a jar this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome!

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10/17/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Zabernism: Abuse of military power, usually referring to an escalation of small-scale bullying

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Join us to watch a woman-powered superhero film this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  (This month’s movie is rated PG-13.) We’ll have popcorn and drinks on hand for you and your friends.

 

CRAFT  This month’s adult crafting session, on Thursday at 2 PM, features pumpkins made of burlap and twine.

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10/3/017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking

 

OCTOBER EVENTS  Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween.  Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients.  Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.)  There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM.  Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM.  Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th.  There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.

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9/26/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Proscribed: Forbidden, usually by law, decree, or other rule.  Not to be confused with prescribed, which means the opposite

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We’ll be discussing the book and making our own robots this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

COLORING CONTEST  All entries in our Color (a Picture of) Sophie the Library Turtle contest are due this Thursday the 28th.  Results will be announced on Friday the 28th.  The first place winner receives an art kit.  Children ages “able to hold a crayon” through nine are invited to participate.  We can’t wait to see what you create. 

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9/19/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Careen: to turn a ship onto its side to clean or repair it; or to speed forward, (often tilting from side to side as if out of control)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour hit a snag last week, so we’re trying again.  Stop in tomorrow the 20th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Bring your friends and family for a film about an underwear-clad superhero this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  The discussion and creation session is next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

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