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.
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.
WORD OF THE WEEK Pedagogy: The study of the theory and practice of teaching
LIBRARY CARDS If you or someone you know has never had a library card, now is the time: it’s Library Card Sign-Up Month. The Friends of the Ogdensburg Library are raffling off a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for first-time registrants. The American Library Association is also sponsoring a social media contest: take to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook now through the 22nd to describe a superpower the library helped you develop, tag it with #LibrarySuperpower, and you might win a $100 Visa gift card. Finally, children 9 years old and younger are encouraged to stop in and color a picture of Sophie the library turtle. One lucky piece of art will win an Inspiration Art Case.
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in this Wednesday the 13th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.
ADULT CRAFT We’ll be making braided bracelets with a “Figure of Eight” chain knot this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM. Materials will be provided free of charge.
There are three ways to win prizes this September. September is National Card Sign-Up Month.
The first way you can win is a $100 Visa Gift card through the American Library Association by sharing what special skills, talents or interests you developed with the help of libraries to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #LibrarySuperPower
The Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library are providing a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card for one lucky new patron who signs up in September. Replacement cards are not valid for this promotion and will not be eligible. Valid photo ID or birth certificate must be provided at time of registration.
The third way you can win in September is through our Children's Coloring Contest. One lucky child (age old enough to hold a crayon to 9) will recieve a brand new art set for coloring in a picture of Sophie, the Library's Red-Earred Slider Turtle.
WORD OF THE WEEK Vacillate: to waver (go back and forth) between two (or more) options.
ADULT READING RAFFLE This is your last week to enter our adult summer reading program. Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Pizza Hut, and Joann’s Fabrics. Just recommend a book or five to get your ticket – no purchase necessary. Entries close this Saturday the 9th and the drawing will be on Monday the 11th. Look for a list of community-recommended books online next week.
ADIRONDACK PASSES You still have time to borrow the library’s discount passes for the Adirondack Experience and the Wild Center. Both locations will close after Columbus Day in October, so don’t miss out. Call the library or stop in for full details on how the passes work.
WORD OF THE WEEK Quidnunc: A person who always wants to know the latest news and gossip (particularly if it’s scandalous.)
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM for the last family book club meeting of the summer. We’ll be discussing The Little Prince and making wooden airplanes. New families are always welcome.
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS All next month we’ll be having a children’s coloring contest. Check our website or stop in for details. Drop-in computer help hours will be on the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and the 5th and 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Social Hour will be on the 13th at 2 PM. On the 14th at 2 PM we’ll have a bracelet-making class for adults. Movie night (with an underwear-clad superhero) is the 21st at 5:30 PM, and Family Book Club meets on the 28th at 5 PM. There will be no Story Time on the 16th, 20th, or 23rd in September.