WRITER OF THE WEEK Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928. His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.
ADULT CRAFT This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom. All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.
TEEN CRAFT Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and artist in the early twentieth century. His work reflected, at different times, both the surrealism of Salvador Dali and the folklore of the southern Spanish countryside.
TODDLER CRAFT Like ladybugs? We’ll be making some cute and colorful paper-plate versions this Wednesday the 6th at 11 AM. Bring your little ones and join us!
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is Saturday at 10:30 AM. The usual drop-in computer help session for tonight the 5th has been cancelled. Social Hour, the monthly craft for adults, and a teen craft will be next week. Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor. Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.
TEEN CRAFT This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.
JUNE EVENTS We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM. The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM. Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM. For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK During his life, Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a respected politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. Today he is mostly known for inspiring the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, where entrants attempt to compose the most inventively bad opening sentence for a novel.
HOLIDAY The library will be closed next Monday the 28th for Memorial Day. Hours on Saturday the 26th and Tuesday the 29th will be as usual.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB We’ll be watching silent films featuring comedian Buster Keaton as part of our discussion of Bluffton by Matt Phelan. New families are always welcome, so please join us this Thursday the 24th at 5 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Syracuse native Bruce Coville is the author of many popular children’s and young adult books. One of his most famous, Aliens Ate My Homework, was recently made into a movie featuring William Shatner.
COLORING CIRCLE Join us for relaxation, camaraderie, and color this Thursday the 17th at 2 PM! Bring your colored pencils or use ours; we’ll provide the materials. All you have to do is show up and maybe bring a friend.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll also be watching the sequel to a film about a talking bear in London this Thursday, at 5:30 PM. Bring your family and friends for popcorn and fun.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Leslie Charteris was the creator of the popular The Saint series of books – currently most familiar to most from the Roger Moore television show. He also wrote scripts for the 1940 Sherlock Holmes radio adaptations starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
SEAWAY THROUGH THE YEARS The Library will be putting up a temporary display of Seaway Festival memorabilia shortly, and we want to borrow yours. If you have something or somethings – pictures, brochures, buttons, or anything else – you would like to loan us, please contact Linda Marshall at 315-393-4325.
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for our monthly coffee and conversation. We’ll have treats this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK This week’s author is Larry Niven, writer of “hard” (science-based) science fiction whose career has spanned decades, from the 1960s through the 2010s.
FREE CONCERT This Friday May 4th we’re hosting a nostalgic look back at the 1950s and 1960s – complete with sing-along. Join New York Blues Hall of Famer Marc Black for an afternoon of memories and songs starting at 3 PM.
MAY EVENTS Beyond the concert, we have plenty of other fun programming at the library. Our adult craft will be on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM – we’re making simple wire thread-wrapped sculptures. Movie night, featuring a famous British-Peruvian bear, is on the following Thursday at 5:30 PM. On Friday the 18th we’ll be having a May-flowery craft for toddlers at 11 AM. This month’s family book club selection is the graphic novel Bluffton, featuring silent film star Buster Keaton. The discussion (and film-clip watching) will be on Thursday the 24th at 5 PM. We’ll be wrapping up the month with a craft program for teen on Friday the 31st at 4 PM. Other monthly programs include computer help tonight and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM as well as Saturdays the 5th and 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM, and Social Hour on Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Edith Ngaio Marsh was a New Zealand-born writer of mysteries, a contemporary of and counterpart to Agatha Christie.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re reading the award-winning graphic novel Bone, by Jeff Smith. Join us for a discussion this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM, and learn how to make your own fantasy map.
STORY TIME Our early literacy program for ages 3 – 6 will be taking a break after this Wednesday’s session. Look for it to return as “Stories and Songs” on May 19th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is this Wednesday at 10:30 AM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in sessions this Tuesday the 24th and next Tuesday May 1st from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the beloved Boxcar Children series of books, was born April 16, 1890. She initially wrote the first volume to amuse herself and later revised the text so that it could be easily understood by the children she taught, who often did not speak English as their first language.
MOVIE NIGHT Join us in watching a recent animated film about the Day of the Dead (slightly out of season) this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. We’ll have refreshments for you, your family, and your friends.
FREE CONCERT Join musician Marc Black for a sing-along of your favorite hits from the 1960s and 70s at the library at 3 PM on Friday, May 4th.
Sophie Rock (not the actual turtle) was hiding in the Ogdensburg Public Library during National Library Week. Children who found and brought Sophie Rock (parental help optional) to the front desk got a special prize.
*Note: Do not take Sophie turtle out of her enclosure, you will be in trouble.
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