WORD OF THE WEEK Skippet: a small round box used to protect a seal attached to an official document. Seals were stamped wax tablets used to prove that a document wasn’t forged, and the image on the skippet was often the same as the one on the seal.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY Come to the library this Thursday the 16th at 5 PM to help us solve a mystery. Children can play games and find candy while they track down a mischievous leprechaun.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Next Tuesday the 21st at 6:00 PM survival expert Gene LaLonde will be at the library to offer advice on getting through unexpected emergencies, from ice storms to EMP pulses. He will also discuss his novel A Question of Survival, set in the woods of Vermont after a national crisis.
WORD OF THE WEEK BERM: A strip of land separating two areas. Originally it was a flat space, but in modern times it is generally a human-made construction of earth – or, on ski trails, snow.
MARCH EVENTS Kick off the month next Thursday the 9th at 5 PM with a Lego Party to celebrate the library’s new Lego wall, funded by a grant from the North Country Library System. We’ll be playing games, making Lego-themed items to take home, and having fun. Children can also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Thursday the 16th at 5 PM. For adults, survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be offering tips on getting through emergency
situations – both natural and man-made – on the 21st. The monthly Social Hour will be on the 8th, and monthly movie night will be Thursday the 23rd. Additional computer help sessions will be offered on Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and T
uesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.
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. Computer help hours will be held this Saturday March 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
WEEKLY QUOTE “March is the month of expectation” – Emily Dickinson
THE LIFT IS HERE Our new handicapped-accessible outdoor lift has been installed and should be available for use as of today. The new design is enclosed from lift to entrance, easy to use, and easy to access via the recently repaved sidewalk. This replaces our old ramp, which had deteriorated to the point where it was not safe to use. We apologize for the many and varied circumstances that caused the delays in constructing the lift, and thank you for your patience. Please stop by and take a look or a ride (weather permitting, of course.)
ST PATRICK’S DAY Help us solve a mysterious break-in at the library on March 17th at 5 PM. Follow the trail of clues and pick up some (candy) gold at the end of the rainbow.
EGG HUNT The ninjas will return to the library on Saturday, March 26th at 11 AM. Pass their trials to earn your official ninja school certificate, and then hunt for treat-filled eggs around the building.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter, that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” – William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
COMPUTER HELP Drop-in computer help for basic PC and eReader help will be tonight, the 23rd, from 6 PM – 7 PM as well as next Tuesday (March 1st) at the same time. Help will also be available next Saturday March 5th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Bring your questions and we’ll help you find answers.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM. This week’s theme is pets, and we’ll be making our own (paper) goldfish. Next month’s Social Hour will be on the 9th. Additional computer help days will be Saturday the 19th and Tuesday the 22nd. Look for information on our St. Patrick’s program and yearly ninja training / egg hunt in next week’s article. Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.
ANNUAL REPORT In addition to the article published in this paper last Thursday, the library’s Annual Report to the Community, with plenty of statistics on how you and your neighbors use the library, is available on the front page of our website. Check it out!