The library is accepting book donations again, but they must be printed within the past 5 years or newer, no mold, no dirt, etc. Thank you for your patience, and please join us at the next Friends Book Sale April 5 - 14!
WORD OF THE WEEK Roseate: Pink in color, like a rose; often used to describe a sunrise. Can also be used to describe an overly-optimistic outlook on life.
ART SHOW Stop in Monday through Friday this week to view artwork created by patrons of the Seaway House. The pieces are on display upstairs in the auditorium. There will be a reception from 12 – 2 PM on Wednesday the 12th, featuring a special performance from the Lighthouse Band.
SOCIAL HOUR After the reception, join us for our monthly social hour this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM. We’ll have coffee, treats, and conversation.
WORD OF THE WEEK Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century. It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.
MAY PROGRAMS Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day. At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible. Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines. Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM. Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.
LYME DISEASE The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October. For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Such mirth had the madness and might in thee made, March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite." – Algernon C. Swinburne
LIBRARY WEEK We’ll be celebrating National Library Week from Monday April 11th through Saturday the 16th. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform,” and we hope you’ll come join the festivities! We kick off on Monday with two events: a craft for adults that upcycles an old book into a new picture frame at 2 PM, and a presentation on the local Horwood family, the stained-glass art they created, and plans for a museum to house their work at 6 PM. Tuesday we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (and their animals) at 4 PM. On Wednesday, join master gardener Julie Hackett Cliff for a class on container gardening at 2 PM. Thursday brings our family-friendly craft – transforming paper into colorful beads – at 5 PM. Finally, we wrap things up on Friday at 2:30 PM, when instructor Heather Barkley will lead a free yoga class.
We also have five events running all week long. Take part in a scavenger hunt that will teach you about the library’s history, or play library bingo for a chance to win a daily prize. St. Lawrence Valley Roasters is helping us put on a coffee tasting, with one new brew every day. While you’re sipping your coffee, try out a different kind of blind taste test by grabbing a new book. The twist? We’ve covered up their covers, so you won’t know what you have until after you’ve checked it out. Finally, if you’ve ever wondered about the paintings hanging in the library, this is your chance to learn more. There will be a digital presentation by city historian Julie Madlin running all week near the front desk. You can stop in at any time to watch it. And on top of all that, we’re also transforming the library with decorations. Please come celebrate community, creativity, and change with us!