Thompson Park Zoo

2/21/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Pavonine: resembling a peacock, either literally (as in colors) or metaphorically (as in a prideful person)

 

FUNDRAISER  The Dirty Gringo and the Ogdensburg Public Library have partnered up for a fundraiser.  Purchase a $20 gift card at the library, and the Dirty Gringo will donate a percentage of the proceeds back to us.  Support local businesses and stock up on future presents at the same time!

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Go out of this world and join us to discuss Zita the Space Girl this Thursday the 23rd at 5 PM.  We’ll also be making our very own indoor-safe rockets.

 

OPEN MIC  Feeling creative?  Please join us this Thursday the 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, when the library will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic night.  We encourage you to bring your own short pieces to share.

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2/14/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Arctophile: Someone who collects or studies teddy bears.

 

TAX FORMS  Both Federal and State forms are now available at the library.  Their numbers are very limited, and we are not able to reorder, so you may wish to stop in soon.  These are mostly the basic return forms.  If you need a form we do not have, you can print it out from the internet at the library for a cost of fifteen cents per page.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Our monthly movie night will be this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a film about a group of children with some very peculiar gifts.  Popcorn and soda will be provided.

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1/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Causimomancy: a form of fortune-telling that involves observing objects placed in a fire.

 

HARRY POTTER  This Saturday February 4th is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.”  We’ll be hosting a variety of Harry-Potter-themed activities all day long, so stop in to learn about potions, the care of magical creatures, and more.

 

VALENTINES  Stop in any time in February to check out our display of beautiful vintage Valentine’s cards.  They are in both the rectangular and circular display cases next to the main desk.

 

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS  February may be short on days, but we have plenty of programs to keep you busy.  To start off the month children can make a cute candy holder on Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can stop in to make paper flowers on the following Monday, the 13th, at 3 PM.  Finally, we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (with animal visitors) again on Friday the 24th at 2 PM.  All of our monthly programs are in place, as well.  Drop-in computer sessions will be this Saturday the 4th and Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th and Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social hour is next Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM.  Movie night will be Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.

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4/12/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.  Libraries change lives for the better.”  –  Sidney Sheldon

 

NEW PROGRAMS  We have two late additions to our Library Week festivities.  On Friday at 1 PM, the experts from Lowe’s Home Improvement will host a DIY Indoor Herb Garden class – come put what you learned on Wednesday’s Container Gardening class to use.  Saturday, local storyteller Rachel White will bring her puppets to the library and weave a few children’s tales at 11 AM.  Please join us if you’re able.

 

IT’S HERE  Follow the butterflies to National Library Week.  While Monday’s events have passed, there are still five days left.  The Zoo will be here with live animals today at 4 PM, tomorrow is a gardening class at 2; Thursday brings paper-bead making at 5 PM; and Friday features free yoga at 2:30 PM in addition to the DIY class.  If you can’t make any of the scheduled events, we also have activities open all week, from a scavenger hunt to literary bingo to a digital presentation on the library’s collection of artwork.  If none of that interests you, just grab a daily cup of coffee courtesy of St. Lawrence Valley Roasters – and maybe take a blind date with a book while you sip.

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3/29/2016

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!

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