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Books and coffee: Library Week in Ogdensburg


Ogdensburg Public Library. Photo: Melissa Callaert
 

You may have noticed some change at the Ogdensburg Public Library last week. The building was slowly transforming. Two large butterflies and a banner invited guests to the celebration of National Library Week.

For this week the library has organized activities related the theme "Transformation." Celebrations started with a crafty afternoon on Monday and will end with a free yoga session on Friday. Visitors can ignore the food-and-drinks-are-not-allowed sign because St. Lawrence Valley Roasters will do daily coffee tastings.

Penny Kerfien, Photo: Melissa Callaert
Penny Kerfien, Photo: Melissa Callaert

Penny Kerfien, director of the library said there are many things going on. "We have a treasure hunt which you can do all day long, a coffee tasting and some planned activities like gardening, crafting and yoga. All of them are part of the "transformation" theme because you transform something."

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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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