Family Book Club

9/19/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Careen: to turn a ship onto its side to clean or repair it; or to speed forward, (often tilting from side to side as if out of control)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour hit a snag last week, so we’re trying again.  Stop in tomorrow the 20th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Bring your friends and family for a film about an underwear-clad superhero this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  The discussion and creation session is next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

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8/29/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Quidnunc: A person who always wants to know the latest news and gossip (particularly if it’s scandalous.)

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM for the last family book club meeting of the summer.  We’ll be discussing The Little Prince and making wooden airplanes.  New families are always welcome.

 

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS  All next month we’ll be having a children’s coloring contest.  Check our website or stop in for details.  Drop-in computer help hours will be on the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and the 5th and 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social Hour will be on the 13th at 2 PM.  On the 14th at 2 PM we’ll have a bracelet-making class for adults.  Movie night (with an underwear-clad superhero) is the 21st at 5:30 PM, and Family Book Club meets on the 28th at 5 PM.  There will be no Story Time on the 16th, 20th, or 23rd in September.

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8/8/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Enchiridion: a small book meant to be carried around as a study guide or reference, often focused on philosophy, theology, law, poetry, or music

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for Social Hour this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.  We’ll have coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.

 

FIDGET SPINNERS  Children ages 9 and up can learn to make their own fidget spinners this Thursday the 10th at 11 AM.  Registration is required for this program, as we have a limited amount of supplies.  Call the library or ask at the front desk to sign up.

 

ADULT CRAFT  Come in at 2 PM on Thursday the 10th to make an easy sunny summer centerpiece.

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7/18/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Flitch: either a slab of wood cut from a tree trunk and used to make planks or (originally) a slab of bacon

 

MOOD 2017  Join us in the park this Wednesday the 19th at 6 PM for music from Ryan McNally and The Band Room Band.  The Friends will be running a 50/50 raffle during the show.  The next library concert in the Music on the Oswegatchie Delta series is August 24th.

 

POMPOM DROP  Help pompoms get to their destinations by constructing a series of chutes this Thursday the 20th at 2 PM.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  We’ll be making miniature bows and arrows and discussing Wild Born by Brandon Mull this Thursday at 5 PM.

 

FAMILY CONCERT  Musician Tom Seiling will be here this Saturday the 22nd at 2 PM for a free fun family concert.  Join us!

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6/27/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Burgeon: to grow rapidly, like a budding flower

 

RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off a twin-sized quilt featuring the characters of Angry Birds Star Wars.  Tickets are $2 each or $3 for $5, and the drawing will be on July 23rd.  The quilt is hanging up in the library foyer.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5:30 PM to discuss Flora and Ulysses.  We’ll be writing squirrelly poetry on classic typewriters.

 

LIBRARY HOLIDAY  The library will be closed in celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th

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5/23/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Cudbear: A powdered purple dye created from certain species of lichens.

 

BUDGET  The library would like to thank everyone who voted "yes" on the referendum.  You have made it possible for the library to continue buying new materials, presenting programs and serving our community.  We greatly appreciate your support.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’ll be reading book one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning.  Come in this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to learn about simple machines and create your own problem-solving inventions.

 

TIE DYE  Bring an item of clothing to the park this Saturday the 27th at 2 PM and make a tie-dye masterpiece.  (Wearing old clothes is also recommended; the dye will stain any fabric, whether you intended it to do so or not.)  This program will be canceled if the weather does not cooperate, so if in doubt call the library.

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4/25/17

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.

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4/4/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Desipience – Foolishness or silliness

                                    

TAX HELP  There are still some open slots for free tax help and electronic filing tomorrow April 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  These individual sessions, lasting about an hour, will be conducted by volunteers from the New York State Tax Department.  Please see our website for details and requirements.

 

EGG DYEING  Join us this Thursday at 5 PM.  We’ll start off with a nature walk around the park (weather permitting.)  Indoors we’ll learn how to dye hard-boiled eggs with natural materials and use the leaves we’ve collected to create silhouettes on the shells.

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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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1/10/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Janiform: Having two faces looking in opposite directions.  From the Roman god Janus, for whom January is named

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, food, and conversation at our monthly social hour tomorrow the 11th at 2 PM.

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday the 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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