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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
WORD OF THE WEEK Pavonine: resembling a peacock, either literally (as in colors) or metaphorically (as in a prideful person)
FUNDRAISERThe 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.
WORD OF THE WEEK NEOTERISM (noun): something new, particularly a newly-created word or phrase
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Bring your children this Thursday at 5 PM to read and discuss How to Train Your Dragon. They’ll have a chance to design and take home their very own scaly (or furry or feathery) creature.
JANUARY EVENTS In addition to the book club, we will also be holding a family craft on Thursday January 26th at 5 PM. Come in to make colorful stained “glass” mandalas with us. Social hour will be next Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM. We’ll be watching a new movie about a lost fish for our monthly movie night on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.
Looking for a Book Club for the whole family? Try the one at the Ogdensburg Public Library. On January 5th we'll be discussing what happened in "How to Train Your Dragon" by Cressida Cowell so pick your copy up at your local library today!
WEEKLY QUOTE “Fear not November's challenge bold— We've books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!” – Alexander Louis Fraser, Canadian writer
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. We will be open on Saturday as usual.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Fall book sale continues this week during the library’s open hours from today the 8th through Thursday the 10th. The concluding $4 bag sale will be from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday the 12th. Drop by at your convenience for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more.
SOCIAL HOUR Our monthly social hour will be tomorrow the 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM. Stop in for coffee, treats, and chats.