Family Book Club

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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1/3/17

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.

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11/8/16

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.

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10/25/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” – Hal Borland, American author

 

COMIC BOOK CLUB  Meet your fellow comic book and graphic novel fans, discuss your favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun this Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN  Join us this Saturday the 29th from 3 – 5 PM for sweet treats, games, jokes, pumpkins, and more spooky fun.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library are holding their Fall book sale next week, starting at 5 PM on Thursday November 3rd and continuing through Saturday the 5th.  Join the Friends for a 50% discount on Thursday night only.  Stop by once or more for many new deals.

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10/11/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air.  What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet.  Some of these apples might be labeled, ‘To be eaten in the wind.’ It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 13th at 5 PM to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We’ll be making sweet treats and talking about candy-making in both the real world and the fictional. 

 

PUMPKIN CANDLEHOLDERS  Children ages 7 and older can make their own pumpkin-themed candle holder out of an upcycled glass jar.  Small electric candle and all other materials will be provided.  The craft will begin at 3 PM this Saturday the 15th.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Social hour will be tomorrow Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.  Stop by for coffee, treats, and chats!

 

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10/4/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and author

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday October 10th.  

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  This weekend is your last chance to use the library’s discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  Stop in or call for all the details before the museum closes for the season on October 10th.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us next Thursday the 13th at 5 PM to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We’ll be making sweet treats and talking about candy-making in both the real world and the fictional.  While you’re reading this Fall’s book club selection, why not also check out the newly-published Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary to help puzzle out all of the author’s unique vocabulary?

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9/27/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” – Henry Rollins

 

OCTOBER PROGRAMS  Computer help sessions will be on the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 25th.  Social Hour falls on the 12th, and Movie Night on the 20th.  Our new reading groups will meet on the 13th (Family Book Club discussing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and the 27th (Comic Books and Graphic Novels.)  We’ll be holding two crafting classes: Pumpkin Candle Holders for ages 5 and up on Saturday the 15th and decorative Burlap Pumpkins for adults on the 17th.  Finally, we’ll wrap up the month with a spooky-fun Halloween party on Saturday the 29th.  Join us for treats, costumes, games, and more.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  Drop-on computer help is tonight the 27th and next Tuesday the 4th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday October 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events. 

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9/13/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these of mid September; through the still warm noon the rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune than ever in the summer." -  Edward Dowden, Irish writer

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday, the 15th, at 5 PM for the first meeting of our new family book club.  We’ll be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.  You do not have to purchase your own copy or read the book before the meeting.  Middle- and high-schoolers are also invited to the comic book reading club starting later this month on the 29th.

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