Family Book Club

5/28/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB This Thursday the 30th at 5 PM we’ll be discussing Roald Dahl’s Matilda and, since we can’t move things with our minds, trying to move things with magnets instead.  Curious new families are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make a pinwheel on Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM, and children ages 5 and up can bring their own item of clothing to tie-dye on Saturday the 22nd at 1 PM (in the park, weather permitting.)  Movie Night, featuring everyone’s favorite plastic building blocks, will be Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  Our Family Book Club selection for June is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  We’ll be making t-shirts and inventing our own roller derby names on Thursday the 27th at 5 PM – new families are always welcome.  For adults, we’re making book-page roses on Thursday the 13th at 2 PM and holding Social Hour on the preceding Wednesday the 12th also at 2 PM.  Drop-in computer help will be on Saturdays the 1st and 15th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 25th at 6 PM.

 

SUMMER READING  Sign-ups start this week.  Drop into the library to pick up a reading log and check out the awesome prizes we have for toddlers through teenagers.  This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, so look for fun space-themed programming in July and August.

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4/23/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Talk about E. B. White’s beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web and learn to crochet this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome.

 

BOOK SALE  Please join the Friends of the Library for their Spring Book Sale from the evening of May 9th through the 18th.  Proceeds fund library programming and other purchases throughout the year.  Further details on the sale will follow.

 

MAY PROGRAMS  Social Hour returns to the second Wednesday of the month at 2 PM, and we’ll be having the Adult Craft – tulip painted glasses – on Thursday the 9th at 2 PM.  Movie Night, featuring a dogged film, will be Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Children can make and race origami frogs on Thursday the 23rd at 5 PM, and Family Book Club will meet to discuss Roald Dahl’s Matilda on Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.  Computer Help Drop-In hours will be on Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 – 7 PM.  The library will be closed on Monday the 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

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3/26/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  We’ll be discussing the book Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and designing our own fancy fowls this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome.

 

BOOK BLOOMS  Help us beautify the library and welcome Spring by adding to our latest display.  Write down the name of a book you’ve enjoyed recently and we’ll add a flower to the bare branches to represent it.  Come see what your neighbors are reading and share the literary gems you’ve found.

 

MAGNIFIER  The library now has a state-funded Enhanced Vision HD magnifier designed to help patrons with visual impairments.  It is set up near the public access computers.  Stop in to check it out or ask at the desk for a demonstration.

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3/19/19

MOVIE NIGHT  Join us for a wintery Seussian tale this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  We’ll provide free popcorn and drinks, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  We’ll be discussing the book Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and designing our own fancy fowls next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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2/26/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is Fairy Tale Comics, edited by Chris Duffy.  We’ll be discussing the book and fracturing some fairy tales of our own this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

MARCH EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make braided leather bracelets next Thursday the 7th at 4 PM.  Social Hour will be Wednesday the 13th and the adult craft on Thursday the 14th, both at 2 PM.  Our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt will be Saturday the 16th at 1 PM.  Movie Night, featuring a recent Dr. Seuss film, will be Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  March’s Family Book Club selection is Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones.  We’ll be discussing it and designing our own chickens on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  Drop-in computer help sessions (you bring your questions about computer use, and we’ll help you find answers) will be on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 5th and 26th from 6 – 7 PM. 

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1/29/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Discuss Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and build your own model tesseract this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

FEBRUARY EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make lizards out of pony beads on Friday February 15th at 4 PM.  On Wednesday the 20th at 2 PM some live large birds of prey will be visiting the library courtesy of Adirondack Raptors.  Movie Night on the 21st will feature the sequel to a popular kid’s horror film.  Read and discuss Fairy Tale Comics (edited by Chris Duffy) for February’s Family Book Club, meeting on the 28th.  Social Hour is the afternoon of the 13th, while computer help sessions will be the 2nd, 5th, 16th, and 26th, and the adult crafting session is on the 14th.  Finally, don’t forget the Friends of the Library are hosting a Sweetheart Soirée on Saturday, February 9th from 7 PM to 11 PM in the Rosseel Ballroom at the library.  Tickets are available at the library for $20 per person, with a $5 discount for members of the Friends. 

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12/18/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ossie Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, and activist.  He career spanned over 70 years.

 

HOLIDAYS  The library will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 24th, 25th, and 26th.  We will also be closed the following Monday and Tuesday, December 31st and January 1st.  We wish you happy and safe celebrations as you close out the old year and welcome the new.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Bring your own colored pencils or use ours and de-stress in good company this Thursday at 2 PM.

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11/27/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  William Cowper was an English poet in the 18th century.  He struggled with mental illness throughout his life, writing both Christian hymns that are still performed today and poems praising the English countryside.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and testing your sense of smell.  New families are always welcome.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be available tonight the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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10/23/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ursula K. Le Guin wrote books, short stories, poetry, and essays for all ages, mainly in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.  Many of her works were influenced by her parents’ expertise in anthropology and psychology and their friendships with other scientists.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY  Ready to get spooky?  Our Halloween Party is this Saturday the 27th from 1 – 2:30 PM.  We’ll have plenty of games and activities for children to earn their candy and prizes, so get their costumes on and come join the fun.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Come learn some simple magic tricks this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome, even if you haven’t read the entire book yet.

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9/25/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s writer is Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Stearns Eliot, most widely known for his poetry (“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “The Waste Land,” “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,” among others,) but also an accomplished playwright and essayist.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Help us make cat toys for the animal shelter (or your own pets) and discuss The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt this Thursday the 27th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

OCTOBER EVENTS  Ready to get spooky?  Children ages 7 – 12 can join us on Thursday the 11th at 4 PM to make creepy slime out of household ingredients.  This month’s family book club meets on the 25th – we’ll be discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and learning a few magic tricks of our own.  The library’s annual Halloween party will be Saturday the 27th from 1 – 2:30 PM.  There will be candy, games, and prizes, so make sure you prepare your costumes a few days early.  Adults will be making pumpkin-themed candleholders on Thursday the 11th at 2 PM.  Movie night on the 18th will feature the latest Star Wars movie, rated PG-13.  Our regular programs will be as follows: Drop-in Computer Help on the 2nd, 6th, 20th, and 23rd; Social Hour on the 10th; and Adult Coloring Circle on the 18th.  The Friends of the Library will be holding their Fall Book Sale from Thursday October 18th through Saturday the 27th.  Look for more details in the coming weeks.  Finally, the library will be closed on Monday the 8th.

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