WORD OF THE WEEK Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking
OCTOBER EVENTS Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween. Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients. Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.) There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM. Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM. Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th. There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.
WORD OF THE WEEK Proscribed: Forbidden, usually by law, decree, or other rule. Not to be confused with prescribed, which means the opposite
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We’ll be discussing the book and making our own robots this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM. New members are always welcome.
COLORING CONTEST All entries in our Color (a Picture of) Sophie the Library Turtle contest are due this Thursday the 28th. Results will be announced on Friday the 28th. The first place winner receives an art kit. Children ages “able to hold a crayon” through nine are invited to participate. We can’t wait to see what you create.
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.
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.
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.