Word of the Week

10/17/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Zabernism: Abuse of military power, usually referring to an escalation of small-scale bullying

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Join us to watch a woman-powered superhero film this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  (This month’s movie is rated PG-13.) We’ll have popcorn and drinks on hand for you and your friends.

 

CRAFT  This month’s adult crafting session, on Thursday at 2 PM, features pumpkins made of burlap and twine.

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10/3/017

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.

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9/26/17

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. 

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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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9/5/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Vacillate: to waver (go back and forth) between two (or more) options.

ADULT READING RAFFLE  This is your last week to enter our adult summer reading program.  Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Pizza Hut, and Joann’s Fabrics.  Just recommend a book or five to get your ticket – no purchase necessary.  Entries close this Saturday the 9th and the drawing will be on Monday the 11th.  Look for a list of community-recommended books online next week.

ADIRONDACK PASSES  You still have time to borrow the library’s discount passes for the Adirondack Experience and the Wild Center.  Both locations will close after Columbus Day in October, so don’t miss out.  Call the library or stop in for full details on how the passes work.

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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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8/22/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Dissonance: The tension between two opposing concepts.  Often used in poetry (either in the meaning of words or their rhythm) and in music (with notes that aren’t usually played together.)

 

SLIME  Children ages 8 and up can come to the library this Thursday the 24th at 11 AM to learn how to make several different kinds of slime from common household ingredients. 

 

FREE CONCERT  Join us for a night of classic rock this Thursday the 24th at 6 PM.  The last library MOOD concert of the summer takes place at the gazebo in the park and will include a 50/50 raffle to support the library.

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8/15/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Pettifogging: describes small, unimportant (petty) details, or the people who spend too much attention on such details

 

MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be showing a movie about a very bossy infant this Thursday the 17th at 5:30 PM.  As always, popcorn and beverages will be provided.  Bring your friends and join the fun!

 

ADULT SUMMER READING  Recommend books and earn a chance to win in our summer raffle.  Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Joann Fabrics and Crafts, and Pizza Hut, and the drawing will be a week after Labor Day.  Check out the bulletin board in the library for hints at what your neighbors are reading this summer.

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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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8/1/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Balatron: a clown, jester, or just general buffoon (particularly a selfish one)

 

AUGUST EVENTS  Join us for an all-ages family concert with Nan Hoffman next Monday the 7th at 11 AM.  Children will have two opportunities to create toys at the library this month.  Those 9 and up can make their own fidget spinner on Thursday the 10th at 11 AM, while those 8 and up can make slime on Thursday the 24th at 11 AM.  Adults can come to a crafting class on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM.  Social hour is at 2 PM on the 9th, and movie night, featuring a film about a bossy baby, will be on Thursday the 17th at 5:30.  The final library/MOOD concert of the summer will be on Thursday the 24th at 6 PM.  To round out the month, our family book club will be reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry and making a wooden plane on Thursday the 31st at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.

 

BOOK SALE  Thank you to everyone who helped make the book sale a success, whether you were a member of the Friends of the Library, a volunteer who helped with the setup or takedown, or a purchaser of books.  The proceeds raised will help the library do many things over the coming year.  Keep an eye out for the announcement of the next book sale.

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