Word of the Week

2/28/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  BERM: A strip of land separating two areas.  Originally it was a flat space, but in modern times it is generally a human-made construction of earth – or, on ski trails, snow.

 

MARCH EVENTS  Kick off the month next Thursday the 9th at 5 PM with a Lego Party to celebrate the library’s new Lego wall, funded by a grant from the North Country Library System.  We’ll be playing games, making Lego-themed items to take home, and having fun.  Children can also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Thursday the 16th at 5 PM.  For adults, survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be offering tips on getting through emergency 

situations – both natural and man-made – on the 21st.  The monthly Social Hour will be on the 8th, and monthly movie night will be Thursday the 23rd.  Additional computer help sessions will be offered on Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and T

uesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday

 and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Computer help hours will be held this Saturday March 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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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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2/14/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Arctophile: Someone who collects or studies teddy bears.

 

TAX FORMS  Both Federal and State forms are now available at the library.  Their numbers are very limited, and we are not able to reorder, so you may wish to stop in soon.  These are mostly the basic return forms.  If you need a form we do not have, you can print it out from the internet at the library for a cost of fifteen cents per page.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Our monthly movie night will be this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a film about a group of children with some very peculiar gifts.  Popcorn and soda will be provided.

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2/7/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Reglet: A wooden block used in traditional printing to separate paragraphs or add space to a line

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Party this month with Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, Amy Tan, Edward Gorey, Charles Darwin, Toni Morrison, Sinclair Lewis, James Michener, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and more.  Check out the display between the new fiction books and Sophie’s tank.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Drop in to our monthly social hour tomorrow the 8th at 2 PM.  We’ll bring the coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.

 

VALENTINES CRAFTS  Children can make cute paper candy holders this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can also make easy tissue-paper flowers the following Monday (the 13th) at 3 PM.

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1/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Causimomancy: a form of fortune-telling that involves observing objects placed in a fire.

 

HARRY POTTER  This Saturday February 4th is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.”  We’ll be hosting a variety of Harry-Potter-themed activities all day long, so stop in to learn about potions, the care of magical creatures, and more.

 

VALENTINES  Stop in any time in February to check out our display of beautiful vintage Valentine’s cards.  They are in both the rectangular and circular display cases next to the main desk.

 

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS  February may be short on days, but we have plenty of programs to keep you busy.  To start off the month children can make a cute candy holder on Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can stop in to make paper flowers on the following Monday, the 13th, at 3 PM.  Finally, we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (with animal visitors) again on Friday the 24th at 2 PM.  All of our monthly programs are in place, as well.  Drop-in computer sessions will be this Saturday the 4th and Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th and Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social hour is next Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM.  Movie night will be Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.

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1/17/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity

 

WALLET RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets.  Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners.  Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance.  The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.

 

CRAFT  We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.

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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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