Social Hour

5/9/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Ombrometer: a device used to measure the quantity of a rainfall (in other words, a rain gauge)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll be hosting coffee, treats, and conversation at this monthly event tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

 

BUDGET  Curious about our upcoming referendum and about what makes our library so special to the community?  Stop in to one or both of our Open Houses this week to have your questions answered.  The first will be Wednesday, May 10th from 2 to 4 PM, which coincides with our regular monthly Social Hour.  The second Open House will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM.  Please join us for hot coffee and enlightening conversation. 

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5/2/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Hythe: A small, man-made place on a river where a boat can land; a port or a harbor


RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-carved walking stick crafted by the library’s own Bob Bowman.  Tickets are 1 for $1 and 3 for $2.  Thy will be available all month, as the drawing will be right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30th.  For pictures visit our website, or stop by the library to see it in person.


 

MUSEUM PASSES  This year, the Friends of the Library are providing two passes to local Adirondack attractions.  As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.)  This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children.  New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children.  Both can be checked out at the library.  Please contact us for full details.  While the Wild Center opens for the season this Friday the 5th, the Adirondack Experience will not be open until Friday May 26th.  They make for great day or weekend trips.

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4/25/17

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.

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4/4/17

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.

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3/7/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Tessera: One of the small tiles (of wood, stone, glass, or other material) used to create a mosaic.  Less commonly, it can be used to describe a password or ticket (like a backstage pass.)

                                    

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  As always, we’re celebrating this month with a display of popular March-born authors.  Pick up an old favorite or a new-to-you book by Jack Kerouac, Douglas Adams, John Updike, Philip Roth, Ralph Ellison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louis L’Amour, Mickey Spillane, or even Dr. Seuss.  You might also try one of the plays of Tennessee Williams, or pick up a volume of poetry by A. E. Houseman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, or Robert Frost,

 

LEGO PARTY  Celebrate our new grant-funded Lego Wall with fun and games this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, at 2 PM.  Beat the still-winter chill with coffee, treats, and conversation.

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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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2/7/2017

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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1/10/17

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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