Book Sale

7/25/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Callithump: a noisy (but spirited) band or parade, especially one made up of non-traditional or improvised instruments like pots and pans or cowbells

 

BOOK SALE  Don’t forget to stop in for more great deals on CDs, books, puzzles, and more all this week.  The book sale doors will be open during regular library hours Monday through Friday, wrapping up with a $3 bag sale on Friday the 28th.  Help the Friends of the Library support fun and educational programing for 2017 and 2018, and pick up some new reads!

 

BUILDING CHALLENGE  Can you outsmart the Big Bad Wolf?  Find out this Thursday the 27th at 2 PM.  Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to try to build a huff-and-puff-proof home for a little piggy out of the materials we provide.

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday the 29th.  Enjoy the fireworks and the parade!

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7/11/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Roseate: Pink in color, like a rose; often used to describe a sunrise.  Can also be used to describe an overly-optimistic outlook on life.

 

ART SHOW  Stop in Monday through Friday this week to view artwork created by patrons of the Seaway House.  The pieces are on display upstairs in the auditorium.  There will be a reception from 12 – 2 PM on Wednesday the 12th, featuring a special performance from the Lighthouse Band.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  After the reception, join us for our monthly social hour this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.  We’ll have coffee, treats, and conversation.

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6/27/17

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

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11/8/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “Fear not November's challenge bold— We've books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!” – Alexander Louis Fraser, Canadian writer

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open on Saturday as usual.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library Fall book sale continues this week during the library’s open hours from today the 8th through Thursday the 10th.  The concluding $4 bag sale will be from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday the 12th.  Drop by at your convenience for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more. 

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour will be tomorrow the 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM.  Stop in for coffee, treats, and chats.

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11/1/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "The leaves fall patiently/ Nothing remembers or grieves/ The river takes to the sea/ The yellow drift of leaves." – Sara Teasdale, American poet

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library are holding their Fall book sale this week, starting at 5 PM on Thursday November 3rd and continuing through Saturday the 5th.  Join the Friends for a 50% discount on Thursday night only, and enjoy low prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and more on all three days.  You can also stop in next week during library hours to make your purchases.  (Please note we will be closed on Friday the 11th and open on Saturday the 12th.)

 

LOCAL BOTTLES  Stop by the library to take a look at a collection of glass bottles used by local companies in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  They are in the long and circular display cases.

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10/25/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” – Hal Borland, American author

 

COMIC BOOK CLUB  Meet your fellow comic book and graphic novel fans, discuss your favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun this Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN  Join us this Saturday the 29th from 3 – 5 PM for sweet treats, games, jokes, pumpkins, and more spooky fun.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library are holding their Fall book sale next week, starting at 5 PM on Thursday November 3rd and continuing through Saturday the 5th.  Join the Friends for a 50% discount on Thursday night only.  Stop by once or more for many new deals.

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7/26/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful.  There is no place like home." – L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-painted chair featuring a view of the St. Lawrence River and the slogan “There’s no place like home.”  Pictures are available on our website and Facebook page, and the chair is on display at the library.  Tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 and 15 for $5.  The raffle ends this Friday, so hurry in for your chance to win.


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday, July 30th.  Enjoy the parade and all of this year’s Seaway Festival events.

 

SNAKES AND MORE  Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, at 1 PM with some scaly friends.  Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.

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7/19/2016

WEEKLY QUOTE  “Summertime, and the reading is easy . . . Well, maybe not easy, exactly, but July and August are hardly the months to start working your way through the works of Germanic philosophers. Save Hegel, Heidegger, and Husserl for the bleaker days of February.” – Michael Dirda, American writer

 

INTERNET SAFETY  The class was postponed to this Friday the 22nd at 2 PM.  Join the Ogdensburg Police Department as they give a presentation for ages 7 and up.  Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.

 

SNAKES AND MORE  Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library next Wednesday the 27th at 1 PM with some scaly friends.  Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.

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7/12/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls, American writer

 

INTERNET SAFETY  This Saturday, July 16th, the Ogdensburg Police Department will be conducting an Internet Safety Class at the library for ages 7 and up.  Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.

 

PBS KIDS VISIT  We’re holding a special story hour next Monday the 18th at 10 AM, with guest star Alpha Pig from the show Super Why!  Bring your children for photos, gifts, and fun.

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