Book Sale

10/23/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ursula K. Le Guin wrote books, short stories, poetry, and essays for all ages, mainly in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.  Many of her works were influenced by her parents’ expertise in anthropology and psychology and their friendships with other scientists.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY  Ready to get spooky?  Our Halloween Party is this Saturday the 27th from 1 – 2:30 PM.  We’ll have plenty of games and activities for children to earn their candy and prizes, so get their costumes on and come join the fun.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Come learn some simple magic tricks this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome, even if you haven’t read the entire book yet.

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10/02/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Edward Stratemeyer created the Stratemeyer Literary Syndicate, which produced thousands of novels for young readers by creating a system where several authors wrote for a single series and published under the same pseudonym.  Among his creations were Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, and Tom Swift.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 8th for Columbus Day.  Saturday and Tuesday hours will be as normal.

 

BOOK SALE  Please make plans to join us for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale from Thursday the 18th through Saturday the 27th.

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7/24/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Alexandre Dumas père was the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, among many many other novels, plays, and nonfiction works.

 

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale continues Monday – Friday this week.  Prices will be $1 for a hardcover, 25 cents for a paperback, 50 cents per CD, and $1 for DVDs.  We also have puzzles, games, and magazines.  The last day (Friday the 27th) is the bag sale: $4 for as many books as you can fit into the bag we provide (and you can buy multiple bags.)  Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals. 

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday the 28th.  Enjoy the parade and other Seaway Festival activities!

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7/17/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Erle Stanley Gardner – who in fact studied and practiced law – created not only the well-known Perry Mason series but also a number of other characters, spanning private detectives, thieves, and district attorneys, under various pseudonyms while writing for the pulp magazines of the 1920s through the 1950s.

 

BOOK SALE  Doors open on the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale this Thursday the 19th at 5 PM.  Friends of the Library (including those who join on the spot) receive a 50% discount for the first night, but the sale continues through Thursday the 26th – including Sunday the 22nd during the fun festival.  Prices start at $3 for hardcover books and $0.75 for paperbacks and decrease the following days, with a bag sale on Friday the 27th.  Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals.  We have books, CDs, DVDs, and more.

 

VISIT AUSTRALIA  Join us for Didgeridoo Down Under today the 17th at 4 PM to learn about Australian music and culture.

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7/10/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Oliver Sacks was a neurologist whose narrative-based books exploring various aspects of medicine, particularly the workings of the brain, won popular and academic acclaim.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for cookies, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’ll be making decorative stamped cocktail napkins.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends, so just bring yourself and a friend this Thursday the 12th at 2 PM.

 

BOOK SALE  Mark your calendar – the next Friends of the Library book sale starts next Thursday the 19th at 5 PM and will go through Seaway Festival until Friday the 27th.

 

KIDS’ FESTIVAL  Next Sunday the 22nd the Friends will be partnering with the Remington Museum to bring you three hours of family fun.

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4/10/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  David Halberstam was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Vietnam War correspondent, a reporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and an author who wrote several acclaimed books on a variety of historical, political, and athletic topics.

 

BOOK SALE  The sale will continue through Friday this week during the library’s regular hours.  Pricing will be the same as last Saturday – $1 for hardcover books and DVDs, 50 cents for CDs, and 25 cents for paperbacks.  A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th at $4 per bag.  We still have plenty of great deals left, so stop by the auditorium whenever you have time.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  In honor of National Library Week we’re combining our monthly social hour with an open house for the public and staff from other local libraries.  Join us this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM for special treats and conversations.

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4/3/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Although we are far from October, this week’s author is the New York born author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving.  If you’ve never read any of his other short stories or essays, stop into the library and check one out.

 

BOOK SALE  Doors open at 5 PM this Thursday the 5th, when members of the Friends of the Library receive a 50% discount on their purchases.  (Membership forms will be available, so if you aren’t a Friend yet, you can join there and then.)  The sale will continue through the library’s regular hours until Friday the 13th.  A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th.  The Friends provide funds for all programming at the library, including supplies, fees, and refreshments, and support the library with various other purchases.  Mark your calendars for some great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more, and help them help us continue serving the community.

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK  Come celebrate all the library offers with us April 9th through the 14th.  You can drop in today to pick up an entry for our all-ages coloring contest – and that includes adults this year.  We have four brackets: ages 0-4; 5-8; 9-12; and 13 and over.  Prizes range from coloring supplies for the children to a $50 Walmart gift card for teens and adults.  Completed projects must be dropped off by the 12th; judging will take place on the 13th.  We’ll kick off the week proper with rock painting – again for all ages – at 5 PM on Monday the 9th.  On Wednesday at 2 PM we’ll be having our monthly social hour combined with an open house.  Thursday at 2 PM is our monthly adult craft, featuring Spring-themed decoupage vases.  Finally, on Friday comes a fun craft for toddlers at 2 PM and the official judging of the contest entries at 3 PM.

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3/27/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Tennessee Williams, one of America’s best playwrights, was born March 26, 1911.  You can check out his best-known plays from the library, including The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

 

CLOSING EARLY  The library will be closing at noon this Friday, March 30th.  We will be open on Saturday as usual, from 9 AM – 3 PM.

 

EGG HUNT  Ninjas have hidden eggs all over the library.  To find them, you must become a ninja yourself.  Join our training school this Saturday the 31st at 11 AM for fun games and sweet treats.

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3/20/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Our next featured author is Lois Lowry.  Her books Number the Stars and The Giver each won the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Read The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett, then join us this Thursday the 22nd at 5 PM to put together some pranks for April Fools’ Day.

 

NINJAS  Ninjas return to the library next Saturday the 31st – beat them at their own game by finding the eggs they hide.

 

BOOK SALE  The next Friends of the Library book sale is fast approaching – from 5 PM on Thursday April 5 through 3 PM on Saturday April 14th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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10/31/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Eldritch: refers to something very eerie – most literally, other-worldly

 

BOOK SALE  The bargains continue this week during regular library hours – from books to magazines to puzzles to CDs and DVDs.  Don’t miss the bag sale this Saturday the 4th – for $5 you’ll be given a bag to stuff as full as you can.  (Of course, you can purchase more than one bag.)  All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.

 

CANDLE HOLDER  Children ages 5 and up can come make a fall-themed candle holder this Thursday November 2nd at 5 PM.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS  For adults, our monthly crafting session involves making a twine-wrapped centerpiece.  Join us at 2 PM on Thursday the 9th.  Social Hour falls at 2 PM on Wednesday the 8th this month, while Movie Night is Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Survivalist and author Gene LaLonde returns to answer your survival-skills questions on Tuesday the 15th at 6 PM.  Drop-in computer help sessions will be Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Our last November event is Family Book Club, meeting on Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.  We’ll be reading The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin and trying traditional Taiwanese foods.

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