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.
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.
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.
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.
WORD OF THE WEEK Bibliotaph: A person who hoards or hides books (and especially refuses to lend them for fear they won’t be returned)
HALLOWEEN PARTY Our annual children’s Halloween party is back this Saturday the 28th from 3 – 4:45 PM. We’ll have games, contests, and of course candy. Be sure to come in costume!
BOOK SALE It’s time for the Fall Book Sale. Doors open at 5 PM on Thursday the 26th, when Friends members receive half-off regular prices. Non-members will pay $3 for a hardcover book and $0.75 for a paperback. (You can, however, join the Friends that night.) The sale will be open from 9 – 5 on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th. Prices will decrease to $2 and $0.50 respectively on those days, and further to $1/$0.25 the following week, when the sale will be available during regular library hours Monday – Friday. We’ll wrap things up on Saturday November 4th with a bag sale – purchase a bag for $5 and fill it with whatever it can hold. The book sale also features non-book items, including CDs, DVDs, puzzles, magazines, and more. All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB You have your choice of books this month: either some of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books or, if you prefer something less spooky, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile. We’ll be discussing the books and making Halloween decorations in a jar this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM. New families are always welcome!
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.
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!
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.
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.