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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THANK YOU Thank you to everyone – Friends and browsers – who helped make the Fall book sale a success. Look for information about dates for a Spring or Summer sale shortly. In related news, we hope the elevator will be repaired this week, and work on the outdoor lift should be completed within a month. We thank you again for your patience while repairs were made.
PJs 4 XMAS The library is playing host to a PJs 4 Xmas donation box this year. Please feel free to drop off new children’s pajamas and support this great local cause.
CHRISTMAS CARDS A number of Christmas cards are laid out on the table to the left of the reading area. These will be sent to residents of nursing homes in Ogdensburg. Please take a moment to add your well-wishes and thoughts of holiday cheer to these cards – you can write in one or in all of them.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library book sale will continue all this week during library hours. Stop in to pick up that perfect winter read at the perfect price.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS November is packed with falling leaves, recipes for turkey, and authors’ birthdays. Among those born this month: Bram Stoker, author of Dracula; Mark Twain; Narnia author and Christian writer C. S. Lewis; poet and artist William Blake; Neil Gaiman; Carl Sagan; Madeleine L’Engle; Kurt Vonnegut; and Rita Mae Brown. Come take a book or two from the display and read them with a piece of cake in the author’s honor.
LIBRARY BUDGET Thank you for all of your supportive letters and e-mails. As a reminder, the City Council meets next Monday, the 16th, at 7 PM to vote on the library’s budget. Please consider attending that meeting to speak out for the library and against funding cuts. We appreciate your help.