Writer of the week

9/18/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Born in New York City but ultimately making his home in Vermont, Noah Perrin wrote books about history and numerous essays about rural life and hobby farming.

 

ADULT COLORING CIRCLE  Bring a little more color into your life this Thursday the 20th at 2 PM.  Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided by the Friends of the Library, or you can bring in your current project and work in good company.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Watch a recent super hero sequel with a nearly infinite cast this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  Snacks and drinks are available courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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9/11/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Stephen Jay Gould wrote numerous books and magazine articles with the intention of making science comprehensible to the public – mainly on biology, with a particular focus in evolution.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee and conversation this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.

 

CROCHETING  Learn the basics of the Tunisian afghan stitch and come away with a small completed project this Thursday the 13th at 2 PM.  Yarn and a number of hooks will be provided.

 

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about computer programming and create their own game this Thursday the 13th at 4 PM.

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9/4/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Under the pen name Mary Renault, Mary Challans wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction works about Ancient Greece.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Start the school year off by making a snazzy duct tape case for your pencils, pens, and other school supplies this Thursday the 6th at 4 PM.

 

CAKE PANS  Did you know that you can borrow fancy cake pans from the library?  We just processed a new donation of character pans, ranging from Blue’s Clues to Dora the Explorer to Harry Potter to a large dinosaur.  They are free to check out for one week; all we ask is that you clean them well before you bring them back.  If you have some pans taking up space in your kitchen or cupboard, we are still accepting donations.

 

NEW CHAIRS  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for purchasing new chairs to replace the deteriorating ones in the computer area.  If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can contact the library for more information or visit our website.

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8/28/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft and wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, is best known for writing Frankenstein, considered by many to be the first science fiction story.

 

CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Have a child going back to school soon?  Bring them in to make a door hanger for their room to let you know when they need quiet while doing their homework.  The craft, targeted at ages 5 – 10, is this Wednesday the 29th at 2 PM.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re reading Jinx by Sage Blackwood and making our own living terrariums.  New families are always welcome, so join us this Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.

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8/21/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ogden Nash was a writer of humorous poems, observations, and one Broadway musical.

 

DECORATE PENCILS  Your children may not be ready to go back to school, but they can come and personalize their own pencils in preparation this Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM.  This craft is for ages 7 – 12.

 

LOCKER MAGNETS  Teens can drop in to make magnets for their lockers (or anywhere else that’s magnetic) this Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.

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8/14/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Gail Parent has written for some of television’s best comedy shows, from The Carol Burnett Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show through The Golden Girls.

 

MAKE MUSIC  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about the science of sound and make a variety of musical instruments to take home this Wednesday the 15th at 11 AM.

 

ADULT COLORING  Join us for relaxation, color, and camaraderie this Thursday the 16th at 2 PM.  All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent Steven Spielberg film filled with 1980s pop culture references and sci-fi action this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks are provided.

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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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7/3/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Louise Erdrich is an award-winning author and poet whose works often highlight life on a fictional Chippewa reservation in North Dakota.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed tomorrow the 4th for Independence Day.  Have fun, celebrate, and stay safe!

 

SUMMER READING  Beginning this week we’ll have summer reading challenges and raffles for all ages.  Stop into the library to find out how to participate

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