Writer of the week

12/18/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ossie Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, and activist.  He career spanned over 70 years.

 

HOLIDAYS  The library will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 24th, 25th, and 26th.  We will also be closed the following Monday and Tuesday, December 31st and January 1st.  We wish you happy and safe celebrations as you close out the old year and welcome the new.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Bring your own colored pencils or use ours and de-stress in good company this Thursday at 2 PM.

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12/11/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s featured writer is Emily Dickinson, better known in the last years of her life for being a recluse than for being a poet but today regarded among America’s best literary artists.

 

MEET THE GRINCH  It’s a Whobilation!  Bring your children in to tour Whoville and have their picture taken with the Grinch this Saturday the 15th at 1 PM.  We’ll have treats and a special storytime for all.

 

FISHBOWL ORNAMENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make an ornament with their very own (fake) finny friend inside.  Stop by this Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM to find out how.

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12/4/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics to some of America’s most famous songs, first with his younger brother George and then with other composers like Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen.

 

LATKES  Bring your children (ages 7 and up) in to make delicious potato pancakes and learn to play dreidel this Thursday the 6th from 4 – 5:30 PM.

 

COFFEE AND HISTORY  Join city historian Julie Madlin and local photographer Betty Steele this Saturday the 8th at 10 AM to share and see objects and stories related to Ogdensburg history.

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11/27/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  William Cowper was an English poet in the 18th century.  He struggled with mental illness throughout his life, writing both Christian hymns that are still performed today and poems praising the English countryside.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and testing your sense of smell.  New families are always welcome.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be available tonight the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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11/20/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Johnny Mercer was a lyricist and composer.  His songs formed the soundtracks of many Hollywood movies in the 1930s through the 1950s, and he ultimately won four Academy Awards for his work.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd this week, but open on Saturday as usual.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  There will be no Stories and Songs this Saturday.  Drop-in computer help will be available next Tuesday the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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11/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian of Igbo descent, is often known as the father of African literature.  His most widely-read work is his first novel, Things Fall Apart.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for treats, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Enjoy coloring and good company?  Stop in this Thursday the 15th from 2 – 3 PM.  You can bring your own coloring project or start in on one of ours.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Ready for an incredible evening?  Join us this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM for a film about a superpowered family.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

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11/6/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ida Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists, with a particular focus on monopolies and labor abuses at the turn of the 20th century.  She also wrote biographies and lectured on a variety of social issues.

 

WASHER NECKLACE  Children ages 11 and up can make fancy pendants out of basic materials this Thursday the 8th at 4 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  There is no adult crafting session this week.  Please join us next Thursday for our coloring circle.

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10/30/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK John Keats is considered one of England’s greatest poets, even though he only published his works for four years before his death at age 35.

NOVEMBER EVENTS Next Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 PM children ages 11 and up can make necklaces out of ordinary washers and various decorative items. There is no adult craft this month. Social Hour will be at two on Wednesday the 14th, with the Adult Coloring Circle and Movie Night (featuring an animated superhero family) on the following day, at 2 PM and 5:30 PM respectively. Family Book Club with Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl will be Thursday the 29th at 5 PM. Drop-In Computer Help will be the 2nd (this Saturday) and Saturday the 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays the 6th and 27th from 6 PM – 7 PM. The library will be closed on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd so staff can celebrate Thanksgiving.

BOOK SALE Thank you to everyone who worked or browsed to help make the Friends Book Sale a success. Look for our next sale in the Spring.

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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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10/9/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Although he began his career writing humor, R. L. Stine is best known for his horror stories for children and teens, including the various and very successful Fear Street and Goosebumps series.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, cookies, and conversation this Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  We’ll be making candleholders out of wineglasses this Thursday the 11th at 2 PM.  You can make it spooky or seasonal; the Friends of the Library provide the materials, and the choice of result is yours.

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