Social Hour

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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6/12/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.

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5/29/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor.  Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

TEEN CRAFT  This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.

 

JUNE EVENTS  We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM.  The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM.  Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.

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5/8/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Leslie Charteris was the creator of the popular The Saint series of books – currently most familiar to most from the Roger Moore television show.  He also wrote scripts for the 1940 Sherlock Holmes radio adaptations starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

 

SEAWAY THROUGH THE YEARS  The Library will be putting up a temporary display of Seaway Festival memorabilia shortly, and we want to borrow yours.  If you have something or somethings – pictures, brochures, buttons, or anything else – you would like to loan us, please contact Linda Marshall at 315-393-4325.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for our monthly coffee and conversation.  We’ll have treats this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.

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5/1/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s author is Larry Niven, writer of “hard” (science-based) science fiction whose career has spanned decades, from the 1960s through the 2010s.

 

FREE CONCERT  This Friday May 4th we’re hosting a nostalgic look back at the 1950s and 1960s – complete with sing-along.  Join New York Blues Hall of Famer Marc Black for an afternoon of memories and songs starting at 3 PM.

 

MAY EVENTS  Beyond the concert, we have plenty of other fun programming at the library.  Our adult craft will be on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM – we’re making simple wire thread-wrapped sculptures.  Movie night, featuring a famous British-Peruvian bear, is on the following Thursday at 5:30 PM.  On Friday the 18th we’ll be having a May-flowery craft for toddlers at 11 AM.  This month’s family book club selection is the graphic novel Bluffton, featuring silent film star Buster Keaton.  The discussion (and film-clip watching) will be on Thursday the 24th at 5 PM.  We’ll be wrapping up the month with a craft program for teen on Friday the 31st at 4 PM.  Other monthly programs include computer help tonight and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM as well as Saturdays the 5th and 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM, and Social Hour on Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.

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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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3/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Our author this week is British humorist Douglas Adams, best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently detective series.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY  Bring your children to a treat-and-mystery-filled scavenger hunt this Saturday the 17th at 11 AM as our mischievous – and very popular – leprechaun visitor returns.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll have coffee and sweet treats this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.

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2/27/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Born on Leap Day in 1920, Howard Nemerov was twice Poet Laureate of the United States, in the 1960s and the 1980s, and in 1977 both a National Book Award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner.  You can read some of his collected poems at the library, and also check out his son Alexander’s introduction to Frederic Remington: The Color of Night.

 

MARCH EVENTS  Our adult craft this month will feature art on small canvases.  Join us on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM.  The following Thursday at the same time will be our relaxing coloring circle.  Movie Night will be that same day, the 15th, at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a movie about a boy struggling to adjust to middle school.  March will feature two of our most popular children’s events.  Join us on Saturday the 17th at 11 AM for a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt, and come back on the 31st for our Ninja Easter Egg Hunt.  In between, you can prepare for April Fool’s Day by reading Mac Barnett’s The Terrible Two for the Family Book Club.  It will meet on Thursday the 22nd at 5 PM, when we’ll dream up some good pranks to use on friends and family.  Finally, Social Hour will be on the 14th at 2 PM and computer help sessions will take place on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Individualized drop-in computer help will be tonight February 27th and next Tuesday March 6th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 3rd from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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2/13/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chaim Potok was a writer, editor, teacher, and army chaplain.  His best-known novels include My Name is Asher Lev and The Chosen, both exploring the intersection of Hasidic Judaism and secular culture.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 19th in honor of Presidents Day.  We will be open the rest of the week as usual.

 

VALENTINES  Children can come make Valentines for family and friends this Tuesday the 13th at 3:30 PM.

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1/30/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Barbara Tuchman, born January 30th, was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of popular histories.  She was also the creator of “Tuchman’s Law,” which states that “The fact of being reported multiplies the apparent extent of any deplorable development by five to tenfold,” or: because bad things are reported on most frequently, they generally appear to be more common than they actually are.

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS  Our adult craft falls early next month, on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM.  We’ll be making paper roses.  Social Hour follows the next Wednesday, the 14th, also at 2 PM.  The next day, Thursday the 15th, we’ll be holding a relaxing adult coloring circle at 2 PM, with all materials provided.  Our drop-in computer help sessions will be on Tuesdays the 6th and 27th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 3rd and 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Children’s programs begin on Tuesday the 13th, when we’ll have materials available for crafting handmade Valentines from 3:30 – 4:30 PM.  Movie Night is on the 15th at 5:30 PM: come watch a film featuring small colorful horses.  Finally, we have a very special family book club for February.  Our featured book is Call of the Wild.  The regular meeting is at 4:30 PM on Thursday the 22nd.  Following that, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real-life Iditarod veteran and his dogs at 5 PM.  You are very welcome to come meet the musher and the dogs even if you haven’t read the book – the event is open to all.

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