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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Born on January 7th, Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist in the first half of the 20th century. The library has several of her works, both fiction and nonfiction, including her best known, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
SOCIAL HOUR Warm up at Social Hour this Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM. We’ll have coffee and treats – you bring the conversation.
CRAFT Join us for our adult crafting session this Thursday the 11th at 2 PM. Our project this month is a candleholder to light you through to Spring.
WORD OF THE WEEK Thaumatology: the study of miracles
DREIDEL Learn how to play Dreidel and earn chocolate coins today the 12th at 3:30 PM. This traditional game is fun and easy to learn (and you can take home a dreidel to keep.)
MEET THE GRINCH It’s here! Join us this Saturday the 16th for a Who-bilation from 2 – 3:30 PM. We’ll be reading Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday book, munching on snacks, doing crafts, and even meeting the Grinch in person. Stop in for big fun!
SOCIAL HOUR We’ll be serving seasonal cookies and coffee this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM. Stop in to chat with your neighbors (or just get in out of the cold.)
WORD OF THE WEEK Iceblink: A reflection in the clouds caused by light hitting a field of ice.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Read and discuss books with your children in our Family Book Club. This month we’ll be talking about Grace Lin’s Year of the Dog and learning to use chopsticks while trying some traditional Taiwanese foods. Join us this Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.
DECEMBER PROGRAMS Help the library make a gingerbread house next Thursday the 7th at 5 PM – we’ll provide the materials. The following Tuesday, on December 12th, come learn how to play Dreidel and earn some gelt (otherwise known as chocolate coins) at 3:30 PM. Our monthly movie night is that same week, on Thursday the 14th at 5:30 PM. That Saturday the 16th join us for a Who-bilation – with snacks, stories, and a visit from the Grinch himself, all starting at 2 PM. Finally, join our family book club on the 21st at 5 PM. We’ll be reading Amulet: The Stonekeeper. For adults, we have computer help on the 2nd, 5th, and 16th, as well as social hour on the 13th and a craft on the afternoon of the 14th. The library will be closed on the 25th and 26th and January 1st.