Social Hour

4/25/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century.  It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.

 

MAY PROGRAMS  Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day.  At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible.  Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning.  At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines.  Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM.  Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.

 

LYME DISEASE  The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October.  For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.

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4/4/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Desipience – Foolishness or silliness

                                    

TAX HELP  There are still some open slots for free tax help and electronic filing tomorrow April 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  These individual sessions, lasting about an hour, will be conducted by volunteers from the New York State Tax Department.  Please see our website for details and requirements.

 

EGG DYEING  Join us this Thursday at 5 PM.  We’ll start off with a nature walk around the park (weather permitting.)  Indoors we’ll learn how to dye hard-boiled eggs with natural materials and use the leaves we’ve collected to create silhouettes on the shells.

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3/7/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Tessera: One of the small tiles (of wood, stone, glass, or other material) used to create a mosaic.  Less commonly, it can be used to describe a password or ticket (like a backstage pass.)

                                    

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  As always, we’re celebrating this month with a display of popular March-born authors.  Pick up an old favorite or a new-to-you book by Jack Kerouac, Douglas Adams, John Updike, Philip Roth, Ralph Ellison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louis L’Amour, Mickey Spillane, or even Dr. Seuss.  You might also try one of the plays of Tennessee Williams, or pick up a volume of poetry by A. E. Houseman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, or Robert Frost,

 

LEGO PARTY  Celebrate our new grant-funded Lego Wall with fun and games this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, at 2 PM.  Beat the still-winter chill with coffee, treats, and conversation.

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2/28/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  BERM: A strip of land separating two areas.  Originally it was a flat space, but in modern times it is generally a human-made construction of earth – or, on ski trails, snow.

 

MARCH EVENTS  Kick off the month next Thursday the 9th at 5 PM with a Lego Party to celebrate the library’s new Lego wall, funded by a grant from the North Country Library System.  We’ll be playing games, making Lego-themed items to take home, and having fun.  Children can also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Thursday the 16th at 5 PM.  For adults, survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be offering tips on getting through emergency 

situations – both natural and man-made – on the 21st.  The monthly Social Hour will be on the 8th, and monthly movie night will be Thursday the 23rd.  Additional computer help sessions will be offered on Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and T

uesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday

 and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Computer help hours will be held this Saturday March 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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2/7/2017

WORD OF THE WEEK  Reglet: A wooden block used in traditional printing to separate paragraphs or add space to a line

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Party this month with Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, Amy Tan, Edward Gorey, Charles Darwin, Toni Morrison, Sinclair Lewis, James Michener, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and more.  Check out the display between the new fiction books and Sophie’s tank.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Drop in to our monthly social hour tomorrow the 8th at 2 PM.  We’ll bring the coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.

 

VALENTINES CRAFTS  Children can make cute paper candy holders this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can also make easy tissue-paper flowers the following Monday (the 13th) at 3 PM.

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1/10/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Janiform: Having two faces looking in opposite directions.  From the Roman god Janus, for whom January is named

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, food, and conversation at our monthly social hour tomorrow the 11th at 2 PM.

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday the 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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1/3/17

WORD OF THE WEEK NEOTERISM (noun): something new, particularly a newly-created word or phrase

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB Bring your children this Thursday at 5 PM to read and discuss How to Train Your Dragon. They’ll have a chance to design and take home their very own scaly (or furry or feathery) creature.

 

JANUARY EVENTS In addition to the book club, we will also be holding a family craft on Thursday January 26th at 5 PM. Come in to make colorful stained “glass” mandalas with us. Social hour will be next Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM. We’ll be watching a new movie about a lost fish for our monthly movie night on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.

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12/13/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “Ah, no! I hear the windows rattle fast; I see the first flakes of the gathering snow, That dance and whirl before the northern blast. No countermand the march of days can know. December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.” – Christopher Pearse Cranch, American writer

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM for coffee, sweet treats, and conversation.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching an animated movie about secretive pets this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM.  You bring your friends; we’ll bring the popcorn.

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11/8/16

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.

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