WEEKLY QUOTE “To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air. What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples might be labeled, ‘To be eaten in the wind.’ It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday the 13th at 5 PM to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We’ll be making sweet treats and talking about candy-making in both the real world and the fictional.
PUMPKIN CANDLEHOLDERS Children ages 7 and older can make their own pumpkin-themed candle holder out of an upcycled glass jar. Small electric candle and all other materials will be provided. The craft will begin at 3 PM this Saturday the 15th.
SOCIAL HOUR Social hour will be tomorrow Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM. Stop by for coffee, treats, and chats!
WEEKLY QUOTE “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” – Henry Rollins
OCTOBER PROGRAMS Computer help sessions will be on the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 25th. Social Hour falls on the 12th, and Movie Night on the 20th. Our new reading groups will meet on the 13th (Family Book Club discussing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and the 27th (Comic Books and Graphic Novels.) We’ll be holding two crafting classes: Pumpkin Candle Holders for ages 5 and up on Saturday the 15th and decorative Burlap Pumpkins for adults on the 17th. Finally, we’ll wrap up the month with a spooky-fun Halloween party on Saturday the 29th. Join us for treats, costumes, games, and more.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Drop-on computer help is tonight the 27th and next Tuesday the 4th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday October 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these of mid September; through the still warm noon the rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune than ever in the summer." - Edward Dowden, Irish writer
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday, the 15th, at 5 PM for the first meeting of our new family book club. We’ll be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. You do not have to purchase your own copy or read the book before the meeting. Middle- and high-schoolers are also invited to the comic book reading club starting later this month on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE "September's Baccalaureate / A combination is / Of Crickets -- Crows -- and Retrospects / And a dissembling Breeze // That hints without assuming -- / An Innuendo sear / That makes the Heart put up its Fun / And turn Philosopher." – Emily Dickinson, American poet
LIBRARY HOURS The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5th. Our regular 9 – 5 Saturday hours will return next week (on the 10th.)
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING Computer help will be offered on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th. These are personalized, drop-in sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis, designed to help you get started with basic computer use. Social hour has been moved to the 21st, to make way for a “Welcome (Back) to the Library” Open House on Monday the 12th. Our indoor and outdoor handicapped access lifts are both repaired, and we want you to come help us celebrate. Movie night will be the 22nd. In crafts, children ages 9 and up can create back back-to-school Tetris-themed magnets for their lockers on the 10th. Finally, we have two new book clubs – one designed for families to read together on the 15th, and one for comic book lovers on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE “[K]nowledge should not be viewed as existing in isolated parts, but as a whole, each portion of which throws light on all the other, and [the] tendency of all is to improve the human mind, and give it new sources of power and enjoyment.” – Joseph Henry, American scientist
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM The Friends of the Library have purchased a 2016 discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. It can be checked out at the front desk for two days at a time, and will give 50% off admission for four adults or two adults and all children ages 5 – 17 (children younger than 5 are always free.) Stop in or call for the details.
SOCIAL HOUR Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there's no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.” – Nancy Gibbs, American journalist
SOCIAL HOUR Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, from 2 – 3 PM. Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation.
BEADING Come in to learn how to make a napkin holder with wire and beads next Monday the 13th at 3 PM. All materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend. If you would like to see additional crafting classes at different times, please offer your suggestions to library staff.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Prithee, smite the poet in the eye when he would sing to you praises of the month of May. It is a month presided over by the spirits of mischief and madness. . . In May, nature holds up at us a chiding finger, bidding us remember that we are not gods, but overconceited members of her own great family." – O. Henry
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed next Monday May 30th for Memorial Day.
TIE DYE We’ll be holding another tie-dying session this Saturday, the 28th, at 1 PM outside in the park (weather permitting.) Bring your own shirt or bandana to decorate.
JUNE PROGRAMS In June we’ll be making beaded napkin holders on the 13th and mixed-media art on the 25th. Movie night, featuring a recent animated film about animals, will be on the 16th. Social hour is the 8th, and drop-in computer help will be on the 4th, 7th, 18th, and 28th. Wrap up the month with Humans vs Zombies on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE "It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east. The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS Celebrate the month of May with mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Tony Hillerman, spymasters Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, fantasists J. M. Barre and T. H. White, poets Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca. Their books, related movies, and more are on display near Sophie’s tank.
ELEVATOR The interior elevator is receiving additional upgrades. It may be offline for as long as the next two weeks. The exterior lift will remain functional. We apologize for any inconvenience.
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in tomorrow the 11th from 2 – 3 PM for treats and the return of our specialty coffee – and chat with some of your neighbors while you’re here.
DOCUMENTARY Come view Under Our Skin and learn more about treatments for Lyme disease. The screening will start at 5:30 PM next Tuesday, the 17th.