Social Hour

5/3/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to gather wood, divide their work, and give them orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

TIE-DYE  Bring your own shirt to Library Park on Saturday the 28th at 1 PM (weather permitting) and go home with a colorful fashion statement.

 

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-in computer help will be today the 3rd and Tuesday the 24th from 6 – 7 PM as well as Saturdays the 7th and 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Social hour is next Wednesday the 11th from 2 – 3 PM (with specialty coffee featured.)  Movie night will be Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM (and May the Fourth be with you then and tomorrow as well.)  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our events.

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4/26/16

WEEKLY QUOTE "No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.” - Hal Borland

 

MAY PROGRAMS Computer help will be on Tuesdays May 3rd and 24th and Saturdays May 7th and 21st. Social Hour will be on the 11th, featuring specialty coffee left over from this month’s Library Week celebrations. Our regular movie night will be Thursday the 19th; lightsabers are prohibited, except on the screen. We will also be re-showing the Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin on Tuesday the 17th, so if you missed it in August and would like more information about alternative treatments, join us. We’ll wrap up the month with an outdoor tie-dyeing session on Saturday the 28th – bring your own t-shirt or other fabric item to color.

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4/5/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “Proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

 

LIBRARY WEEK  You may have noticed our decorations going up around the library last week.  (If you haven’t, hurry in – they’re transforming!) The celebrations start next Monday with an afternoon craft and an evening lecture, then continue on Tuesday with a visit from the Thompson Park Zoo.  Join us all week for raffles, prizes, coffee, and more programming.  Check out our website or stop in for the full schedule – we have something for everyone.

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate April with William Shakespeare, Harper Lee, Tom Clancy, Washington Irving, Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, and more.  We’ll have their books and movies on display by Sophie’s tank all month.  As always, we invite you to revisit an old favorite or discover a new one.

 

SOPHIE  Our newly-famous library turtle says ‘hello’ to all of the new friends she’s made in the last week.  We hope you stop by again soon!

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3/8/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  Come with rain, O loud Southwester!  Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam. - To the Thawing Wind, Robert Frost

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in to chat with your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.  Social hour is tomorrow (Wednesday the 9th) from 2 – 3 PM. 

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with poets, playwrights, and authors.  Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Louis L’Amour, Douglas Adams, Mickey Spillane, Robert Frost, and Dr. Seuss were all born in March.  As always, materials created or inspired by these authors and others will be on display by the new books.  Take a look!

 

FRIENDS MEETING  The Friends of the Library are holding their monthly meeting at 7 PM tomorrow.  If you’ve ever thought about joining the Friends, want to help with the next book sale, or have fundraising ideas, please come.  The meetings are open to the public, and new members can join at any time.  The Friends play an important role in library programming, funding, and outreach.

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3/1/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “March is the month of expectation” – Emily Dickinson

 

THE LIFT IS HERE  Our new handicapped-accessible outdoor lift has been installed and should be available for use as of today.  The new design is enclosed from lift to entrance, easy to use, and easy to access via the recently repaved sidewalk.  This replaces our old ramp, which had deteriorated to the point where it was not safe to use.  We apologize for the many and varied circumstances that caused the delays in constructing the lift, and thank you for your patience.  Please stop by and take a look or a ride (weather permitting, of course.)

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY  Help us solve a mysterious break-in at the library on March 17th at 5 PM.  Follow the trail of clues and pick up some (candy) gold at the end of the rainbow.

 

EGG HUNT  The ninjas will return to the library on Saturday, March 26th at 11 AM.  Pass their trials to earn your official ninja school certificate, and then hunt for treat-filled eggs around the building.

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2/23/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter, that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” – William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

COMPUTER HELP Drop-in computer help for basic PC and eReader help will be tonight, the 23rd, from 6 PM – 7 PM as well as next Tuesday (March 1st) at the same time. Help will also be available next Saturday March 5th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Bring your questions and we’ll help you find answers.

 

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. This week’s theme is pets, and we’ll be making our own (paper) goldfish. Next month’s Social Hour will be on the 9th. Additional computer help days will be Saturday the 19th and Tuesday the 22nd. Look for information on our St. Patrick’s program and yearly ninja training / egg hunt in next week’s article. Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.

 

ANNUAL REPORT In addition to the article published in this paper last Thursday, the library’s Annual Report to the Community, with plenty of statistics on how you and your neighbors use the library, is available on the front page of our website. Check it out!

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2/9/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  Even winter – the hardest season, the most implacable – dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself. – Clive Barker, author

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS  Stop into the library to celebrate with the likes of Margaret Truman, Victor Hugo, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ayn Rand, and Berthold Brecht.  Our birthday display for February is up next to the new books.  You’re sure to find something there new to you.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, cookies and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

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1/26/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new.  –  Robert W. Service, Canadian poet

 

TAX FORMS  New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly.  We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero.  We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.  The film is rated PG-13.

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10/6/15

NEW DISPLAY  This month, we’re featuring pictures from the Standard Shade Roller plant, which operated in Ogdensburg under the Joanna-Western Mills and Crown Home Furnishing Companies.  The photos feature production lines, parties and employees.  Why not stop in to see if you recognize anyone?  You may even spot yourself.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Why not “wrap up” your day with a spooky movie at the library?  Come in October 15th at 5:30 PM for popcorn and a villain who’s coming unraveled.

 

COMPUTER HELP  Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office?  We hold drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month.  Come by tonight (October 6th) from 6 – 7.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.

 

STAR WARS  Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with us this Saturday, October 10th.  We’ll have crafts, games, and – of course – books.  Prepare for the new movie, learn the ways of the Force, defeat bad guys, and win a prize.  Activities begin at 2 PM.

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9/29/15

STAR WARS  Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with us on Saturday, October 10th.  We’ll have crafts, games, and – of course – books.  Prepare for the new movie, learn the ways of the Force, and defeat bad guys.  Activities begin at 2 PM, but you can start reading any time.

 

CONSTRUCTION  Thank you to the City for removing and repaving our handicapped parking space.  The new surface should last for years to come and provide better access to the new lift when it is installed.

 

COMPUTER HELP  Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office?  We hold drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month.  Come by this Saturday (the 3rd) from 11 – 12 or next Tuesday (October 6th) from 6 – 7.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly gathering of coffee, treats, and conversation will be next week on Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.  Take a break from the Fall weather to warm your body and your mind.

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