Social Hour

5/24/16

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.

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5/10/16

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.

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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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