Social Hour


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.



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.



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.



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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