Social Hour

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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9/8/15

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Take a trip into the future or into the past with H. G. Wells or Edgar Rice Burroughs, chill your bones with the supernatural monsters of Stephen King or the more human monsters of Agatha Christie, explore the first half of the 20th century with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Upton Sinclair, or Truman Capote, and sit down with a book of poetry from O Henry, T. S.

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9/1/15

Welcome to September at the library.  With the weather cooling, we have programming for all ages and, as always, the latest books and DVDs available on our shelves.  Stop in to try something new or revisit an old favorite.

 

COMPUTER HELP  Need help creating electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader?  We can help.  Drop in tonight (September 1st) from 6 – 7.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our next social hour is Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.  Stop by to talk to your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.

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8/11/15

NEW DISPLAY  Are you disappointed that the Bassmaster Tournament is over?  Miss the fish?  Then stop by the library: we have a new display of vintage fishing lures, poles, and more.  These unique and functional collectables come from a variety of sources.  The long cabinet features the collection of Shannon Demers, while the lures in the circular cabinet are on loan from Bob Bowman, Thomas Murray, and Dean Marshall.  As always, we have plenty of books about fishing for you to check out if the display inspires you.


 

SOCIAL HOUR  Our next social hour is tomorrow (Wednesday) the 12th, at 1 PM.  Stop by to talk to your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.

 

FIREFIGHTERS AND ICE CREAM  Come down to the library this Saturday, August 15, at 11 AM for fire safety tips from the Ogdensburg Fire Department.  Afterwards, stick around and spoil your lunch with a delicious ice cream sundae.

 

EVIL LEAGUE TRYOUTS  Calling all villains!  Come to the library on Saturday, August 22nd, and join your fellow evil-doers in a plot to take over Ogdensburg.  The super-secret meeting starts at 11 AM.

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ROCKETS!  Children can come to the library this Saturday, the 11th, and learn about rocketry from Edge on Science.  We will be creating and safely launching our own rockets during this program, so it is for ages 7 and up.

 

ADULT SUMMER READING  Read any good books lately?  Stop by the library and fill out a paper hot air balloon to recommend them to your friends and neighbors.  By doing so, you’ll be entered in an end-of summer drawing for one of at least three prizes.  If you’re looking for a good read, explore the titles posted on the bulletin board and take a chance on discovering something new.

 

BOOK SALE  Our book sale starts next Thursday, the 16th, at 5 PM.  We have some great deals on books, DVDs, sewing patterns, records, and more.  Stop in any time the library is open from that Thursday until Friday the 24th.  There will be no bag sale this year, so don’t delay!

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