WORD OF THE WEEK Touchpaper: The niter-infused strip of paper used as a fuse for fireworks (can also be used metaphorically, as an action that ignites anger or a fight)
LIBRARY HOLIDAY The library is closed in celebration of Independence Day today, Tuesday July 4th.
LEGO CHALLENGE Can Lego blocks solve every problem? Probably not. But children ages 6 and up are invited to try building a solution to a puzzle we’ll pose. Join us this Thursday the 6th at 2 PM.
FREE CONCERT MOOD will present their second summer concert in the park this Thursday the 6th at 6 PM. We recommend bringing blankets or chairs to better enjoy the music in comfort. The Friends of the Library will be running a 50/50 raffle during the show.
WORD OF THE WEEK Cudbear: A powdered purple dye created from certain species of lichens.
BUDGET The library would like to thank everyone who voted "yes" on the referendum. You have made it possible for the library to continue buying new materials, presenting programs and serving our community. We greatly appreciate your support.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’ll be reading book one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning. Come in this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to learn about simple machines and create your own problem-solving inventions.
TIE DYE Bring an item of clothing to the park this Saturday the 27th at 2 PM and make a tie-dye masterpiece. (Wearing old clothes is also recommended; the dye will stain any fabric, whether you intended it to do so or not.) This program will be canceled if the weather does not cooperate, so if in doubt call the library.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Give me the end of the year an' its fun When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers." – Edgar A. Guest, English-American poet
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, the 24th and 25th, for Thanksgiving, and open as usual on Saturday. Enjoy the holiday, and if you head out for any Black Friday deals, shop safely!
CHRISTMAS CARDS Beginning this week, we will set out a table of Christmas cards to be sent to local nursing home residents. Please consider signing a few (or all) of them the next time you visit the library, and help spread some cheer this holiday season.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Fear not November's challenge bold— We've books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!” – Alexander Louis Fraser, Canadian writer
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. We will be open on Saturday as usual.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Fall book sale continues this week during the library’s open hours from today the 8th through Thursday the 10th. The concluding $4 bag sale will be from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday the 12th. Drop by at your convenience for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more.
SOCIAL HOUR Our monthly social hour will be tomorrow the 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM. Stop in for coffee, treats, and chats.
WEEKLY QUOTE "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and author
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed next Monday October 10th.
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM This weekend is your last chance to use the library’s discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Stop in or call for all the details before the museum closes for the season on October 10th.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us next 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. While you’re reading this Fall’s book club selection, why not also check out the newly-published Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary to help puzzle out all of the author’s unique vocabulary?
WEEKLY QUOTE "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home." – L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-painted chair featuring a view of the St. Lawrence River and the slogan “There’s no place like home.” Pictures are available on our website and Facebook page, and the chair is on display at the library. Tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 and 15 for $5. The raffle ends this Friday, so hurry in for your chance to win.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 30th. Enjoy the parade and all of this year’s Seaway Festival events.
SNAKES AND MORE Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, at 1 PM with some scaly friends. Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.
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 “I see everything I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” – William Blake
LIBRARY CLOSED We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for maintenance. We will re-open at 9 AM on Thursday, May 19th. The interior elevator will remain closed for repairs. Story Time is cancelled this week and will return on the 25th at 10:30 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
DISPLAY We have new antiques on display in our long and our tall cabinets. Jim Rupert has loaned us a portion of his collection of found objects. Come take a peek at the old bottles, clay pipes, coins, and more.
TURTLE TIME Stop in to meet the newest member of the library staff. Sophie Gertrude is a large red-eared slider, mostly likely at least twenty years old. She enjoys peace and quiet, basking under her heat lamp, and checking out visitors. Her aquarium is by the first-floor elevator, near the computers. While she doesn’t like to be touched by strangers, she would love to say hello through the glass.
TAX FORMS We have ordered 2015 tax forms, but they have not yet been printed or shipped. We will publish an announcement when they arrive. Please be aware that the government has limited the number and kind of forms they provide to libraries this year. We will not be receiving booklets from the federal government. Additionally, once our supply is gone we will not be able to order more. Forms and instructions will also be accessible and printable through the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation websites, or you can file electronically.