The library is accepting book donations again, but they must be printed within the past 5 years or newer, no mold, no dirt, etc. Thank you for your patience, and please join us at the next Friends Book Sale April 5 - 14!
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.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 25, so the parade can proceed. We hope you’re enjoying the Seaway Festival!
BOOK SALE The book sale will continue until Friday at 5 PM. There will be no bag sale this year. Make sure you stop by this week to stock up on books, DVDs, and more. Weather permitting, there will also be a tent on the front lawn stocked with a sampling of the available materials.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Our next drop-in instructional session will be next Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library next Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released debut adult thriller Pretty Is. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.