WEEKLY QUOTE “By their hands I fain would clasp them – ah! each lives but in a name; But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” – Thomas Dunn English, American poet and politician
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM The library once again has a discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 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 children. Stop in or call for all the details.
WEEKLY QUOTE I love any excuse to come to New York - when it's not February. – K. A. Applegate, children and young adult author
TAX FORMS Federal and state forms and instructions have arrived. (The exception, the Federal 1040s, were sent to us last week and should be here shortly.) Due to new regulations we will not receive any more shipments this year, so do not delay your trip in to pick them up. Forms we do not have on paper or that have run out can be printed out at home or at the library for a small fee. Library staff cannot offer tax advice. The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is offering free classes on Thursdays from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Pickering Street.
WATCH OUT FOR BIRDS Let us help you kick off the winter break this month. Come to the library on Saturday the 13th at 11 AM to learn about local kinds of birds and make your own birdfeeder to hang in your yard or from your porch. This project will involve the use of peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.
Emma37 from Allrecipes.com made this adorable Pumpkin Cake. Want to try to make something like this but don't want to buy the pans? Where to store them if you did!? Well, come borrow one of ours and while you're at it try out the recipe that Emma37 made this with by clicking here!
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library this Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released adult thriller Pretty Is. This debut novel tells the story of two women who were abducted as children, and what happened after they were rescued. It has been very well reviewed by publications ranging from the New York Times to Publishers Weekly. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
DESSERT Looking for a way to make a splash at a summer picnic or dinner? The library has fancy cake pans and gelatin molds available to borrow. Make a delicious dessert in the shape of your child’s favorite cartoon character or present a stunning flower-shaped confection to your party guests, all with the library’s help.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Drop in tonight (the 28th) or next Tuesday (August 4th) from 6 PM – 7 PM or this Saturday the 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.