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.
WORD OF THE WEEK Ombrometer: a device used to measure the quantity of a rainfall (in other words, a rain gauge)
SOCIAL HOUR We’ll be hosting coffee, treats, and conversation at this monthly event tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.
BUDGET Curious about our upcoming referendum and about what makes our library so special to the community? Stop in to one or both of our Open Houses this week to have your questions answered. The first will be Wednesday, May 10th from 2 to 4 PM, which coincides with our regular monthly Social Hour. The second Open House will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM. Please join us for hot coffee and enlightening conversation.
WORD OF THE WEEK Hythe: A small, man-made place on a river where a boat can land; a port or a harbor
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-carved walking stick crafted by the library’s own Bob Bowman. Tickets are 1 for $1 and 3 for $2. Thy will be available all month, as the drawing will be right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30th. For pictures visit our website, or stop by the library to see it in person.
MUSEUM PASSES This year, the Friends of the Library are providing two passes to local Adirondack attractions. As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.) This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children. New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children. Both can be checked out at the library. Please contact us for full details. While the Wild Center opens for the season this Friday the 5th, the Adirondack Experience will not be open until Friday May 26th. They make for great day or weekend trips.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Ah, no! I hear the windows rattle fast; I see the first flakes of the gathering snow, That dance and whirl before the northern blast. No countermand the march of days can know. December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.” – Christopher Pearse Cranch, American writer
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM for coffee, sweet treats, and conversation.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching an animated movie about secretive pets this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM. You bring your friends; we’ll bring the popcorn.
WEEKLY QUOTE “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
RAFFLE Stop in to enter a raffle for an adorable hand-made decorated snowman hat. Tickets are $1 each. The drawing will be Friday December 16th, so don’t delay!
EBOOKS If you can’t make it into the library this month but own a tablet, eReader, smartphone, or computer, check out our large collection of digital material. You can download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, all for free. Our content provider, Overdrive, has issued a challenge: if patrons across the North Country check out 8,100 items, we’ll receive $1000 in credits toward new purchases. If you enjoy digital reading, help us meet this goal!
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.