WEEKLY QUOTE "A child looking at ruins grows younger/ but cold/ and wants to wake to a new name/ I have been younger in October/ than in all the months of spring” – W. S. Merwin, American poet
MOVIE NIGHT Help us hunt down some spooky specters (or at least watch a team do it on-screen) at our monthly movie night this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. As always, we will have popcorn and soda on hand for you. This month’s selection is rated PG-13 for “supernatural action and some crude humor.”
COMIC BOOK CLUB Whether they’re into comic books or graphic novels, your pre-teen and teenaged children are welcome to join our new reading club. Help them meet other fans of the medium, discuss their favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun. The next meeting is Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.
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. Drop-in computer help will be next Tuesday October 25th and the following Tuesday, November 1st, from 6 PM – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events.
WEEKLY QUOTE “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” – Henry Rollins
OCTOBER PROGRAMS Computer help sessions will be on the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 25th. Social Hour falls on the 12th, and Movie Night on the 20th. Our new reading groups will meet on the 13th (Family Book Club discussing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and the 27th (Comic Books and Graphic Novels.) We’ll be holding two crafting classes: Pumpkin Candle Holders for ages 5 and up on Saturday the 15th and decorative Burlap Pumpkins for adults on the 17th. Finally, we’ll wrap up the month with a spooky-fun Halloween party on Saturday the 29th. Join us for treats, costumes, games, and more.
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. Drop-on computer help is tonight the 27th and next Tuesday the 4th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday October 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these of mid September; through the still warm noon the rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune than ever in the summer." - Edward Dowden, Irish writer
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday, the 15th, at 5 PM for the first meeting of our new family book club. We’ll be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. You do not have to purchase your own copy or read the book before the meeting. Middle- and high-schoolers are also invited to the comic book reading club starting later this month on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE "September's Baccalaureate / A combination is / Of Crickets -- Crows -- and Retrospects / And a dissembling Breeze // That hints without assuming -- / An Innuendo sear / That makes the Heart put up its Fun / And turn Philosopher." – Emily Dickinson, American poet
LIBRARY HOURS The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5th. Our regular 9 – 5 Saturday hours will return next week (on the 10th.)
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING Computer help will be offered on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th. These are personalized, drop-in sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis, designed to help you get started with basic computer use. Social hour has been moved to the 21st, to make way for a “Welcome (Back) to the Library” Open House on Monday the 12th. Our indoor and outdoor handicapped access lifts are both repaired, and we want you to come help us celebrate. Movie night will be the 22nd. In crafts, children ages 9 and up can create back back-to-school Tetris-themed magnets for their lockers on the 10th. Finally, we have two new book clubs – one designed for families to read together on the 15th, and one for comic book lovers on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE “I can tell you all I have learned in a lifetime of study in just three laws of history: First, whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. Second, the mills of the gods grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small. Third, the bee fertilizes the flower that it robs. Fourth, when it gets dark enough you can see the stars.” – Charles Beard, American historian
DANCE FOR FREE We’ll be offering a free trial dance class for children this Saturday the 27th at 1 PM. The instructor is a local professional who offers regular classes in Ogdensburg.
MOVIE NIGHT Movie night will be this Thursday the 25th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a recent movie based on a popular video game. Popcorn and soda will be provided, so grab your friends and family and join us.
WEEKLY QUOTE “The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.” – Orville Wright, flight pioneer (born August 19, 1871)
CHILDREN’S CONCERT Take a Tromp Through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake with musician Tom Sieling this Thursday the 18th at 5 PM. Children and parents are invited – and will be expected to sing along. Stop by for fun!
KARATE AND DANCE We’ll be offering a free trial karate class for children this Saturday the 20th, and a free trial dance class next Saturday the 27th. Both sessions will be taught by local professionals who offer regular classes in Ogdensburg.
WEEKLY QUOTE “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” ― John Steinbeck
GARDEN CLUB Thank you to the Garden Club for the immense amount of work they have put into the gardens around the Library and in Library Park. The flowers are in enthusiastic bloom and everything looks beautiful. Take a moment to appreciate their efforts the next time you’re out for a stroll around the building.
MOVIE NIGHT Stop in for popcorn, soda, and a recent animated movie about animals who walk, talk, and solve crimes this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there's no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.” – Nancy Gibbs, American journalist
SOCIAL HOUR Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, from 2 – 3 PM. Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation.
BEADING Come in to learn how to make a napkin holder with wire and beads next Monday the 13th at 3 PM. All materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend. If you would like to see additional crafting classes at different times, please offer your suggestions to library staff.