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!
WORD OF THE WEEK Arctophile: Someone who collects or studies teddy bears.
TAX FORMS Both Federal and State forms are now available at the library. Their numbers are very limited, and we are not able to reorder, so you may wish to stop in soon. These are mostly the basic return forms. If you need a form we do not have, you can print it out from the internet at the library for a cost of fifteen cents per page.
MOVIE NIGHT Our monthly movie night will be this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a film about a group of children with some very peculiar gifts. Popcorn and soda will be provided.
WORD OF THE WEEK Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity
WALLET RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets. Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners. Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance. The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.
CRAFT We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.
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 “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins
GRATITUDE GARLAND Add your thankful thoughts to 2016’s paper-leaf gratitude garland the next time you visit the library. Previous years’ editions are hung up all over the building.
MOVIE NIGHT Join us for popcorn, soda, and a recent hit film. This month we’ll be watching a movie about a boy, a bear, and a jaguar. The film starts at 5:30 PM this Thursday the 17th, and we promise not to show 15 minutes of previews beforehand.
POKEMON HUNT You may not catch them all, but you can find at least some new Pokemon cards this Saturday the 19th, starting at 3 PM. We’ll also have a wide variety of games to help you earn your trainer’s badge. And, as always, you can do battle for control of the library’s gym in Pokemon Go while you wait.
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.