WORD OF THE WEEK Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century. It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.
MAY PROGRAMS Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day. At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible. Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines. Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM. Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.
LYME DISEASE The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October. For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.
WORD OF THE WEEK Ranidaphobia: A fear of frogs. (Also occasionally used is the term batrachophobia, a fear of amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, etc.) in general.)
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch an animated movie featuring the adventures of some popular wild-haired toys this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided, so bring your friends and family.
SEED LIBRARY Our seed library has been restocked. We have selections ranging from beans to zucchini, including a number of varieties you’ve probably never tried before as well as flowers to brighten up your lawn. The seed library is completely free. Just come in, browse the seed packets, then transfer a few seeds into one of the smaller envelopes to take home with you. (There is no hard limit on what you can take; we just ask that you leave some for your neighbors.) Enjoy your plants all season and then, if you can, collect some of the seeds in the Fall and help us replenish the library for next year. Happy gardening!
WORD OF THE WEEK Desipience – Foolishness or silliness
TAX HELP There are still some open slots for free tax help and electronic filing tomorrow April 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM. These individual sessions, lasting about an hour, will be conducted by volunteers from the New York State Tax Department. Please see our website for details and requirements.
EGG DYEING Join us this Thursday at 5 PM. We’ll start off with a nature walk around the park (weather permitting.) Indoors we’ll learn how to dye hard-boiled eggs with natural materials and use the leaves we’ve collected to create silhouettes on the shells.
WORD OF THE WEEK Zastruga: A ridge formed by the wind on a snow-covered surface. These are usually found in series, rather than alone; the plural is zastrugi.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Tonight the 21st at 6:00 PM survival expert Gene LaLonde will be at the library to offer advice on getting through unexpected emergencies, from ice storms to EMP pulses. He will also discuss his novel A Question of Survival, set in the woods of Vermont after a national crisis.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching Disney’s latest animated feature (a trip to a far more tropical climate) this Thursday the 23rd at 5:30 PM. Join us for popcorn, drinks, and an escape from all this snow.
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.