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!
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.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Prithee, smite the poet in the eye when he would sing to you praises of the month of May. It is a month presided over by the spirits of mischief and madness. . . In May, nature holds up at us a chiding finger, bidding us remember that we are not gods, but overconceited members of her own great family." – O. Henry
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed next Monday May 30th for Memorial Day.
TIE DYE We’ll be holding another tie-dying session this Saturday, the 28th, at 1 PM outside in the park (weather permitting.) Bring your own shirt or bandana to decorate.
JUNE PROGRAMS In June we’ll be making beaded napkin holders on the 13th and mixed-media art on the 25th. Movie night, featuring a recent animated film about animals, will be on the 16th. Social hour is the 8th, and drop-in computer help will be on the 4th, 7th, 18th, and 28th. Wrap up the month with Humans vs Zombies on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE “I see everything I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” – William Blake
LIBRARY CLOSED We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for maintenance. We will re-open at 9 AM on Thursday, May 19th. The interior elevator will remain closed for repairs. Story Time is cancelled this week and will return on the 25th at 10:30 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
DISPLAY We have new antiques on display in our long and our tall cabinets. Jim Rupert has loaned us a portion of his collection of found objects. Come take a peek at the old bottles, clay pipes, coins, and more.
WEEKLY QUOTE "No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.” - Hal Borland
MAY PROGRAMS Computer help will be on Tuesdays May 3rd and 24th and Saturdays May 7th and 21st. Social Hour will be on the 11th, featuring specialty coffee left over from this month’s Library Week celebrations. Our regular movie night will be Thursday the 19th; lightsabers are prohibited, except on the screen. We will also be re-showing the Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin on Tuesday the 17th, so if you missed it in August and would like more information about alternative treatments, join us. We’ll wrap up the month with an outdoor tie-dyeing session on Saturday the 28th – bring your own t-shirt or other fabric item to color.
WEEKLY QUOTE "The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, you're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud comes over the sunlit arch, a wind comes off a frozen peak, and you're two months back in the middle of March." – Robert Frost
THANK YOU Thank you for making Library Week a success. We hope you all enjoyed (and maybe even learned from) the festivities. As a bonus, if you liked the specialty coffees they will be making a reappearance at our monthly Social Hours for some time to come.
MOVIE NIGHT Movie night is this week at 5:30 PM on Thursday the 21st. We will be watching a PG-rated animated film about faeries, magic, and love. Popcorn will be provided.
WEEKLY QUOTE "I wonder if the sap is stirring yet, if wintry birds are dreaming of a mate, if frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun and crocus fires are kindling one by one; sing robin, sing; I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring." – Christina Rossetti, poet
MOVIE NIGHT Join us for a PG-rated and animated flick featuring a large dinosaur and his small pet this Thursday, the 24th, at 5:30 PM. We’ll provide the popcorn!
NINJAS The ninjas have returned, and they’ve hidden eggs all over the library. Bravely face down their challenges, earn your training certificate, and find out all their secrets (and the locations of their candy) this Saturday, the 26th, at 11 AM.
WEEKLY QUOTE “March is the month of expectation” – Emily Dickinson
THE LIFT IS HERE Our new handicapped-accessible outdoor lift has been installed and should be available for use as of today. The new design is enclosed from lift to entrance, easy to use, and easy to access via the recently repaved sidewalk. This replaces our old ramp, which had deteriorated to the point where it was not safe to use. We apologize for the many and varied circumstances that caused the delays in constructing the lift, and thank you for your patience. Please stop by and take a look or a ride (weather permitting, of course.)
ST PATRICK’S DAY Help us solve a mysterious break-in at the library on March 17th at 5 PM. Follow the trail of clues and pick up some (candy) gold at the end of the rainbow.
EGG HUNT The ninjas will return to the library on Saturday, March 26th at 11 AM. Pass their trials to earn your official ninja school certificate, and then hunt for treat-filled eggs around the building.