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.
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.