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.
WEEKLY QUOTE In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. – Linda Ellerbee
LEGO SOAP Children ages 7 and up can learn a simple soap-making process and create their own orange-scented Lego-brick-shaped bars. Stop in for good clean fun today, the 17th, from 2 – 3 PM.
MOVIE NIGHT Movie night is this Thursday, the 18th. We’ll be watching a family-friendly spooky movie based on a spooky series of children’s books. Ask your friends to join you for a night of popcorn fun.
WEEKLY QUOTE I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new. – Robert W. Service, Canadian poet
TAX FORMS New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly. We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero. We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests. The film is rated PG-13.
WEEKLY QUOTE “You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage.” ― John Lewis: civil rights movement leader, congressman, and author
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about a superhero who is sometimes insect-sized. We’ll bring the popcorn next Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.
INK PAINTING Learn a new artistic technique next Saturday, January 30th, at 2 PM. We’ll provide all the tools necessary for you to create your own masterpieces with a combination of water and colored ink.
SANTA Does your child know what they want for Christmas? Have them come whisper it to Santa Claus himself this Saturday the 19th at 2 PM. We’ll be taking digital photos for you free of charge. No registration is required, but you can stop by the library to fill out a permission form ahead of time if you wish.
MOVIE NIGHT Come to our last movie night of the year for free popcorn and fun. We’ll be watching a hit flick about tiny yellow helpers this Thursday the 17th at 5:30. Call for more details.
NEW DISPLAY This month, we’re featuring pictures from the Standard Shade Roller plant, which operated in Ogdensburg under the Joanna-Western Mills and Crown Home Furnishing Companies. The photos feature production lines, parties and employees. Why not stop in to see if you recognize anyone? You may even spot yourself.
MOVIE NIGHT Why not “wrap up” your day with a spooky movie at the library? Come in October 15th at 5:30 PM for popcorn and a villain who’s coming unraveled.
COMPUTER HELP Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office? We hold drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month. Come by tonight (October 6th) from 6 – 7. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.
STAR WARS Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with us this Saturday, October 10th. We’ll have crafts, games, and – of course – books. Prepare for the new movie, learn the ways of the Force, defeat bad guys, and win a prize. Activities begin at 2 PM.
MOVIE NIGHT Movie Night returns for the Fall with a new family-friendly classic. The lights go down at 5:30 PM this Thursday the 17th, so come early to get your popcorn!
TEEN CRAFT Teens can create magnets this Saturday, September 19th, at 1:30 PM. Make glittery globes, creepy eyes, and more. Personalize your locker this fall and feel just a little better about going back to school.
ADULT CRAFT This month we’ll be making fall-themed bookends out of burlap, thread, and paint. By request, we’re having two sessions: one in the morning from 11 AM – 12:30 PM next Monday, September 21st, and one in the evening from 6 PM – 7:30 PM on Monday, September 28th. Materials will be provided, but you can always bring your own “notions” from home for a truly personalized project.