WRITER OF THE WEEK Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928. His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.
ADULT CRAFT This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom. All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.
TEEN CRAFT Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor. Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.
TEEN CRAFT This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.
JUNE EVENTS We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM. The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM. Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM. For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library book sale will continue all this week during library hours. Stop in to pick up that perfect winter read at the perfect price.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS November is packed with falling leaves, recipes for turkey, and authors’ birthdays. Among those born this month: Bram Stoker, author of Dracula; Mark Twain; Narnia author and Christian writer C. S. Lewis; poet and artist William Blake; Neil Gaiman; Carl Sagan; Madeleine L’Engle; Kurt Vonnegut; and Rita Mae Brown. Come take a book or two from the display and read them with a piece of cake in the author’s honor.
LIBRARY BUDGET Thank you for all of your supportive letters and e-mails. As a reminder, the City Council meets next Monday, the 16th, at 7 PM to vote on the library’s budget. Please consider attending that meeting to speak out for the library and against funding cuts. We appreciate your help.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library book sale is almost here. From Thursday at 6 PM through Saturday, they will be selling books, CDs, DVDs and more upstairs in the auditorium. There are plenty of great deals, so make time to stop in.
THANKSGIVING CRAFTS Our Gratitude Garland will be hanging around the library again this month. All through November, drop in with your child and fill out a leaf to add to the display. If you would like a take-home variation, our adult craft this month is a Thankfulness Tree. Making it takes just a few minutes, and you can ask friends and family to add their thankful thoughts. Stop in next Monday, November 9th, between 2 and 3:30.
LIBRARY BUDGET The City Council meets on Monday, November 16th, at 7 PM to vote on departmental budgets for 2016. The library is facing a potential cut in our funding which would result in reduced services. If you enjoy using any of our programs, materials, computers, or other resources, please consider attending the meeting or writing a brief note to support us. These can be submitted at the library or electronically through email or our social media sites. We appreciate your help.
CONSTRUCTION Work has begun on the library’s new exterior lift. We expect the coming weeks to be a little loud and a little muddy, but we are as excited as you to see this project completed and full access to the building restored. With a new sidewalk and repairs to the stucco where the old ramp was, the new lift should be operational by the end of November. The handicap parking space on that side of the building may occasionally be blocked until that time. As always, please contact the library with any concerns. Thank you for your patience.
COMPUTER HELP Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office? We hold drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month. Stop in this Saturday, the 24th, from 11 – 12 or next Tuesday, the 27th, from 6 – 7. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.
TEEN CRAFT Ever wanted your own container of spiders, snakes, or eyeballs? Stop in to make creepy specimen jars this Saturday, October 24th, at 1:30 PM.
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.