WRITER OF THE WEEK David Halberstam was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Vietnam War correspondent, a reporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and an author who wrote several acclaimed books on a variety of historical, political, and athletic topics.
BOOK SALE The sale will continue through Friday this week during the library’s regular hours. Pricing will be the same as last Saturday – $1 for hardcover books and DVDs, 50 cents for CDs, and 25 cents for paperbacks. A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th at $4 per bag. We still have plenty of great deals left, so stop by the auditorium whenever you have time.
SOCIAL HOUR In honor of National Library Week we’re combining our monthly social hour with an open house for the public and staff from other local libraries. Join us this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM for special treats and conversations.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Born on Leap Day in 1920, Howard Nemerov was twice Poet Laureate of the United States, in the 1960s and the 1980s, and in 1977 both a National Book Award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner. You can read some of his collected poems at the library, and also check out his son Alexander’s introduction to Frederic Remington: The Color of Night.
MARCH EVENTS Our adult craft this month will feature art on small canvases. Join us on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM. The following Thursday at the same time will be our relaxing coloring circle. Movie Night will be that same day, the 15th, at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a movie about a boy struggling to adjust to middle school. March will feature two of our most popular children’s events. Join us on Saturday the 17th at 11 AM for a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt, and come back on the 31st for our Ninja Easter Egg Hunt. In between, you can prepare for April Fool’s Day by reading Mac Barnett’s The Terrible Two for the Family Book Club. It will meet on Thursday the 22nd at 5 PM, when we’ll dream up some good pranks to use on friends and family. Finally, Social Hour will be on the 14th at 2 PM and computer help sessions will take place on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM. Individualized drop-in computer help will be tonight February 27th and next Tuesday March 6th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 3rd from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Barbara Tuchman, born January 30th, was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of popular histories. She was also the creator of “Tuchman’s Law,” which states that “The fact of being reported multiplies the apparent extent of any deplorable development by five to tenfold,” or: because bad things are reported on most frequently, they generally appear to be more common than they actually are.
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS Our adult craft falls early next month, on Thursday the 8th at 2 PM. We’ll be making paper roses. Social Hour follows the next Wednesday, the 14th, also at 2 PM. The next day, Thursday the 15th, we’ll be holding a relaxing adult coloring circle at 2 PM, with all materials provided. Our drop-in computer help sessions will be on Tuesdays the 6th and 27th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 3rd and 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Children’s programs begin on Tuesday the 13th, when we’ll have materials available for crafting handmade Valentines from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Movie Night is on the 15th at 5:30 PM: come watch a film featuring small colorful horses. Finally, we have a very special family book club for February. Our featured book is Call of the Wild. The regular meeting is at 4:30 PM on Thursday the 22nd. Following that, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real-life Iditarod veteran and his dogs at 5 PM. You are very welcome to come meet the musher and the dogs even if you haven’t read the book – the event is open to all.
WORD OF THE WEEK Enchiridion: a small book meant to be carried around as a study guide or reference, often focused on philosophy, theology, law, poetry, or music
SOCIAL HOUR Join us for Social Hour this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM. We’ll have coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.
FIDGET SPINNERS Children ages 9 and up can learn to make their own fidget spinners this Thursday the 10th at 11 AM. Registration is required for this program, as we have a limited amount of supplies. Call the library or ask at the front desk to sign up.
ADULT CRAFT Come in at 2 PM on Thursday the 10th to make an easy sunny summer centerpiece.
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.
STAR WARS Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with us on Saturday, October 10th. We’ll have crafts, games, and – of course – books. Prepare for the new movie, learn the ways of the Force, and defeat bad guys. Activities begin at 2 PM, but you can start reading any time.
CONSTRUCTION Thank you to the City for removing and repaving our handicapped parking space. The new surface should last for years to come and provide better access to the new lift when it is installed.
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 this Saturday (the 3rd) from 11 – 12 or next Tuesday (October 6th) from 6 – 7. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.
SOCIAL HOUR Our monthly gathering of coffee, treats, and conversation will be next week on Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM. Take a break from the Fall weather to warm your body and your mind.
POKEMON HUNT Come catch ‘em all – or at least pick up a few new cards for your deck. Search the library for Pokémon cards, battle gym leaders, and throw Pokéballs starting at 1:30 this Saturday the 26th. Defeat every challenge to earn your own trainer’s certificate.
ADULT CRAFT This month we’ll be making fall-themed bookends out of burlap, thread, and paint. If you missed yesterday’s session, we’re having another one next Monday evening (the 28th) from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Materials will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, but you can always bring your own “notions” from home for a truly personalized project.
SEED LIBRARY If you borrowed seeds from our collection (or even if you didn’t,) now is the time to think about helping us restock. We’re looking for viable seeds, preferably from heirloom varieties of edibles, herbs, and flowers. Just collect the seeds from a healthy plant, label the envelope, and return. If you’re new to the process, we have books that can show you the steps for different kinds of seeds. All donations are appreciated and will help us keep this service going next year.
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.