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!
WORD OF THE WEEK Bibliotaph: A person who hoards or hides books (and especially refuses to lend them for fear they won’t be returned)
HALLOWEEN PARTY Our annual children’s Halloween party is back this Saturday the 28th from 3 – 4:45 PM. We’ll have games, contests, and of course candy. Be sure to come in costume!
BOOK SALE It’s time for the Fall Book Sale. Doors open at 5 PM on Thursday the 26th, when Friends members receive half-off regular prices. Non-members will pay $3 for a hardcover book and $0.75 for a paperback. (You can, however, join the Friends that night.) The sale will be open from 9 – 5 on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th. Prices will decrease to $2 and $0.50 respectively on those days, and further to $1/$0.25 the following week, when the sale will be available during regular library hours Monday – Friday. We’ll wrap things up on Saturday November 4th with a bag sale – purchase a bag for $5 and fill it with whatever it can hold. The book sale also features non-book items, including CDs, DVDs, puzzles, magazines, and more. All profits go the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library, which funds programming and other purchases for the library throughout the year.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB You have your choice of books this month: either some of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books or, if you prefer something less spooky, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile. We’ll be discussing the books and making Halloween decorations in a jar this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM. New families are always welcome!
WORD OF THE WEEK Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking
OCTOBER EVENTS Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween. Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients. Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.) There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM. Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM. Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th. There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.
WEEKLY QUOTE “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” – Hal Borland, American author
COMIC BOOK CLUB Meet your fellow comic book and graphic novel fans, discuss your favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun this Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN Join us this Saturday the 29th from 3 – 5 PM for sweet treats, games, jokes, pumpkins, and more spooky fun.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library are holding their Fall book sale next week, starting at 5 PM on Thursday November 3rd and continuing through Saturday the 5th. Join the Friends for a 50% discount on Thursday night only. Stop by once or more for many new deals.
WEEKLY QUOTE “To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air. What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples might be labeled, ‘To be eaten in the wind.’ It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau
FAMILY BOOK CLUB Join us this Thursday the 13th at 5 PM to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We’ll be making sweet treats and talking about candy-making in both the real world and the fictional.
PUMPKIN CANDLEHOLDERS Children ages 7 and older can make their own pumpkin-themed candle holder out of an upcycled glass jar. Small electric candle and all other materials will be provided. The craft will begin at 3 PM this Saturday the 15th.
SOCIAL HOUR Social hour will be tomorrow Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM. Stop by for coffee, treats, and chats!
HALLOWEEN FUN Our annual children’s Halloween party is this Thursday, the 29th, starting at 5 PM. We have fun games, prizes, and pumpkin decorating. Come quest for treats throughout the library, and don’t forget to wear your costume!
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library are holding their book sale next week from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon. We have an especially large number of novels available this year, so you’re sure to find something interesting. In addition, all current, former, and potential members of the Friends are invited to a pre-sale celebration marking the group’s 30th anniversary on Wednesday the 4th. Please contact the library if you intend to attend.
ZONING The library now has a current city zoning map available for in-library use. Ask for it at the desk. Personal copies can be purchased at City Hall.
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.
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.