WEEKLY QUOTE "At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; but like of each thing that in season grows." – William Shakespeare
HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed this Saturday December 24th and Monday the 26th and next Saturday December 31st. We wish you the best, safest, and happiest of celebrations.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS It’s not too late to get festive with some of the writers celebrating birthdays in December. Visit our monthly display and check out works by Elizabeth Berg, Arthur C. Clarke, Mary Higgins Clark, Jane Austen, Noel Coward, Emily Dickinson, Shirley Jackson, E. A. Robinson, James Thurber, and more.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Ah, no! I hear the windows rattle fast; I see the first flakes of the gathering snow, That dance and whirl before the northern blast. No countermand the march of days can know. December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.” – Christopher Pearse Cranch, American writer
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM for coffee, sweet treats, and conversation.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching an animated movie about secretive pets this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM. You bring your friends; we’ll bring the popcorn.
WEEKLY QUOTE “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
RAFFLE Stop in to enter a raffle for an adorable hand-made decorated snowman hat. Tickets are $1 each. The drawing will be Friday December 16th, so don’t delay!
EBOOKS If you can’t make it into the library this month but own a tablet, eReader, smartphone, or computer, check out our large collection of digital material. You can download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, all for free. Our content provider, Overdrive, has issued a challenge: if patrons across the North Country check out 8,100 items, we’ll receive $1000 in credits toward new purchases. If you enjoy digital reading, help us meet this goal!
WEEKLY QUOTE “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” – Cynthia Rylant, American children’s author
DECEMBER EVENTS Stop in from 3 – 4 PM next Monday the 5th to make snowflakes out of clothespins, or join us on Saturday the 17th at 3 PM to make traditional decorations out of popcorn, cranberries, and paper. Social Hour will be on Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM, and movie night follows on the 15th at 5:30 PM (we’ll be watching a recent animated film about pets.)
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM. There will be an additional Story Time the first two Saturdays in December (the 3rd and the 10th,) also at 10:30 AM. Drop-in computer help hours will be this Saturday December 3 from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 6th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for the details on all of our upcoming events.
HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed on December 24th, 26th, and 31st (a Saturday, a Monday, and a Saturday.)
WEEKLY QUOTE "Give me the end of the year an' its fun When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers." – Edgar A. Guest, English-American poet
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, the 24th and 25th, for Thanksgiving, and open as usual on Saturday. Enjoy the holiday, and if you head out for any Black Friday deals, shop safely!
CHRISTMAS CARDS Beginning this week, we will set out a table of Christmas cards to be sent to local nursing home residents. Please consider signing a few (or all) of them the next time you visit the library, and help spread some cheer this holiday season.
WEEKLY QUOTE “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins
GRATITUDE GARLAND Add your thankful thoughts to 2016’s paper-leaf gratitude garland the next time you visit the library. Previous years’ editions are hung up all over the building.
MOVIE NIGHT Join us for popcorn, soda, and a recent hit film. This month we’ll be watching a movie about a boy, a bear, and a jaguar. The film starts at 5:30 PM this Thursday the 17th, and we promise not to show 15 minutes of previews beforehand.
POKEMON HUNT You may not catch them all, but you can find at least some new Pokemon cards this Saturday the 19th, starting at 3 PM. We’ll also have a wide variety of games to help you earn your trainer’s badge. And, as always, you can do battle for control of the library’s gym in Pokemon Go while you wait.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Fear not November's challenge bold— We've books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!” – Alexander Louis Fraser, Canadian writer
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. We will be open on Saturday as usual.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Fall book sale continues this week during the library’s open hours from today the 8th through Thursday the 10th. The concluding $4 bag sale will be from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday the 12th. Drop by at your convenience for great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more.
SOCIAL HOUR Our monthly social hour will be tomorrow the 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM. Stop in for coffee, treats, and chats.
WEEKLY QUOTE "The leaves fall patiently/ Nothing remembers or grieves/ The river takes to the sea/ The yellow drift of leaves." – Sara Teasdale, American poet
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library are holding their Fall book sale this 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, and enjoy low prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and more on all three days. You can also stop in next week during library hours to make your purchases. (Please note we will be closed on Friday the 11th and open on Saturday the 12th.)
LOCAL BOTTLES Stop by the library to take a look at a collection of glass bottles used by local companies in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They are in the long and circular display cases.
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 "A child looking at ruins grows younger/ but cold/ and wants to wake to a new name/ I have been younger in October/ than in all the months of spring” – W. S. Merwin, American poet
MOVIE NIGHT Help us hunt down some spooky specters (or at least watch a team do it on-screen) at our monthly movie night this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. As always, we will have popcorn and soda on hand for you. This month’s selection is rated PG-13 for “supernatural action and some crude humor.”
COMIC BOOK CLUB Whether they’re into comic books or graphic novels, your pre-teen and teenaged children are welcome to join our new reading club. Help them meet other fans of the medium, discuss their favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun. The next meeting is Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Drop-in computer help will be next Tuesday October 25th and the following Tuesday, November 1st, from 6 PM – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events.