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10/11/16

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!

 

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10/4/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and author

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday October 10th.  

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  This weekend is your last chance to use the library’s discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  Stop in or call for all the details before the museum closes for the season on October 10th.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us next 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.  While you’re reading this Fall’s book club selection, why not also check out the newly-published Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary to help puzzle out all of the author’s unique vocabulary?

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9/27/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” – Henry Rollins

 

OCTOBER PROGRAMS  Computer help sessions will be on the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 25th.  Social Hour falls on the 12th, and Movie Night on the 20th.  Our new reading groups will meet on the 13th (Family Book Club discussing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and the 27th (Comic Books and Graphic Novels.)  We’ll be holding two crafting classes: Pumpkin Candle Holders for ages 5 and up on Saturday the 15th and decorative Burlap Pumpkins for adults on the 17th.  Finally, we’ll wrap up the month with a spooky-fun Halloween party on Saturday the 29th.  Join us for treats, costumes, games, and more.

 

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-on computer help is tonight the 27th and next Tuesday the 4th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday October 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events. 

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9/20/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.” – Bruce Springsteen (born September 23)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us tomorrow the 21st at 2 PM for food, coffee, and conversation.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  This Thursday at 5:30 PM we’ll be watching a movie while sharing popcorn and soda.  Contact the library to find out this month’s selection.

 

CONSTRUCTION  Work will begin this week to replace portions of the stucco on the library building.  This should not impact library service.  Repairs continue on the front sidewalk and steps.

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9/13/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these of mid September; through the still warm noon the rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune than ever in the summer." -  Edward Dowden, Irish writer

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday, the 15th, at 5 PM for the first meeting of our new family book club.  We’ll be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.  You do not have to purchase your own copy or read the book before the meeting.  Middle- and high-schoolers are also invited to the comic book reading club starting later this month on the 29th.

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9/6/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such." – John Updike, American author

 

TETRIS MAGNETS  Children ages nine and up can make colorful wooden block magnets for their lockers.  Join us this Saturday, September 10th at 2 PM for fun.

 

OPEN HOUSE  We’re celebrating the completion of two long construction projects, and we want you to join us.  Take a ride in the outdoor lift and the indoor elevator and grab a slice of cake next Monday, the 12th, from open to close.  If you haven’t been to the library in a while, this is the perfect chance to drop in and see what’s new.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This Fall, the library will be hosting a book club where families can read and discuss a book together.  The meetings will include snacks, crafts, games, and plenty of conversation.  Come learn how to join next Thursday, the 15th, at 5 PM.  Our first selection is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.  You do not have to purchase your own copy or read the book before the meeting.

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8/30/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "September's Baccalaureate / A combination is / Of Crickets -- Crows -- and Retrospects / And a dissembling Breeze // That hints without assuming -- / An Innuendo sear / That makes the Heart put up its Fun / And turn Philosopher." – Emily Dickinson, American poet

 

LIBRARY HOURS  The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.  Our regular 9 – 5 Saturday hours will return next week (on the 10th.)

 

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING  Computer help will be offered on the 3rd, 6th, 17th, and 27th.  These are personalized, drop-in sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis, designed to help you get started with basic computer use.  Social hour has been moved to the 21st, to make way for a “Welcome (Back) to the Library” Open House on Monday the 12th.  Our indoor and outdoor handicapped access lifts are both repaired, and we want you to come help us celebrate.  Movie night will be the 22nd.  In crafts, children ages 9 and up can create back back-to-school Tetris-themed magnets for their lockers on the 10th.  Finally, we have two new book clubs – one designed for families to read together on the 15th, and one for comic book lovers on the 29th.

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8/23/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “I can tell you all I have learned in a lifetime of study in just three laws of history: First, whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.  Second, the mills of the gods grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small.  Third, the bee fertilizes the flower that it robs.  Fourth, when it gets dark enough you can see the stars.” – Charles Beard, American historian

 

DANCE FOR FREE  We’ll be offering a free trial dance class for children this Saturday the 27th at 1 PM.  The instructor is a local professional who offers regular classes in Ogdensburg.

 

MOVIE NIGHT Movie night will be this Thursday the 25th at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a recent movie based on a popular video game.  Popcorn and soda will be provided, so grab your friends and family and join us.

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8/16/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.” – Orville Wright, flight pioneer (born August 19, 1871)

 

CHILDREN’S CONCERT Take a Tromp Through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake with musician Tom Sieling this Thursday the 18th at 5 PM. Children and parents are invited – and will be expected to sing along. Stop by for fun!

 

KARATE AND DANCE We’ll be offering a free trial karate class for children this Saturday the 20th, and a free trial dance class next Saturday the 27th. Both sessions will be taught by local professionals who offer regular classes in Ogdensburg.

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8/9/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “[K]nowledge should not be viewed as existing in isolated parts, but as a whole, each portion of which throws light on all the other, and [the] tendency of all is to improve the human mind, and give it new sources of power and enjoyment.” – Joseph Henry, American scientist

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  The Friends of the Library have purchased a 2016 discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  It can be checked out at the front desk for two days at a time, and will give 50% off admission for four adults or two adults and all children ages 5 – 17 (children younger than 5 are always free.)  Stop in or call for the details.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

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