WEEKLY QUOTE “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” – Natalie Babbitt, American author, in Tuck Everlasting
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS Celebrate this month with Ogden Nash, Isabel Allende, Ray Bradbury, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Their books and more are on display next to Sophie’s tank, waiting for you to discover them.
WATER GUN PAINTING Children can come make a beautiful mess on our lawn this Saturday the 6th from 1 – 2 PM (weather permitting.) Bring your old clothes and your creative spirit.
WEEKLY QUOTE "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home." – L. Frank Baum, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-painted chair featuring a view of the St. Lawrence River and the slogan “There’s no place like home.” Pictures are available on our website and Facebook page, and the chair is on display at the library. Tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 and 15 for $5. The raffle ends this Friday, so hurry in for your chance to win.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 30th. Enjoy the parade and all of this year’s Seaway Festival events.
SNAKES AND MORE Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, at 1 PM with some scaly friends. Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Summertime, and the reading is easy . . . Well, maybe not easy, exactly, but July and August are hardly the months to start working your way through the works of Germanic philosophers. Save Hegel, Heidegger, and Husserl for the bleaker days of February.” – Michael Dirda, American writer
INTERNET SAFETY The class was postponed to this Friday the 22nd at 2 PM. Join the Ogdensburg Police Department as they give a presentation for ages 7 and up. Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.
SNAKES AND MORE Reptiles Forever will be visiting the library next Wednesday the 27th at 1 PM with some scaly friends. Weather permitting, this program will be outdoors.
WEEKLY QUOTE “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls, American writer
INTERNET SAFETY This Saturday, July 16th, the Ogdensburg Police Department will be conducting an Internet Safety Class at the library for ages 7 and up. Bring your children or come yourself to learn simple tips for keeping out of trouble online.
PBS KIDS VISIT We’re holding a special story hour next Monday the 18th at 10 AM, with guest star Alpha Pig from the show Super Why! Bring your children for photos, gifts, and fun.
WEEKLY QUOTE “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” ― John Steinbeck
GARDEN CLUB Thank you to the Garden Club for the immense amount of work they have put into the gardens around the Library and in Library Park. The flowers are in enthusiastic bloom and everything looks beautiful. Take a moment to appreciate their efforts the next time you’re out for a stroll around the building.
MOVIE NIGHT Stop in for popcorn, soda, and a recent animated movie about animals who walk, talk, and solve crimes this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.
WEEKLY QUOTE “Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there's no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.” – Nancy Gibbs, American journalist
SOCIAL HOUR Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, from 2 – 3 PM. Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation.
BEADING Come in to learn how to make a napkin holder with wire and beads next Monday the 13th at 3 PM. All materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend. If you would like to see additional crafting classes at different times, please offer your suggestions to library staff.
WEEKLY QUOTE “By their hands I fain would clasp them – ah! each lives but in a name; But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” – Thomas Dunn English, American poet and politician
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM The library once again has a discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 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 children. Stop in or call for all the details.
WEEKLY QUOTE "Prithee, smite the poet in the eye when he would sing to you praises of the month of May. It is a month presided over by the spirits of mischief and madness. . . In May, nature holds up at us a chiding finger, bidding us remember that we are not gods, but overconceited members of her own great family." – O. Henry
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed next Monday May 30th for Memorial Day.
TIE DYE We’ll be holding another tie-dying session this Saturday, the 28th, at 1 PM outside in the park (weather permitting.) Bring your own shirt or bandana to decorate.
JUNE PROGRAMS In June we’ll be making beaded napkin holders on the 13th and mixed-media art on the 25th. Movie night, featuring a recent animated film about animals, will be on the 16th. Social hour is the 8th, and drop-in computer help will be on the 4th, 7th, 18th, and 28th. Wrap up the month with Humans vs Zombies on the 29th.
WEEKLY QUOTE “I see everything I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” – William Blake
LIBRARY CLOSED We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for maintenance. We will re-open at 9 AM on Thursday, May 19th. The interior elevator will remain closed for repairs. Story Time is cancelled this week and will return on the 25th at 10:30 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
DISPLAY We have new antiques on display in our long and our tall cabinets. Jim Rupert has loaned us a portion of his collection of found objects. Come take a peek at the old bottles, clay pipes, coins, and more.