Weekly Quote

5/10/16

WEEKLY QUOTE "It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east.  The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate the month of May with mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Tony Hillerman, spymasters Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, fantasists J. M. Barre and T. H. White, poets Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca.  Their books, related movies, and more are on display near Sophie’s tank.

 

ELEVATOR  The interior elevator is receiving additional upgrades.  It may be offline for as long as the next two weeks.  The exterior lift will remain functional.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in tomorrow the 11th from 2 – 3 PM for treats and the return of our specialty coffee – and chat with some of your neighbors while you’re here.

 

DOCUMENTARY  Come view Under Our Skin and learn more about treatments for Lyme disease.  The screening will start at 5:30 PM next Tuesday, the 17th.

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4/19/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "The sun was warm but the wind was chill.  You know how it is with an April day.  When the sun is out and the wind is still, you're one month on in the middle of May.

But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud comes over the sunlit arch, a wind comes off a frozen peak, and you're two months back in the middle of March." – Robert Frost

 

THANK YOU  Thank you for making Library Week a success.  We hope you all enjoyed (and maybe even learned from) the festivities.  As a bonus, if you liked the specialty coffees they will be making a reappearance at our monthly Social Hours for some time to come.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Movie night is this week at 5:30 PM on Thursday the 21st.  We will be watching a PG-rated animated film about faeries, magic, and love.  Popcorn will be provided.

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3/8/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  Come with rain, O loud Southwester!  Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam. - To the Thawing Wind, Robert Frost

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in to chat with your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.  Social hour is tomorrow (Wednesday the 9th) from 2 – 3 PM. 

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with poets, playwrights, and authors.  Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Louis L’Amour, Douglas Adams, Mickey Spillane, Robert Frost, and Dr. Seuss were all born in March.  As always, materials created or inspired by these authors and others will be on display by the new books.  Take a look!

 

FRIENDS MEETING  The Friends of the Library are holding their monthly meeting at 7 PM tomorrow.  If you’ve ever thought about joining the Friends, want to help with the next book sale, or have fundraising ideas, please come.  The meetings are open to the public, and new members can join at any time.  The Friends play an important role in library programming, funding, and outreach.

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2/23/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter, that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” – William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

COMPUTER HELP Drop-in computer help for basic PC and eReader help will be tonight, the 23rd, from 6 PM – 7 PM as well as next Tuesday (March 1st) at the same time. Help will also be available next Saturday March 5th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Bring your questions and we’ll help you find answers.

 

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. This week’s theme is pets, and we’ll be making our own (paper) goldfish. Next month’s Social Hour will be on the 9th. Additional computer help days will be Saturday the 19th and Tuesday the 22nd. Look for information on our St. Patrick’s program and yearly ninja training / egg hunt in next week’s article. Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.

 

ANNUAL REPORT In addition to the article published in this paper last Thursday, the library’s Annual Report to the Community, with plenty of statistics on how you and your neighbors use the library, is available on the front page of our website. Check it out!

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2/16/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. – Linda Ellerbee

 

LEGO SOAP  Children ages 7 and up can learn a simple soap-making process and create their own orange-scented Lego-brick-shaped bars.  Stop in for good clean fun today, the 17th, from 2 – 3 PM.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Movie night is this Thursday, the 18th.  We’ll be watching a family-friendly spooky movie based on a spooky series of children’s books.  Ask your friends to join you for a night of popcorn fun.

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2/9/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  Even winter – the hardest season, the most implacable – dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself. – Clive Barker, author

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS  Stop into the library to celebrate with the likes of Margaret Truman, Victor Hugo, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ayn Rand, and Berthold Brecht.  Our birthday display for February is up next to the new books.  You’re sure to find something there new to you.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, cookies and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

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2/2/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  I love any excuse to come to New York - when it's not February. – K. A. Applegate, children and young adult author

 

TAX FORMS  Federal and state forms and instructions have arrived.  (The exception, the Federal 1040s, were sent to us last week and should be here shortly.)  Due to new regulations we will not receive any more shipments this year, so do not delay your trip in to pick them up.  Forms we do not have on paper or that have run out can be printed out at home or at the library for a small fee.  Library staff cannot offer tax advice.  The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is offering free classes on Thursdays from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Pickering Street.

 

WATCH OUT FOR BIRDS  Let us help you kick off the winter break this month.  Come to the library on Saturday the 13th at 11 AM to learn about local kinds of birds and make your own birdfeeder to hang in your yard or from your porch.  This project will involve the use of peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.

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1/26/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new.  –  Robert W. Service, Canadian poet

 

TAX FORMS  New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly.  We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero.  We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.  The film is rated PG-13.

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1/19/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage.” ― John Lewis: civil rights movement leader, congressman, and author

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about a superhero who is sometimes insect-sized.  We’ll bring the popcorn next Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.

 

INK PAINTING  Learn a new artistic technique next Saturday, January 30th, at 2 PM.  We’ll provide all the tools necessary for you to create your own masterpieces with a combination of water and colored ink.

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1/5/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS  Participate in a Mario Kart tournament (with prizes) on Saturday the 23rd, learn how to paint with water and ink (for teens) on Saturday the 30th, and watch a movie about an insect-sized man with us on Thursday the 28th (we’ll bring the popcorn.)

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