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RECEPTION Please join us at 3 PM on Thursday, October 30th, to meet and give a warm welcome to Penny Kerfien, our new director. We will have cake and refreshments for all. She is looking forward to meeting you!
BOOKWORMS Our book club for school-age children and parents will meet at 4:30 PM on Thursday, October 23. We’ll be choosing a new book to read for next month, so we invite children fourth grade or older to join.
HALLOWEEN Come get your tricks-or-treats in a little early on Saturday, October 25, from 2-4 PM! Your child can show off their costume, collect candy, have their face painted, and decorate their own pumpkin.
SPECIAL-EFFECTS MAKEUP Teens are invited to learn some spooky tips and tricks to make their Halloween costumes even better – or just creep out their friends. Thursday, October 30, at 3:30 PM: it’s free, supplies and snacks provided!
WRITING WORKSHOP November is National Novel Writing Month. Come to our planning meeting next Monday the 20th at 6 PM. Learn all about the art of flash writing, brainstorm ideas, and meet other local writing hopefuls. If you can’t make this meeting, you can write anyway! Just watch this space for the details of upcoming events, or strike out on your own. This is your chance to be the novelist you always knew you could be. What do you have to lose?
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS This month we’re celebrating Interview With the Vampire author Anne Rice. Come check out her books, or take a peek at a few by science fiction writer Ursula K. LeGuin. A number of poets were born in October, including Dylan Thomas, E. E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Keats. Finally, playwrights Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller also have birthdays this month. We have a display of these writers and more next to the new books, so come take a look!
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies on Tuesdays at 10 AM. Meet other area families and come dance with us!
STORY TIME Join us for our weekly story hour! Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we’ll share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft. This week’s theme is the letter E, for elephants and eggs and earth. All children ages 3-6 are welcome.
JUST ARRIVED Last week we added new books by James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Kathy Reichs, and Garth Stein (author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.) For the crafters among us, check out the quilt-themed Colebridge Community series of novels by Ann Hazelwood. For teens, we have Bombay Blues (the sequel to Born Confused) and ghost story Into the Grey. If your children missed our Star Wars Reads Day festivities last Saturday, they can still get in on the fun. We have Star Wars books for all ages, from pictures books like Star Wars Colors and Star Wars 1 2 3 through the Diary-of-a-Wimpy-Kid-like Jedi Academy series, up to the popular Origami Yodi books.
AMAZON SMILE You can donate to the library just by making your normal purchases on Amazon.com. Check out smile.amazon.com for details!
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, BOOK REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, 393-4325, or any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website at ogdlib.org/social.)
WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!
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