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After Work Book Club

POTSDAM: After Work Book Club meets, 6:30 p.m., Potsdam Public Library; to discuss “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng, fallout from the 1970s drowning death of Lydia Lee, the favorite daughter of a Chinese-American family, exposes divisions between cultures and rifts within a family; 2019 list of books available on library website;, 315-265-7230.

Book battle info meeting

CANTON: Canton area students in grades 4 through 6 invited to Battle of the Books organizational meeting 2:40 p.m., Canton middle school library; children may still participate if they cannot attend this meeting; Canton battle will be April 6, registration deadline is March 23; students form teams of up to 4 members and choose an adult as a coach; teams may be of mixed grades (as long as they are 4-6 grades) and may be made up of students who attend different Canton area schools or are homeschooled; teams will read a chosen list of 16 books and during the Battle in April, they will be asked questions about the books on the list, and will need to give the book’s title and author as their answer; winning team will go on to a regional competition to face winning teams from other North Country Library System libraries on May 4; students who are homeschooled or attend Little River Community School or St. Mary’s may attend this meeting, or get an information/registration packet in the children’s room at the Canton Free Library; 315-386-3712 ext 4, [email protected].

Therapy Dog

MASSENA: Children ages 2-5 are invited to meet Beethoven, the therapy dog, and his handler, Linda, at Massena Public Library Storytime, 10 a.m.; sing and read along with the newest member of the Massena Public Library; 315-769-9914 or


Decorative Folk Painting

WADDINGTON: Decorative folk painting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Gallery, 10 Main St., Waddington; $15; no experience necessary; all materials provided; or call The Gallery at 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.

$10.00 Tuesdays

WADDINGTON: $10.00 Tuesdays - Paper Beads, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main Street, Waddington; learn to make paper beads in different shapes using old magazines or scrapbooking paper; $10, no experience necessary, all materials included; or call The Gallery at 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.

Drop-in Computer Help

OGDENSBURG: Drop-in computer help at Ogdensburg Public Library 6 p.m. Bring in your eBook, internet, and computer questions; 312 Washington Street; 315-393-4325 or