WORD OF THE WEEK  Careen: to turn a ship onto its side to clean or repair it; or to speed forward, (often tilting from side to side as if out of control)


SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour hit a snag last week, so we’re trying again.  Stop in tomorrow the 20th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.


MOVIE NIGHT  Bring your friends and family for a film about an underwear-clad superhero this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  The discussion and creation session is next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.


Recommended Books

If you missed the in-library display, here's what your neighbors were reading and loving this summer:


  • The Summer I Dared – Barbara Delinsky
  • Indigo – Various Authors
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
  • The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Island of Lost Maps – Miles Harvey
  • Bullet – Laurel K. Hamilton
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta – Larry Correia
  • Family Tree – Susan Wiggs
  • Road Map: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do With Your Life
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult
  • ACAs: Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers
  • Silence Fallen – Patricia Briggs
  • Throne of Glass (series) – Sarah Maas
  • Dark Run – Mike Brooks
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  • The Dark Tower (series) – Stephen King
  • The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse
  • The 5 Minute Mom
  • Never Caught – Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide – Michael Kinsley
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire
  • Space Carrier Avalon – Glynn Stewart
  • The Hallelujah Scriptures Bible


WORD OF THE WEEK  Pedagogy: The study of the theory and practice of teaching


LIBRARY CARDS  If you or someone you know has never had a library card, now is the time: it’s Library Card Sign-Up Month.  The Friends of the Ogdensburg Library are raffling off a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for first-time registrants.  The American Library Association is also sponsoring a social media contest: take to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook now through the 22nd to describe a superpower the library helped you develop, tag it with #LibrarySuperpower, and you might win a $100 Visa gift card.  Finally, children 9 years old and younger are encouraged to stop in and color a picture of Sophie the library turtle.  One lucky piece of art will win an Inspiration Art Case.


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in this Wednesday the 13th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.


ADULT CRAFT  We’ll be making braided bracelets with a “Figure of Eight” chain knot this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.  Materials will be provided free of charge.


3 Ways to Win in September

There are three ways to win prizes this September.  September is National Card Sign-Up Month. 

The first way you can win is a $100 Visa Gift card through the American Library Association by sharing what special skills, talents or interests you developed with the help of libraries to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #LibrarySuperPower

The Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library are providing a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card for one lucky new patron who signs up in September. Replacement cards are not valid for this promotion and will not be eligible.  Valid photo ID or birth certificate must be provided at time of registration.  

The third way you can win in September is through our Children's Coloring Contest.  One lucky child (age old enough to hold a crayon to 9) will recieve a brand new art set for coloring in a picture of Sophie, the Library's Red-Earred Slider Turtle. 



WORD OF THE WEEK  Vacillate: to waver (go back and forth) between two (or more) options.

ADULT READING RAFFLE  This is your last week to enter our adult summer reading program.  Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Pizza Hut, and Joann’s Fabrics.  Just recommend a book or five to get your ticket – no purchase necessary.  Entries close this Saturday the 9th and the drawing will be on Monday the 11th.  Look for a list of community-recommended books online next week.

ADIRONDACK PASSES  You still have time to borrow the library’s discount passes for the Adirondack Experience and the Wild Center.  Both locations will close after Columbus Day in October, so don’t miss out.  Call the library or stop in for full details on how the passes work.



WORD OF THE WEEK  Quidnunc: A person who always wants to know the latest news and gossip (particularly if it’s scandalous.)


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM for the last family book club meeting of the summer.  We’ll be discussing The Little Prince and making wooden airplanes.  New families are always welcome.


SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS  All next month we’ll be having a children’s coloring contest.  Check our website or stop in for details.  Drop-in computer help hours will be on the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and the 5th and 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social Hour will be on the 13th at 2 PM.  On the 14th at 2 PM we’ll have a bracelet-making class for adults.  Movie night (with an underwear-clad superhero) is the 21st at 5:30 PM, and Family Book Club meets on the 28th at 5 PM.  There will be no Story Time on the 16th, 20th, or 23rd in September.



WORD OF THE WEEK  Dissonance: The tension between two opposing concepts.  Often used in poetry (either in the meaning of words or their rhythm) and in music (with notes that aren’t usually played together.)


SLIME  Children ages 8 and up can come to the library this Thursday the 24th at 11 AM to learn how to make several different kinds of slime from common household ingredients. 


FREE CONCERT  Join us for a night of classic rock this Thursday the 24th at 6 PM.  The last library MOOD concert of the summer takes place at the gazebo in the park and will include a 50/50 raffle to support the library.


Eclipse 2017

For those of you who could not get in the path of the eclipse, Jason Grinstead, a north country local, was kind enough to take these pictures and allow us to share them with you. Thank you so much Jason! 


To see more photos and learn a bit about what is happening click Read More...



WORD OF THE WEEK  Pettifogging: describes small, unimportant (petty) details, or the people who spend too much attention on such details


MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be showing a movie about a very bossy infant this Thursday the 17th at 5:30 PM.  As always, popcorn and beverages will be provided.  Bring your friends and join the fun!


ADULT SUMMER READING  Recommend books and earn a chance to win in our summer raffle.  Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Joann Fabrics and Crafts, and Pizza Hut, and the drawing will be a week after Labor Day.  Check out the bulletin board in the library for hints at what your neighbors are reading this summer.



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