WEEKLY QUOTE  “[A library] is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you – and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.” ― Isaac Asimov, author and biochemist


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate January with Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, Zane Grey, A.A. Milne, Thomas Merton and more. We have their works available on display near Sophie’s tank.  She can’t read them, as she is a turtle, so please check them out!  (You can say hello to Sophie, too.  If you’re very lucky, you might see her on her brief daily walkabout.)


MARIO KART  The library will be holding its first-ever Mario Kart Tournament on Saturday, January 23rd at 2 PM.  We’ll have trophies for the top finishers, and certificates for everyone.  Bring your friends and play on our brand new Wii.  The Wii is also available for everyday use.  Stop at the main desk to borrow the controllers with your library card.

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.  Drop-In Computer Help for one-on-one basic computer and eReader tips will be this Saturday the 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social Hour, with coffee and conversation, will be this Wednesday the 13th from 2 PM – 3 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  We’ve added to the graphic novel collection in the children’s room.  Among the newcomers are more volumes of Chi’s Sweet Home, which follows the ordinary adventures of an adorable kitten, Pokémon Adventures, Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist, and Yotsuba&!, which follows the ordinary adventures of a young girl.  Children can also check out Minna’s Patchwork Coat, a chapter book variation of the beloved picture book The Rag Coat for older readers, or The Adventures of Miss Petitfour, a sweet but very unusual woman who owns sixteen cats and flies using a tablecloth.  For adults, we’ve added new novels by Brad Taylor and Chris Bohjalian, as well as nonfiction books about poet William Blake, the science behind conspiracy theories, and what it means to call someplace “home.”  Stop by the library and take a peek.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 393-4325, or through any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website.)


WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  The library will be closed next Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!