WRITER OF THE WEEK Thornton Burgess created short stories for children featuring a variety of forest inhabitants, among them Peter Rabbit (no relation to the Beatrix Potter character,) Spotty the Turtle, and Old Mother West Wind.


MOVIE NIGHT Join us for popcorn, drinks, and fun this Thursday the 18th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a Lego movie with ninjas! (That is to say: the ninjas will be on the screen, not in the room – we think.)


TODDLER PAINTING Bring your young children to the library this Friday the 19th at 11 AM to help us create flowers to brighten up the winter chill. No toddlers will be painted on purpose, but we suggest wearing older clothing.


TAX FORMS While the library may receive some Federal tax forms over the next week or two, we do not expect the New York State tax forms to arrive until late February.

REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.


JUST ARRIVED We have the latest novels by W.E.B. Griffin, Brad Taylor, Lauren Willig, and James Lee Burke If you’re interested in taking a deep dive into history and creativity, try Alexander Langlands’s Craeft, which looks at the handcrafting our ancestors had to do before they could take on even daily tasks. If that inspires you, check out Build Stuff with Wood or Hand Carving Your Own Walking Stick for instruction and patterns. For lighter crafts, we have The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, with ideas for delicate accessory pieces, and Figure Drawing for Artists, which explores a variety of techniques for depicting the human form. If working with your hands makes you happy, you might have experienced the Scandinavian concept of hygge. To learn more, check out the book of the same name by Marie Tourell Soderberg. For more peace of mind, try Never Get Angry Again for tips on holding your temper in every situation. Finally in self-improvement, Kelly Corrigan offers Tell Me More, a series of autobiographical essays on dealing with some of life’s most difficult moments. Should you just want to escape into history, you can try two of our newest books on geology. Reading the Rocks tells the tale of Victorian fossil-hunters, while The Story of Earth in 25 Rocks details how scientists have solved some of the Earth’s mysteries. You can also check out a new biography of the first woman who made a living as a writer, Aphra Behn.


    We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 315-393-4325, or through any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library or find the links on our website, ogdlib.org.)


    REGULAR HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!