WORD OF THE WEEK  Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity


WALLET RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets.  Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners.  Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance.  The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.


MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.


CRAFT  We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate the fantastic and the mysterious this month with Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Charles Perrault, J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Lewis Carrol, Jack London, Virginia Woolf, and Isaac Asimov.   For something scientific and fantastic, check out one of Stephen Hawking’s works, or for spiritual exploration try the works of Catholic mystic Thomas Merton.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM this month.  Drop-in computer help hours will be Saturday the 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  This week we have new novels by Alex Kava, Jefferson Bass, and Chris Bohjalian.  Over in nonfiction, look for artistic inspiration in a new biography of Claude Monet entitled Mad Enchantment or create your own style with Draw Fashion Now.  If your interests are more culinary, fix up some cold-weather treats with Purely Pumpkin or feed your family with our new allergen-free cookbook, Nourishing Meals.  Interested in delving into the past?  We have a variety of options.  Go Biblical with The Quest for Mary Magdalene, travel even further back with Why the Wheel is Round, gain an understanding of modern history by studying the Crusades in God’s Armies, peer into Victorian secrets with Unmentionable, or try to figure out what makes our country tick in American Philosophy: A Love Story.  Finally, brush up on your folklore from across the world and read up on The Phoenix.  For college-bound teens, we have up-to-date study guides for the SAT, the ACT, and several AP exams.  We also have guides to scholarships, colleges, and potential majors to help you make the most of your college search and career.


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, ogdlib.org.)


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