WEEKLY QUOTE  “You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage.” ― John Lewis: civil rights movement leader, congressman, and author


MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about a superhero who is sometimes insect-sized.  We’ll bring the popcorn next Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.


INK PAINTING  Learn a new artistic technique next Saturday, January 30th, at 2 PM.  We’ll provide all the tools necessary for you to create your own masterpieces with a combination of water and colored ink.

MARIO KART  The library will be holding its first-ever Mario Kart Tournament this 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 on Tuesday the 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  The library is full of new ideas this week.  If you have a budding young artist in the family, read them Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw, featuring a cat, a donkey, a colored pencil and a big brush.  They might also enjoy Eric Carle’s latest picture book, The Nonsense Show, with pages of scenes that don’t turn out quite as you’d expect.  Looking for something to do with your child on snowy weekend or school vacations?  Check out How to Amaze Your Daughter for activities ranging from homemade toys to science experiments to recipes.  (The companion book How to Amaze Your Son will arrive shortly, and both books have plenty of content suitable for children of any gender.)  Adults and teens can reach for inspiration by reading a commencement speech Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling gave in 2008, now collected in the book Very Good Lives.  Crafters can check out books like For Keeps, featuring ways to capture special moments in patchwork, or Custom Socks, featuring ways to keep your feet warm.  Finally, tickle your funny bone, your ear, and your love for language with Pop Sonnets, modern songs rewritten in a Shakespearean style.


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.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!