WRITER OF THE WEEK This week sees the birthday of American author Edgar Lawrence Doctorow on Saturday the 6th, best known for his historical fiction. If you’ve never read his works, give his most famous (Ragtime) or his last (Andrew’s Brain) a try – the library has both and more.


JANUARY EVENTS We’re starting off the new year with social hour next Wednesday the 10th at 2, and following it with our monthly adult crafting session on Thursday at the same time. We’ll be watching a Lego movie about ninjas the following Thursday, the 18th, at 5:30 PM. On Friday the 19th, bring in your toddlers at 11 AM. They’ll be painting flowers to drive away the winter chill. For older children, our family book club selection is the Ranger in Time series – read any book in the series and come in on Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to make a pocket first aid kit. Drop in computer help will be on Tuesdays the 2nd and 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 6th and 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM.

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. Personalized computer help session will be this Tuesday the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday January 6th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.


JUST ARRIVED Check out some new books on arts and crafts this new year. For lovers of music, we have The Poetry of Pop, Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, and Why Bob Dylan Matters. Quilters might appreciate Modern Quilt Magic, Quilt As You Go Made Vintage, and Improv Patchwork, or even Crafty Little Things to Sew to help use up the left-over scraps. Woodworkers might be interested in Quick & Cute Carving Projects, with patterns for figurines that only take a day to make. Wordworkers, on the other hand, can check out perspectives on their craft from several different angles. Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing looks at language and communication through a series of essays. What Editors Do peers into a world that not many prospective authors – or many people in general – think about. Finally, Away with Words takes readers on a trip through the world of pun competitions, including both the clever and the groan-worthy attempts at word play.


    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!