WORD OF THE WEEK  Chirography: Handwriting and the study of handwriting, including calligraphy and regular penmanship


CRAFT  We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  Come in to create your own unique design.


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.  A drop-in computer help session will be held tonight the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM, so bring your computer and internet questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


WALLET RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets, on display next to the front desk.  Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners.  Both drawings will be held next Friday, February 3rd.

TAX FORMS  The library has 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ Federal forms, and we expect the instruction booklets for them to arrive later this week.  State forms will not arrive until mid-February at the very earliest.  The government is only sending out the basic return forms this year.  Anything else will have to be printed off at your own expense, either at home or at the library, if you do not wish to file electronically.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


JUST ARRIVED  We’ve added a number of new, donated DVDs and Blu-Rays in the past month.  These new additions cover a wide swath of genres.  For science fiction fans, journey into deep space with the psychological thriller 400 Days or live in the aftermath of alien conquest in The 5th Wave, or for straight-up subterranean horror try The Cave.  For those who like westerns, try the new title Forsaken or the classics The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, and The War Wagon. In crime films, we can offer American Heist, where two criminal brothers try to pull off one last bank job, or Green Room, a thriller featuring a punk band trapped by murderous thugs.  Prefer something more realistic?  You can check out Sully, the biopic about the “miracle on the Hudson”; Eddie the Eagle, inspired by true story of an Olympic ski-jumper; or the ocean rescue tale The Finest Hours.  For children we have the recent animated movies The Secret Life of Pets and Kubo and the Two Strings, along with two Richard Scarry features: It’s a Busy Busy Day and The Good Times Never End.


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!