WORD OF THE WEEK NEOTERISM (noun): something new, particularly a newly-created word or phrase


FAMILY BOOK CLUB Bring your children this Thursday at 5 PM to read and discuss How to Train Your Dragon. They’ll have a chance to design and take home their very own scaly (or furry or feathery) creature.


JANUARY EVENTS In addition to the book club, we will also be holding a family craft on Thursday January 26th at 5 PM. Come in to make colorful stained “glass” mandalas with us. Social hour will be next Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM. We’ll be watching a new movie about a lost fish for our monthly movie night on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.

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. Drop-in computer help hours will be tonight the 3rd and Tuesday the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM as well as Saturday the 7th and Saturday the 21st 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 We’ve added far more books than we can mention since our last column. Help your child explore the ocean with About Marine Mammals, Giant Squid, The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk, or Fish Tricks. (Younger children ready for chapter books may enjoy Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.) Children with an interest in history can check out Grover Cleveland Again, about all of the previous presidents of the United States, or learn more about our northern neighbors in Canada Year By Year. We’ve also added a wide variety of picture books. Melana’s Jubilee follows a young girl who takes a day to practice forgiveness and generosity, while The Nian Monster is a more fanciful tale of a girl using her brain to save her city. Are Pirates Polite? can help teach young ones manners, Lady Liberty’s Holiday will take them on a tour across the United States, and A Poem for Peter tells the story of the classic children’s book The Snowy Day. Finally, help them learn about caterpillars and coyotes in two books: The Secret Life of the Wooly Bear Caterpillar and Coyote Moon. For older children, consider the very serious Threads, about loss and child labor, the fantasy Jed and the Junkyard Wars, or the more lighthearted Word of Mouse, the latest children’s book from James Patterson.


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!