WRITER OF THE WEEK  Inspired by the abysmal state of American primary schools in the late 18th century, Noah Webster created a textbook on spelling, grammar, and reading.  A few decades later he published the first dictionary of American English, standardizing the spellings, definitions, and pronunciations this country still uses today.


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale starts this Thursday and runs through next Friday, with a bag sale on Saturday the 27th.  There is a new pricing scheme for this sale.  Prices will remain consistent throughout the week, but Friends of the Library members will receive half off everything except special items from the 18th to the 26th.  (Memberships can be purchased at the door.)  Hardcover books will be $3 each, paperbacks $1, DVDs $2, CDs $1, jigsaw puzzles $1, and magazines 10 cents.  We also have an assortment of miscellaneous and rarer items priced as marked.  Bags for the bag sale will be provided by the Friends and priced at $5 each – take home as much as you can fit inside.  Proceeds from this sale help the Friends fund programming and other necessary purchases for the library throughout the year.


COLORING CIRCLE  Enjoy coloring?  Join us this Thursday the 18th at 2 PM to work on your current project, start a new one, or share what you’ve done.  We have designs and pencils available, or you can bring your own.

MOVIE NIGHT  Join us for the latest Star Wars movie this Thursday the 18th at 5:30 PM.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be available this Saturday the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  James Patterson is back this month with Ambush, the latest in his Detective Michael Bennett series, and Quinn Colson returns in Ace Atkins’s The Sinners.  Meanwhile, Elin Hilderbrand gets us ready for the cold by setting her latest book, Winter in Paradise, on a warm Caribbean island.  Get crafty with Sarah Keen’s 50 Knitted Dolls, featuring characters from pirates to cowboys to aviators, or skip the safari and make your own soft trophies with Vanessa Mooncie’s Sewn Animal Heads, covering everything from an elephant to a unicorn.  Finally, grab Eskil Engdal’s Catching Thunder to read about the capture of poachers in the chilly Antarctic waters.


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 on 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!