WORD OF THE WEEK  Zabernism: Abuse of military power, usually referring to an escalation of small-scale bullying


MOVIE NIGHT  Join us to watch a woman-powered superhero film this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  (This month’s movie is rated PG-13.) We’ll have popcorn and drinks on hand for you and your friends.


CRAFT  This month’s adult crafting session, on Thursday at 2 PM, features pumpkins made of burlap and twine.

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.  We’re reading R. L. Stine books for the Family Book Club meeting next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  Individual drop-in computer help sessions will be this Saturday the 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  The Friends of the Library Book Sale begins next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  This week, we’re taking a look at some of our new teen books.  Interested in stories of life in a close, religious, community?  Try Release by Patrick Ness or Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens.  In Nothing by Annie Barrows, a fifteen-year-old who thinks her life is boring takes to writing down a daily log and finds it may not be so empty after all.  While the title of They Both Die at the End may seem to spoil the book, Adam Silvera’s latest novel has much to say about living.  The Arsonist intertwines the lives of three teens from America, Iraq, and East Germany.  We have a duo of books about becoming someone else: Genuine Fraud, by E. Lockhart, and the Regency-era, fantasy-tinged Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones.  For more traditional fantasy tales, try An Enchantment of Ravens, about a young artist who falls afoul of a fae court; Odd & True, featuring two monster-hunting sisters at the turn of the 20th century; the heroic Wonder Woman: Warbringer, or the ghostly horror story When I Cast Your Shadow.  If your taste runs more to science fiction, we have three titles that might interest you, all set in the near future.  Marie Lu’s Warcross follows a hacker in the employ of a billionaire.  Landscape with Invisible Hand, by M. T. Anderson, looks at what an economy that involves technologically-advanced aliens might look like.  Finally, Axie Oh’s Rebel Seoul takes place in a Korean dystopia, where DNA can be altered at will and violence is a way of life.


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 and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!