WEEKLY QUOTE  "A child looking at ruins grows younger/ but cold/ and wants to wake to a new name/ I have been younger in October/ than in all the months of spring” – W. S. Merwin, American poet


MOVIE NIGHT  Help us hunt down some spooky specters (or at least watch a team do it on-screen) at our monthly movie night this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  As always, we will have popcorn and soda on hand for you.  This month’s selection is rated PG-13 for “supernatural action and some crude humor.”


COMIC BOOK CLUB  Whether they’re into comic books or graphic novels, your pre-teen and teenaged children are welcome to join our new reading club.  Help them meet other fans of the medium, discuss their favorite characters and plots, and just generally have fun.  The next meeting is Thursday October 27th at 3:30 PM.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be next Tuesday October 25th and the following Tuesday, November 1st, from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for the specifics on all of our upcoming events. 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  It’s not too late to celebrate this month with some of your favorite authors.  Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, and Anne Tyler were born in October, as were Sylvia Plath, Ursula K. LeGuin, e. e. cummings, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and more.  Their works (in paper, audiobook, and video form) are on display near Sophie’s tank, so take a look!


JUST ARRIVED  Take a walk on the wild side with some of our newest nonfiction selections.  Travel out West to the wilderness with Bruce Smith in Stories from Afield, and read Michael McCarthy’s meditations on our changing environment in The Moth Snowstorm.  Stick closer to home to learn about Urban Forests with Jill Jonnes, journey as far as you can imagine with astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott in their college-course-inspired Welcome to the Universe, or take a trip far back in time to visit Giants of the Lost World in South America.  Finally, wrap up your travels with a seasonally-appropriate look at some of America’s creepiest places in Ghostland.  (For more spooky-yet-informative Halloween fun, check out The Penguin Book of the Undead to learn about humanity’s enduring fascination with ghosts, ghouls, and the afterlife.)


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.)


WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  The library will be closed on Friday November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!