WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ursula K. Le Guin wrote books, short stories, poetry, and essays for all ages, mainly in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.  Many of her works were influenced by her parents’ expertise in anthropology and psychology and their friendships with other scientists.


HALLOWEEN PARTY  Ready to get spooky?  Our Halloween Party is this Saturday the 27th from 1 – 2:30 PM.  We’ll have plenty of games and activities for children to earn their candy and prizes, so get their costumes on and come join the fun.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Come learn some simple magic tricks this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM.  New families are always welcome, even if you haven’t read the entire book yet.

BOOK SALE  Drop in to the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Monday through Friday this week when the library is open.  Remember that Friends of the Library members will receive half off everything except special items, and memberships can be purchased on the spot.  Saturday will be the bag sale: buy a bag at the door for $5, fill it with as many books as you can, and repeat until satisfied.  Proceeds from this sale help fund programming and other necessary purchases for the library throughout the year, and we have many great deals still available, so check it out and bring a friend.


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 tonight the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  We have new thrillers by Tana French, John Sandford, and Sophie Hannah (as part of her New Hercule Poirot Mystery series.)  In nonfiction, Peter Ackroyd has come out with the latest in his series on the history of England: Dominion covers most of the 19th century, from 1815 to 1901.  Forgotten tells the entwined stories of author Stephen L. Carter’s grandmother Eunice, one of the first black woman lawyers in America; Lucky Luciano, the mobster she helped capture and prosecute; and the flourishing, changing nature of black culture in the first half of the 20th century.  Finally, with Fall upon us, make the inside of your home a little greener with succulents and terrariums by following the tips in Bring the Outside In.


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!