HALLOWEEN FUN  Our annual children’s Halloween party is this Thursday, the 29th, starting at 5 PM.  We have fun games, prizes, and pumpkin decorating.  Come quest for treats throughout the library, and don’t forget to wear your costume!


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library are holding their book sale next week from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.  We have an especially large number of novels available this year, so you’re sure to find something interesting.  In addition, all current, former, and potential members of the Friends are invited to a pre-sale celebration marking the group’s 30th anniversary on Wednesday the 4th.  Please contact the library if you intend to attend.

ZONING  The library now has a current city zoning map available for in-library use.  Ask for it at the desk.  Personal copies can be purchased at City Hall.

COMPUTER HELP  Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office?  We hold personalized drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month.  Stop in tonight, the 27th, or next Tuesday the 3rd from 6 – 7.  Saturday hours, from 11 – 12, are also available on the 7th.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more.  Meet other area families and come dance with us!


STORY TIME Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  This week’s theme is cats.  All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome.


JUST ARRIVED  In picture books this week, just in time for Halloween, we have Leo, the story of a kind young ghost looking for a friend.  We have also added two new options for nature lovers.  Find out how ravens and wolves work together in The Wolf-Birds, or learn about an unusual and rather quiet animal in Tiptoe Tapir.  For teens, we have a wide variety of new books.  For a story about a troubled boy who feels compelled to set fires, check out The Firebug of Balrog CountyOne, by Sarah Crossan, features two sisters – conjoined twins – trying to make their way in public school for the first time.  Finally, for adults who are eagerly awaiting either the new book in the Song of Ice and Fire series or the next season of Game of Thrones, (or both,) revisit Westeros with three prequel novellas by George R. R. Martin, collected in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.


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