WORD OF THE WEEK  Perambulate: to take a slow walk (alone or in company) just for the pleasure of walking


OCTOBER EVENTS  Edible slime returns just in time for Halloween.  Join us on Thursday the 12th at 5 PM to make goop out of common kitchen ingredients.  Movie night will feature an action-packed film on Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM, and this month’s family book club on the 26th involves the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine (or, if you prefer, Smile by Raina Telgemeier.)  There will be a pumpkiny crafting session for adults on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM.  Finally, we’ll be wrapping up the month with a Halloween Party for children ages 3 – 12 on Saturday the 28th at 3 PM.  Join us in costume for treats, games, and more.


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their autumn book sale from Thursday October 26th through Friday November 3rd, with the bag sale on Saturday the 4th.  There will be plenty of bargains on books, DVDs, and more.

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.  October’s computer drop-in help sessions will be tonight the 3rd and Tuesday the 24th from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 7th and Saturday the 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Spooky social hour will be next Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday the 9th.


JUST ARRIVED  We’re full of books about cats and spooks this week.  School-aged children can read about the real lives of big cats in the nonfiction Crazy About Cats, while those eager for Halloween might enjoy A Properly Unhaunted Place, about a girl whose mother talks to ghosts, or Human Monster Other, about a “human” girl and a “monster” boy teaming up against the “others” who threaten their town.  Younger children can check out Mary McScary by R. L. Stine, featuring a girl who’s finding that scaring her cousin is quite a challenge, or The Scariest Book Ever, with a scaredy-cat ghost and a black cat.  You can read about another cat having some unique troubles in making a friend in Max and Bird.  For preschoolers just learning their letters, try The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way).  Finally, for a different look at the alphabet, take a look at Little i, a letter whose dot has rolled away.


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!