WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian of Igbo descent, is often known as the father of African literature.  His most widely-read work is his first novel, Things Fall Apart.


SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for treats, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.


COLORING CIRCLE  Enjoy coloring and good company?  Stop in this Thursday the 15th from 2 – 3 PM.  You can bring your own coloring project or start in on one of ours.


MOVIE NIGHT  Ready for an incredible evening?  Join us this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM for a film about a superpowered family.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

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 this Saturday November 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Interested in biography, autobiography, and memoir?  We have several to choose from this week.  Kurt Eichenwald’s A Mine Unraveled deals with living with epilepsy, including his struggles with doctors and the prejudice of his peers.  In Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, Ibtihaj Muhammad, 2016 Olympic medalist in fencing, tells the story of her life and career.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of a new biography by Jane Sherron de Hart, Alan Walker examines the life of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, and Alan Light looks back at the legacy of Johnny Cash in a large, illustrated volume.  John Cleese, of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, details his experience as visiting professor at Cornell, including lectures and conversations, in Professor at Large.  Christina Rickardsson was born in Brazil and eventually adopted by a couple in Sweden.  She explores her childhood and her trip back to Brazil as an adult in Never Stop Walking.  While not quite a biography, Homespun collects the stories of a number of Amish and Mennonite women as they reflect on their lives and traditions.  In a similar vein of spiritual reflection, Anne Lamott returns with Almost Everything: Notes on Hope.


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!