WRITER OF THE WEEK  Johnny Mercer was a lyricist and composer.  His songs formed the soundtracks of many Hollywood movies in the 1930s through the 1950s, and he ultimately won four Academy Awards for his work.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd this week, but open on Saturday as usual.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  There will be no Stories and Songs this Saturday.  Drop-in computer help will be available next Tuesday the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

JUST ARRIVED  New novels this week include the latest in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Past Tense, Jeffrey Archer’s Heads You Win, a tale of Russian refugees, Janet Evanovich’s latest Stephanie Plum novel, Look Alive Twenty-Five, David Baldacci’s Long Road to Mercy, and Elizabeth Berg’s Night of Miracles, a sequel of sorts to her last novel, The Story of Arthur Truluv.  If you’re looking for something else, try Hiro Arikawa’s The Travelling Cat Chronicles, where a man’s story is told from the point of view of the stray cat he rescued, or Laurie Loewenstein’s Death of a Rainmaker, a mystery set during the Dustbowl.  You can explore the natural world in Sara Evans’s When the Last Lion Roars, which looks at the past and current situation of the “King of Beasts,” and projects the future of the species.  The Way of Coyote by Gavin Van Horn discusses the vast variety of “wild” creatures who now comfortably make their home in human-occupied territory, including major cities.  For the creepier side of nature, pick up Matt Simon’s Plight of the Living Dead to learn all about organisms that turn other organisms into zombies – and find out if they’re a threat to humans.  Finally, take a look at evolution’s weird and winding paths with End of the Megafauna by Ross D. E. MacPhee, about the disappearance of the giant creatures who lived alongside early humanity.


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!