WORD OF THE WEEK  Tabefaction: The act of losing mass; wasting away.  (The person or object undergoing this process is tabescent; it or they can be said to be tabefying.)


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday the 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will be open Saturday the 25th.


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 at 10:30 AM.  (There is no Saturday Story Time this week.)  Personalized computer help will be available next Tuesday the 28th from 6 – 7 PM.  Family Book Club will meet next Thursday the 30th at 5 PM to discuss The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

PJs 4 X-MAS  The library is a drop-off point again this year.  Just bring in sets of new pajamas (in any size) for children across the region this holiday season.


JUST ARRIVED  If you like celebrating Christmas early and often, try Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by fairy-tale reinterpreter Gregory Maguire or the latest holiday novel from Richard Paul Evans, The Noel Diary.  For a wider, more historical view of life in the Middle East in both past and future, check out Bethlehem: Biography of a Town.  Although it isn’t winter-themed, Mary Higgins Clark’s newest, Every Breath You Take, is also on our shelves this week.  The Secret, Book & Scone Society mixes mystery with bibliotherapy to kick off a new series set in North Carolina.  For those with an interest in genealogy, we have It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree, which features the author casting a wide net in search of anyone who might be related to him, and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, which takes a more firmly scientific look at genetics and what they mean for our past, present, and future.  For a beastly perspective, How the Zebra Got Its Stripes uses storytelling to explore the concepts behind Darwinian evolution.  Should you be less interested in African wildlife and more in living with the animals in your own home, Jackson Galaxy’s latest, Total Cat Mojo, might help you figure out feline behavior.  Finally, step away from the fauna and examine the flora as Where the Wild Coffee Grows examines how America’s favorite source of caffeine travels from bush to breakfast table.


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!