WRITER OF THE WEEK  William Cowper was an English poet in the 18th century.  He struggled with mental illness throughout his life, writing both Christian hymns that are still performed today and poems praising the English countryside.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and testing your sense of smell.  New families are always welcome.


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 tonight the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

DECEMBER EVENTS  Kick off the month with a fun and tasty event: children ages 7 and older can make (and eat) latkes and learn to play dreidel on Thursday the 6th at 4 PM, and then join us the following Wednesday (the 12th) at 4 PM to make colorful fish-bowl ornaments (also for ages 7 and up.)  Our last Movie Night of the year will fall on Thursday the 13th at 5:30 PM and feature Winnie the Pooh.  Family Book Club will meet on Thursday the 20th at 5 PM and will discuss the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens while making Christmas cracker toys.  In the middle of all of this comes the library’s Whobilation, where you and your children can explore Whoville and meet the Grinch on Saturday the 15th at 1 PM.  For adults we have Social Hour on Wednesday the 12th, a craft on Thursday the 13th, and the Coloring Circle on Thursday the 20th.  Drop-in computer help hours will be on Saturdays the 1st and 15th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 4th at 6 PM.  The library will also be hosting a Historic Coffee Hour with Betty Steele on Saturday the 8th from 10 AM – 12 PM.  The library will be closed from Monday the 24th through Wednesday the 26th and on Monday the 31st and Tuesday January 1st.


JUST ARRIVED  Missed a popular movie in the theaters recently?  The library might have it.  Our film and TV DVD sections are funded by donation.  New titles include Blade Runner 2049, Eighth Grade, Churchill, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again, Solo, and The Spy Who Dumped Me.  For children we also have Hotel Transylvania 3.


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!