WEEKLY QUOTE  “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” – Cynthia Rylant, American children’s author


DECEMBER EVENTS  Stop in from 3 – 4 PM next Monday the 5th to make snowflakes out of clothespins, or join us on Saturday the 17th at 3 PM to make traditional decorations out of popcorn, cranberries, and paper.  Social Hour will be on Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM, and movie night follows on the 15th at 5:30 PM (we’ll be watching a recent animated film about pets.)

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  There will be an additional Story Time the first two Saturdays in December (the 3rd and the 10th,) also at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help hours will be this Saturday December 3 from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 6th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for the details on all of our upcoming events. 


HOLIDAY HOURS  The library will be closed on December 24th, 26th, and 31st (a Saturday, a Monday, and a Saturday.)

JUST ARRIVED  We have a number of new nonfiction books set during wartime this week.  1777 examines in detail the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolution.  For the American Civil War, we have Thunder at the Gates, tracking the history and legacy of three regiments composed of black soldiers.  Finally, we’ve added four new books on World War II.  Honor Before Glory tells the story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a unit of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe.  Lucky 666 features a crew of airmen who reconstructed a B-17 from spare parts and flew it during the Pacific campaigns.  Also stationed at the Pacific front is The Fleet at Flood Tide, which details the last two years of naval operations in that sphere.  For a step back from the soldiers, try An Iron Wind for the impact of Germany’s occupation on ordinary people.  As always, we do have options for the less military-minded.  Peer into the history of America’s oldest hospital with Bellevue, or peer inside your own mind the way an advertising agency might with Suggestible You.  Lastly this week, if you’ve read all of Jane Austin’s books (and their spinoffs) many times over, check out Not Just Jane to discover seven other women who wrote during the same period.  You might just discover a new favorite.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 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.)


WEEKLY 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!