WORD OF THE WEEK  Ratiocination: either a logically constructed chain of thought, or the process of constructing one


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.  We will be open as normal on Friday the 10th and Monday the 13th.


SOCIAL HOUR  Come in for sweets and coffee this Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM, and stay around to talk with your neighbors and browse the library’s collections.


BOTTLE CENTERPIECE  We’ll be using twine and glass bottles to make a simple, rustic vase this Thursday the 9th at 2 PM.  This craft is intended for our adult patrons, so come join us!

GENE LALONDE  Survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be returning to the library to discuss strategies for making it through natural and man-made disasters.  Bring your questions next Tuesday the 14th at 6 PM for this encore presentation.


BOOK SALE  Thank you to everyone who helped make our booksale a success, whether by working, donating, or purchasing.


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 and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Computer help will be available tonight the 7th from 6 – 7 PM.  Movie Night is next Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Our new books are focused on helping with your creative endeavors this week.  Start with Read This if You Want to be Great at Drawing, then move on to If You Can Doodle You Can Paint if you want to add color to your works, or 101 Textures in Graphite and Charcoal if you want to focus on refining your techniques and adding depth.  If you prefer your paper unmarked, try Paper Stars for 25 different patterns, folded or cut with scissors, for year-round decorating.  For those who would rather use yarn or thread as a medium, try Crocheted Gifts for Baby, with 30 designs for toys and clothes, or The Hand-Stitched Surface, which provides plenty of inspiration for sewing on and with a great variety of materials.  On the other hand, should your idea of creation involve a garage workbench, check out The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores.  You might just discover a gadget you never knew existed.  Finally, while The Written World and Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts don’t provide instructions for weaving great works of prose or poetry, they will leave you with a fresh sense of admiration for writers and illuminators throughout history.


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!