WEEKLY QUOTE  “Ah, no! I hear the windows rattle fast; I see the first flakes of the gathering snow, That dance and whirl before the northern blast. No countermand the march of days can know. December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.” – Christopher Pearse Cranch, American writer


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM for coffee, sweet treats, and conversation.


MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching an animated movie about secretive pets this Thursday the 15th at 5:30 PM.  You bring your friends; we’ll bring the popcorn.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Join us this Saturday the 17th at 3 PM to string popcorn and cranberries, cut out paper snowflakes, and join up paper chains.  You can take your creations home or leave them to decorate the library.


RAFFLE  Don’t forget to enter the Friends’ raffle for an adorable hand-made hand-decorated snowman hat.  Tickets are $1 each.  The drawing will be this Friday December 16th.


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.  Drop-in computer help hours will be this Saturday the 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  This week we have new novels by David Baldacci, Iris Johansen, P. D. James, Fannie Flagg, Bernard Cornwell, Robert Harris, Michael Chabon, JoJo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, Val McDermid, and Jeanette Winterson.  On the nonfiction shelves, travel back in time and across an ocean to read about royalty in the 16th century in Game of Queens, and then continue on with The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914.  Doing much baking for the holidays?  Take a break and learn about one of your key ingredients with Butter: A Rich History.  If you enjoy making your own gifts, check out Double Vision Quilts or Hubble Stitch (about lacework beading) for some new styles, tips, and tricks.  On the other hand, if you’re already fed up with snow and cold, revisit spring and summer with the imaginative and informative Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight.  For something (literally) deeper, peer into Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness for a look into some of the ocean’s mysteries.


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.  The library will be closed from Saturday December 24th through Monday the 26th (reopening on Tuesday) and Saturday December 31st for the holidays.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!