SANTA  Does your child know what they want for Christmas?  Have them come whisper it to Santa Claus himself this Saturday the 19th at 2 PM.  We’ll be taking digital photos for you free of charge.  No registration is required, but you can stop by the library to fill out a permission form ahead of time if you wish.


MOVIE NIGHT  Come to our last movie night of the year for free popcorn and fun.  We’ll be watching a hit flick about tiny yellow helpers this Thursday the 17th at 5:30.  Call for more details.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more.  Meet other area families and come dance with us!


STORY TIME  Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome.


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS  It’s not too late to celebrate with the likes of Mary Higgins Clark, Arthur C. Clarke, Noel Coward, Shirley Jackson, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Austen.  Grab one of their books, or a movie inspired by their works, from the display next to the new books and settle in.


JUST ARRIVED  This week we have new novels by James Lee Burke (House of the Rising Sun,) Danielle Steel (Precious Gifts,) Nicholas Sparks (See Me,) Robert Crais (The Promise,) and Dean Koontz (Ashely Bell.)  You can also discover new favorite authors: Jackie Copleton has just published the World-War-II-inspired A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, for example, and Dana Chamblee Carpenter has released the Czechoslovakian-set Bohemian Gospel.  Looking for some nonfiction?  If watching any version of The Nutcracker is part of your holiday traditions, try reading Raising the Barre.  It’s the true story of a woman who returned to her childhood ballet training in order to realize an old dream – that of taking part in a production of The Nutcracker.  If you’re looking for something homey and new for your holiday feast, check out The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook filled with delicious international recipes for (you guessed it) bread.  Finally, should winter sports or history be more interesting to you, check out Speed Kings, telling the story of the American bobsled team who took the gold medal in Lake Placid’s 1932 Winter Olympic Games.


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.)


WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.  The library will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, and 31st, and January 1st (that’s next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, as well as the following Thursday and Friday.)  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!