WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ossie Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, and activist.  He career spanned over 70 years.


HOLIDAYS  The library will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 24th, 25th, and 26th.  We will also be closed the following Monday and Tuesday, December 31st and January 1st.  We wish you happy and safe celebrations as you close out the old year and welcome the new.


COLORING CIRCLE  Bring your own colored pencils or use ours and de-stress in good company this Thursday at 2 PM.

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  We’ll be discussing Charles Dickins’s A Christmas Carol and making our own exploding Christmas crackers this Thursday the 20th at 5 PM.  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.  There will be no Stories and Songs on Saturday January 5th.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Curious about the way people speak?  We have two new books that cover the topic.  Talk on the Wild Side, by Lane Greene, explores how and why language evolves – usually, but oddly enough not always, towards simplicity.  Gaston Dorren’s Babel, meanwhile, takes a look at the twenty languages (out of thousands) spoken by half the world’s population and how they came to be so widely-spread.  Author A. J. Jacobs also travels the world in Thanks a Thousand, but for a different reason: he wants to personally thank every person responsible for getting his morning coffee from field to cup.  Animals don’t recognize humanity’s political borders, which leads to both freedom and tragedy, as detailed in Peter Laufer’s Dreaming in Turtle.  In Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt, Chris Naunton goes throughout the country looking for the tombs of some of Egypt’s most noted figures.  The voyage is both literal and metaphorical in John Kaag’s memoir Hiking with Nietzsche, as he travels through Switzerland first as a young man and then later with his wife and child.  If traveling to a philosopher’s old stomping grounds isn’t for you, check out Creating Sanctuary and learn how to create a garden that is both visually and spiritually refreshing.  Finally, Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, tells his own story of fighting for equality in Pakistan and watching his daughter continue that work on a global scale in Let Her Fly.


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!