WEEKLY QUOTE  "At Christmas I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; but like of each thing that in season grows." – William Shakespeare


HOLIDAY HOURS  The library will be closed this Saturday December 24th and Monday the 26th and next Saturday December 31st.  We wish you the best, safest, and happiest of celebrations.


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  It’s not too late to get festive with some of the writers celebrating birthdays in December.  Visit our monthly display and check out works by Elizabeth Berg, Arthur C. Clarke, Mary Higgins Clark, Jane Austen, Noel Coward, Emily Dickinson, Shirley Jackson, E. A. Robinson, James Thurber, and more.

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.  The last drop-in computer help hour of the year will be next Tuesday the 27th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Children and parents can ski with a rabbit in the new picture book Bunny Slopes, ride to the North Pole with a curious cat in Stowaway in a Sleigh, or help Santa Claus through a crisis in The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold.  Children read to read on their own may enjoy Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas.  If you’re dealing with a puzzling pet this season, try pulling The Secret Language of Dogs or The Lion in the Living Room from our adult nonfiction collection.  If you aren’t tired of the cold yet, check out ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s new memoir 99: Stories of the Game.  On a nearby shelf, you’ll also find a new biography of country star Hank Williams.  Should recent airings of It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street leave you with nostalgia for the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, try actor Robert Wagner’s new book I Loved Her in the Movies or read about the history of movie musicals in When Broadway Went to Hollywood.  For a collective biography of women on a different career path (astronomy) in a very different time (the mid-1800s) check out The Glass Universe.  Finally, with the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor just past, we have a selection of four new books – A Matter of Honor, Dawn of Infamy, Seven Days of Infamy, and All the Gallant Men – ranging from memoir to investigation to a study of the immediate worldwide impact of the attack.


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!