WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics to some of America’s most famous songs, first with his younger brother George and then with other composers like Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen.


LATKES  Bring your children (ages 7 and up) in to make delicious potato pancakes and learn to play dreidel this Thursday the 6th from 4 – 5:30 PM.


COFFEE AND HISTORY  Join city historian Julie Madlin and local photographer Betty Steele this Saturday the 8th at 10 AM to share and see objects and stories related to Ogdensburg history.

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.  Drop-in computer help will be available tonight the 4th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Take a peek at what’s new in the Young Adult section.  Someday is the latest in David Levithan’s Every Day series, about a body-hopping teenager.  Disney’s Twisted Tales take on “what ifs” for their classic animated movies: in Once Upon a Dream the prince who would save Sleeping Beauty falls asleep instead, while Part of Your World imagines The Little Mermaid if Ursula the Sea Witch had won.  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein also takes a new look at an old story, giving Victor Frankenstein’s adopted sister and eventual fiancée a voice, and The Boneless Mercies by April Genevive Tucholke reimagines Viking myths via the tale of Grendel and Beowulf.  The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy follows the main character’s struggle to enter medical school – forbidden to women in the eighteenth century. Tehereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea recalls the life of an ordinary Muslim-American teenager in the days after 9/11, while The Chaos of Now takes on modern bullying and technology.  The War Outside, by Monica Hesse, tells of the relationship between two girls – one Japanese-American, the other German-American – imprisoned with their families in a 1944 internment camp.  Finally, check out some of our new graphic novels.  Lost Soul, Be At Peace, by Maggie Thrash, and Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka are both autobiographical, while Ari Folman and David Polonsky have adopted Anne Frank’s Diary into a graphic format.  Animus by Antoin Revoy delves into the mystery of a haunted playground, while Check Please follows the adventures of a college freshman hockey player/pie baker and On a Sunbeam features a girl working on a far-travelling spaceship while looking for her lost love.


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!