WORD OF THE WEEK  Aggregate: to add together smaller parts to make a larger whole; frequently used in both statistics and in creating paving or building materials


LIBRARY BUDGET  From Executive Director, Penny Kerfien: Due to the budget cuts of 2017, of $39,000 plus, and for 2018, of $54,609, the library will cut hours on Saturdays.  There will also be a page position cut (normally a high school student, working part time.)  These changes went into effect on December 1, 2017.  More changes are a possibility.


GINGERBREAD  Come help decorate the library’s gingerbread house this Thursday the 7th at 5 PM.  We’ll be providing all the supplies.


DREIDEL  Learn how to play Dreidel and earn chocolate coins next Tuesday the 12th at 3:30 PM.  This traditional game is fun and easy to learn (and you can take home a dreidel to keep.)

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Personalized computer help will be available tonight the 5th from 6 – 7 PM.  Social Hour is next week on the 13th and movie night is the 14th.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  We have three new novels centered around water this week.  C. Morgan Babst’s The Floating World deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the impact it had on one fragile family.  Into the Deep, by Mira Grant, is a tale of horror, deep dives, and mermaids.  Finally, The Library at the Edge of the World takes place on a remote Irish peninsula, where a woman has returned home in an effort to rebuild her life.  In addition, we have new works by big-name authors, including Elizabeth Berg (The Story of Arthur Truluv,) Barbara Taylor Bradford (Secrets of Cavendon,) and James Patterson (The People vs. Alex Cross.)  For those who like nonfiction (and animals) we have a wide selection of new books.  Try Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes or The Inner Life of Animals to discover how and why animals think and act as they do.  The Enigma of the Owl takes a well-illustrated look at those night-flying birds, while Spineless investigates the mysteries of jellyfish.  Lovers of domestic animals can check out The Animals Among Us for a glimpse of how our pets affect us, or try their hand at recreating their favorite animal companion though the tips in Playful Painting: Pets.


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 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!