WRITER OF THE WEEK  Chaim Potok was a writer, editor, teacher, and army chaplain.  His best-known novels include My Name is Asher Lev and The Chosen, both exploring the intersection of Hasidic Judaism and secular culture.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 19th in honor of Presidents Day.  We will be open the rest of the week as usual.


VALENTINES  Children can come make Valentines for family and friends this Tuesday the 13th at 3:30 PM.

SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll have sweet treats, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.


ADULT COLORING  Join our coloring circle for relaxation and camaraderie this Thursday the 15th at 2 PM.  The Friends of the Library have provided supplies, but you can bring your own crayons and pencils from home if you would prefer.


MOVIE NIGHT  Our movie this month features small ponies and lots of magical friendship.  There will be free popcorn and drinks, so stop in at 5:30 PM this Thursday the 15th – and bring a friend!


DOGS  Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next Thursday.  We’re hosting an Iditarod musher – with some of his sled dogs – from 5 – 5:45 PM to answer all your questions about this snowy sport.


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.  Individualized drop-in computer help will be this Saturday the 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  From the sweet to the terrifying, we have a large selection of new novels by popular authors this week.  Many will appeal to those who have a taste for crime – or reading about it, in any case.  Maureen Jennings has a new Murdoch mystery, Let Darkness Bury the Dead.  Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB series continues with Into the Black Nowhere, and Aaron Falk returns in Jane Harper’s Force of Nature, while Dark in Death is J. D. Robb’s latest and Lisa Gardner has Look for Me, the latest D.D. Warren story.  Alex Berenson recently published The Deceivers, and James Grippando provides A Death in Live Oak for fans of Jack Swyteck.  Susan Mallery (Sisters Like Us,) Danielle Steel (Fall From Grace,) and Kristin Hannah (The Great Alone) all have new works for those whose interests lie outside the mystery genre.  Finally, Matt Haig offers a meditation on immortality and fantasy in How to Stop Time


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!