WORD OF THE WEEK  Pavonine: resembling a peacock, either literally (as in colors) or metaphorically (as in a prideful person)


FUNDRAISER  The Dirty Gringo and the Ogdensburg Public Library have partnered up for a fundraiser.  Purchase a $20 gift card at the library, and the Dirty Gringo will donate a percentage of the proceeds back to us.  Support local businesses and stock up on future presents at the same time!


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Go out of this world and join us to discuss Zita the Space Girl this Thursday the 23rd at 5 PM.  We’ll also be making our very own indoor-safe rockets.


OPEN MIC  Feeling creative?  Please join us this Thursday the 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, when the library will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic night.  We encourage you to bring your own short pieces to share.

ZOO VISIT  We’ll be hosting some very special animal visitors from the Thompson Park Zoo this Friday the 24th at 2 PM.  This is usually a very popular event, so we recommend you arrive early to be sure you find a good seat.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Computer help hours will be held next Tuesday the 28th from 6 – 7 PM and next Saturday March 4th 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  We have a trio of new books on World War II for you this week.  Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare details the various acts of spycraft and sabotage the British undertook to defeat the German military.  Meanwhile, Blood and Fears follows the aircraft, American and British, engaged in the battle for the skies.  Finally, The Lost Eleven tells the story of the Wereth Eleven, members of the all-black 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who were captured and executed in Belgium.  Also in military history, check out The Allure of Battle, which examines how wars are really fought and decided.  Elsewhere in nonfiction, Beyond the Northlands takes the Vikings on their own terms and in their own words, examining the sagas they left behind and the territories they once roamed.  Lastly and closer to home, Six Encounters With Lincoln tells how the sixteenth president dealt with questions of American democracy and the difficulty of leading the country through little-known interactions with six very different people.


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!