WORD OF THE WEEK  BERM: A strip of land separating two areas.  Originally it was a flat space, but in modern times it is generally a human-made construction of earth – or, on ski trails, snow.


MARCH EVENTS  Kick off the month next Thursday the 9th at 5 PM with a Lego Party to celebrate the library’s new Lego wall, funded by a grant from the North Country Library System.  We’ll be playing games, making Lego-themed items to take home, and having fun.  Children can also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Thursday the 16th at 5 PM.  For adults, survivalist and author Gene LaLonde will be offering tips on getting through emergency 

situations – both natural and man-made – on the 21st.  The monthly Social Hour will be on the 8th, and monthly movie night will be Thursday the 23rd.  Additional computer help sessions will be offered on Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and T

uesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM.


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 this Saturday March 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

JUST ARRIVED  Some of our new-this-week young adult books dance around and through the world of crime, from Atlanta, Georgia in The Radius of Us to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo in City of Saints & Thieves.  Allegedly deals with a girl accused of murder, while Empress of a Thousand Skies takes you to an interstellar world of deception, refugees, and revenge.  Travel back to an imagined past as a Celtic warrior princess finds herself fighting as a gladiator in Rome’s arenas in The Valiant.  Closer to home, At the End of the Universe and History Is All You Left Me both deal with lost loves (although in very different ways,) while A Tragic Kind of Wonderful features a girl coming to terms with her bipolar disorder.  Finally, a new graphic novel, MWD, tells the story of an Iraq War veteran and the dogs in her life.  If you have a younger child and you’re both hungry for Spring, try one of our new picture books.  Egg (by Kevin Henkes,) Everybunny Dance, Ribbit, and We’re Going on an Egg Hunt will all help break up the Winter blahs.


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!