WORD OF THE WEEK  Reglet: A wooden block used in traditional printing to separate paragraphs or add space to a line


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Party this month with Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, Amy Tan, Edward Gorey, Charles Darwin, Toni Morrison, Sinclair Lewis, James Michener, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and more.  Check out the display between the new fiction books and Sophie’s tank.


SOCIAL HOUR  Drop in to our monthly social hour tomorrow the 8th at 2 PM.  We’ll bring the coffee and treats; you provide the conversation.


VALENTINES CRAFTS  Children can make cute paper candy holders this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.  Adults and older children can also make easy tissue-paper flowers the following Monday (the 13th) at 3 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 tonight the 7th from 6 – 7 PM and next Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Movie night will be next Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Take a peek at some of our newest nonfiction titles.  With Russia in the news, take a trip to meet its people and the changes they’ve experienced over the past twenty years in Bears in the Streets, or for something more overtly political revisit an assassination from 2006 in A Very Expensive Poison.  If you’d rather take your mind off current events, try creating something new and decorative with Japanese Fabric Flowers.  Those with some sewing-machine experience and a more practical bent might enjoy Simple Tailoring & Alterations, Lingerie Design, or The Tunic Bible.  Having trouble sleeping?  Check out End the Insomnia Struggle to help with potential solutions.  Finally, we have three new history books.  The Private Lives of the Tudors explores exactly what the title says, while Saladin looks at the biography and legacy of the Arabic hero.  If you’re fascinated by Ancient Egypt, or curious why so many other people have been fascinated by that time and place through the years, try reading Egyptomania for an explanation.  In fiction, we have the newest Inspector Rebus novel from Ian Ranking (Rather Be the Devil) and the latest from Alex Berenson (The Prisoner.)  For something different, travel to chilly North Dakota to read the sad story of The Winter in Anna.


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.  The library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in honor of Presidents’ Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!