WEEKLY QUOTE  Even winter – the hardest season, the most implacable – dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself. – Clive Barker, author


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS  Stop into the library to celebrate with the likes of Margaret Truman, Victor Hugo, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ayn Rand, and Berthold Brecht.  Our birthday display for February is up next to the new books.  You’re sure to find something there new to you.


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, cookies and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

BIRDS AND SEEDS  Come to the library this Saturday the 13th at 11 AM to learn about local species of birds and make your own birdfeeder from recycled materials.  This simple birdfeeder can hang in your yard or from your porch.  The project will involve the use of peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.


LEGO SOAP  Children can learn a simple soap-making process and create their own orange-scented Lego-brick-shaped bars.  Stop in for good clean fun next Tuesday, the 16th, from 2 – 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, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  This week’s theme is (again) “plants.”  Movie night will be next Thursday, the 18th.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  Ever wonder how an author creates a book?  Andy Martin followed Lee Child as he created the 2015 title Make Me and published his observations in the new nonfiction work Reacher Said Nothing.  If you’re a fan of Bill Bryson’s travel writing, pick up his latest, Notes from Little Dribbling.  Need some new art ideas?  Check out Camilla d’Errico’s Pop Painting for unique inspirations.  Over on the fiction shelves, we have plenty to keep you entertained this month.  Bernard Cornwall’s latest tale of the Saxons is Warriors of the Storm, while Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character continues on in Mark Greaney’s Commander in Chief.  In the world of historical novels, you can return to the classic world of Wuthering Heights from the perspective of a loyal servant in Nelly Dean, or see a young Abraham Lincoln through the fictionalized eyes of his neighbors in A Friend of Mr. Lincoln.  Finally, William Shaw wraps up the 1960s with his latest mystery featuring two London detectives, A Song for the Brokenhearted


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.)


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 next Monday, February 15, in honor of Presidents’ Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!