WRITER OF THE WEEK  Our author this week is British humorist Douglas Adams, best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently detective series.


ST. PATRICK’S DAY  Bring your children to a treat-and-mystery-filled scavenger hunt this Saturday the 17th at 11 AM as our mischievous – and very popular – leprechaun visitor returns.


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

COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for relaxation, camaraderie, and color this Thursday the 15th at 2 PM.  All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library, but you can also bring your own.


MOVIE NIGHT  Our family movie night is also this Thursday at 5:30 PM.  We’ll be watching a recent movie featuring Julia Roberts as the mother of a boy struggling to find his place in middle school.


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  If you’re planning to come to our Saturday celebration, you may want to pick up How to Build a Leprechaun Trap first.  The book features fifteen projects that might nab a supernatural critter, or just help children learn more about engineering as they build them.  While not Irish-themed, younger children with an interest in big machines might enjoy Mighty Tug by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, which follows the daily adventures of a tugboat, or The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler, about a piece of construction equipment trying to save a flower from an oncoming building project.  On the lighter side, A Couch for Llama deals with a sofa that winds up in a pasture, while Floaty features a runaway floating dog.  You might also check out Grace for Gus, a graphic novel-style picture book about a young girl in New York City doing all kinds of odd jobs to earn money for her class guinea pig.  For older children, you might pick up The Ambrose Deception, about three very different middle-schoolers coming together to solve a mystery.  In The Hope in the Holler an orphaned girl has to deal with an unfamiliar life in an Appalachian village, while The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs sees a girl having a spectacularly bad first day at her new school but making a fast friend anyway.


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!