WORD OF THE WEEK  Skippet: a small round box used to protect a seal attached to an official document.  Seals were stamped wax tablets used to prove that a document wasn’t forged, and the image on the skippet was often the same as the one on the seal.


ST. PATRICK’S DAY  Come to the library this Thursday the 16th at 5 PM to help us solve a mystery.  Children can play games and find candy while they track down a mischievous leprechaun.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  Next Tuesday the 21st at 6:00 PM survival expert Gene LaLonde will be at the library to offer advice on getting through unexpected emergencies, from ice storms to EMP pulses.  He will also discuss his novel A Question of Survival, set in the woods of Vermont after a national crisis.

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.  Computer help hour will be held this Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Don’t forget movie night next Thursday at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Still looking for ways to meet that “get fit” New Year’s Resolution?  We have some new-to-us DVDs that might help.  Try out “functional fitness” with titles on fat burning, building bones, reducing neck and back pain, and even powering up your brain.  The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, have a DVD for older Americans called Go4Life.  If that interests you, you might also want to check out Stretching for Seniors or the Older and Wiser Workout.  Finally, if you’re looking for something with a slightly faster pace, we have a trio of belly dancing instruction videos for beginners.  Other new documentaries include the Mongolia-set The Eagle Huntress, the Star Trek-inspired For the Love of Spock, and Bright Lights, which documented the relationship between Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.  There are some new movies on our shelves, too.  Oscar nominees Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, and Moonlight are all available.  So are The Magnificent Seven remake and The Girl on the Train.  We even have less well-known movies like Eddie the Eagle, Anthropoid, the Jackie Chan film Dragon Blade, plus a few old favorites like The Train Robbers and a collection including both Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men.  For children, check out Pete’s Dragon, Storks, and Trolls.


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!