3/20/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Our next featured author is Lois Lowry.  Her books Number the Stars and The Giver each won the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Read The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett, then join us this Thursday the 22nd at 5 PM to put together some pranks for April Fools’ Day.

 

NINJAS  Ninjas return to the library next Saturday the 31st – beat them at their own game by finding the eggs they hide.

 

BOOK SALE  The next Friends of the Library book sale is fast approaching – from 5 PM on Thursday April 5 through 3 PM on Saturday April 14th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 

 

JUST ARRIVED  Feeling hungry, or just feeling curious?  Check out four of our new books for something satisfying (intellectually if not physically.)  The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats tells the story of a man who worked (often outside the lines) to bring new plants– from mangoes to cherry blossom trees – into American agriculture and onto American plates.  For those less interested in the history of food and more interested in the now, The Evolved Eater invites readers to take a closer look at what they eat and how it got into their kitchens in the first place, while Mark Hyman’s book Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? examines the latest food-related research and offers similar advice on eating fresh and local whenever possible.  Looking further afield, Dina Mousawi and Itab Azzam collected beloved recipes from Syrian refugees, resulting in the book Our Syria: Recipes from Home.  Focusing on sports rather than food, One Goal recounts how a soccer coach worked to bring two parts of a divided Maine town – those who were born there and the Somali immigrants settling there – together, eventually resulting in a state championship.  Our last highlight this week isn’t directly related to any of the previous books, but it is worth examining.  The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves takes a look at the history of American aviation and its impact on the space program, with a special emphasis on the views and pictures taken from far above the Earth’s surface.

 

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.  The library will be closing at noon on Friday, March 30th.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!

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