WORD OF THE WEEK  Zastruga: A ridge formed by the wind on a snow-covered surface.  These are usually found in series, rather than alone; the plural is zastrugi.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  Tonight 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.


MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching Disney’s latest animated feature (a trip to a far more tropical climate) this Thursday the 23rd at 5:30 PM.  Join us for popcorn, drinks, and an escape from all this snow.

TAX HELP  Have you been putting off filing your taxes?  Are you confused and need help?  If you make less than $64,000, volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will be at the library to help you file electronically on Wednesday, April 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  You will need to bring several documents with you, as you will be completing and filing both your federal and state taxes.  For full details, check out the link on our website calendar or visit tax.ny.gov/fsa.  Each session will take about an hour.  You can call the library for an appointment, but walk-ins will be accepted.


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  We’re mid-way through Women’s History Month, and we have some new potential reads for you.  Learn about the politics of seventeenth-century Africa and a powerful queen who lived there in Njinga of Angola.  From twentieth-century America, learn about an early female lawyer, detective, and New Yorker named Grace Humiston in Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, or discover some remarkable but forgotten artists in Identity Unknown.  Finally, take a look at how the 1977 National Woman’s Conference continues to affect modern politics in Divided We Stand.  This week we’ve also added new novels by Greg Iles, Jacqueline Winspear, Danielle Steel, Fay Weldon, Clive Cussler, and Catherine Coulter.  In Young Adult fiction, we have Decelerate Blue, a graphic novel about a girl who wants to slow down her life in a future that moves too fast, and Dreadnaught: Nemesis – Book One, the first novel in a new series about a girl who suddenly gains superpowers and has to deal with unexpected complications in her personal life.


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!