WEEKLY QUOTE “Such mirth had the madness and might in thee made, March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite." – Algernon C. Swinburne
LIBRARY WEEK We’ll be celebrating National Library Week from Monday April 11th through Saturday the 16th. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform,” and we hope you’ll come join the festivities! We kick off on Monday with two events: a craft for adults that upcycles an old book into a new picture frame at 2 PM, and a presentation on the local Horwood family, the stained-glass art they created, and plans for a museum to house their work at 6 PM. Tuesday we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (and their animals) at 4 PM. On Wednesday, join master gardener Julie Hackett Cliff for a class on container gardening at 2 PM. Thursday brings our family-friendly craft – transforming paper into colorful beads – at 5 PM. Finally, we wrap things up on Friday at 2:30 PM, when instructor Heather Barkley will lead a free yoga class.
We also have five events running all week long. Take part in a scavenger hunt that will teach you about the library’s history, or play library bingo for a chance to win a daily prize. St. Lawrence Valley Roasters is helping us put on a coffee tasting, with one new brew every day. While you’re sipping your coffee, try out a different kind of blind taste test by grabbing a new book. The twist? We’ve covered up their covers, so you won’t know what you have until after you’ve checked it out. Finally, if you’ve ever wondered about the paintings hanging in the library, this is your chance to learn more. There will be a digital presentation by city historian Julie Madlin running all week near the front desk. You can stop in at any time to watch it. And on top of all that, we’re also transforming the library with decorations. Please come celebrate community, creativity, and change with us!
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. Drop-in computer help will be April 2nd and 16th (Saturdays) from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesdays April 5th and 26th from 6 – 7 PM. April’s social hour will be a week early at 2 PM on the 6th. Movie night will be Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM. Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.
JUST ARRIVED We’re still adding to our children’s collection, with special attention this week to nonfiction titles. Explore space – from our own neighborhood to the farthest reaches – with books like 13 Planets, Space Stars and the Beginning of Time, and Welcome to Mars. If you’re looking for something closer to home, we also have new books on trees, owls, and the very unusual platypus. For the full list visit our website, or just drop in to see what’s on the shelf.
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.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. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!