WRITER OF THE WEEK  Kenneth Grahame, author of numerous shorts stories, essays, and the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows, was born March 8, 1859.


DONATIONS With repairs and renovations nearly completed, we are accepting some book donations again.  If you have spare books in good condition that are less than five years old (2013 and newer), please consider donating them for the next Friends of the Library booksale, which will take place from April 5 – 14.  Thank you for your patience while we dealt with the temporary loss of our storage space.


ADULT CRAFT  This Thursday the 8th at 2 PM we’ll be making miniature works of art using glue and paint. 

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 tonight March 6th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  As always, our new young adult books feature a mixture of the realistic and the fantastic.  In American Panda a Taiwanese-American college student come to terms with the fact that being her own person means disappointing her parents, while Down and Across features a boy who runs away from home in search of success and winds up meeting a girl obsessed with crossword puzzles.  A girl investigates the disappearance of her boyfriend when no one else seems to think that disappearance is suspicious in This is Not a Love Letter, and a teen with autism deals with her tough life in the foster care system and her love for a boy with brittle bone disease in When My Heart Joins the Thousand.  A Land of Permanent Goodbyes embeds itself in current events when two brothers move from being part of a happy family in Syria to homeless refugees, and The Dangerous Art of Blending In exposes the abuse a boy suffers at the hands of his traditionalist mother.  In the fantasy section, teens deal with the emergence of a variety of supernatural powers in The Belles, Reign the Earth, and The Apocalypse of Elena MendozaYour One and Only follows the only remaining imperfect human making his way through a world of perfect clones, and When Light Left Us addresses loss – both of a father and of the strange alien being who enchanted a family for a summer, then changed them permanently.  Finally The Book of Pearl sees a young man transported from his world to a strange land that looks very much like ours.


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!