WORD OF THE WEEK  Tessera: One of the small tiles (of wood, stone, glass, or other material) used to create a mosaic.  Less commonly, it can be used to describe a password or ticket (like a backstage pass.)


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  As always, we’re celebrating this month with a display of popular March-born authors.  Pick up an old favorite or a new-to-you book by Jack Kerouac, Douglas Adams, John Updike, Philip Roth, Ralph Ellison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louis L’Amour, Mickey Spillane, or even Dr. Seuss.  You might also try one of the plays of Tennessee Williams, or pick up a volume of poetry by A. E. Houseman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, or Robert Frost,


LEGO PARTY  Celebrate our new grant-funded Lego Wall with fun and games this Thursday the 9th at 5 PM.


SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, at 2 PM.  Beat the still-winter chill with coffee, treats, and conversation.

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


JUST ARRIVED  Dip back into the world of old Hollywood with High Noon or We’ll Always Have Casablanca, two books that detail how these classic movies were created.  A little bit further forward in time, check out My Life in Focus, the autobiography of a photographer who travelled with Elizabeth Taylor.  For a companion read to the old westerns, pick up Dodge City, which tells the real stories behind some of the real men who fought in and survived the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  These are far from the only biographies on our new shelves this week, however.  Redemption Song speaks about the life of Muhammad Ali in the 1960s.  War Diaries, 1939-1945 takes from the journals of Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren to paint a picture of life in Sweden during World War II.  Insomniac City tells of a few years in the life of Bill Hayes and his partner, the late author Oliver Sacks, alongside observations about living in New York City.  In How May I Help You, Deepak Singh writes about emigrating from India (where he had earned an MBA) to the United States (where he worked at a retail electronics store.)  Finally, if you’d rather watch a movie than read about one, keep your hands busy with Weekend Wraps and knit up a quick shawl or scarf.


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!