WEEKLY QUOTE  Come with rain, O loud Southwester!  Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam. - To the Thawing Wind, Robert Frost


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in to chat with your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.  Social hour is tomorrow (Wednesday the 9th) from 2 – 3 PM. 


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with poets, playwrights, and authors.  Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Louis L’Amour, Douglas Adams, Mickey Spillane, Robert Frost, and Dr. Seuss were all born in March.  As always, materials created or inspired by these authors and others will be on display by the new books.  Take a look!


FRIENDS MEETING  The Friends of the Library are holding their monthly meeting at 7 PM tomorrow.  If you’ve ever thought about joining the Friends, want to help with the next book sale, or have fundraising ideas, please come.  The meetings are open to the public, and new members can join at any time.  The Friends play an important role in library programming, funding, and outreach.

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 Saturday the 19th from 11 – 12 PM and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM.  Movie Night is Thursday the 24th at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  As political campaigns grow ever more heated, why not take a step back to examine the history of our democracy?  The Fight to Vote details the path voting has taken from the Declaration of Independence to the modern day, and how we continue to ensure the voices of all are heard.  If, on the other hand, you’d rather take a break from all things political, we have a few suggestions.  In the world of sports, we’ve just added a new book about NASCAR titled Earnhardt Nation and another about basketball: Rise and Fire traces the history of the jump shot and how it’s both changed over time and changed the game.  The story of the 1972 Andean plane crash is well known; hear it from the perspective of one of the survivors, now a renowned pediatric heart surgeon, in the new memoir I Had to Survive.  If you’ve enjoyed watching Wolf Hall on PBS, learn how the common people fared while nobility schemed in How to be a Tudor.   Young children can join undersea creatures for a watery musical blast of a picture book in Wendell the Narwhal


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.)


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!