WRITER OF THE WEEK  David Halberstam was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Vietnam War correspondent, a reporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and an author who wrote several acclaimed books on a variety of historical, political, and athletic topics.


BOOK SALE  The sale will continue through Friday this week during the library’s regular hours.  Pricing will be the same as last Saturday – $1 for hardcover books and DVDs, 50 cents for CDs, and 25 cents for paperbacks.  A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th at $4 per bag.  We still have plenty of great deals left, so stop by the auditorium whenever you have time.


SOCIAL HOUR  In honor of National Library Week we’re combining our monthly social hour with an open house for the public and staff from other local libraries.  Join us this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM for special treats and conversations.

ADULT CRAFT  This Thursday the 12th at 2 PM we’ll be making some delicate-looking decoupage vases for Spring.


TODDLER CRAFT  Bring in your young children to create a craft combining April showers and May flowers on Friday the 13th at 11 AM.


COLORING CONTEST  Don’t forget to enter our all-ages coloring contest for National Library Week.  Sheets are available at the library, and must be turned in by the 12th.  Winners will be announced at 3 PM on Friday – prizes range from art supplies for the children to a $50 Walmart gift card for adults.


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  This week’s new young adult novels take hard looks at life and the choices that living can require.  In Sight of Stars and The Beauty That Remains both look at loss and coping – or not coping – with it, and Twelve Steps to Normal features a girl dealing with her father’s alcoholism and his new attempt at sobriety.  What the Night Sings sees a girl living on after her life and dreams are shattered in the Holocaust, while A Girl Like That investigates the truth about a Saudi Arabian teen with a bad reputation.  The Poet X and Blood Water Paint are both written in verse – the latter a fictionalized account of the life of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, and the former about a modern young woman finding her voice.  Finally, in After the Shot Drops two teenaged athletes are separated by the choices they make. 


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!