WEEKLY QUOTE  “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.  Libraries change lives for the better.”  –  Sidney Sheldon


NEW PROGRAMS  We have two late additions to our Library Week festivities.  On Friday at 1 PM, the experts from Lowe’s Home Improvement will host a DIY Indoor Herb Garden class – come put what you learned on Wednesday’s Container Gardening class to use.  Saturday, local storyteller Rachel White will bring her puppets to the library and weave a few children’s tales at 11 AM.  Please join us if you’re able.


IT’S HERE  Follow the butterflies to National Library Week.  While Monday’s events have passed, there are still five days left.  The Zoo will be here with live animals today at 4 PM, tomorrow is a gardening class at 2; Thursday brings paper-bead making at 5 PM; and Friday features free yoga at 2:30 PM in addition to the DIY class.  If you can’t make any of the scheduled events, we also have activities open all week, from a scavenger hunt to literary bingo to a digital presentation on the library’s collection of artwork.  If none of that interests you, just grab a daily cup of coffee courtesy of St. Lawrence Valley Roasters – and maybe take a blind date with a book while you sip.

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 this Saturday the 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Movie night is next week at 5:30 PM – we’re watching a PG-rated animated film about faeries, magic, and love.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our events.


JUST ARRIVED  Spring will come eventually.  While you’re waiting for your flowers to bloom, check out The Flower Chef for tips and inspiration on constructing floral arrangements.  In the meantime, baseball season has arrived.  Brush up on the history of base-running with Stealing Games, about the 1911 New York Giants.  Get out into nature (mentally if not physically) with A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks.  Reach further back into history with The Paper Trail and learn more about the development of paper.  We haven’t neglected our fiction collection, either.  For spies, try Exposure or The Travelers.  In historical fiction, The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins will take you back to 18th-century London.  Finally, if you’re in the mood for something spooky, we have a trio of supernatural thrillers in The Brotherhood of the Wheel, Every Heart a Doorway, and The Taxidermist’s Daughter.


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!