WRITER OF THE WEEK Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the beloved Boxcar Children series of books, was born April 16, 1890. She initially wrote the first volume to amuse herself and later revised the text so that it could be easily understood by the children she taught, who often did not speak English as their first language.


MOVIE NIGHT Join us in watching a recent animated film about the Day of the Dead (slightly out of season) this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. We’ll have refreshments for you, your family, and your friends.


FREE CONCERT Join musician Marc Black for a sing-along of your favorite hits from the 1960s and 70s at the library at 3 PM on Friday, May 4th.

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. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in sessions this Saturday the 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 24th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.


JUST ARRIVED Has your favorite author come out with a new title recently? In the past few weeks we’ve added novels by C. S. Harris, Martha Grimes, William Gear, Anne Hillerman, Ann B. Ross, Susan Wittig Albert, Mary Higgins Clark, Jacqueline Winspear, James Patterson, C. J. Box, Clive Cussler, Danielle Steel, Elizabeth George, J. A. Jance, and Donna Leon. We also have some new nonfiction about the wild and wonderful. In Trooper, Forrest Bryant Johnson, a tour guide in the Mojave Desert, tells the tale of how he adopted a bobcat kitten which then lived with his family for nearly two decades. Domestication doesn’t always work out so well; naturalist Darryl Jones looks at the wide-range effects of backyard bird feeders in The Birds at My Table. Todd McLeish examines how overhunting changed the Pacific coast and how it recovered in Return of the Sea Otter (complete with photographs and illustrations of said critters.) For a very different take on humanity’s relationship to an entire class of animal, try David Waltner-Toews’s Eat the Beetles. While most of us are familiar with the theory of evolution, Menno Schilthuizen gives a detailed look at how it operates in urban environments in Darwin Comes to Town. Finally, in a series of essays entitled Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine, scientist Alan Lightman offers his impressions of how philosophy merges his work with the wider universe.


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!