WORD OF THE WEEK  Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century.  It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.


MAY PROGRAMS  Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day.  At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible.  Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning.  At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines.  Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM.  Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.


LYME DISEASE  The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October.  For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.

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.  (We’re going to have some special guest readers for the next few weeks.)  Drop-in computer help hour will be tonight the 25th and next Tuesday the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  In teen books this week we have works spanning a wide variety of locations and time periods.  Maid of the King’s Court takes place during the reign of Henry VIII, while The Hate U Give, the story of a girl who sees her best friend shot by police and has to deal with the fallout, couldn’t be more contemporary.  The main character in Optimists Die First leads a life of paranoia and caution, and the protagonist of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life tries to figure out what love means in his life.  For those who prefer fantasy, we have three new selections.  Freya features a Norse goddess trying to make her way in the modern world, The White Road of the Moon stars a girl who can see ghosts (both human and canine,) and the princess in Frogkisser finds herself on a quest to save her sister’s boyfriend from a curse when she’d really rather be reading in the castle library.


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!