WRITER OF THE WEEK This week’s author is Larry Niven, writer of “hard” (science-based) science fiction whose career has spanned decades, from the 1960s through the 2010s.
FREE CONCERT This Friday May 4th we’re hosting a nostalgic look back at the 1950s and 1960s – complete with sing-along. Join New York Blues Hall of Famer Marc Black for an afternoon of memories and songs starting at 3 PM.
MAY EVENTS Beyond the concert, we have plenty of other fun programming at the library. Our adult craft will be on Thursday the 10th at 2 PM – we’re making simple wire thread-wrapped sculptures. Movie night, featuring a famous British-Peruvian bear, is on the following Thursday at 5:30 PM. On Friday the 18th we’ll be having a May-flowery craft for toddlers at 11 AM. This month’s family book club selection is the graphic novel Bluffton, featuring silent film star Buster Keaton. The discussion (and film-clip watching) will be on Thursday the 24th at 5 PM. We’ll be wrapping up the month with a craft program for teen on Friday the 31st at 4 PM. Other monthly programs include computer help tonight and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM as well as Saturdays the 5th and 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM, and Social Hour on Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Songs and Stories will return on May 19th. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in sessions this Tuesday May 1st from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 5th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED Look for something new to read to your child? Try I Am a Cat, featuring a very persistent feline insisting that he’s just like the lions and leopards he meets. If they prefer canines, try Can I Be Your Dog, about a puppy looking for a home – or, if they’re fans of both, check out My Pet Wants a Pet. For the wild at heart, we have Bear and Wolf; the two title characters explore forest landscapes together. Leaf Litter Critters takes a poetic and scientific look at the animals you might not ordinarily see, even when they’re right under your nose (or your springtime pile of leaves.) Finally, Who Was That will challenge your child’s memory, observational powers, and mystery-solving skills in a series of fun puzzles featuring people and animals of all sorts.
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.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!