WORD OF THE WEEK  Hythe: A small, man-made place on a river where a boat can land; a port or a harbor

RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-carved walking stick crafted by the library’s own Bob Bowman.  Tickets are 1 for $1 and 3 for $2.  Thy will be available all month, as the drawing will be right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30th.  For pictures visit our website, or stop by the library to see it in person.


MUSEUM PASSES  This year, the Friends of the Library are providing two passes to local Adirondack attractions.  As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.)  This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children.  New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children.  Both can be checked out at the library.  Please contact us for full details.  While the Wild Center opens for the season this Friday the 5th, the Adirondack Experience will not be open until Friday May 26th.  They make for great day or weekend trips.

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.  (There will be guest readers again this week.)  Drop-in computer help hour will be tonight the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 6th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Social hour with coffee and treats will be next Wednesday from 2 – 3 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  For history buffs this week, we have four new books about the time period surrounding the American Civil War.  Over twenty years before the war, a financial crisis brought about a movement dedicated to improving America by improving its citizens, as detailed in Man’s Better Angels, by Phillip Gura.  Those efforts were eventually overtaken by the violence that led to the conflict, as shown in Madness Rules the Hour by Paul Starobin.  Stephen Sears examines the relationship between the president and his generals in Lincoln’s Lieutenants.  Finally, Jonathan White looks at the Civil War through a unique perspective – the dreams it engendered in soldiers and civilians alike – in Midnight in America.  For a fictional look at the same time period, check out The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World by Brian Doyle (by way of Robert Louis Stevenson.)


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!