WRITER OF THE WEEK  During his life, Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a respected politician, poet, playwright, and novelist.  Today he is mostly known for inspiring the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, where entrants attempt to compose the most inventively bad opening sentence for a novel.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 28th for Memorial Day.  Hours on Saturday the 26th and Tuesday the 29th will be as usual.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  We’ll be watching silent films featuring comedian Buster Keaton as part of our discussion of Bluffton by Matt Phelan.  New families are always welcome, so please join us this Thursday the 24th at 5 PM.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Computer drop-in help will be tonight the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Looking for something new from one of your favorite authors?  We have the latest from David Baldacci (The Fallen,) John Sandford (Twisted Prey,) Iris Johansen (Shattered Mirror,) Jeffrey Deaver (The Cutting Edge,) Anne Perry (Twenty-One Days,) Conn Iggulden (The Abbot’s Tale,) and John Connolly (He – not a thriller this time but an examination of classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.)  Over in nonfiction, we have a wide variety of subjects.  First up are our new crafting titles.  Learn to make three-dimensional sewn art with Raised Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework.  Jewelry Making with Resin can take you from “absolute beginner” to “creator of uniquely beautiful pieces,” while Mastering Wirework Jewelry will give you inspiration to refine your metalworking techniques.  Gradient Knits features projects for the popular ombre-styles yarns, but in A Tapestry Garden the threads are metaphorical; the book is about garden design.  Finish up with some fun fare: Margaritaville: The Cookbook gives you the chance to make many tropic tastes in your own kitchen.  A Naturalist at Large collects some of the essays of Bernd Heinrich, while travel writer Paul Theroux offers more of his shorter works in Figures in a Landscape.  Learn about ballet in Celestial Bodies, look up the history of ice skating (in all its forms) in Canada with Lace Up, listen in on a series of conversations with the Dalai Lama in The Monastery and the Microscope, or find out what’s so exciting about dairy products in Mark Kurlansky’s latest food-based investigation, Milk.  Finally, don’t forget to check out Hey Everybody, a memoir by Ogdensburg’s own Preston Carlisle.


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!