WORD OF THE WEEK  Cudbear: A powdered purple dye created from certain species of lichens.


BUDGET  The library would like to thank everyone who voted "yes" on the referendum.  You have made it possible for the library to continue buying new materials, presenting programs and serving our community.  We greatly appreciate your support.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’ll be reading book one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning.  Come in this Thursday the 25th at 5 PM to learn about simple machines and create your own problem-solving inventions.


TIE DYE  Bring an item of clothing to the park this Saturday the 27th at 2 PM and make a tie-dye masterpiece.  (Wearing old clothes is also recommended; the dye will stain any fabric, whether you intended it to do so or not.)  This program will be canceled if the weather does not cooperate, so if in doubt call the library.

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.  A drop-in computer help hour will be held tonight the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


RAFFLE  This is your last week to purchase tickets for the Friends raffle of a handmade walking stick.  The tickets (at 1/$1 and 3/$2) are available at the library.  The drawing will be next Tuesday, May 30th.  Don’t miss out.


JUST ARRIVED  If you like books, and you like reading books about books, we have a few selections for you.  Writer Pamela Paul created a “book of books” to record her reading journeys when she was seventeen, and maintained it through the years.  She recalls those books and the times in which she read them in My Life with Bob.  If you, too, would like to turn your life into a novel or a memoir, check out either The Story Cure, with tips on fixing up your writing from a professional “book doctor,” or The Story You Need to Tell, which focuses on writing as therapy.  You can also let the New York Times take you to the places famous authors lived, wrote, or wrote about in a new collection of the best from the column Footsteps.  Finally, for a less-literary but still beautiful trip, read The Outer Beach for tales from Cape Cod’s ocean shoreline, whether you’re headed there for a vacation this summer or can only dream of going.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday, May 29th, in honor of Memorial Day. 


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!