WRITER OF THE WEEK  Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor.  Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.


TEEN CRAFT  This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.


JUNE EVENTS  We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM.  The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM.  Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 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.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Dive into history far and near this week.  In Imperial Twilight, Stephen Platt tells the story of the first Opium War and how it shifted China’s place in the world.  Matthew Kneale tells the story of a Western empire from an unusual perspective in Rome: A History in Seven Sackings.  In American history, earn about the Pony Express in Jim DeFelice’s West Like Lightning, read about 1906’s “crime of the century” in Saving Sin City by Mary Cummings, find out about the young black women who desegregated schools in A Girl Stands at the Door by Rachel Devlin, and get an insider’s view of Gerald Ford from Donald Rumsfeld in When the Center Held.  Although more recent, NASA’s mission to Pluto was decades in the making, as detailed in Alan Stern’s Chasing New Horizons.  You can also travel to the far north with the authors of two of our new books: Kings of the Yukon by Adam Weymouth and Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams.  Finally, journey to Khartoum in Sudan with Jamal Mahjoub in A Line in the River, a book which is both history and memoir.


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!