WORD OF THE WEEK  Ombrometer: a device used to measure the quantity of a rainfall (in other words, a rain gauge)


SOCIAL HOUR  We’ll be hosting coffee, treats, and conversation at this monthly event tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.


BUDGET  Curious about our upcoming referendum and about what makes our library so special to the community?  Stop in to one or both of our Open Houses this week to have your questions answered.  The first will be Wednesday, May 10th from 2 to 4 PM, which coincides with our regular monthly Social Hour.  The second Open House will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM.  Please join us for hot coffee and enlightening conversation. 

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.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


RAFFLE  Don’t forget about the Friends’ raffle of a handmade walking stick.  Tickets (at 1/$1 and 3/$2) are available at the library.  The drawing will be on Tuesday, May 30th.


JUST ARRIVED  This has been a prolific few weeks for popular authors.  On our shelves we have new novels by Wanda Brunstetter, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Lisa Unger, Elizabeth Strout, John Sandford, Iris Johansen, Steve Berry, Mary Higgins Clark, David Baldacci, Donna Leon, Jeffrey Deaver, Lisa Scottoline, Anne Hillerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Anita Shreve, and Stuart Woods.  In nonfiction, explore the natural world with a basket of new books.  Resurrecting the Shark investigates a prehistoric shark with a very unique jaw and set of teeth.  A little closer to the present day, a composer adopted an unloved bird as his muse, a story told in Mozart’s Starling.  For more tales of human/animal interaction, check out The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo.  Prefer the subjects of your reading be more stationary?  Try Witness Tree, about the changes a single oak witnesses over the course of its century-long life, or The Songs of Trees, which examines the connections trees have with each other and the ecosystems in which they live.  For your artistic side, check out Imagine a Forest for plenty of patterns and inspirations for authentic-looking folk art.  Finally, for those who prefer even more (relatively) stable subjects, learn about Charles Darwin’s origins as a geologist in Darwin’s First Theory.


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!