WRITER OF THE WEEK  Octavia E. Butler was a visionary writer of science fiction.  She drew inspiration from her local library and from the conviction that she could write better stories than the ones showcased by the then-popular B-movies.


SUMMER READING  Now that school is winding to a close, don’t forget to keep your children reading over the summer break.  We have prizes and raffles – featuring a variety of musical instruments – for children and teens who fill up their reading worksheets.  Stop in for the details.


COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for our monthly coloring circle for adults.  Bring your supplies or use ours and enjoy a relaxing hour making art in good company this Thursday the 21st at 2 PM.

MOVIE NIGHT  Also this Thursday at 5:30 PM we’ll be watching an animated movie about a hungry, mischievous bunny.  We’ll provide the popcorn and drinks; you just bring yourself, your family, and your friends.


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  If your child enjoys visiting our library turtle Sophie Gertrude, check out the book Turtle Pond by James Gladstone to learn more about the life of red eared sliders in the wild.  Dive in the ocean with The Brilliant Deep, about efforts to rebuild the world’s endangered coral reefs, or read the story of one woman’s work with a misunderstood animal in The Hyena Scientist.  School-aged children might also enjoy Snails are Just My Speed, filled with gross-but-true facts about this common garden critter.  You can help your child learn more about themselves and your family with the National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy, and teach them to appreciate other cultures through their celebrations in Every Month is a New Year.  In fiction, children can read Bob by Wendy Mass, about an American girl visiting family in Australia and discovering that the monster in her old closet is quite friendly.  Aisha Saeed’s Amal Unbound is about a girl sold into servitude who dreams of becoming a teacher, and Ojibway author Jan Bourdeau Waboose has created a beautifully-illustrated story with connections to legends of the fearsome Windigo.  Finally this week, Akissi: Tales of Mischief is a collection of comic strips by Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin featuring the adventures and misadventures of a girl growing up in a West African village.


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 on 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!