Article 6/23/15

SUMMER HOURS  This summer Saturday hours will switch to 9 – 3. As the building will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day, this summer schedule will start the following week (the 11th) and continue until Labor Day.


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer with some authors born in June and July.  In the children’s section we have Walter Farley (writer of The Black Stallion and its sequels) and Maurice Sendak for June, and Beatrix Potter and EB White for July.  A number of literary ladies who helped change the way we look at the world were born this month, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Keller, and Anne Frank.  J.K. Rowling, like her most famous creation, was born in July, as were Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Cormac McCarthy.  Check out these authors and more in our birthday display next to the new books, and maybe have a slice of cake with ice cream in their honor.


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their next book sale on July 16, 17, and 18.  Look for more details shortly in this paper and online.

COMPUTER HELP  Need help using your eReader, creating a digital document, or getting online?  We are holding one-on-one sessions tonight, the 23rd, from 6 – 7.  The next are not until July 7 at the same time.  Call the library for an appointment or just drop in with your questions.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more. Meet other area families and come dance with us!


STORY TIME Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  The theme this week is Knights and Dragons.  All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome. 


JUST ARRIVED  Get a unique perspective on a historic battle in the novel The Sage of Waterloo, or on history in general with the nonfiction Behind Every Great Man.  Feeling restless?  Take a trip through Western highways with a trucker on the verge of bankruptcy in The Never-Open Desert Diner.  For teens, we have a romance of a kind, told in verse by its two main characters, The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy, and volume one of the newest Ms. Marvel comic.  If your young children are interested in farm animals and farm life, check out Hens for Friends by Sandy De Lisle, a picture book that not only describes different kinds of chickens but goes into the basics of how to care for them.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street,, 393-4325, or any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website.)


WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!