WRITER OF THE WEEK  Although best known now from stories of her childhood teacher Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller was as an adult a renowned writer and lecturer on politics and social issues as well as on her own biography.


JULY EVENTS  We have an exciting summer of programs lined up for all ages.  On Tuesday the 17th come learn about Australian music and culture – complete with digeridoos – at 4 PM.  Come back the next day to see animals from the Utica Zoo at 1 PM.  Teens can come make magnetic slime on Friday the 20th at 2 PM.  Monday the 23rd will see a visit from Daniel Tiger and PBS kids at 11 AM.  We’ll wrap up the month with tie-dye in the park on Friday the 27th at 2 PM – bring your own shirt to dye.  Our usual monthly programs will also be continuing as usual.  Social Hour will be on Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM, while adult crafting will be on the 12th at 2 PM.  The Coloring Circle happens on Thursday the 19th at 2 PM, followed by Movie Night at 5:30 PM.  Family Book Club – featuring Frazzled by Booki Vivat – is July 26th at 5 PM.  Finally, drop-in computer help will be on Tuesdays the 3rd and 24th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 7th and 21st from 11 AM – 12 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  We have new novels by Jon Connolly, Clive Cussler, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Elin Hilderbrand, Stuart Woods, Patricia MacDonald, Lauren Weisberger, Nora Roberts, Matthew Pearl, James Patterson, and Ruth Ware, and a book of short stories from the Dresden Files by author Jim Butcher.  If you’re looking to add some more suspense to your reading habits, try Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer, or The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut.  While mystery is at the heart of Jim Crace’s The Melody and Nick Dybek’s The Verdun Affair, both books are just as interested in studying character as intrigue.  Finally, we have four novels about familial relationships – covering both found family and blood relations: The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson; A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza; The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai; and Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen.


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.  The library will be closed next Wednesday, July 4th.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!