Article 6/30/15

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING  As part of our summer reading program, we’ll be having a number of special events in July and August.  On July 11th we’ll be blasting off in an introduction to rocketry with Edge on Science; Fragile Planet wildlife center will return on July 27th; and we’ll be hosting an ice cream social with the Fire Department on August 15th.  Superhero training will be held on July 18th, but if villains are more your child’s style they can try out for the League of Evil on August 22.  For children and teens who have a creative side, in the month of August we’re holding a superhero creation contest (ages 5 – 11) and comic book writing contest (ages 12 – 18.)  Look for more details as the events approach (or check our website,) don’t forget to sign up for summer reading online or in person (we have prizes big and small,) and save the dates!


BOOK READING  Local author Maggie Mitchell will be visiting the library on July 30th at 6 PM to read from her debut thriller Pretty Is.  This novel, about two women who shared a terrifying experience as children, is on many of this summer’s must-read lists.  Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.


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.  All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome. 


JUST ARRIVED  We have new novels by Jackie Collins, Joseph Finder, Brad Meltzer, and Elin Hilderbrand, as well as a collection of previously unpublished Elmore Leonard short stories.  Should modern life sometimes leave you clueless on how to react, you can brush up on your high and low society manners with The Tricky Art of Co-Existing, or if you enjoy watching hummingbirds during the summer, read up on them in The Fastest Thing on Wings.  We’ve added several picture books to the children’s room, including the hilarious Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat, the outsized Sea Rex, and the curious Pipsie: Nature Detective.  In chapter books, we have Meg Cabot’s latest from her Princess Diaries series, this one geared toward a younger audience: From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess.  Want a romance with zombies and Vikings in the background?  Try The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak, one of the latest in our young adult collection.  If your teenager is in the mood for a vacation, then have them take a road trip with a guy looking for love and his missing grandfather while following The Porcupine of Truth.


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.  Summer hours (9 – 3 on Saturday) will begin next week on the 11th.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!