6/5/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and artist in the early twentieth century.  His work reflected, at different times, both the surrealism of Salvador Dali and the folklore of the southern Spanish countryside.

 

TODDLER CRAFT  Like ladybugs?  We’ll be making some cute and colorful paper-plate versions this Wednesday the 6th at 11 AM.  Bring your little ones and join us!

 

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.  The usual drop-in computer help session for tonight the 5th has been cancelled.  Social Hour, the monthly craft for adults, and a teen craft will be next week.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

JUST ARRIVED  Desmond Morris, the last surviving member of the original surrealists, details the personal lives of his contemporaries in The Lives of the Surrealists.  We have other new biographies about people as varied as Paul Simon, Robin Williams, and Benedict Arnold – but our selection of nonfiction doesn’t end there.  From Broken Glass is the story of Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who went on to advocate for underserved students in Boston.  In Our Towns, James and Deborah Fallows detail their 29-community search for “the heart of America.”  Entrepreneur Richard Reed collects advice from 50 very successful people (from actors to athletes to activists) and shares their words of wisdom in If I Could Tell You Just One Thing.  You may have read every book available about the human members of the Kennedy family, but what do you know about their pets?  Pick up The Dogs of Camelot to learn more.  Veterinarian Duncan MacVean talks about some less famous (but no less loveable) animals in My Patients Like Treats, about his career making house calls.  Looking for fresh fiction?  Alison Weir, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephen King, Danielle Steel, and Michael Ondaatje all have new books.  If you want to explore some less familiar writers, try Indian Horse by the late Canadian Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese, Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo, or the Syrian-set The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar.  Veteran Kevin Powers recently released a second novel titled A Shout in the Ruins, while Chris White’s The Life List of Adrian Mandrick and Aja Gabel’s The Ensemble are both first novels, as is R. F. Kuang’s Chinese inspired fantasy, The Poppy War.

 

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!

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