WORD OF THE WEEK  Callithump: a noisy (but spirited) band or parade, especially one made up of non-traditional or improvised instruments like pots and pans or cowbells


BOOK SALE  Don’t forget to stop in for more great deals on CDs, books, puzzles, and more all this week.  The book sale doors will be open during regular library hours Monday through Friday, wrapping up with a $3 bag sale on Friday the 28th.  Help the Friends of the Library support fun and educational programing for 2017 and 2018, and pick up some new reads!


BUILDING CHALLENGE  Can you outsmart the Big Bad Wolf?  Find out this Thursday the 27th at 2 PM.  Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to try to build a huff-and-puff-proof home for a little piggy out of the materials we provide.


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday the 29th.  Enjoy the fireworks and the parade!

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  The regularly scheduled computer help session tonight is cancelled, but there will be one next Tuesday the 1st from 6 – 7 PM and the following Saturday the 5th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  We’ve added some new educational board books.  Author Jane Foster introduces the concepts of Black and White as well as Colors, and Stanley the hamster also helps in Stanley’s Colors by William Bee.  Shanti Sparrow teaches children about Shapes, while Xavier Deneux and Sue Downing both have books featuring baby animals.   This week also brings new suspense titles from Iris Johansen and Tetsuya Honda.  Anthony Horowitz pays homage to the classical British mystery in Magpie Murders.  In fantasy, check out a series of short stories in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series with Besieged, and revisit the original world of the walking dead – the one created by George A. Romero – in the collection Nights of the Living Dead.  It may be too late to get to San Diego Comic-Con, but you can plan for next year with The Hero’s Closet and The Costume Making Guide for tips on pulling together a fantastic look.  If you’re looking to make something a bit less challenging, check out Duct Tape Engineer.  If you have family visiting for Seaway Festival, try some of the recipes in A Year of Picnics or Two in One Desserts


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.)


SUMMER HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!