WRITER OF THE WEEK  Louise Erdrich is an award-winning author and poet whose works often highlight life on a fictional Chippewa reservation in North Dakota.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed tomorrow the 4th for Independence Day.  Have fun, celebrate, and stay safe!


SUMMER READING  Beginning this week we’ll have summer reading challenges and raffles for all ages.  Stop into the library to find out how to participate

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.  Drop-in computer help sessions will be tonight the 3rd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 7th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


SPECIAL STORYTIME  Look for us to provide stories and a children’s craft next Monday the 9th.  Details will be forthcoming and on our website.


JUST ARRIVED  If you want to beat the heat this week, try a dive into the ocean.  Assuming you can’t make it to the beach, you can check out Spying on Whales for an in-depth look at Earth’s largest living animals.  Eye of the Shoal looks at aquatic life from the fish’s point of view, answering questions you never thought to ask about how fish live – in ponds, rivers, streams, lakes and the open ocean.  Should you prefer keeping your imaginary feet dry, try By the Shore, an exploration of coastlines in the Pacific Northwest.  Rising also looks at the boundary between ocean and land, and how climate change and increasingly powerful seasonal storms have affect life both human and animal there.  For a fictional escape, try Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman, a thriller featuring a newlywed couple in over their heads in more ways than one.  Thinking about camping?  Check out The Weather Detective by Peter Wohlleben for tips on when and where to pitch your tent.  However, you might want to avoid reading one of our new novels: Bearskin features a park ranger who is facing dual dangers in the forms of a gang of poachers and his own past.  For tamer parts of the world, try Penelope Lively’s memoir Life in the Garden (featuring plots she’s known and loved as well as a look at the history and evolution of gardening) or Rosamund Young’s The Secret Life of Cows, based on her observations of her own herd.


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!