WRITER OF THE WEEK  Korean-American Chang-Rae Lee has written on subjects ranging from the struggle between cultural assimilation and sense of self in Native Speaker to the search for hope in dystopia in On Such a Full Sea.


BOOK SALE  The summer book sale has ended.  Thank you to everyone who bought, sold, or set up books on behalf of the Friends.  Please look for our next sale in the Fall.


AUGUST EVENTS  Next Wednesday the 8th at 11 AM, toddlers can make their very own play dough.  Older children can make bookmarks out of paper clips on the 9th at 11 AM, join us to experiment with making music on the following Wednesday the 15th also at 11 AM, create their own personalized pencils on Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM, and finally on the last Wednesday of August make a sign letting everyone know when they’re doing their homework.  Teens headed back to school can make magnets to decorate their lockers on Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.  Families can enjoy Movie Night on Thursday the 16th and our Family Book Club (featuring Jinx by Sage Blackwood and the chance to build your own terrarium) on the 30th.  For adults we have Social Hour on the 8th, a watermelon-y craft on the 9th, and a Coloring Circle on the 16th.  Drop-in computer help will be available on Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, will return next Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be this Saturday the 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Dip into history this week with one of our new books.  We have recent biographies of Napoleon III (Alan Strauss-Schom’s The Shadow Emperor and French writer George Sand (by Martine Reid,) and a look at the life of James I (The King’s Assassin by Benjamin Woolley.)  Examine the global changes caused by Alexander the Great with Before and After Alexander by Richard A. Billows.  You can visit the world of America’s merchant fleets in Steven Ujifusa’s Barons of the Sea, or travel the dry lands of Earth’s deserts with William Atkins in The Immeasurable World.  Finally, pick up a memoir detailing the lives of the family behind a popular dessert with Allie Rowbottom’s Jell-O Girls.


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!