WORD OF THE WEEK  Quidnunc: A person who always wants to know the latest news and gossip (particularly if it’s scandalous.)


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM for the last family book club meeting of the summer.  We’ll be discussing The Little Prince and making wooden airplanes.  New families are always welcome.


SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS  All next month we’ll be having a children’s coloring contest.  Check our website or stop in for details.  Drop-in computer help hours will be on the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM and the 5th and 26th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social Hour will be on the 13th at 2 PM.  On the 14th at 2 PM we’ll have a bracelet-making class for adults.  Movie night (with an underwear-clad superhero) is the 21st at 5:30 PM, and Family Book Club meets on the 28th at 5 PM.  There will be no Story Time on the 16th, 20th, or 23rd in September.

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.  A drop-in computer help session will be held this Saturday, September 2nd, 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  Are you in the mood for more biographies?  We have plenty.  Our first selection, God’s Wolf, takes us back to the European Middle Ages and examines the life and deeds of Reynald Chatillon, a notorious crusader.  Keeping with the martial theme, It’s My Country Too tells the stories of many women who have fought for the United States in battles from the Revolution to Afghanistan.  While the subjects of Sargent’s Women may have had lives very different from a warrior’s, they faced their own struggles in spite of their wealth and connection to portraitist John Singer Sargent.  Over a century before, a physician was puzzling through the symptoms of a disease then called the “shaking palsy”; his life is examined in The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson.  For a look at modern medicine, psychology, and society, check out The Education of a Coroner, written by a former Marin County, CA medical examiner.  Ellen Ullman tells tales of working as one of the first female computer programmers – and the technological progress she’s seen since the 1970s – in A Life in Code.  Finally, the late ESPN broadcaster John Saunders talks openly about his struggles with depression in Playing Hurt.


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, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.  We will be returning to our winter schedule of 9 – 5 on Saturdays after Labor Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!