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FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We’ll be discussing the book and making our own robots this Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.


COLORING CONTEST  All entries in our Color (a Picture of) Sophie the Library Turtle contest are due this Thursday the 28th.  Results will be announced on Friday the 28th.  The first place winner receives an art kit.  Children ages “able to hold a crayon” through nine are invited to participate.  We can’t wait to see what you create. 

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 next drop-in computer help sessions will be tonight the 26th and next Tuesday the 6th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Discover some unfamiliar authors in The New Voices of Fantasy, a short story collection edited by The Last Unicorn author Peter S. Beagle.  (It is a companion volume to The Secret History of Fantasy, which arrived at the library last month.)  Robin Slone, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, returns with Sourdough, the tale of a woman who quits her high-pressure job at a robotics company in order to carry on the culture of a bakery (and win the approval of the local farmer’s market.)  Sharyn McCrumb has written a new novel, The Unquiet Grave, that is a mix of folklore, ghost story, and the real facts of a trial that took place in 1890s Appalachia.  For adventurous fiction readers, Mike McCormack has written the story of a single All Souls Day in Ireland in an unusual style, with the title The Solar Bones.  In nonfiction, we have a number of new works for those interested in the back-to-the-land movement.  Check out The Essential Book of Homesteading, Homesteading from Scratch, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency, Growing Perfect Vegetables, The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden, Big Dreams Small Garden, or The Well-Tended Perennial Garden.  In addition, This Blessed Earth follows a family-led farm for a year, looking at the changes that have already come to the business of farming and the challenges that lie ahead.  Finally, built a quilt or a canoe, depending where your interests fall, with either The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design or Building a Strip Canoe (which comes with eight patterns.)


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