WRITER OF THE WEEK  Under the pen name Mary Renault, Mary Challans wrote numerous fiction and nonfiction works about Ancient Greece.


TEEN CRAFT  Start the school year off by making a snazzy duct tape case for your pencils, pens, and other school supplies this Thursday the 6th at 4 PM.


CAKE PANS  Did you know that you can borrow fancy cake pans from the library?  We just processed a new donation of character pans, ranging from Blue’s Clues to Dora the Explorer to Harry Potter to a large dinosaur.  They are free to check out for one week; all we ask is that you clean them well before you bring them back.  If you have some pans taking up space in your kitchen or cupboard, we are still accepting donations.


NEW CHAIRS  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for purchasing new chairs to replace the deteriorating ones in the computer area.  If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can contact the library for more information or visit our website.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be tonight the 4th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  We have new novels from James Patterson (Texas Ranger) and Catherine Coulter (Paradox.)  The Terracotta Warriors looks into recent investigations concerning the tomb of China’s first emperor.  Learn about the lives and importance of the dam-building beaver in Eager, and read about the ground beneath your feet with The World in a Grain, which examines the way sand has shifted human destiny.  Reader Come Home questions how our increasingly digital world affects the way we and our children process information – particularly written text.  We also have many new books for children.  If you have kindergarteners, send them off to school with a Tyrannosaurus Rex in We Don’t Eat Our Classmates or a little girl finding her courage in Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous.  You can also help them face their fears with The Visitor, about a woman who never leaves her house (until an accidental and insistent visitor changes everything,) or Trevor, a bird who leaves his cage in search of friendship.  Middle school children can try Babymouse, Tales from the Locker: Miss Communication, where the main character hopes a new smartphone will make her popular.


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!