WORD OF THE WEEK Vacillate: to waver (go back and forth) between two (or more) options.
ADULT READING RAFFLE This is your last week to enter our adult summer reading program. Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Pizza Hut, and Joann’s Fabrics. Just recommend a book or five to get your ticket – no purchase necessary. Entries close this Saturday the 9th and the drawing will be on Monday the 11th. Look for a list of community-recommended books online next week.
ADIRONDACK PASSES You still have time to borrow the library’s discount passes for the Adirondack Experience and the Wild Center. Both locations will close after Columbus Day in October, so don’t miss out. Call the library or stop in for full details on how the passes work.
SEED LIBRARY If you “borrowed” some seeds from our collection this Spring, it’s time to start thinking about replenishing the stock from your own garden. The library has several books available on seed saving, and you can also find tutorials on the internet. Donations aren’t necessary (the seeds are free for all,) but they are appreciated.
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 tonight the 5th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED For medievalists as well as teens, we have a graphic novel adaptation of the story of one of the lesser-known knights of the Round Table, Yvain: The Knight of the Lion. Our new young adult nonfiction also includes two biographies. Survivor’s Club tells the true story of a four-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, while Eyes of the World shows how two pioneering photographers, Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, helped create modern photojournalism. In the adult nonfiction section, you can check out a modern example of photography during war: Shooting Ghosts features a photographer and a wounded veteran coping with the aftereffects of traumatic brain injury and PTSD. For a more individual approach to art, try Make Great Art on Your iPad or 5 Minute Sketching – People for ways to flex your own creative muscles. Finally this week, we’ve brought you plenty of biographies, so why not try reading the biography of a biographer: The Shadow in the Garden, by James Atlas.
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.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 (please note the change from Summer hours.) We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!