WRITER OF THE WEEK  Alice Walker is most famous for her 1982 novel The Color Purple, adopted into both an acclaimed film and an award-winning musical, but she has written numerous other novels, poetry, short stories, and nonfiction.  The library has numerous examples of her work available.


BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK  Bored with your usual authors and want to try something new?  Enjoy being surprised?  Stop in this month and pick up a book or audiobook from our Valentine’s table.  You won’t know what you have until you get home and unwrap it (although there are brief descriptions on the wrapping.)  This year’s selections come from African-American authors in honor of Black History Month and cover a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to mystery to modern-day teen literature.


PAPER ROSES  Join us this Thursday the 8th at 2 PM for February’s adult crafting class.  We’ll be making roses out of old book pages – bring a friend and have fun!

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


JUST ARRIVED  Do you have a child who loves animals?  Give them one of our new nonfiction titles to explore.  We have A Seal Named Patches, Snowy Owl Invasion, and Look and Learn: Birds from National Geographic Kids.  For the very little, try the new board book Cats! by John Hutton.  If your child needs a hero, they might be interested in the new picture book of astronaut Mae Jemison, Mae Among the Stars.  You could also help teach them about the Civil Rights Movement with the easy reader Dream March.  Older children might pick up Meet Me at the Well, a collection of stories about the girls and women in the Bible.  We also have a new selection of fictional chapter books.  The Terrible Two Go Wild is the third in a series about a pair of pranksters.  A Dash of Trouble is the first in a new series featuring a girl whose skills include baking and magic (although she’s still working on that second one.)  The Young Prince is a companion novel to the new movie release Black Panther, set in the main character’s childhood.  Finally, Just Like Jackie follow a girl, named after Jackie Robinson, dealing with family secrets, her own anger, and her grandfather’s decline into Alzheimer’s.


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, 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!