WEEKLY QUOTE  I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new.  –  Robert W. Service, Canadian poet


TAX FORMS  New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly.  We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.


MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero.  We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests.  The film is rated PG-13.

INK PAINTING  Learn a new artistic technique this Saturday, January 30th, at 2 PM.  We’ll provide all the tools necessary for you to create your own masterpieces with a combination of water and colored ink.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS  We’ll have plenty of things for your children to do over the school break next month.  Learn about bird watching on February 13th, make Lego-shaped soap on the 16th, and come share a spooky movie with us on the 18th.  Social Hour will be on the 10th.  Computer help will be on the 2nd, 6th, 20th, and 23rd.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  This week’s theme is “lost and found.”  Drop-In Computer Help for one-on-one basic computer and eReader tips will be tonight (the 26th) and next Tuesday (February 2nd) from 6 PM – 7 PM and Saturday February 6th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  It’s never too early to introduce your children to great works of literature.  Thanks to a generous donation, the library has purchased new BabyLit board books.  Help your child learn colors with A Christmas Carol, shapes with Treasure Island, sounds with Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, parts of the body with Frankenstein, and more.  The donation has also funded the purchase of other new board books, so drop in and check them out.  We’ve also added new early readers with a Lego Star Wars theme.  For older children who can read on their own, we recommend When Mischief Came to Town, about a rambunctious girl in Denmark sent to live with her grandmother, or The Goblin’s Puzzle, wherein a group of children set out to save the kingdom – and themselves.  For adults, we’ve added some critically-praised novels from 2015, including The Country of Ice Cream Star and The Water Knife, both set in very grim futures.  We have also added the first round of our new Civil Service Test guides.  If you’re looking to change careers or advance in your workplace, come take a look.  We will be adding more in the coming weeks.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 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.)


WEEKLY 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!