5/10/16

WEEKLY QUOTE "It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east.  The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate the month of May with mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Tony Hillerman, spymasters Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, fantasists J. M. Barre and T. H. White, poets Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca.  Their books, related movies, and more are on display near Sophie’s tank.

 

ELEVATOR  The interior elevator is receiving additional upgrades.  It may be offline for as long as the next two weeks.  The exterior lift will remain functional.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in tomorrow the 11th from 2 – 3 PM for treats and the return of our specialty coffee – and chat with some of your neighbors while you’re here.

 

DOCUMENTARY  Come view Under Our Skin and learn more about treatments for Lyme disease.  The screening will start at 5:30 PM next Tuesday, the 17th.

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.  Drop-in computer help will be Tuesday the 24th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturday the 21st from 11 AM – 12 PM.    Movie night will be next Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our events.

 

JUST ARRIVED  This week we’ve added new books by popular authors like Iris Johansen, Lyndsay Faye, James Rollins, Anna Quindlen, Ann B. Ross, and David Baldacci.  In addition to these and many other novels, we have a wide spectrum of new nonfiction available.  If you’re interested in true crime or the Victorian era, try out Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane, then follow it up with Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction.  For a mystery of a different sort, pick up The Vanishing Velazquez, which investigates a lost (and possibly found) portrait.  Fans of the space program have two options: Rise of the Rocket Girls portrays the women who were integral “human calculators” – and more – for NASA, and Into the Black details the first flight of the shuttle Columbia.  Finally, take a more contemplative tack with three very different books.  Hallow This Ground meditates on the monuments we build to remember tragedy; One Wild Bird at a Time looks at avian behavior on a very personal scale; and Callings collects tales through StoryCorps about finding one’s true profession.

 

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!

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