WORD OF THE WEEK Causimomancy: a form of fortune-telling that involves observing objects placed in a fire.
HARRY POTTER This Saturday February 4th is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” We’ll be hosting a variety of Harry-Potter-themed activities all day long, so stop in to learn about potions, the care of magical creatures, and more.
VALENTINES Stop in any time in February to check out our display of beautiful vintage Valentine’s cards. They are in both the rectangular and circular display cases next to the main desk.
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS February may be short on days, but we have plenty of programs to keep you busy. To start off the month children can make a cute candy holder on Thursday the 9th at 5 PM. Adults and older children can stop in to make paper flowers on the following Monday, the 13th, at 3 PM. Finally, we’ll be hosting the Thompson Park Zoo (with animal visitors) again on Friday the 24th at 2 PM. All of our monthly programs are in place, as well. Drop-in computer sessions will be this Saturday the 4th and Saturday the 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th and Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Social hour is next Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM. Movie night will be Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.
WORD OF THE WEEK Chirography: Handwriting and the study of handwriting, including calligraphy and regular penmanship
CRAFT We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM. Come in to create your own unique design.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, falls on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM this month. A drop-in computer help session will be held tonight the 24th from 6 PM – 7 PM, so bring your computer and internet questions and we’ll do our best to answer them. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
WALLET RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets, on display next to the front desk. Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners. Both drawings will be held next Friday, February 3rd.
Penny Kerfien, executive director of the Ogdensburg Public Library, holds Sophie Gertrude, a red-eared slider turtle, Wednesday at the library. The turtle has been living in the library for the past few months.
OGDENSBURG — She’s not a teenager, or a mask-wearing ninja, but the turtle wandering the aisles of the Ogdensburg Library these days has become a huge hit with the public.
Did you know that the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library has an AmazonSmile account? It does.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of everything you order that is AmazonSmile eligable to the Friends Of The Ogdensburg Public Library Corp. So next time you go to Amazon to place an order remember type it in like thissmile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!