WRITER OF THE WEEK Dorothy West was a pioneering novelist, short-story writer, and editor. Her journal Challenge was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance.
TEEN CRAFT This Friday the 31st at 4:30 PM we’ll be making necklaces out of metal washers and other materials.
JUNE EVENTS We’ll kick the month off with a paper-plate craft for toddlers on Wednesday June 6th at 11 AM. The following week sees Social Hour on Wednesday at 2 PM and two crafts on Thursday the 13th: paper roses for adults at 2 PM and paper beads for teens at 4 PM. Movie night, featuring a film about a hungry rabbit and a stubborn farmer, is Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM. For June’s Family Book Club we’ll be reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and meeting to discuss it on Thursday the 28th at 5 PM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in help sessions on Saturdays the 2nd and 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 26th from 6 – 7 PM.
WRITER OF THE WEEK During his life, Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a respected politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. Today he is mostly known for inspiring the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, where entrants attempt to compose the most inventively bad opening sentence for a novel.
HOLIDAY The library will be closed next Monday the 28th for Memorial Day. Hours on Saturday the 26th and Tuesday the 29th will be as usual.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB We’ll be watching silent films featuring comedian Buster Keaton as part of our discussion of Bluffton by Matt Phelan. New families are always welcome, so please join us this Thursday the 24th at 5 PM.
There’s a new app that you can use for your ebooks with your Library card. It’s called Libby and it’s by Overdrive. It’s a new, more user friendly e-book, e-audio book and e-magazine borrowing app.
For more information check out the article below from Michelle McLagan, Director at Lisbon Hepburn Library and Board Member at the Ogdensburg Public Library.
St. Lawrence County library users have a new e-reader app available
By MICHELLE McLAGAN
St. Lawrence County library users have access to downloadable e-books and audio books via Overdrive, a service we implemented in 2011 that allows users to read (or listen to) books on their mobile phones, tablets, Kindles, and dedicated e-reader devices. All you need is a device, a library card, and your PIN number to sign up for Overdrive or access your account.
Overdrive has recently added a new application (app) to their offerings - users now have a choice between the original Overdrive app and the new Libby app. Both apps are developed by Overdrive, provide users access to all of the e-books books in our catalog, and provide the basic features and functions necessary to read or listen to books, place holds, create wish lists, and manage accounts.
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!