FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Discuss Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and build your own model tesseract this Thursday the 31st at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.


FEBRUARY EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make lizards out of pony beads on Friday February 15th at 4 PM.  On Wednesday the 20th at 2 PM some live large birds of prey will be visiting the library courtesy of Adirondack Raptors.  Movie Night on the 21st will feature the sequel to a popular kid’s horror film.  Read and discuss Fairy Tale Comics (edited by Chris Duffy) for February’s Family Book Club, meeting on the 28th.  Social Hour is the afternoon of the 13th, while computer help sessions will be the 2nd, 5th, 16th, and 26th, and the adult crafting session is on the 14th.  Finally, don’t forget the Friends of the Library are hosting a Sweetheart Soirée on Saturday, February 9th from 7 PM to 11 PM in the Rosseel Ballroom at the library.  Tickets are available at the library for $20 per person, with a $5 discount for members of the Friends. 



POMPOM BOOMMARKS  Children ages 7 and up can stop in to make a fun bookmark with pompoms this Thursday the 24th at 4 PM.


SWEETHEART SOIREE  The Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library cordially invite you to a Sweetheart Soirée on Saturday, February 9th from 7 PM to 11 PM in the Rosseel Ballroom at the library.  Come as a couple or come alone; there will be live music and dancing, a dessert buffet, silent auction, raffle, cash bar, and more.  Tickets are available at the library for $20 per person – or $15 if you are a member of the Friends.  On the night of the soirée The Blind Pig will also give all ticket holders a special three-course meal for $20, including soup, salad, and entrée, at their location on Ford Street.  Tickets are limited, so stop in to purchase yours today.



LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday the 21st in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


MOVIE NIGHT  Join us this Thursday the 17th at 5:30 PM for a snowy animated movie about a quest for a mythical beast – which may not be what you expect.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.


DROP-IN COMPUTER HELP  Do you have questions about the new tablet you got over the holidays?  Want to figure out how to use the internet or write a letter in Microsoft Word?  Come to the library this Saturday the 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM or next Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM for some personalized one-on-one help.  The service is first-come, first-served, but you can call ahead to reserve an appointment.



SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, cookies and conversation this Wednesday the 9th at 2 PM.


ADULT CRAFT  Get started on a paper-rose bouquet for yourself or someone else this Thursday the 10th at 2 PM.


JANUARY EVENTS  Welcome to the new year!  In addition to the events happening this week, check out our calendar for this month.  Movie Night is on Thursday the 17th at 5:30 PM – we’ll be watching a new film about a Yeti on a quest to find the mythical “human being.”  On Thursday the 24th at 4 PM children ages 7 and over can make a bookmark topped with pompoms.  Family Book Club is on the 31st at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing A Wrinkle in Time and making our own model tesseracts.  New families are always welcome.  If you have computer questions, bring them in for one-on-one help on Saturday the 19th from 11 AM – 12 PM or Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM.  The library will be closed on Monday the 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ossie Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, and activist.  He career spanned over 70 years.


HOLIDAYS  The library will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 24th, 25th, and 26th.  We will also be closed the following Monday and Tuesday, December 31st and January 1st.  We wish you happy and safe celebrations as you close out the old year and welcome the new.


COLORING CIRCLE  Bring your own colored pencils or use ours and de-stress in good company this Thursday at 2 PM.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  This week’s featured writer is Emily Dickinson, better known in the last years of her life for being a recluse than for being a poet but today regarded among America’s best literary artists.


MEET THE GRINCH  It’s a Whobilation!  Bring your children in to tour Whoville and have their picture taken with the Grinch this Saturday the 15th at 1 PM.  We’ll have treats and a special storytime for all.


FISHBOWL ORNAMENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make an ornament with their very own (fake) finny friend inside.  Stop by this Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM to find out how.



Join us on Saturday, December 15 from 1-2:30 pm for the second annual Who-bilation!

Meet the Grinch, hear a story and get your picture taken!  Grinchy snacks and drinks will be available. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library.


Book Club Elves Stock the Shelves!

Greetings, Friends.

 This year, in lieu of exchanging gifts, the Fabulous & Classy Book Club is pooling its funds and gifting the Library with an item of its choice. We’re hoping that other book clubs might do the same!

 Please pass along the attached flyer to your book club or any other book clubs of which you are aware.

 Thanks so much!

Kathryn Farr
Vice President
Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library


WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics to some of America’s most famous songs, first with his younger brother George and then with other composers like Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen.


LATKES  Bring your children (ages 7 and up) in to make delicious potato pancakes and learn to play dreidel this Thursday the 6th from 4 – 5:30 PM.


COFFEE AND HISTORY  Join city historian Julie Madlin and local photographer Betty Steele this Saturday the 8th at 10 AM to share and see objects and stories related to Ogdensburg history.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  William Cowper was an English poet in the 18th century.  He struggled with mental illness throughout his life, writing both Christian hymns that are still performed today and poems praising the English countryside.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us this Thursday the 29th at 5 PM.  We’ll be discussing Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and testing your sense of smell.  New families are always welcome.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be available tonight the 27th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 



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