6/12/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  His most popular works include Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for special coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’re making roses out of old book pages to tide you over until the real flowers bloom.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so stop in this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.

 

TEEN CRAFT  Teens can create and string colorful paper beads at the library this Thursday at 4 PM.

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6/5/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and artist in the early twentieth century.  His work reflected, at different times, both the surrealism of Salvador Dali and the folklore of the southern Spanish countryside.

 

TODDLER CRAFT  Like ladybugs?  We’ll be making some cute and colorful paper-plate versions this Wednesday the 6th at 11 AM.  Bring your little ones and join us!

 

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is Saturday at 10:30 AM.  The usual drop-in computer help session for tonight the 5th has been cancelled.  Social Hour, the monthly craft for adults, and a teen craft will be next week.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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5/29/18

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.

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5/22/18

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.

New e-borrowing app for libraries

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.

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Sophie the turtle a reptile success story at Ogdensburg Library

 

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016 AT 12:30 AM

Jason Hunter/Watertown Daily Times
 
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.

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AmazonSmile with Us!

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 this smile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!

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