Closed on the 4th

The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

Have a safe and happy holiday from the Ogdensburg Public Library!


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re reading Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  Join us this Thursday the 27th at 5 PM to discuss the book, pick out a roller derby name, and decorate a t-shirt.  Curious but haven’t read the book?  Come participate anyway!


SUMMER READING  Now that school is over, blast off with this year’s summer reading program, featuring stellar prizes.  This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories.  Stop by the library for all the details and to pick up a reading log.


MOVIE NIGHT  Join us this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM for the latest movie taking place in a plastic building-block world.  We’ll provide drinks and popcorn – you bring your friends.








TIE-DYE  Children ages 5 and up can bring their own piece of white clothing to decorate this Saturday the 22nd at 1 PM.  This program will be held outside in the park and if the weather permits, so check the forecast or check with us on Saturday morning.







PINWHEELS  Children ages 7 and up can catch the wind by making their own paper pinwheels this Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM.







SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 12th at 2 PM.








PAPER ROSES  Our adult craft this month involves making roses out of old book pages.  Stop in this Thursday the 13th at 2 PM to learn how.



REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10 AM.  There will be no drop-in computer help tonight.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

JUST ARRIVED  We have new novels by James Patterson (The 18th Abduction,) Tad Williams (Empire of Grass,) Guy Gavriel Kay (A Brightness Long Ago,) Dean Koontz (The Night Window,) Ann Hillerman (The Tale Teller,) Michael Koryta (If She Wakes,) Jennifer Chiaverini (Resistance Women,) Jeffrey Deaver (The Never Game,) Elly Griffiths (The Stone Circle,) Patricia Briggs (Storm Cursed,) Janet Evanovich (The Big Kahuna,) and Danielle Steel (Blessing in Disguise.)  Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips, follows the aftereffects of the disappearance of two young girls in far northeastern Russia.  Max Porter’s Lanny also features a vanished young child, possibly kidnapped by a supernatural forest-dwelling being.  David Quantick’s All My Colors is about a man who plagiarizes a book that may or may not exist, while in Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols the sole survivor of a trip to another planet can’t remember what happen to her crew or how she returned.  In If You Cross the River by Geneviève Damas a boy tries to figure out why his father has restricted so much of his life, while a city dwelling boy searches for his neighbor’s missing caretaker in Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Have You Seen Luis Velez?.  A woman is charged with two murders she can’t remember committing in The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.  In nonfiction, take a trip to the edge of the solar system with the Voyager probes and their golden records in Jonathan Scott’s The Vinyl Frontier or probe the mysteries of the universe in Anthony Aguirre’s Cosmological Koans.  If you’re more interested in the here-and-now, try Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing and peer into baseball’s varied homes in Paul Goldberger’s Ballpark.  Discover novelist Gabriel García Márquez’s career in journalism with the selections in The Scandal of the Century, or discover forgotten crimes with Harper Lee (Casey Cep’s Furious Hours) or a former president (Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense by Dan Abrams.)  Learn about the history of medicine through its pharmaceutical discoveries in Thomas Hager’s Ten Drugs.  Finally, In Love with the World is the story of Buddhist master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche confronting his own lingering arrogance amidst a brush with death.



FAMILY BOOK CLUB This Thursday the 30th at 5 PM we’ll be discussing Roald Dahl’s Matilda and, since we can’t move things with our minds, trying to move things with magnets instead.  Curious new families are always welcome.







JUNE EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make a pinwheel on Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM, and children ages 5 and up can bring their own item of clothing to tie-dye on Saturday the 22nd at 1 PM (in the park, weather permitting.)  Movie Night, featuring everyone’s favorite plastic building blocks, will be Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  Our Family Book Club selection for June is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  We’ll be making t-shirts and inventing our own roller derby names on Thursday the 27th at 5 PM – new families are always welcome.  For adults, we’re making book-page roses on Thursday the 13th at 2 PM and holding Social Hour on the preceding Wednesday the 12th also at 2 PM.  Drop-in computer help will be on Saturdays the 1st and 15th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 25th at 6 PM.


SUMMER READING  Sign-ups start this week.  Drop into the library to pick up a reading log and check out the awesome prizes we have for toddlers through teenagers.  This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, so look for fun space-themed programming in July and August.



THANK YOU  We would like to thank all the Friends of the Library and members of the public who helped make the spring book sale a success.  Look for a special sale of children’s books this summer.  The next full book sale will be in the fall.


ORIGAMI FROGS  Children ages 6 and up can come learn to make hopping origami (folded paper) frogs this Thursday the 23rd at 5 PM.








LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday the 27th in honor of Memorial Day.


Spotlight Books May 21, 2019








The Spotlight Books for this week are: 

"Once and Future" by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
"Internment" by Samira Ahmed
"Heroine" by Mindy McGinnis
"A Danger to Herself and Others" by Alyssa Sheinmel
"White Rose" by Kip Wilson
"FTL, Y'ALL!" a comic anthology with 34 amazing creators. 
"We Rule the Night" by Claire Eliza Bartlett
"Since We Last Spoke" by Brenda Rufener
"Undaunted" by Kat Falls
"The Red Scrolls of Magic" by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
"The Meaning of Birds" by Jaye Robin Brown
"Out of Salem" by Hal Schrieve
"The Beast Player" by Nahoko Uehashi


Author Visit

Meet Richard Fitzgerald, author of Down Home Thinking, on Monday May 20th from 5 - 7 PM.


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