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JUST ARRIVED  Bring some of your summer gardening with you past the harvest season with Saving Container Plants, learn a gentler form of yoga and Sit with Less Pain, or find out more about the woman behind one of the world’s most famous paintings in Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered. If you’re in the mood for a good story, enjoy a madcap crime caper with a twist in Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves, travel across Philadelphia with a young would-be jazz singer in 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, or absorb the faith-based romance of Miracle in a Dry Season.

REMINDERS  We still have a discount pass to the Adirondack Museum available for checkout.  The pass is only good until the museum closes in October, so don’t miss out!  You’ll have to move fast if you want prizes for Summer Reading, too: your records, paper or digital, must be turned in by this Friday.  Finally, thinking just a little further ahead: it’s time for anyone who borrowed seeds from our seed library this spring to consider gathering seeds to return for next year’s collection.  Even if you didn’t borrow any seeds, a donation of heirloom varieties would be appreciated.  We need your participation to keep this project going!

MANGA CLUB  We’ll be starting up a Manga Club for teens (ages 12 and over) next month.  Talk about your favorite comics, share drawing and writing tips, or just enjoy the company of your fellow manga lovers!  The first meeting will be Thursday, September 11, at 3 PM.

BOOKWORMS CLUB  For children (fourth grade or older) and their parents (any age,) we’ll be gathering each month to discuss books together.  The first meeting will be on Thursday, September 18 at 3 PM, when participants will pick out a book to read as a group.

ADULT’S BOOK CLUB  We have not yet received any responses in regards to starting a book club here.  If you are interested in founding or participating in a book club this Fall and Winter, please contact the library.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT  Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies on Tuesdays at 10 AM.  Meet other area families and come dance with us!

STORY TIME  Join us for our weekly story hour!  Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we’ll share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  This week’s theme is “Good Night.”  All children ages 3-6 are welcome.  During the summer, we will be outside in Library Park as the weather permits.

We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, BOOK REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 393-4325, or any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website at ogdlib.org.) 

WEEKLY SUMMER HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday.  The library will be closed on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.  Our regular hours (9 - 5 on Saturdays) will return September 6.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!

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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis

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‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old books into intricate and beautiful sculptures. Dettmer’s work has a sort of vintage touch to it because he uses old books – maps, encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, and any other sort of literature that he can turn into an interesting piece of art.

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