Cats and books.
At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.
JUST ARRIVED We added many new books last week, including the latest novels by Clive Cussler, Lee Child, Jan Karon, and James Patterson. In non-fiction, we have a book by Sister Simone Campbell, the Nun on the Bus who campaigned for the poor and middle class, as well as meditations on The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis. You can also read the story of the Factory Man – John Bassett III, who battled to save the Bassett Furniture Company and its workers. Young children can curl up for a Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear, or chase down My Red Balloon. Teens will enjoy reading the Wild West tale Grace and the Guiltless or catching up with one of the Avengers in graphic novel Thor: Son of Asgard. Stop in or check our website for a full listing of new items.
SEED LIBRARY If you borrowed from our seed library this spring, or if you have heritage plants from other sources, please consider collecting some of the seeds to return for next year’s stock. If you’ve never harvested your own seeds before, we have books to help you. Look for them on top of the seed catalogue near the door to the Children’s Room.
NEW BOOK CLUBS If you are interested in a book club for adults (either online or in person,) please contact us. Watch this space or our website for details. For parents and children in fourth grade and up, we’re starting a Bookworms club. Come help us choose a book to read together this Thursday, September 18, at 3 PM. The Manga Club for teens will return next month.
ADULT PROGRAMMING In addition to the book club, we are looking into starting a knitting (and crocheting, sewing, crafting etc.) group, and a writer’s group. The writing group will tie into November’s National Novel Writing Month. As you look toward cold-weather activities why not consider joining one or both? Please let us know if you have suggestions or ideas for other possible programs. We need your input!
POKÉMON Join us on Saturday, September 27 at 1:30 PM to become a Pokémon trainer. Hunt Pokémon cards throughout the library, battle gym leaders, and make your own custom trainer’s badge.
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 the letter A, as in “alligator” and “ant.” All children ages 3-6 are welcome.
AMAZON SMILE Don’t forget: shop using smile.amazon.com and a percentage of your purchase will go to the library! It’s an easy way to help us provide free services to the Ogdensburg area. Check their website for full details.
LIBRARY CARDS September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Any person 5 years of age or older can get a library card for free with proper identification. Be prepared for school or winter or the weekend – come get one today!
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, BOOK REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.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/social.)
WEEKLY HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!
Over the summer, The American Scholar published two lists of the 100 best American novels from 1770-1985. We’ve combined the lists and we’re asking: which ones have you read? What is missing and what should be included after 1985?
Did you know the benefits of reading a book? After reading this info-graphic we really believe that reading make you a better person.
1. Harry Potter series, JK Rowling (named in 21.08 per cent of lists)
2. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (14.48%)
3. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (13.86%)
4. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien (7.48%)
5. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (7.28%)
6. The Holy Bible (named in 7.21% of lists)
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (5.97%)
8. The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins (5.82%)
9. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger (5.7%)
10. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis (5.63%)
11. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald (5.61%)
12. 1984, George Orwell (5.37%)
13. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (5.26%)
14. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (5.23%)
15. The Stand, Stephen King (5.11%)
16. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell (4.95%)
17. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (4.38%)
18. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (4.27%)
19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis (4.05%)
20. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (4.01%)
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