The Friends of the Ocee Library is a non-profit group whose purpose is to promote general knowledge of library services and to provide financial assistance for special library needs and events.

As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.

Please visit to find alternate library locations and hours. You'll also find info regarding the renovations/closures that are taking place throughout the library system.

Ocee library is offering programs at off-site locations. This blog will remain active during the closure.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pre-school Story Time

Bridgeway Preschool Story Time 
6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500, 30022 
Thursday. July 17 10:30 AM 

The books store is also hosting programs for Northeast Spruill Oaks library as well as their own events. Please check their calendar.

See 25 June post for additional story times at Music in Me!

Ocee Programs at Lavena Café

Ocee's conversational French program, French Café, moves to Lavena Café!
11585 Jones Bridge Rd Ste 230, Alpharetta 30022 
Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25. 6:30 p.m. 
Practice speaking French with others. Teens & adults. 

Teen Advisory Board 
Lavena Café
11585 Jones Bridge Rd Ste. 230, 30022 
Saturday: July 13. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
TEENS: Put your ideas into action for your community at the public library. Leadership opportunity.

If you'd like to treat yourself, "Lavena Cafe has a fresh coffee, bubble tea, sandwiches and a variety of bread, desserts, toasted bread with toppings, It is the meeting place in town for family and friends"

Ocee Adults' Art Night

Ocee Art Night with Johns Creek Arts continues at a new location:
Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd, Milton, GA 30009 
Thursdays: July 18, August 15. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Free art workshop with Johns Creek Arts. Adults only. Registration Required. Register at Milton patron services desk or email

Time and Gravity on the Road

Equations of a Falling Body by Kimberly Glanzman

Time drove down the street in her vintage Volkswagen Beetle, her best friend Gravity in the passenger seat. The top was down even though it was January. Their hair slapped their cheeks and got caught in the corners of their mouths and pulled against their scalps. They yelled over the top of a Black Flag song, destroying the lyrics.

Gravity laughed at the women on the sidewalk, who didn’t see the Beetle... 
Continue here and for more flash fiction.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Celebrate Independence!

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All branches of the library system will be closed
for the 4th of July holiday.
Ocee library is currently closed for renovations.

Friday, June 28, 2019


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"Summer was our best season: It was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat..."  Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Mr Dewey Decimal

Known as the father of librarianship, Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey decimal system.
Melvil Dewey (1851- 1931)
Melvil Dewey is know as the "Father of American Librarianship". Among his many innovations were the Dewey Decimal System and he co-founded the American Library Association (ALA). Dewey also established the first school to train librarians at Columbia College in 1887. In spite of disapproval by the Regents at Columbia, he admitted women to the program. However, he had "a persistent inability to control himself around women" and was accused by his female students and colleagues of sexual harassment.

This Sunday, at the ALA conference, there was an overwhelming vote to remove his name from their top librarian award. Dewey also had a history of racism and antisemitism. No one is suggesting that his accomplishments be erased, but “the behaviour demonstrated for decades by Dewey does not represent the stated fundamental values of ALA in equity, diversity, and inclusion”.