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.

If you have specific questions about Ocee Library, phone the library at 770-360-8897 or visit http://www.afpls.org/

Friday, January 18, 2019

Book to Screen 2019

You'll have to wait a while for some of these adaptations but Publishers Weekly has a list of the 10 most anticipated movies. Among their top picks are Pet Sematary, The Goldfinch, and Artemis Fowl (3D/IMAX). Visit Publishers Weekly for cast information and release dates!

Text 4 Help

The school district, with the help of Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis, has established an anonymous crisis texting line for teens.

The program, called Text 4 Help, can help students reaching out for advice on issues ranging from academic stress to depression to substance abuse. The program 
includes Alpharetta, Banneker, Cambridge, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Langston Hughes, Milton, Riverwood, Roswell and Tri-Cities High Schools.

Through the program, teens can connect with a licensed clinician who will respond within three minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students just need to text their message along with their school’s unique code to the number 1-844-823-5323. Texts are routed through a cloaking server to ensure anonymity.

“[Teens] certainly live in an electronic world and are comfortable with that medium, but I also know many of them have reticence about coming forward and sharing stuff with parents and others about the challenges that they’re facing,” Ellis said.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Friends Book Clearance Sale

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                                                Inventory Clearance Book Sale

Friday, February 22. 2 – 5pm
Saturday, February 23. 10am – 4pm
We are depleting our remaining book inventory to prepare for renovations. Sales help support library programming throughout the year. Memberships also available. 

Please attend a public meeting Thursday 28 February 6:30-8pm to see plans and learn more about Ocee renovations from the design/build team!

Library After Dark - Civic Dinners at Ocee

Friday, February 8. 6pm -8pm
Civic Dinners follows a simple structure, with 6-10 people gathering over a meal to discuss a specific topic. The host follows a simple guide with three big questions, allowing everyone equal time to share with one voice at a time. This format is designed to avoid debate or dominant voices, and instead encourages listening and understanding of different perspectives. Teens ages 14 and above. Volunteer hours are available. Great experience for future college applications. 

Book Club

NESO Library Book Club at Ocee Library
Tuesday, February 5 at the Ocee Library. 11am – noon
Ocee Library will host Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library Book Club. New book club members are encouraged to attend! Resource Room. Adults and teens.

Tax Prep Help

Foundation Tax-Aide
Wednesdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27. March 6, 13, 20, 27. April 3, 10.
3pm – 8pm

Saturdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23. March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. April 6, 13.
9:30am – 4pm

East Roswell, Milton, and NE Spruill Oaks libraries are also scheduled for Tax-Aide.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free, in-person tax assistance. For more info, please visit www.aarp.org/taxaide. Registration required. Call 770-360-8897

Ocee Library Renovation Meeting

Image result for construction toolsThursday 28 February 6:30-8pm!

The design/build team will be at Ocee library to offer a 'sneak peek' of upcoming renovations at Ocee library. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered and to offer comments. This will be the final meeting before construction begins.