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/

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things


When despair for the world grows in me 
and I wake in the night at the least sound 
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, 
I go and lie down where the wood drake 
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. 
I come into the peace of wild things 
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. 
I come into the presence of still water. 
And I feel above me the day-blind stars 
waiting with their light. For a time 
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Saathvik Needs Your Help Saturday

Saathvik Rukkannagari, a student at Chattahoochee High school is working towards Eagle Rank - the highest rank a Scout can hold. As part of his final Eagle project he's collecting gently used/new books for the Books for Africa organization ( https://www.booksforafrica.org/ ) as well as assembling  school supply kits (spiral notebooks, pens, erasers, sharpeners, pencils, crayons, etc) for them.

If you have book or school supply donations to contribute, please bring them by Ocee library THIS Saturday 19 January between 2pm and 4pm.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Do You Know Where the Escape Tunnel Is?

Swearing

BookRiot wondered what book readers would use to be sworn in to public office. The article's author chose "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagen - 

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Library Closing

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All branches of the AFPLS will be closed 
Monday 31 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019
for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Poster Contest

Black History Month Competition
January 7 to February 4, 2019.
Take a poster and fill out all the activities using information from library resources in print or online. Last day to submit posters: February 4th. The top three posters will win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place prizes. Ages: 8 to 12

Give Blood

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, January 25. 10 am – 3 pm

Giving blood saves lives! Help support our community by giving back to those in need. To sign up as a donor, simply visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and search for the blood drive by our zip code: 30005.