Friday, October 16, 2020

Early Voting at Ocee

The Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections announced its list of early voting locations, including three Johns Creek locations, for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. The county will have 30 polling sites opened when Early Voting gets underway Oct. 12 – 30, 2020.

Early voting for the November 3, 2020 General Election begins Oct. 12 and ends Oct. 30. Voters can head to the early voting polling sites during the following days and times.

Monday, Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 16: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 to Friday, Oct. 23: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 30: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

and weekends:
Saturday Voting: Oct. 17 and 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Voting: Oct. 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Curbside pickup

 Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022 is now also available for curbside pickup. Click here for a full listing of libraries providing curbside services, phone numbers and hours. 

To pick up library materials on hold, residents are asked to:
• Bring their library or photo ID to the branch where their items are being held
• Follow signs to designated parking spaces for curbside service (or to designated tables for walk-up services)
• Call the number on signs to alert a staff member that they have arrived and provide their name
• Show the staff member photo ID or library card through closed window
• Open/unlock trunk or back seat door to allow library staff to place items in their vehicle
• Walk-up patrons will use social distancing to provide ID and receive materials in front of branches

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

New Info for Ocee Library

Please note new phone number and hours of operation for curbside pick-up.
New phone number for Ocee Library: 404-613-6840
Curbside Pick-up Hours:
Mon-Tue -- 10:00 - 7:00
Wed-Sat  -- 10:00 - 4:00

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

So Long As I Can Read

While the following photo and excerpt are miles and years away, in some respects little has changed...
'More than 80 percent of South Dakota’s population lived in rural areas in the 1930s. These households suffered immensely from drought, dust storms, grasshopper infestations, and falling crop prices. Most homes had no running water, electricity, central heating, or telephone service. Farm women spent an average of sixty-six hours a week working, according to a 1930 state survey. In addition to childcare and housework, they did outdoor work on their farms and sometimes worked for wages, too.

But to advocates for women’s welfare, it was crucial that farm women took time to read.

“Every women, no matter how hard she must work, must pause at times for recreation, even though it may be only an occasional evening or Sunday afternoon,” Dagney Hinderaker, a women’s club leader from Astoria, South Dakota, wrote. “They will be more refreshed and have more things to think about if they will sit down and read.” '

For the rest of librarian Lisa Lindell's article click here.

Johns Creek Books & Gifts

If you're looking for physical books while libraries are closed, our community partners at Johns Creek Books can help. The independent bookstore offers curbside pickup and is currently open for in-store shopping. Please visit their website for new hours and additional information.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ramble On

Being outside is good for both our physical and mental health. With restrictions being lessened some and the unofficial start of summer, outdoor spaces filled to "BC" capacity this weekend. If this leaves you feeling uncomfortable, WildSam has curated a list of 50 books that will pull you into the landscapes of America - from the safety of a lawn chair on your deck or balcony.

by D.J. Waldie (1996)
“The critics of the suburbs say that you and I live narrow lives. I agree. My life is narrow. From one perspective or another, all our lives are narrow. Only when lives are placed side by side do they seem larger.”

Class of 2020

Closeup of the 2020 tassel on a black graduation cap
Graduates, we offer you consolation. This is not the final semester you deserved. We also send you congratulations for all you've achieved and wishes for every success in the future!

Open Letter to Duke Class of 2020
Not All Right and That's OK