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/

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ocee Rocks After Hours!


Image result for libraries rockFriends of Ocee Library is excited to sponsor a first ever after hours event at Ocee library! Jeffery Butzer will perform in concert Friday 1 June from 7-9 pm; kicking off Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program for adults! 

From 6-7 pm, Friends will have a mini-sale for adults featuring music CDs, DVDs, and audio books! We'll have a small selection of books, too. 

Adults patrons only, please.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Libraries Roll

Whether your an armchair traveler or are planning a summer vacation- roll around the world with AFPLS and RB Digital with some of the best travel magazines!

Elastic Thinkers - and Lobsters

Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World 
by Leonard Mlodinow
  • Capacity to let go of comfortable ideas
  • Become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction
  • Rise above conventional mind-sets
  • Reframe questions we ask
  • Abandon ingrained assumptions
  • Rely on imagination as much as logic
  • Willing to experiment
  • Be tolerant of failure
  • Generate and integrate a variety of ideas
Read more at BBC (and learn how lobsters figure in) or check the book out at the library.
Source: Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Register Summer Reading 2018

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Are you ready to rock with your local library this summer!? Take a moment to check out our new Summer Reading Program website and register online now! Summer Reading begins June 1 and is open to children and adults of all ages. afpls.beanstack.org

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tom Wolfe

Known for his white suits, author Tom Wolfe has passed at age 88. Wolf is best known for The Right Stuff and Bonfires of the Vanities.

"I think every living moment of a human being's life, unless the person is starving or in immediate danger of death in some other way, is controlled by a concern for status."

“I went to the woods..."

Just in time for summer reading, The Guardian has a list of top 10 wilderness books

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
In Bowles’s strange, frightening, and at times almost hallucinatory novel, an American couple, Port and Kit, and their friend Tunner, travel in the aftermath of the second world war to the harsh emptiness of the north African desert.

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
A short novel of extraordinary power, Train Dreams tells the story of Grainier’s long life in the midst of a violent, changing, haunted landscape of the 1900s.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
At once philosophical and immensely readable, these essays on the importance of getting lost are among Solnit’s best.

The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
Bainbridge brings them heartbreakingly to life in the cruel Antarctic wilderness.

South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Both a page-turning story and a meditation on love and mortality, suffering and loss, morality and faith.

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
“Rarely in my life had I felt such an ecstatic feeling of happiness …”

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë

Quarantine
by Jim Crace
Crace’s masterful novel takes us into the parched and hostile landscape of the Judean desert, where we meet Christ himself – naked and fasting – and a small band of other “quarantiners”, all with their different reasons for being there.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life …"