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/

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Moms

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Special thanks to our moms for reading to us ("again, again!"), buying us books, all the trips to the library, helping us learn to read, and letting us stay up late to finish just one more chapter...!

Kids faves to read with Mom
Reading thank you stories
The Storybook Project gives incarcerated moms the opportunity to record books for their kids

Boredom and Dread?

OnePoll researchers surveyed 2000 US adults to find out the average percentage of a week that is lacking in fun, or consumed with boredom and dread, finding that Americans spend ~60 hours a week mired in tedium. That's just over 131 boring days each year. And things are getting worse – half said 2018 was more stressful than 2017. Additionally, 60 percent of Americans feel like their life is 'too grown up' and 74 percent miss aspects of their childhood.

The library can help! Branches offer yoga, cooking classes, author visits, kids programming, and much more. You can also check out free family passes for parks and museumsYou can learn anything anytime with 500+ courses at Universal classes as well as downloading books, music, movies, magazines, and newspapers - or volunteer your time and talents at the library!

Last Chance Shopping at Ocee

According to the AFPLS website, Ocee is still on schedule to close 3 June. Friends are required to be moved out of Ocee 2 weeks before closing. Come stock up on books for the summer during the last few days of the Book Nook! Money from the Nook sales helps fund library programs, purchase materials, and help keep the library's shelves stocked. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Yoga with Patricia

Patricia Gagne plans to continue with all 3 of her yoga classes until Ocee closes for renovations. She teaches "Mommy & Me"(family yoga) as well as Wednesday and Sunday adult classes. She's all ready lined up alternate venues for when the library's closed. Details closer to time.

Patricia (center - in white) said, "It was a great honor to be selected as the Fulton County Library's Volunteer of the Year last week. Unfortunately, the ceremony kept me from teaching my class that day. I missed you Sunday students but I know you share my pleasure in this honor. We have spent so many years learning and growing together and will have many more to come!"

Monday, April 29, 2019

Poet Visit/Workshop

Cecilia Woloch Flier
Please note that this program takes place at the bookstore

Shred It!

Secure Document Shredding at Ocee Library
Saturday, May 18. 10am – 2pm
Been spring cleaning? Secure document shredding at Ocee Library for proper on-site disposal of personal and confidential documents. Sponsored by the Fulton County Department of Real Estate and Asset Management.

Comic Book Give-Away

Did you know comic books and graphic novels are a great way to engage reluctant and less confident readers?

Free Comic Book Day at the Library! Fulton County Library celebrates Free Comic Book Day! Stop by one of our branches on Saturday 4 May and receive a free comic book. For ages 5-12, one per person, while supplies last.