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, September 18, 2018

Missy Flapjack & the Butterworth Blues Band

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Ocee ROCKS: Missy Flapjack & the Butterworth Blues Band 
LIVE in Concert at Ocee Library
Friday: October 5. 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
Join us for a special after-hours concert featuring Missy Flapjack & 
the Butterworth Blues Band. 
Limited supply of adult refreshments courtesy of PBR | first come, first served

Missy Flapjack and The Butterworth Blues Band have been serving up delicious blues and rock for nearly a decade in Atlanta and across the Southeast. Featuring Brian Rosen on guitar, David Knaub on drums, Jon Roberts on bass, and Alexis M. LaSalle as Missy “Mississippi” Flapjack on lead vocals and keys.

This band writes and performs a variety of rock and traditional blues-style songs and are currently producing and arranging several new songs for their upcoming 2017-18 record release. Look for their upcoming debut album, Sunny Side Up, featuring “When You Least Expect It”, “Dirt.”, “Miles of Craggy Road”, and “Sing Tonight”.

Heal the Cracks

...Now the bells chime like the muscle beating in every chest, 
heal the cracks in the bell of every face listening to the bells. 
The chimes heal the cracks in the bell of the moon. 
The chimes heal the cracks in the bell of the world.  -Martin Espada

Visit poets.org for more poetry celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
15 September -15 October

Book Art Winners

On your next trip to Ocee library take a look at the Book Art winners! You'll find them in the display case in the lobby. The finalists each took home a 'swag bag' donated by Barnes and Noble! Congratulations, all- Keep looking for ways to be inspired by books!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Crafting

A ‘Yarn’ Good Time: Crochet Craft WorkshopThursdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27. 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Join us for a free, weekly, community-taught crochet craft workshop at Ocee Library! All skill levels welcome! Work on your own crochet projects and help others learn a fun, relaxing craft!

Young ArtistsSeptember 8, 22. October 13, 27, November 3, December 1.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and cartoon/anime’ drawing.

ESL and Math Tutoring

English as a Second Language (ESL) Group Classes
Thursdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27.   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Group classes in conversational English as a Second Languages for beginner to intermediate English speakers.  First come, first served. No advanced registration is necessary. Free and open to the public. Ages 18 and up.  No textbooks needed.
CAST – Math Tutoring                             
Sundays: September 9, 16, and 23.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm


Tutors will provide math instruction. Bring an assignment or a math topic that you are struggling with. First come first served basis. No registration required. Ages 8 and above. 

College Prep Events at Ocee

SAT College Prep Mock Test  
Saturday, September 8 and November 10.   10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Take a practice SAT test! Registration required. Register at https://www.applerouth.com/schools.php/128876.
Ages 14-18.

ACT College Prep Mock Test                                 
Saturday, October 13 and December 8.10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Take a practice ACT test! Registration required. Register at https://www.applerouth.com/schools.php/128876.
Ages 14-18.

Teens Find Your Future Life Faster – What Do You Want To Be
Saturday, September 8.  3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Calling all teens ages 13 and above. You will go through a series of online exercises, based on the most advanced career science. You will receive 14 natural aptitudes most important to your career choice based on your interests and future job market needs. Receive a detailed profile that connects you with a personalized fit to specific careers from a database of over 500 careers. Bring your Fulton County School ID for participation in this assessment.

Career and College Planning Fair
Saturday, September 15. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Calling all teens and adults. Join us for your opportunity to connect with members of metro-Atlanta community for internship, volunteer and career opportunities. College, medical, government, retail and business organizations will be onsite and ready to speak with you. Learn about your career and educational options. Bring your resume and positive attitude. Resume and cover letter review will be available. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to plan your future career path.

eCampus for College Success: Research and Databases
Thursday, September 27. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

An instructional program on using databases to conduct college-level research. Will introduce basic searching strategies and research methods. All ages welcome. Laptop users welcome.

Kids Chess Club

Kids Chess Club           
Wednesdays: September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. No registration required. Ages 5 and above. Sponsored by Kid Chess.