As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.
Please visit http://www.afpls.org/ to find alternate library locations and hours. You'll also find info regarding the renovations/closures that are taking place throughout the library system.
Ocee library is offering programs at off-site locations. This blog will remain active during the closure.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
On Tuesday October 26 the Digital Bookmobile will be at Ocee from Noon - 6 PM. Stop in to find out about checking out downloaded electronic and audio books on your Atlanta-Fulton Public Library card. You can also get more information about the program here.
Also, get a chance to win a Nook digital book reader (courtesy of the Friends of Ocee Library!) just for touring the bookmobile. Tickets will be given away to all bookmobile visitors (one per person), and one ticket will be drawn at 6PM (winner need not be present).
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
From Adam Gopnik's review in The New York Times Book Review:
Those of us for whom books are a faith in themselves — who find the notion that pixels, however ordered, could be any kind of substitute for the experience of reading in a chair with the strange thing spread open on our lap — will love this book. Though it will surely draw a laugh from kids, it will give even more pleasure to parents who have been trying to make loudly the point that Smith’s book makes softly: that the virtues of a book are independent of any bells, whistles or animation it might be made to contain.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Friends are the best kind of people, aren't they? If you're already one of us, give yourself a pat on the back, and if you're not a Friend yet, come join us!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The 2010 National Book Award Finalists were announced this morning (from Flannery O'Connor's home in Savannah - yay Georgia!) - see the list here.
The Man Booker Prize 2010 winner (the United Kingdom's big book award) was announced yesterday. The winner may be found here (the shortlist is here).
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Here are some recent statistics for Ocee Library*:
- Ocee checks out more children's items than any other Atlanta-Fulton Public Library branch
- Ocee has 143,213 items on its shelves ( the second largest collection in the system)
- Ocee's young adult collection is the largest in the system, our children's collection is the 2nd largest, and our adult collection is the 4th largest.
- More than 40,000 items were checked out at Ocee in the month of September alone, and more than a fourth of those were checked out on our self-checkout machines
A huge YAY!!! to our very excellent staff, and to all the volunteers who help put all those checked-out books back on the shelf.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I do loves me some books, but I think I might love sleep and food just as much, so I'm not sure I'm such a good candidate for this one *grin*!
Though to be fair, rule #8 is: "In general, don’t be a masochist. This is supposed to be fun! And if anything about the challenge makes you start picturing us with little devil horns and wanting to strangle us, please stop and change it so that it works for you. Or, you know, go ahead and scream TO HELL WITH THIS CHALLENGE and go to sleep. We don’t want sleep deprivation making you hate your friendly read-a-thon organizers."
Anyway, very cute idea (at least with some eating and sleeping breaks somewhere in there) - they even get people to sign up to be 'cheerleaders' for the readers!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Mary Roach's other books:
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex