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/

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pysanky Ukranian Easter Eggs

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This traditional craft of the Ukraine involves drawing a design on eggs with wax and applying dye to cover unwaxed areas. Join Pat Boegel for this hands on demonstration Wednesday 26 March at 5 pm. Ages 10 and up.

(This was great fun! Look for Pat next year.)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pick of the Litter

Amazon.com: 101 Dalmatians (Two-Disc Platinum Edition): Marjorie ...Today is National Puppy Day! Check out some of your favorite puppies at the library: Biscuit, The Poky Puppy, Carl, and Pongo and Perdita's litter.

Can you find the 2 puppies that guard the book drop at Ocee?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quebec conversion

     
Dan Hanganu & Côté Leahy Cardas Architects gave a new life to this church located in Quebec built in 1964. The library is named after Quebec writer, Monique Corriveau.
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring, Almost

The sunshine gleams so bright and warm,
The sky is blue and clear.
I run outdoors without a coat,
And spring is almost here.
 
Then before I know it,
Small clouds have blown together,
Till the sun just can't get through them,
And again, it's mitten weather.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Forty Shades of Green


Kylemore Abbey
Search the AFPLS catalogue for these Irish authors -

Oscar Wilde
Tana French
James Joyce
Iris Murdoch
Bram Stoker
Maeve Binchy
Frank McCourt
Eoin Colfer
Jonathan Swift
WB Yeats
Samuel Beckett
CS Lewis

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Image Detail from Gospel of Luke, Book of KellsThe Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript of 4 gospels of the New Testament. The book dates to 800 AD and is heavily decorated with intricate knot work and beasts. While the book is incomplete, it's considered to be the finest example of those produced in monasteries of Ireland, Scotland, and England during the 6th-9th centuries.The manuscript is on display at Trinity College Dublin but has recently been digitized.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reading month for little ones

File:Bedtime story - The Cat in the Hat.JPG - Wikimedia CommonsHow do you celebrate Reading Month if your child isn't reading yet? The following skills, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, rapid letter or number naming, rapid object or color naming, phonological memory, and writing letters or one’s own name, are those needed to later reading and writing. The folks at Leapfrog have lots of fun activities and games to help your child develop these skills. The importance of the bedtime story can not be overestimated.

National Reading Month

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To celebrate Reading Month, Amazon is offering Kindle kids' books for $1. There are 25 books to choose from; for kids ages 3-12. This offer is good through 31 March 2014.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alpharetta Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for your new Alpharetta Library
Tuesday 25 March 2014 at 11 am
Alpharetta City Center
(Haynes Bridge Rd and Thompson St)
Please RSVP by the 21st to: 404-730-1972 or Laura Wright

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Little Free Libraries at local parks!


Newtown at the dog park
Grant Farsi has built and installed 4 LFLs as an Eagle Scout project. Be sure to check out the finished results at at Newtown (2), Ocee, and Shakerag Parks. They're open during park hours. FoOL supplied the initial book stock. Sending Grant congratulations on a job well done!

another LFL

Ocee Friends Jim & Lori found this LFL while in MN. When they visited again last summer, they found it had had a snazzy make-over.
  

What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

Let 'em eat pi

Today, March 13, marks the worldwide celebration of "pi" (~3.14) which represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
 
Albert Einstein was also born on this day in 1879.

Ocee has math tutoring for grades K-12th on Sundays. Please bring an assignment/topic that's giving you trouble. First come first served basis.


 

Monday, March 10, 2014

this week @ Ocee

11 March @ 10:30 – Music for Babies with Miss Gail
12 March @  5:39 – Wacky Wednesday Crafts (ages 5-12 )
13 March @ 4:30 – Teen Thursday: Geek Chic (bring clothes or accessories to embellish)

During the adjustment to the new hours, you may care to phone the library at 770-360-8897 to confirm before attending.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New time

Scrabble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe 6 March edition of Teen Thursday: Life-Size games is now scheduled for 4:30 pm. From Pac-Man to Scrabble, and many more! Engage your brain and your body. Snacks provided. Ages 13 to 18 only, no younger siblings please.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Azalea Storytelling Festival

Some of the finest nationally known storytellers will regale you with memories both poignant and hilarious. This is a great weekend to refresh your soul and delight in the lively goings-on of LaGrange. The 18th annual event will showcase the talents of Michael Reno Harrell, Megan Hicks, Bill Harley and Barbara McBride Smith 7-9 March. For ticket info, visit here.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Read Across America

 "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."

The National Education Association celebrates reading and the man whose books taught many of us how on Monday 3 March.

Visit Seussville for games and activities. AFPLS has a large selection of all things Dr. Seuss.