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, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday 11 June at 2:00 pm
Ages 4 to 12 only
Come along for our children’s summer reading kickoff program featuring a fun-filled juggling show with Todd Key based on our theme of fizz, boom, read ! Space is limited to the first 75 attendees. Younger siblings will not be admitted. Tickets will be given out at 1:00.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Barnes and Noble – Imagination’s Destination
Sylvan Book Adventure
Pottery Barn: Summer Reading Challenge
KCEdventures Genre Challenge for Summer Reading
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Monday 21 July through Wednesday 23 July and Tuesday 29 July & Wednesday 30 July from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Exercise ALL your muscles this summer! Learn to play the fascinating card game of bridge! Limited to 16 participants. Free and open to children ages 8-18. To reserve your space or for more information, call Karen Christian770-998-9723 or email to email@example.com
Teen Summer Reading: Science Fiction Trivia Contest
Thursday 26 June at 2:30 p.m.
Think you know everything there is to know about Science Fiction books and movies? Pit your knowledge against other Sci-Fi fans! Snacks and prizes provided. Registration is not required. Ages 13-18.
Wednesdays: 4 & 18 June, 2 & 16 July at 6:00 pm
All children ages 5 to13 are welcome to attend. Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Registration is not required. Ages 5 to 13.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday 9 June at 2:00 pm
Enjoy thought provoking discussions of current fiction over light refreshments. Adults (ages 18+).
Beginner Readers’ Book Club
Tuesday 17 June at 4:00 pm.
Book discussions and activities for ages 5 to 8. Limited to 20 children.
Just Read It Book Club
Monday 23 June at 4:30 pm
Book discussions and snacks for ages 9 to 12. Limited to 15 tweens.
Teens Read Book Club
Thursday 26 June at 4:30 pm
Book discussions and snacks for ages 13 to 18. Limited to 15 teens.
Registration is required. To register and reserve a copy of each month’s book, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benton House Senior Book Club
Thursdays at 2:00 pm
For senior citizens and residents of the Benton House Johns Creek.
For more information about any of Ocee’s book clubs, phone 770.360.8897.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A new study shows that kids read for fun less and less as they get older, with 45% of 17-year-olds saying they read by choice only once or twice a year.
Research released today from Common Sense Media shows that not only do reading rates decline as kids get older, but they’ve also dropped off significantly in the past 30 years. In 1984, 8% of 13-year-olds and 9% of 17-year-olds said they “never” or “hardly ever” read for pleasure. In 2014, that number had almost tripled, to 22% and 27%. Girls also tend to read more than boys, as 18% of boys say they read daily, while 30% of girls do.
Parents are also reading to their kids less than ever. In 1999, children ages 2 to 7 were read to for an average of 45 minutes per day. In 2013, that number had dropped to an average of just over 30 minutes per day. The researchers also found racial disparities: 75% of white children get read to every day, while only 66% of black children do and only 50% of Hispanic children. That disparity can translate into educational differences as well. In 2013, 46% of white fourth graders were reading proficient, while only 18% of black students and 20% of Hispanic students were reading at grade level. Those trends stayed roughly the same through eighth grade.
The decline in reading for fun is most easily explained by technological advances (i.e., kids would rather text than read), but education could have something to do with it as well. It’s no surprise that 53% of 9-year-olds read for fun every day, but only 19% of 17-year-olds do. Yes, the teenagers have more Instagrams to post, but they also have more homework to do.
But it’s impossible to ignore the prevalence of technology here: 45% of 17-year-olds say they only read once or twice a year, but in 1984, 64% said they read once a week or more. The researchers also investigated the effects of e-reading, which appear to be gaining traction as a substitute for paper books, even among kids. In 2010, 66% of 9- to 17-year-olds said they were loyal to paper books over e-books. That number dropped to 58% by 2012.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The picnic, which is free and open to the public, features traditional American fare - grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, and other delectables.
Visitors can talk with veterans, and order pavers engraved for anyone who served in the military. The official opening of the Memorial Walk is on Veterans Day weekend, November, 2014.
The program now includes 20 officers and nearly 6000 books have been given away free of charge since August. For many kids, it's the first book they've ever owned.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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The Atlanta Flute Ensemble conducted by Kathy Farmer. Reservations required: phone 770-360-8820 or email Karen Swenson. Sponsored by The NESO Friends. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch - 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
Thursday, May 8, 2014
855 Mayfield Road Milton 30004
by Friday 23 May
Math tutoring (K-12) Sunday 11 & 18 May - 2-4:00
Ocee Astronomy Club (ages 7-13) Thursday 15 May - 4:30
Just Read It Book Club (ages 9-12) Monday 19 May - 4:30
Beginner Readers' Book Club (ages 5-8) Tuesday 20 May - 4:00
Chess Club (ages 5- 13) Wednesday 21 May - 6:00
Teen Advisory Board (ages 13-18) Wednesday 21 May - 5:00
Teens Read Book Club (ages 13-18) Thursday 22 May - 4:30
Intro to Database Research (adults) Saturday 17 May - 1:00
Intro to MS Excel (adults) Tuesday 20 May - 1:00
Dahn Yoga (adults) Sunday 25 May - 4:00
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Their program includes a number of genres from Renaissance to Swing, sacred harp singing to New Age.