Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LAMA Run/Walk

http://www.literacyallianceatlanta.org/uploads/3/1/6/6/31660693/4681533.jpgThe event theme is "Running with the Story." Dress up as a character from one of your favorite stories and join in for a walk or run Saturday 15 November at 8 am in Piedmont Park!
 Did you know…?
28% of the metro Atlanta’s population have low literacy skills (including both native and non-native speakers of English).
Adults with low literacy skills are less likely to read to their children. Children who haven’t  developed basic literacy skills when they enter school are 3 to 4 times more likely to drop out.
US business and industry leaders estimate spending  $600 million a year on remedial reading, writing, and math classes  for employees.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Celebrate Ocee!!!

Friends and library staff have been busy planning for Ocee’s 10th Birthday Bash on Saturday 11 October from 1-5 pm.

Friends will have a one day book sale. Fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5. Other activities scheduled through the afternoon include:  a face painter, “Ocee’s Got Talent” show (organized by our teens), a UNICEF story teller, games, door prizes, and refreshments.
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate !

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The best moments

[Cover]"The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out and taken yours."   -Alan Bennett, The History Boys

Monday, September 22, 2014

21-27 September Banned

'Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.'

Friday, September 19, 2014


Are you (or someone you know) new to the English language or want to improve your English skills? Ocee offers-
Beginners’ English as a Second Language Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21 & 28 October at 4 pm 

Intermediate English as a Second Language Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21 & 28 October at 5 pm

Busy week ahead at Ocee!

Dahn Yoga - Sunday 21 September at 3:30 pm
Yoga & Meditation -  Monday 22 September at 11 am
Atlanta Junior Bridge - Monday 22 September at 3:30 pm
Family Fun Storytime - Tuesday 23 September at 10:30 am

North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Outreach Bus
by appointments only: Wednesday 24 September  9 am -5 pm
Provides emergency assistance via the NFCC mobile unit every 4th Wednesday of the month, particularly for families with transportation challenges. For more information or to apply online visit the website at www.nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399 (ext 463). 

Framed Necklace Holders
Wednesday 24 September at 3:00 pm
We will supply picture frames that you will use for your own creation. Scrapbook paper will make it complete! Ages 18 and up.

Writers’ Forum
Wednesday 24 September at 6:00 p.m.
This 90-minute facilitated event will be a lively, safe exchange for writers of any skill level to share their work, receive balanced feedback, and experience creative.  Hosted by Wayne Smith, writing coach and editor. Ages 18 and up.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thimble Jewelry workshop this week

Thimble Jewelry for Teens
Wednesday 17 September at 6:00 p.m.
Thimbles and materials will be provided for you to design and make your own unique piece of jewelry. Ages 12 to 18. This program will be held in the “Resource Room,” the small room inside the Children’s Department.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ocee's Got...

Talent; we’re sure of it! The Teen Advisory Board wants you to show us. They’re organizing a talent competition for Ocee library’s 10th Birthday Bash on Saturday afternoon 11 October. All ages are welcome to enter. Space is limited. Performances must be family friendly. All acts limited to 5-minute performances.
If you’re interested email jaimieisthebomb@gmail  or carla.burton@fultoncountyga.gov   with the following information by September 27, 2014: name, phone #, age, talent, # in group, and name of act. Selected performers will be notified via email or phone no later than October 1.