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.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Atlanta Junior Bridge
Mondays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 3:30 p.m.
Exercise ALL your muscles! 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 Christian 770-998-9723 or email to email@example.com
Friday, November 28, 2014
P D James is the author of the popular Adam Dalgliesh murder mystery series as well as the dystopian “The Children of Men”, and most recently, "Death Comes to Pemberly". Several of her novels have been adapted to the big and small screen.
James passed yesterday at 94. Her autobiography, writing tips, and novels in book, audio, and video can be found in the AFPLS catalogue.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
888,245 handcrafted poppies will fill the 16 acre dry moat of the Tower of London. The Tower was used as a recruitment center during World War 1. Each represents a British and Commonwealth life lost during WW1. The first poppy was 'planted' in July to mark the centenary of the war. The last will be installed tomorrow, Remembrance (Veterans) Day. The installment is titled The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red - inspired by a poem penned by an anonymous British soldier.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
"The construction of the Berlin Wall put an abrupt and violent end to daily life, leaving traces that are visible even today on Bernauer Strasse. The sealing off of the sector border starting on 13 August 1961 made dramatic changes especially in the everyday lives of the people living on Bernauer Strasse. From one day to the next, they could no longer travel freely through their own neighborhood, and neighbors, friends, and relatives were separated from one another. The house across the street was suddenly part of another political system. Through no fault of their own and against their will, the people of Bernauer Strasse became eyewitnesses to and actors in an episode of post-war German history.
In desperation, people jumped out of the windows of apartments bordering West Berlin and paid with their lives. Some of the Bernauer Strasse escape attempts succeeded, however. Cameras and film crews brought these scenes to a watching world." from Berlin Wall Memorial
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Learn more about the Wall and the Cold War with materials in the AFPLS collection. There are selections for the history book to young readers.