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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Help spread the word about Poem in Your Pocket Day and share how you’re celebrating on social media by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The library is a great resource to learn more about our home, her inhabitants, and how to take care of her. Check the AFPLS catalogue for books on green living, recycling projects, energy-saving ideas, eating vegetarian, climate change, planting trees, etc.
Make every day Earth Day - she's all we've got!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
|Robert Louis Stevenson (from New Poems and Variant Readings, 1918)|
When loud by landside streamlets gush,
And clear in the greenwood quires the thrush,
With sun on the meadows
And songs in the shadows
Comes again to me
The gift of the tongues of the lea,
The gift of the tongues of meadows.
Straightway my olden heart returns
And dances with the dancing burns;
It sings with the sparrows;
To the rain and the (grimy) barrows
Sings my heart aloud—
To the silver-bellied cloud,
To the silver rainy arrows.
It bears the song of the skylark down,
And it hears the singing of the town;
And youth on the highways
And lovers in byways
Follows and sees:
And hearkens the song of the leas
And sings the songs of the highways.
So when the earth is alive with gods,
And the lusty ploughman breaks the sod,
And the grass sings in the meadows,
And the flowers smile in the shadows,
Sits my heart at ease,
Hearing the song of the leas,
Singing the songs of the meadows.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Adults and teens (children must be accompanied)
Additionally, Ocee offers Sunday Dahn Yoga (new time 4:30), Tai Chi for Relaxation (Mondays at 10), Yoga & Meditation (Mondays at 11), and a new class Yoga Meets Real Life (Fridays at 10:30)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
"Libraries demonstrate their value as community anchors by responding to issues and identifying trends that impact the community. Free library programs provide learning opportunities and entertainment for children as well as adults. Books and digital resources support educational goals from early literacy through lifelong learning. Library collections include books and resources that represent the diversity of people, cultures, and the faraway places that make up the world we live in. Librarians help protect people’s rights by proactively supporting equitable access and intellectual freedom. "
Click here to read the full report from the American Library Association.
1) "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by S Alexie
Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence.
2) "Persepolis," by Marjane Satrapi
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint.
3) "And Tango Makes Three," Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group.
4) "The Bluest Eye," by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
5) "It’s Perfectly Normal," by Robie Harris
Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.
6) "Saga," by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
7) "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
8) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
9) "A Stolen Life," Jaycee Dugard
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
10) "Drama," by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: sexually explicit