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.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Friday morning (tomorrow) yoga will meet in the library Resource Room at 10:30 for relaxation exercises and a discussion of the instructor's recent experience at Gampo Abbey Buddhist monastery in Nova Scotia.
There will be a walking meditation Sunday November 1st at the river. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating and want more information.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
- Blurred or double vision
- Watery eyes
- Dry eyes
- Soreness, tiredness, burning or itching
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Difficulty focusing
How can you prevent putting excess strain on your eyes as you feast on a good book? Here are a few tips to help:
- When reading, have a light source behind you so that light is being directed onto the page. If you are reading at a desk, use a lamp with a shade. The shade will prevent the light from shining into your eyes.
- If you have reduced vision, use a brighter light source.
- Consider a large-print book if words appear too small on the page.
- Take regular breaks. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away from your book and look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Walk around for a while and give your eyes a rest.
- Blink often to moisten your eyes. Dry eye can result when staring at an object for too long.
- Use artificial tears to add moisture to the eyes.
Atlanta Center for the Visually Impaired serves some 5000 Georgians a year! They believe "Every person with vision loss should be able to live with independence and dignity." CVI is a fully accredited private facility providing rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired."
from International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
- Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness
- Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment
- 90% of blind people live in low-income countries
- Yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable - i.e. readily treatable and/or preventable
- Restorations of sight, and blindness prevention strategies are among the most cost-effective interventions in health care
- The number of people blind from infectious causes has greatly reduced in the past 20 years
- An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired
- About 65 % of all people who are visually impaired are aged 50 and older, while this age group comprises only 20% of the world's population
- Increasing elderly populations in many countries mean that more people will be at risk of age-related visual impairment.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
- Libraries encourage independence
- Libraries help our kids learn to their strengths
- Libraries are the great equalizer, shared by the entire community.
- Libraries teach our children about the environment.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours
in conversation with Nicki Salcedo
7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Decatur
'Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012.
Choosing Hope is a written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction, this inspirational memoir is a story of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience--a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones, be they parents, mentors, or teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.'