Saturday, November 28, 2015

Think Small, Shop Local!

Image result for small business saturdayAs we've seen with independent book stores, small businesses struggle to compete with e-commerce and big box stores - especially at the holidays. Today is Small Business Saturday; a day to shop your local "mom and pop" businesses. Get to know your community and all it has to offer! 

Don't forget the Friends of Ocee Library Book Nook. We have great prices on gently used books - and all money raised goes right back to the library for programs and materials.

Friday, November 20, 2015

1 December

1 December is #givingtuesday - a movement to give back in meaningful ways. Here are 2 ideas that cost only a little of your time:

Friends are collecting winter wear on behalf of our community partner, North Fulton Community Charities. You'll find a large gift box in the lobby for your contributions.

We're always in need of your gently used books. Money from the sale of these donations at our Book Nook helps to fund programming (especially for kids) at Ocee library. Look for the bin near the water fountain!

Holiday Hours

Come by the library soon to pick up holiday cookbooks, audio books for road trips, or the next on your TBR list. Don't forget books, CDs, and DVDs to keep the kids entertained over the long holiday.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will close on Wednesday 25 November at 6:00 pm. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday. We reopen on Saturday 28 November.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tears of Joy

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is:
 As you may guess, logophiles' tears are not those of joy. Learn more about emoji and why it was chosen. You can also view the WOTY shortlist.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

TAB Meeting

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This month's Teen Advisory Board meeting is this Wednesday the 18th at 5 pm. Please let Mr West know if you plan to attend.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy World Kindness Day!

Here are some acts of kindness from upworthy you can do to make the world a kinder place:

1. Thank someone who's supported you in the past, like a teacher, friend, or mentor, by giving them a hand-written letter.
2. Spend a couple hours volunteering at a local nonprofit organization (like the library).
3. Donate goods to a local shelter (leave gently used winter wear for North Fulton Community Charities in the marked box at Ocee)
4. Call a friend and tell them how much they mean to you.
5. Leave an encouraging note somewhere on a store shelf or in a popular library book.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Important Programming Update

Image result for canceled signOcee library Manager asks that you please note that the Meeting Room will not be available again for Early Voting from this Friday 13 November through Wednesday 25 November. Please phone the library at 770.360.8897 if you have questions.

AFPLS closed 11 November

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MJCCA Book Festival

Friday, November 6, 2015

Warm Coats, Warm Hearts

Image result for mittens heartWe've been enjoying warmer than usual weather, but forecasts are for another cold winter. Friends is collecting winter wear for our community partner, North Fulton Community Charities. You can leave gently worn coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, etc. in the donation box in the lobby of Ocee.