Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New at Ocee!

Our neighbors at Ocee Elementary have installed a recycling bin for plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the lobby of Ocee library. Please support their pilot program by tossing your recyclables in the bin, instead of the garbage can, whenever you visit.

While you're at Ocee, check out some of our great books on recycling and being green like Recycle! A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons, Just Grace Goes Green by Charise Mericle Harper, and How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Joanna Yarrow.

Library closed

XL Brazilian Fabric Hammock with Fringe - 120 P#15 CROCHE FRIN
Ocee and all AFPLS libraries will be closed Monday 5 September for Labor Day. The Milton Branch will also be closed Sunday for maintenance.

You can download books, audio books, magazines, and movies anytime at Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Counting down!

Visit for schedule of events, author lists, and more.

Golden Ticket

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka brought to life, Gene Wilder, passed yesterday at age 83. You'll find Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, and his other films in the AFPLS catalogue. Most recently, he authored several books. You'll also find them at the library. You are our golden ticket, Mr Wilder-

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Decorate a tote bag at Ocee

Ocee is celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month 
Come along a decorate a library tote bag. 
Wednesday 14 September from 5:30 to 7 pm
Families are welcome. Registration is required -
Email or phone 770-360-8897 

Join the Craft Party with Lynn Lilly

Catch me on NBC's Atlanta & Company Thursdays sharing DIY & craft projects
Lynn is donating a portion of book sales to Friends of Ocee Library to fund kids' programming!

$5 a Bag Book Sale!

Friends of Ocee Library Used Book Sale
Friday 9 September from 1-5
Saturday 10 September 10-3

Fill a bag (we provide) with books for $5!

Come stock up for the cooler days ahead!
Bring your holiday shopping list-
We are not able to accept credit cards

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Making changes can help sell your home more quickly and put more money in your wallet.

Getting Your House Ready to Sell
Saturday 13 August at noon
Coldwell Banker Reps Rachel and Susan share tips on which updates make for a wise home investment.

Intro to AFPLS Databases

New to the library's databases or need a refresher after summer vacation?

Intro to AFPLS Databases
Saturday 13 August at 1 pm 
Adults and students are invited to learn how to use the library’s databases.

Book Launch at Ocee!

Lynn Lilly of craftboxgirls has authored a soon-to-be released children's craft book with over 60 crafts to entice kids to turn off their electronics and turn on their creativity! Ocee will be hosting a Book Signing/Sale and Kid's Craft Party for  - 

Screen-free Crafts for Kids

Saturday 17 September from 11 am -2 pm

20% of sales will be donated to Friends of Ocee Library! 

Look for Lynn Thursdays on NBC's Atlanta & Company!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Save the date!

Friends of Ocee Library
Used Book Sale

Friday 9 September 1-5pm

Saturday 10 September 10am-3pm

Saturday, August 6, 2016

NFCC Mobile Outreach Bus

North Fulton Community Charities
Mobile Outreach Bus

Appointments only.  August 24, 31. 10 am - 4 pm.

Provides emergency assistance via the NFCC mobile unit. For more information or to apply online visit the website at HYPERLINK "" or call 770-640-0399 (ext. 463)

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating for Seniors

Wednesday, August 17, 10:30-11:15 am.

This informative session by Amitycare will explore healthy eating habits for seniors. Adults only.

It's easy being green!

Toxic! Flammable! Warning! Commercial cleaning products pose hazards to ourselves, our children and pets, as well as the environment. Green cleaners will keep your house sparkling and smelling fresh without harmful side effects. They're considerably cheaper to make and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry all ready! Find out more with:

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Thursday, August 18. 10:30-11:30 am
Learn how to make homemade cleaning supplies.
Adults only.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Repurposed Book Craft

Combine your love of books and pets in this recycled craft project. Bring a photo of your 'Fluffy' or 'Rover' to create a one-of-a-kind pet portrait!

Repurposed Books: Adult Craft Program
Saturday, August 13. 2-3:30 pm
Join us as we transform withdrawn books into art projects. Registration is required; phone 770.360.8897. Adults only.

Puppy, party, peace

Kitten, cake, kiss, love, honour, cherish...

Researchers from University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide asked people to rate the happiness of words in literature. Laughter ranked #1. Click here to read more about the study and see the top 200 happiest words. They've also included 100 of the least happy.

Tuesdays for Tots

Storytime Visit with the Tooth Fairy
Tuesday, August 9. 10:30 am.
Join us for a fun filled story time with a visit from the tooth fairy.

Music for Babies with Miss Gail
Tuesday, August 16. 10:30 am. Ages 0 - 2.