This battered dictionary was received by Tokyo craftsman Okano from an old customer who had no use for it.
Okano removes the binding, reinforces the pages, irons the crumpled corners, files the edges, and crafted new leather cover. The book repairman's daughter is heading off to college. He wanted to offer her the gift of a lifetime. The gift of knowledge.
Britain's Royal Mail has released stamps to commemorate the 126th birthday of mystery writer Agatha Christie. It also marks the 100th anniversary of her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Secret messages are hidden in the stamps!
“When fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” Salem’s Lot, 1975
“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”11/22/63, 2011
Celebrate the Freedom to Read 25 September - 1 October Hundreds of books are challenged or banned from schools and libraries each year. Often times gender, cultural, religion, physical or mental disabilities are at issue. Banned Books Week 2016 celebrates diversity. The following links lead to 2015's challenged books andbanned books that shaped America.
ESL Group Wednesdays; September 21, 28. 4:00-6:00 pm. Join our group to enhance your conversational English as a Second Language techniques for beginner to intermediate English speakers. First come, first served. No advanced registration is necessary. Free and open to the public. Ages 18 and up. No textbooks needed. Dates may be subject to change or cancellation.
CAST Free Math Tutoring . Sundays: September 18, 25. 2:00-4:00p.m Tutors will provide math instruction for children in grades K-12th Please bring an assignment or a topic you are struggling with. Students will be seen on a first come first served basis. Registration is not required. Dates may be subject to change or cancellation.
Saturday 17 September at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Come along to celebrate the launch of Screen Free Crafts Kids Will Love! The party will include free crafts for kids, snacks, a book signing and meet and greet with author, Lynn Lilly and the Craft Box Girls Team.
Anna Dewdney, author of the Llama Llama children's series, passed yesterday of brain cancer. She was 50. “When we read with a child, we are doing so much more than teaching him to read or instilling in her a love of language. We are doing something that I believe is just as powerful, and it is something that we are losing as a culture: by reading with a child, we are teaching that child to be human.”
Dewdney requested that in lieu of a funeral service, people read to a child instead.
Thanks to all our book sale shoppers! We hope you'll enjoy your purchases through the cooler months to come. The money Ocee Friends raises helps buy programming and books for the library. BIG thanks to our volunteers!
Encourage your friends & family to sign up for library card today.
Also, join us for a special craft program. Design your own library tote bag to carry all those books, CDs, and DVDs that you can check out from Ocee. All ages welcome. Wednesday 14 Sept. Stop by any time between 5:30-7:30 pm. To reserve your spot, call the library at 770-360-8897. (Scroll down to the "Decorate" post for photos)