The Friends of the Ocee Library is a non-profit group whose purpose is to promote general knowledge of library services and to provide financial assistance for special library needs and events.

If you have specific questions about Ocee Library, phone the library at 770-360-8897 or visit http://www.afpls.org/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Keep Learning

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Here's a Black history book list and another with books from each decade in America's history. Check the AFPLS catalogue for availability-

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Brother, I'm Dying


The Big Read
Brother, I'm Dying
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Decatur Library Auditorium
7:15 p.m.
Georgia Center for the Book and  7 Stages are proud to host the Atlanta Talks About Immigration panel to discuss the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read book, Edwidge Danticat's Brother I'm Dying. The evening's panel will be moderated by Jen Soong and will feature Carolina Antonini, Heval Kelli, and Maria Soledad Azuri. The panel will discuss their immigration experiences as well as current local and national policies.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

NFCC Mobile Outreach Bus

North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Outreach Bus 
February 22.10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Provides emergency assistance via the NFCC mobile unit, particularly for families with transportation challenges. Appointments only. For more information or to schedule, visit the website at www.nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399 (ext. 463). 

AARP Smart Driving Class

AARP Smart Driving Class 
Tuesday, February 21. 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. AARP Smart Driver course for adults and teens 15 and older. AARP guidebook is not required unless you want a certificate. Registration $15 for AARP members with membership card and $20 for non-members. A: TA RR, SL. Questions? Phone 770.360.8897

Back on the bestseller list

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These timely novels from 1948 and 1985 have made it to #1 sellers at Amazon. You'll find both in your favorite format in the AFPLS catalogue.

Library Closed

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The Atlanta Fulton Public Library System will be closed Monday 20 February in observance of Presidents' Day.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The 'Accurate' Mr Darcy

Using the standards of Jane Austen's time for gentlemanly 'hotness', scholars have constructed an historically accurate portrait of Mr Darcy (Pride and Prejudice). To fans' disappointment, he bears no resemblance to Colin Firth or the Matthews - Macfadyen or Rhys..
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Read here and here to learn why to learn why a pasty complexion and big thighs were features that made the ladies of the 1790s swoon.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Romantic Book Quotes

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 “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” —Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

 “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ―Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 “For you, a thousand times over.” —Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” —Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

Kids' Creativity

Teen Manga and Cartooning 
Saturday February 11. 12:00–1:30 p.m. Techniques and secrets employed by modern day professional Manga, aka, Game Concept Artists, and Animators. Teens will start their journey into the world of drawing anime and manga illustrations. A: Tw/T, RR, SL

Young Artists  
Saturday February 18. 4:30–5:30 pm. Learn the basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and cartoon/anime’ drawing. A: 5U

Music for Babies to Preschool with Miss Gail 
Tuesday February 28. 10:30 am. Babies and preschoolers with their parents attend entertaining and educational programs. Learn how music teaches your baby early literacy skills, improves motor function and deepens the bond between baby and parent. A: 1U

Math & Science at Ocee

STEM@OCEE 
Saturday February 11. 4:00–5:00 p.m. A program especially for elementary students. The initial program will be a hands-on demonstration of the basics of electricity and science. All events will be educational, entertaining and fun. A: 5U. TW/T, A

CAST Free Math Tutoring 
Sunday: February 12, 26. 2:00–4:00 p.m. Tutors will provide math instruction. Bring an assignment or a math topic you are struggling with. First come first served basis. A: 5U 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Elevators, blood banks, and shoes

What do these things have in common? 
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Mentalfloss features 11 inventors who have contributed to our everyday lives - or visit the library to learn more.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Thank You!

Friends of Ocee Library recently received an anonymous financial donation. If "HD" is visiting our blog, we'd like to say 
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Good, Better, Best

Image result for meetingGood - Attend the Friends of Ocee Library annual meeting
Better - Become a member
Best - Volunteer or take a place on the Board

Friends of Ocee Library Annual Meeting is 16 March at 7 pm in the Ocee Meeting Room. Learn more at our "About" tab. Questions? email@oceefriends.org. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cozy up to Access

The Winter 2017 edition of the AFPLS Access is available to download. Inside you'll find a
program schedule for Ocee (and other branches) as well as other library news! 
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With her smile

Image result for mary tyler mooreActress Mary Tyler Moore passed last week. Visit AFPLS to see that smile again in both the "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Mary Tyler Moore Show" series - as well as her movies and autobiographies.



Black History Month

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Learn the facts at the library!

New Species

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New species of crab named after Harry Potter character, Severus Snape