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, June 26, 2017

Thursdays at 2pm

Kaiser Theater Presents:  
Mumferd Learns to Exercise
Thursday, June 29. 2:00 p.m.
Mumferd wants to have a playdate and has everything he thinks he needs: the tv remote, popcorn, his favorite comfy pillow. But he learns to run and play outside. Mumferd discovers that physical activity can be fun, keeps him strong and healthy and is a good way to relax while making friends. Ages 1+ preferred. All ages welcome.

Ocee Summer Reading Presents: 
Story Teller Deborah StrahornThursday, July 6. 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively summer story time with Deborah Strahorn. A story experience that motivates the audience with rhythm, rhyme and repetition to support literacy and help books come alive. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Mayor’s Summer Reading program.

Harry's 20!

Please take your seats ... the Hogwarts Express prepares to depart from Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross.
Seven books selling some 450 million copies (including translations into Ancient Greek, Latin, and Welsh) and 8 movies starring a who's who of British actors... not bad for 20 years.

Author JK Rowling tweeted her thanks on the anniversary of the publication of  the first "Harry Potter" book, “20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you.”

Try the Guardian's Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test or visit here for a special tribute to Alan Rickman/Professor Snape.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

5 thin dimes

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FoOL's Book Nook is right across from the check out desk. For 50 cents each, you can purchase kids books and regular paperbacks. This is an inexpensive way to have books on hand for grandkids visiting this summer. It's also a worry-free alternative to vacationing with books. New books (soft and hard cover, too) are added weekly! Money raised from sales go towards programming and materials for Ocee. 

Adult Reads

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Ocee library hopes adults will also join in on the Summer Reading program. You'll need to read 5 books by 28 July to be eligible to win a summer themed prize package! Pick up an entry form/bookmark at Ocee- 


This makes a great short term reading goal and you'll be setting a awesome example for the kids in your life!

NFCC Mobile Office

North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Bus
By appointment only. Wednesday June 28. 10am - 5pm.
Serving the community and surrounding Fulton County areas of Johns Creek with emergency financial assistance.  Apply online for an appointment with www.nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399.

Summer light

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, 2005

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Take advantage of longer summer days to read (or re-read) The Glass Castle before you see the movie out in August.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Yoga at Ocee

Energy Yoga
Sundays,  June 25.  4:30 pm. (classes will resume in August)
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Open to adult patrons only.

Yoga & Meditation
Mondays,  June 26. July 3,10,17,24,31. 11:00 a.m.
Description as above.

Happy Father's Day!

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Thanks, Dads!

History Repeats?

45 years ago this weekend there was a break in at the DNC HQ at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Learn more about this history changing event and why it's relevant today.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cuba Unveiled

With US-Cuba relations back in the news, Signature offers a book list to shed light of the people, politics, and culture of the island.

Route 1 Reads

'Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route One Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers travelling the major and meandering highway. The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Follow #Route1Reads on Twitter.' Visit the website to see what books were nominated for each state. 

Perfect Books for Perfect Dads

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Signature offers 20 selections for fathers who love to read-

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Congratulations, Grads!

“They say that dreams are not the ones you have when you go to bed. Hell no. Dreams are the ones that don’t let you go to bed.”  Angad Singh Padda, UC Berkeley '17

Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course
Thursday, Jun. 22. 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Presented by Ms. Fran McNair. The AARP SMART Drivers Safety Program is intended to provide all drivers*, especially those age 50 and above, with a classroom course that helps them assess, enhance, and improve their driving skills. FEE: $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. Phone the library to reserve your place.

*Crashes spike with teen drivers out of school and on the road. Summer has the unfortunate designation as the "100 deadliest days" with teens being 3 times as likely as adults to be involved in fatal accidents. 

There's more to Eat...

than meat. Today is World Meat Free Day. BBC has a fascinating article that examines the consequences of the world going meat-free by 2050. Fortunately for carnivores, even small changes in diet could bring about positive changes in health and environment. Check out books on climate change or try out vegetarian or vegan cookbooks from the library. The change will do you good!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bright Knight

Image result for batman adam westBefore the comic book Dark Knight came to the big screen, there was the campy pop Batman TV series of the 1960s. Adam West once said that he played the Caped Crusader “for laughs, but in order to do [that], one had to never think it was funny.” West died Friday at age 88.

Friday, June 9, 2017

be a star

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”  — Madeleine L'Engle

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hope?

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Possible

"So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."
— King Azaz in "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster

Saturday, June 3, 2017

GLBT Book Month

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'Libraries are welcoming spaces that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The ALA supports GLBT literature through the Stonewall Book Awards, as well as two bibliographies including Rainbow Booksand Over the Rainbow Books. These awards not only recognize the very best in contemporary literature, but also provide a foundation for quality GLBT collections in our nation’s libraries.'

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Wednesdays, June 21, July 19.  4:30 pm
Teens from the community get an opportunity to have a voice to help plan for their library. Ocee’s TAB meets to discuss program ideas, new books and movies, and other community outreach possibilities. Ages 12-18.