Thursday, August 31, 2017

AJC Decatur Book Festival

This year's AJC Decatur Book Festival,September 1-3, features more than 600 authors, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Get the details here. Check out the Festival programs at the Decatur Library on September 2 and 3 and the Friends of the Decatur Library Book Sale on September 2.

Coming up at Ocee

Energy Yoga
Sundays, September 3, 10, 17, 24. 4:30 p.m.
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for beginners.  Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Open to adult patrons only.

LIBRARY CLOSED - Monday 4 September
Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Water Works Story Time
Tuesday, September 5. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a water-themed preschool story time presented by Fulton County Water Works. 

Genealogy Workshop
Wednesday, September 6.  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hands-on computer workshop with Deborah Mack featuring AFPLS genealogy-related databases.  Adults only ages 18 and up. Adult Reference Area.

Chess Club  
Wednesday, September 6. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Ages 5 and above.

Book Lovers Unite: Help after Harvey

Join the Hurricane Harvey Book Club, find out about author Kate Messner's KidLit Cares auction (some great Skye classroom visits), learn what publishers are doing, and read how to contribute to the Texas Library Association in this informational article.

Clovis library

Libraries are safe places. However, on Monday afternoon, a teen entered the library in Clovis, New Mexico and opened fire. He shot 6 people before quietly surrendering to police. Library employees Krissie Carter and Wanda Walters were killed. Our hearts go out to the families, Clovis library, and the community. Reports are that the teen had been experiencing anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please know that you're not alone. 
Talk to someone now at 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline (@800273TALK),

Monday, August 28, 2017


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Libraries are doing what they do best - providing lifelines to their communities. Houston mayor, "Mr. Turner said the city was also opening libraries, community centers and other locations as “lily pads” to provide safe harbor from the waters in neighborhoods." Here's how to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


We'd rather see books re-purposed than thrown away. Here's a clever and useful project from town-n-country living blog. Cookbooks or mysteries are obvious choices or coordinate with decor colors. Recycle a leather belt for a more masculine look.


Monday, August 21, 2017

NFCC Mobile Bus

North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Bus
By appointment only. Aug. 23, 30. 10am. - 5pm.
Serving the community and surrounding Fulton County areas of Johns Creek with emergency financial assistance. Apply online for an appointment with or call 770-640-0399.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Survey Results


This year's Atlanta Fulton Public Library survey broke participation records with 16000 replies! Visit this link to see the results in a fun easy to read infographic!

Eclipse Viewing Parties

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Ophthalmologist Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS, points out that just a few seconds of sun gazing can lead to solar retinopathy, which can cause permanent vision damage.
Come to the library for special glasses that will allow you to view the eclipse safely.

Monday, August 21. 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Special sun eclipse glasses will be provided (limited supply, first come-first served) to protect your eyes. Watch the partial (95%) solar eclipse starting at 2:30 p.m. Join us for Live Stream of the eclipse. Technology permitting. All ages welcome.
Ocee Branch Library 5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Alpharetta 770.360.8897

Monday, August 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
All are invited to get a pair of special eclipse-viewing glasses (limited supply, first come-first served) provided by the library to watch the partial (95%) solar eclipse at 2:36 p.m., the time of maximum viewing, with the Librarians. All ages.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library 9560 Spruill Rd, Johns Creek 770.360.8820

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thank you!

Thanks for coming out to shop the Friends Book Sale Saturday! You found some great buys and the money raised supports Ocee library. 

Special thanks to our teen volunteers!

Don't forget you can shop our Book Nook (on the other side of self check-out) anytime during library hours. New books are added weekly.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Sale 12 August

Friends of Ocee Library is having a book sale this Saturday ONLY (12 August) from 10 am til 4 pm. Come along and add to your rainy day/cool weather book stash!
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Managing Someone Else’s Money

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to manage bills or make financial decisions. These financial caregivers may be agents under a power of attorney, guardians of property or other fiduciaries. To help financial caregivers in Georgia, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans has created easy-to-understand Managing Someone Else’s Money guides with information and resources specific to Georgia.
Join a free webinar on August 22 to learn more about these guides and how you can help people acting as financial fiduciaries for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Speakers include:
·         Natalie K. Thomas, State Legal Services Developer, Georgia Department of Human Services - Division of Aging Services
·         Becky Kurtz, Director, Atlanta Area Agency on Aging, Atlanta Regional Commission
·         Naomi Karp, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office for Older Americans
 If you have any questions or need any additional information please contact Tami Sieckman at or 202-435-7121.