As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.
Please visit http://www.afpls.org/ to find alternate library locations and hours. You'll also find info regarding the renovations/closures that are taking place throughout the library system.
Ocee library is offering programs at off-site locations. This blog will remain active during the closure.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Wednesday November 1. 6pm. – 7pm.
Learn basics of Java, including basic programming, conditions, “loops”, and arrays. Java is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Laptops welcome. Grades 6 and above. No younger siblings please. Registration required. Limit first 30. Register at Patron Services desk or call 770-360-8897.
English as a Second Language
(ESL) Group Classes
Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16. 4pm. - 6pm.
Group classes in conversational English as a Second Language (ESL) 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.
Saturdays:November 4, 18. 4pm. – 5:30 pm.
Learn the basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and cartoon/anime’ drawing.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Mental Floss presents the spookiest ghost stories for each state. We'll start you out with Georgia. When the Army Corps of Engineers flooded the foothills of the North Georgia mountains to create Lake Lanier in the 1950s, 59 square miles of farmland, homes, and businesses disappeared beneath the water. In the process, the federal government relocated more than 250 families—along with 20 cemeteries and all their corpses... read more!
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Presents a Fun Fall Festival
Saturday, October 28. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon featuring a movie starting at 3pm, games, and apple fun! Courtesy of Ocee Friends.
How to Spot Fake News & Conduct Research Online
Thursday, October 26. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A topical crash course featuring AFPLS databases with Ocee’s Adult Services Librarian, Ryland Johnson. Learn simple techniques to evaluate the quality of online information. First-come, first-served. Laptop users welcome. Ages 17 & up. Adult Reference area.
In a related article, researchers explain why constantly checking social media can harm your mental health. They also include ways to cope. It's no surprise, the library plays a part!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Tuesday October 17. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
small, Small World. small, Small World is a multi-sensory learning experience for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Each session participants will embark on a 40-minute journey to far-off locales where they learn about children around the world through music, movement, art, and literature. A free program funded by the City of Johns Creek. Advance registration required. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Register online at www.johnscreekarts.org.
Legacy Audiobook Club
Tuesday October 17. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
An audiobook club open to the adult and senior community! This trailblazing book club doesn’t just read, we listen! Join us for thoughtful discussion about books that inspire us, inform us, and connect us to each other! Free and open to the public. Ages 18 and up. For information call 770-360-8897.
Teen Java Coding
Wednesday October 18. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Learn basics of Java, including basic programming, conditions, “loops”, and arrays. Java is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Java is often an easy language to learn. Laptops welcome. Grades 6 and above. No younger siblings please. Registration required. Limit first 30. Register at Patron Services desk or call 770-360-8897
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Wednesdays: October 11, 25, November 15. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Java: basic programming, conditions, “loops,” and arrays. Java is easy to learn, and is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Laptops welcome. Adults ages 17 and above. Registration required. Limit first 30. Register at Patron Services desk or call 770-360-8897
ACT Mock Exam
Saturday, October 14. 10:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Take a practice ACT test! Register at https://www.applerouth.com/schools.php/128876. Registration required. Ages 14-18.
SCORE -- Start Your Own Business –
A Special Business – Information Session
Saturday, October 14. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
A professional SCORE mentor will show you what you need to start your own business. In 2016, SCORE mentors helped clients start 54,072 businesses. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. All ages from teens to adults.