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, October 30, 2017

Coat Drive

Brrrr! Imagine this morning without a warm coat or clothes. Friends of Ocee Library is collecting coats for North Fulton Community Charities Warm Coat Day. Please consider donating your gently used coats and winter-wear to keep someone else warm this winter.
You'll find a donation box in the lobby until Thursday 2 November. 

Show Your Love

The library gives to our community everyday. You have the opportunity to give back to the library via Friends of Ocee Library and
Georgia Gives Day is an online giving platform for Georgia non-profits. Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving back the Tuesday after Thanksgiving 28 November. Show your love for the library with your tax deductible donation!

Women Horror Writers

It began will Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 200 years ago. Mental Floss recommends these modern women horror writers just in time for Halloween! Read more about these talented authors and then check the library for their novels. And leave the lights on!

What's on

Teen Java Coding
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.


Young Artists 
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.

Early Voting at Ocee

In preparation of Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections urges residents to visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov  to verity their polling place before heading out to vote. On Election Day, residents must vote at their assigned polling place.

Early voting continues until Friday, November 3, 2017. Fulton has 22 Early Voting Locations throughout the county. Registered voters can vote at either of the locations that are open until 7:00 p.m. Visit Fultonelections.com to learn more.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

50 Ghost Stories



An old photograph of the Tombigbee River.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!

Make Us SMILE!

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Friends of Ocee Library is now participating the AmazonSmile - a shopping rewards program to benefit charities. When you sign up and shop, Amazon will donate .05% percent of your order total to your favorite non-profit (Friends of Ocee Library, please!). There is no cost to shoppers. Money raised from the Book Nook and the smile program helps fund library programs and buy materials.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Fest Fun at Ocee

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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. 

Warm Coats, Warm Hearts

Friends of Ocee Library is collecting winter wear for  
Annual Warm Coat Drive 
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Please donate your gently worn coats, hats, gloves, scarves by November 2.
All sizes are needed! You'll find a donation box in the foyer.

Thank-you for your warm kindness!

Information Self Defense

Information Self-Defense:
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!
“A proactive way to dispense these thoughts is by funneling these emotions into action, whether that’s reading a book, meditating, joining a volunteer group or donating to an organization of your choice. Shifting the focus on the positive will ultimately morph your thinking.”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Make a New Friend!

National Friends of Libraries Week 2017
The Atlanta Fulton Public Library System has 23 Friends groups who volunteer their time to raise funds for their branch library primarily though memberships and book sales. Please visit Friends of Ocee Library's Book Nook. All profits from sales help fund programs and buy materials for Ocee!

Programs at Ocee

small, Small World Preschool Art
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

Voting

Early voting begins at 
Ocee, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, East Roswell, and Sandy Springs libraries 
Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November
from 8:30 am to 7 pm

weekend voting 
28 October  from 8:30 am - 7 pm 
and Sunday 29 October from Noon -5 pm

3 Clues

First name Dewey, last name Decimal. See if your love of books makes you the perfect librarian! See if you can name these books by just 3 clues. Take the quiz here. The selections make for a great reading list, too!

This week at Ocee

Adult Java Coding
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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Grace

"For most of my life I have thought of grace as a hope of a bright tomorrow in spite of the darkness of today...Grace surrounds us, whirls about us like the wind, falls on us like rain. Grace sustains us on our journeys, no matter how perilous they may be and, make no mistake, they are all perilous. We need not hope for grace, we merely need to open our eyes to its abundance. Grace is all around us, not just in the hopeful future but in the miracle of now." ―Richard Paul Evans