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.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Stolen Words by Melanie Florence
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt
Buddy and Earl Go to School by Maureen Fergus
Now by Antoinette Portis
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz
Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say
Middle Grade Books (Ages 9-12)
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee
A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
The Doorman's Repose by Chris Raschka
The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtueby Mackenzi Lee
Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Besides books, the library offers story-telling, music, art programs, movie showings, and more. Pick up a calendar next time you're in and get to know Ocee kids' librarians Ms Kennedy and Mr Brown.
Whether you're behind on reading this year's books and are looking ahead to new releases, here's some suggestions for 2017 fiction (flying bears, can walnuts get you pregnant, and teen friendships) and what to look forward to in 2018 (Barbara Kingsolver, Zadie Smith, Kate Atkinson...)
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
You get to to "revisit childhood favorites."
“When Joaquin asks me what a meaning of a word is.”
“When they start reading to you.”
“My 12-year-old is an avid reader. He now tells me what to read! On the way to sports practices, we can always talk about books.”
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
“This is how we do presents: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read and then Santa’s gift (something special).” ― Christine Simpson
“We try to do presents that are all experiences and spending time together. We do get a few extra presents that my son wants. We give books about what experiences we are doing. We always give as a present one ornament for our tree, which my son will get when he goes off and has his own. We always pick a charity in giving back and donate to them. We make cinnamon rolls, which my son loves. They are a treat during the holidays.” ― Kathy Fulham read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Janet Evanovich, Visions of Sugar Plums, 2002
“Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 1996
“Ugh. Would that Christmas could just be, without presents. It is just so stupid, everyone exhausting themselves, miserably haemorrhaging money on pointless items nobody wants: no longer tokens of love but angst-ridden solutions to problems…
Monday, December 4, 2017
The research, published in the journal Memory, finds that the act of reading and speaking text aloud is a more effective way to remember information than reading it silently or just hearing it read aloud. The dual effect of both speaking and hearing helps encode the memory more strongly, the study reports. The new research builds on previous work on the so-called production effect by Waterloo psychologist Colin MacLeod, who is also one of the current paper's authors. "