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.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Albertalli will be at Aurora Cineplex in Roswell on March 31 for a special book signing and screening of “Love, Simon”. George Weinstein of the Atlanta Writers Club, “put this event together with the help of Aurora Cineplex and Bookmiser to celebrate AWC member Becky Albertalli's dream come true.”
Albertalli will sign books before and after the 7:05pm screening. She'll hold a short Q&A session prior to the second signing session.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
“One year ago, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and slashed millions of dollars in federal funding for libraries. Twelve months and tireless advocacy efforts later, ALA advocates have helped libraries:
win $9 million more for IMLS than it had in FY2017, including $5.7 million for the Library Services and Technology Act.
restore $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program.
provide $350 million for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
“Congress also appropriated an unexpected $700 million for Title IV education programs, which opens doors to new funding for school libraries.
“Congress added a policy provision that has been on our advocacy agenda for years: Congressional Research Service reports will now be published online by the Library of Congress, ensuring for the first time permanent public access to valuable government information.
“To protect federal library funding, we need to keep reminding Congress that libraries bring leaders and experts together to solve difficult problems, that we deliver opportunities, from academic success to work readiness. We need to invite elected leaders into our libraries to see what we do for their constituents with a small investment of federal dollars. And we need to engage our library users and other community leaders in this important work.
“ALA’s Washington Office will continue to provide the expertise, strategy and resources that have helped make our advocacy so effective. To get involved, visit ala.org/fundlibraries.”
- Your child(ren) get experience in listening to another adult
- They learn to pay attention to someone who's not their parent
- How to sit quietly while they are speaking
- Experiencing the public performance of literature
- Kids are potentially exposed to a diverse selection of authors, cultural backgrounds and narrative styles
- Library storytime fosters a lifelong love for the library
|The transportation ministry provided the bus, books were donated and other donations help with gasoline.|
Friday, March 23, 2018
Ladder of Years-Anne Tyler
The Women’s Room-Marilyn French
Kramer vs Kramer-Avery Corman
Where’d You Go, Bernadette-M Semple
"Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful" replied Rowling.
If you need help, don't suffer in silence. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or visit their website for more information.
“It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.” —Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
“I am not an angel, and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free…Why am I so changed?” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
❝My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus❞ - Interview. New York Times, December 2004
❝We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special❞ - Interview, Der Spiegel, October 1988
The Milner Award encourages children to read by empowering them to select their favorite authors and then bring them to Atlanta for the Milner Award Program each year. School children and their teachers and media specialists have the opportunity to come to the free program to meet the author in person and hear them speak. The winning author is chosen by votes gathered both in the elementary schools and in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches. Kids can vote here!
Monday, March 12, 2018
Tuesdays: March 20, April 17, May 15. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Grab your passports and join us as we travel the globe as part of the John Creek Art Centers learning adventure. small, Small World is a multi-sensory learning experience for children. 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. This is a free program funded by the City of Johns Creek. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 770.360.8897 or register at the Patron Services desk. Ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers.
Friday, March 2, 2018
- Ocee (public meeting scheduled for March 8, 2018)
- Northeast/Spruill Oaks (public meeting scheduled for March 27, 2018)
- Northside (public meeting scheduled for March 20, 2018)
- Mechanicsville (public meeting scheduled for April 2, 2018)
- Buckhead (March 14, 2018)