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.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Friends of Ocee Library will have music CDs, DVDs, and audio books for sale Friday from 3-7 pm. A small selection of books will also be available. Come stock up for a 'rainy day' and sunny (soon we hope!) summer reading. Adult patrons are invited to stay for the Jeffrey Butzer concert at 7 pm.
Saturdays: June 9 through Aug 4. 4 - 5:30 pm.
Master storyteller Danny V. Wright leads a progressive, nine week group class on the art and craft of screenwriting. Students will work within a classic narrative structure to produce an original screenplay. Laptops welcome. Adults only. REGISTRATION REQUESTED, call 770-360-8897.
Wednesdays from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
June 13- grades K-2, June 27-grades 2-3, July 11-grades 4-5.
Video Game Club
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
A video game club for middle school kids. XBOX games. Players are invited to bring other game consoles.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Summer Reading Presents: Teen Video Production Series of Classes
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Book-A-Librarian Open Instruction
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Crochet Craft Workshop
6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Visit their website for the complete list along with a synopsis of each.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Friends of Ocee Library is excited to sponsor a first ever after hours event at Ocee library! Jeffery Butzer will perform in concert Friday 1 June from 7-9 pm; kicking off Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program for adults!
From 6-7 pm, Friends will have a mini-sale for adults featuring music CDs, DVDs, and audio books! We'll have a small selection of books, too.
Adults patrons only, please.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Capacity to let go of comfortable ideas
- Become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction
- Rise above conventional mind-sets
- Reframe questions we ask
- Abandon ingrained assumptions
- Rely on imagination as much as logic
- Willing to experiment
- Be tolerant of failure
- Generate and integrate a variety of ideas
Are you ready to rock with your local library this summer!? Take a moment to check out our new Summer Reading Program website and register online now! Summer Reading begins June 1 and is open to children and adults of all ages. afpls.beanstack.org
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
In Bowles’s strange, frightening, and at times almost hallucinatory novel, an American couple, Port and Kit, and their friend Tunner, travel in the aftermath of the second world war to the harsh emptiness of the north African desert.
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
A short novel of extraordinary power, Train Dreams tells the story of Grainier’s long life in the midst of a violent, changing, haunted landscape of the 1900s.
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
At once philosophical and immensely readable, these essays on the importance of getting lost are among Solnit’s best.
The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
Bainbridge brings them heartbreakingly to life in the cruel Antarctic wilderness.
South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Both a page-turning story and a meditation on love and mortality, suffering and loss, morality and faith.
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
“Rarely in my life had I felt such an ecstatic feeling of happiness …”
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Quarantine by Jim Crace
Crace’s masterful novel takes us into the parched and hostile landscape of the Judean desert, where we meet Christ himself – naked and fasting – and a small band of other “quarantiners”, all with their different reasons for being there.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Come out for a special after-hours concert, featuring renowned musician Jeffrey Butzer, to kick off this year’s Summer reading program, “Libraries Rock.” Jeffrey Butzer is an Atlanta musician who has been performing for nearly two decades, producing critically acclaimed albums and performances. Open to adult patrons only.
Monday, May 7, 2018
1. READING REDUCES STRESS
2. READING—ESPECIALLY BOOKS—MAY ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE
3. READING IMPROVES LANGUAGE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
4. READING ENHANCES EMPATHY
5. READING BOOSTS CREATIVITY AND FLEXIBILITY
6. READING CAN HELP YOU TRANSFORM AS A PERSON
Friday, May 4, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Johns Creek Art Center has a fun Mother's Day theme story and craft planned for your enjoyment. Ages 5 and 9. Registration required. Register by calling 770.360.8897 or register at the Patron Services desk. Sponsored by Johns Creek Art Center.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Meeting Room or Resource Room