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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wednesdays: December 5, 12, 19. 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Physical exercises to open and clear energy. Utilizes Qi Gong and meditation techniques. Open to adult patrons only.
Yoga & Meditation
Mondays: December 3, 10, 17. 11 am – Noon
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. Open to adult patrons only.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Tuesdays: December 4, 11, 18. 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A relaxing afternoon meditation for beginners. Open to adult patrons only.
Mommy and Me Family Yoga
Wednesdays: December 5, 12, 19. 11:30 am-Noon
Physical exercises to open and clear energy. Open to mothers and preschool patrons.
Thursdays: December 6, 13, 20. 11 am – noon
A new yoga class on Thursdays. Open to adult patrons only.
Friday, December 7 from 6 pm –7pm
A special after-hours story time featuring stories read by your favorite children’s characters. All ages.
Ocee Library Performances: Special Holiday Concert
Friday, December 7 from 7 pm – 9pm
Join us for a special, after-hours holiday music concert at Ocee Library, featuring surf-rock inspired holiday favorites for the whole family.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Join the movement & give back to your local library
November 27th, 2018
You can support your local library this holiday season by making a donation during this nationwide day of giving. Simply visit GA Gives Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation or Friends of Ocee Library page and make your donation!
This year, your Atlanta-Fulton Public Libraries served over 4 million visitors at 34 branches, and offered free online resources to thousands more.
Give thanks this season to the important work our libraries do in our communities. Join the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation with your gift of support this #givingtuesday!
You can also catch our outreach librarians live on WSB-TV at 10:30 a.m. during the #gagives #givingtuesday coverage. Be sure to share the love and tag us in your #givingtuesday post and tell us why you support your local library.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Being grateful all the time isn’t easy. But it’s when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you: perspective. Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest, most powerful way to effect change in your life—this I know for sure.”
“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
What one word do you choose? Learn more at the BBC.
"I’m dyslexic and needed extra help learning to read, but the library was my saving grace."
"I've begun to talk with the other parents/caregivers as well and begin friendships."
"Growing up my family couldn’t afford a home computer and internet service so the library is where I would go to research colleges and eventually apply for them.
"My parents could never afford to buy me all the books I wanted to read."
"It's a simple but meaningful way for me to honor my late father's memory."
"Books helped me feel a little less lonely."
"The library provides so many resources for me to practice a new language."
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Gaslighting: The action of manipulating someone by psychological means into accepting a false depiction of reality or doubting their own sanity.
Incel: An incel is a member of an online community of young men who consider themselves unable to attract women sexually. Typically, they hold views that are hostile towards men and women who are sexually active.
Orbiting: Orbiting is the action of abruptly withdrawing from direct communication with someone while still monitoring, and sometimes responding to, their activity on social media.
Overtourism: An excessive number of tourist visits to a popular destination or attraction, resulting in damage to the local environment and historical sites and in poorer quality of life for residents.
Techlash: A strong and widespread negative reaction to the growing power and influence of large technology companies, particularly those based in Silicon Valley.