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, July 9, 2019
Teen Advisory Board
Time drove down the street in her vintage Volkswagen Beetle, her best friend Gravity in the passenger seat. The top was down even though it was January. Their hair slapped their cheeks and got caught in the corners of their mouths and pulled against their scalps. They yelled over the top of a Black Flag song, destroying the lyrics.
Gravity laughed at the women on the sidewalk, who didn’t see the Beetle...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
|Melvil Dewey (1851- 1931)|
This Sunday, at the ALA conference, there was an overwhelming vote to remove his name from their top librarian award. Dewey also had a history of racism and antisemitism. No one is suggesting that his accomplishments be erased, but “the behaviour demonstrated for decades by Dewey does not represent the stated fundamental values of ALA in equity, diversity, and inclusion”.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Baby Story Time at Music in Me
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza
Mondays: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11:30 a.m.
No advanced registration is necessary. Ages 18 and up. No textbooks needed.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Romance author Judith Krantz died last week at age 91. Her 10 novels (featuring sex and shopping) --beginning with Scruples in 1978 and ending with The Jewels of Tessa Kent in 1998--have together sold more than 85 million copies in more than 50 languages. Krantz's first novel was published when she was 50!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Dads take stories to another level.
Dads who read are a great role model.
A bedtime read is an important way to bond - especially with their sons.
Kids whose dads read to them show better behavior and concentration.
Dads de-stress when reading aloud.
Click the links above to learn more!
Renovations at Ocee and Northeast/Spruill Oaks are expected to take approximately 6-9 months. During construction library service will be available at the following nearby locations:
• East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
• Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
• Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd., Milton 30009
All dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information on the Library Renovation Project and for information on all libraries being renovated, please visit: http://www.afpls.org/news/2193-library-renovation-project-update or call the renovation hotline at 404-613-READ(7323).
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Music in Me studio will host Mommy and Me Family Yoga. It's across the street from the library, but facing Jones Bridge Road. Class is at 11:30 am on Wednesdays.
Sunday Energy Yoga class will be at 4:00 pm at Books and Gifts at 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500 Johns Creek. This location is less than ten minutes from the library.
Patricia says, "The Music in Me studio is perfect for small groups of toddlers and their parents. And the book store, surprisingly, has wonderful floor space for our large Sunday class. It closes at 4:00 PM on Sundays, so we will have the space to ourselves."
Thanks to Patricia for providing program consistency while the library is closed! Big thanks to our neighbors at Music in Me and Johns Creek Books and Gifts for providing space.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Wouk’s career included gag writing, fiction and a musical co-written with Jimmy Buffett. His 2 part World War II epic, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” adapted by himself, was an Emmy Award-winning TV miniseries. Her also wrote about Judaism and modern belief.
After Pearl Harbor, Wouk joined the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. During his off hours, he wrote. His publisher's contract for Aurora Dawn was sent to his ship.
Wouk won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Caine Mutinty" and was the first recipient of the Library of Congress' award for lifetime achievement in fiction. His centenary was marked by Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year Old Author (2015).
Wouk passed at his Palm Springs home just days of his 104th birthday.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Kids faves to read with Mom
Reading thank you stories
The library can help! Branches offer yoga, cooking classes, author visits, kids programming, and much more. You can also check out free family passes for parks and museums. You can learn anything anytime with 500+ courses at Universal classes as well as downloading books, music, movies, magazines, and newspapers - or volunteer your time and talents at the library!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Saturday, May 18. 10am – 2pm
Been spring cleaning? Secure document shredding at Ocee Library for proper on-site disposal of personal and confidential documents. Sponsored by the Fulton County Department of Real Estate and Asset Management.
A special reading and discussion featuring a local author. All ages welcome.
Longino retired from a 30-year corporate career in 2012 to travel and pursue her lifelong dream of writing fiction. A native of Marietta, Longino attended the University of Alabama where she received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism. Sarah’s Way is her first published novel.
The Cherokee County resident drew upon her knowledge of local history to write and publish a historical novel set in the gold-mining boomtown of Auraria in Lumpkin County.
“North Georgia has a rich and compelling history,” said Donna Longino,“From the nation’s first gold rush to the Civil War, the area is ripe with stories that are waiting to be told.”
Additionally, Friends have been asked to move out of the library by mid-May at the latest.
Friday, April 26, 2019
"Artist Ekaterina Panikanova recently opened her third solo show at Sara Zarin Gallery in Rome featuring a number of ink and acrylic paintings on grids of vintage books. Reflecting the age of the books, Panikanova creates imagery suggesting aspects of memory or old snapshots commingled with illustrations of birds, antlers, baked goods, and lace."
Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
- Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Cleary spent her early childhood in a small town in Oregon with no library and didn't learn to read until second grade.
It wasn't until her family moved to Portland that Cleary became a solid reader. Her school librarian suggested that she become a writer, and Cleary's path was set. She wanted to write about kids like the ones she knew in her own neighborhood, and so she created the characters so many of us grew up getting to know. Continue the article here.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Art Night with Johns Creek ArtsWednesday: April 24. 6pm – 7pm
Join us for a free art workshop with Johns Creek Arts. Adults only. Registration required. Register at the patron services desk or call 770-360-8897.
Take a practice ACT test! Registration required. Ages 14-18.
Register at https://www.applerouth.com/schools.php/128876.
Introduction to AP ExamsSaturday: April 27. 3-4 pm
Details on why AP classes are so very important for teens. Learn how and when to prep for the AP exam. No registration required. Teens ages 13 and above. No registration required. Sponsored by C2 Education.