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.
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.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.
- They listen, know when we need them, and never judge
- Lower risk of allergies
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Better heart health
- Stronger relationships and social skills
- Improved mental health
- Better sleep quality
Monday, April 8, 2019
As part of National Library Week, Tuesday is dedicated to library workers. Anna Gooding-Call says, "librarians are like ninjas: easy to overlook yet extremely effective. Any modern library worker will tell you that they don’t spend their days behind the desk reading. In fact, books are only a slice of what librarians do. That said, let us enjoy these 13 nonfiction books about librarians. As we do, let’s raise a glass to those who show the world how to operate the printer fifty times a day."
Thanks to Ocee's librarians and library staff: Ms Burton, Ms Kennedy, Mr Johnson, Mr Brown, Ms Mullins, Ms Stone, Ms Chigani, Ms Paschall, Ms Lofton-Browdway, and Ms Manley.
George by Alex Gino
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Saturday, April 6, 2019
National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is "Libraries = Strong Communities," and Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Emily Dickinson’s Gingerbread
1 quart flour
½ cup butter
½ cup cream
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
Make up with molasses. (Guides at the Emily Dickinson House, who in 1975 individually experimented with the quantity of molasses, have generally agreed that a “cup or so” is just about right).
Cream the butter and mix with lightly whipped cream. Sift dry ingredients together and combine with other ingredients. The dough is stiff and needs to be pressed into whatever pan you choose. A round or small square pan is suitable. The recipe also fits perfectly into a cast iron muffin pan, if you happen to have one which makes oval cakes. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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To get the April celebration started, here's one by the beloved Mary Oliver.