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, March 31, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
- health care workers and first responders
- store clerks and order pickers
- truck drivers and mail carriers
- utilities and sanitation workers
- AFPLS staff keeping the library running on-line
- all the good Samaritans in our community
It’s likely that nearly a hundred thousand people—a quarter of London—died during the Great Plague of 1665. Transmitted by flea-covered rats, the bubonic plague started with a fever, and its victims then erupted in boils on their groins, their armpits, seemingly anywhere uncomfortable for an abscess to appear. People usually died within a week of contracting the bacterial infection, vomiting up bile and blood until they expired. Thirty-two-year-old Samuel Pepys watched the plague ravage London, dutifully recording how the city emptied as he continued to work, socialize, and dream of assignations.' Read his diary here.
Friday, March 27, 2020
The New York Times has compiled a list of stories about love - in all its forms - from each of our 50 states. From Maine (Colony - Anne River Siddons) to California (Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende) you're sure to find a story you'll love. Quite a few on the list have been made into movies.
Visit TIME for virtual book clubs to try and some suggestions for starting your own.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
1. All library cards due to expire during the closure have been automatically extended. Patrons should be able to proceed as usual with their online checkouts, downloads, etc.
2. All books due to be returned should remain with library patrons and SHOULD NOT be returned. Checkouts have been extended and no fines will be issued during this time.
3. All items currently on hold, will remain on hold until the library reopens. Holds WILL NOT expire during the closure period.
4. While all cards, due dates and holds have been extended, you may continue to receive automated messages from the system. Please disregard any "due date notices" until we reopen to the public.
As always, if you have any questions about the library closure or about how to access library services during this time, please contact us at https://afpls.libanswers.com.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
There’s some solace in the unity of human experience over the centuries. Big themes — terrifying incomprehension, the vulnerability of doctors and the emergence of cynical profiteers — recur across the centuries."
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Election officials said in addition to the safety of the public, one of the biggest considerations was the risk the virus posed to poll workers, who are often older.
It’s precisely these skills that make poetry pleasurable, and also useful in the workplace, says Pádraig Ó Tuama, an Irish theologian, poet, and the host of the new podcast Poetry Unbound. “In poetry, one allows ambivalence and ambiguity of multiple meanings to coexist. It creates space for hospitality and complexity,” he says.
However library services WILL NOT be available in these branches, only voting.
Please continue to check www.fulcolibrary.org for updates or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @fulcolibrary.