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Adult Newsletter October 2012

Adult Newsletter October 2012

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Board of Directors
 
Earl HyersMarie Black Beverly RaleyImogene Mixson Mary Stewart
 
Library Staff 
 
Full Time Staff 
 
Director Sandra J. Holmes
Part Time Staff 
Genealogy/Reference Librarian Jocelyn Rayford Circulation Librarian Donna CrescenziAdmin. Assist/ILL Librarian Elaine Land Processor Karen SpeckCirculation Clerk Darnell JohnsonCataloger Minta ForesterMarketing & Media Kathryn ClarkWebMaster Joni Mize
Children’s Librarian
Angela OlivierCirculation Clerk Patrick ClarkCustodian Frank Crescenzi
Statistics for August 2012
 
Circulation
 
9,041
 
Attendance
 
9,492
 
 New Materials
 
460
 
Site Visits
 
199,861
 
Borrowers on roll
 
12,659
 
Employment searches
 
2,830
 
Internet Users
 
2,514
 
Genealogy Users
 
765
 
416 James StreetOzark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480E-mail: library@odcpl.comhttp://www.odcpl.comFacebook.com/ozarklibrary
 
LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday through Thursday10:00 a.m.
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7:00 p.m.Friday and Saturday10:00 a.m.
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5:00 p.m.Closed on Sunday & Monday
ODCPL Information
The Library...where all you need is imagination and a Library card to enter a world of information.
October 2012 Volume 14 Issue 10
Quote of the Month
The free access to information is not aprivilege, but a necessity for any free society
.
 
One of my favorite things to do as a young man was wander through the stacks of my
hometown library. I’d just browse until I found
something interesting. Libraries havedefinitely changed my life.
Edward Asner
 
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Clopton United Methodist Church
 
By Jocelyn Ross
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Rayford
 
In the community of Clopton, located in thenortheastern section of Dale County, is the CloptonMethodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery. OnSeptember 28, 2000 they were listed on the AlabamaRegister of Landmarks and Heritage. Although the present church was built in 1924, it was erected on theoriginal space occupied by its predecessor, built in 1850.
 
It was a time when many pioneer families came fromthe Carolinas via Henry and Barbour counties. Somenames of the pioneer families that helped to found this150
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year old congregation are Bethune, Camp, Clark,Dunn, Gaskins, Haynes, Hogan, Horne, Morris,Hudspeth, Jordan, Lingo, McDaniel, McGlaun, Roberts,Stokes, Pearce, Reynolds, Sanders, Solomon, Steagall,Tice, Scott, and Westmoreland.The formation of the original church of 1850 wasorganized by Reverend John Wesley Solomon (b. 1822
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d.1901). At that time, it was a very plain church; it lackeda steeple, belfry, and choir loft. However, the aisles werecarpeted. There were three aisles in this church. The pewson the left were for the men to be seated; the pews on theright were for the women and children to be seated. Inaddition to a pedal organ, there were cuspidorsthroughout the church, according to Ms. Tommie Waters.The cuspidors, she explained, were there “so that LeeHorne, Joe Sanders, and Dr. William Weems could chewtobacco during church.”
 
The original church building was replaced under theleadership of Jack Reynolds, Chairman of the BuildingCommittee in 1924. Sunday school rooms were addedduring the tenure of Pastor Rev. Paul Duffy, in 1947.Finally, many members of the church volunteered to build a parsonage in 1956. It was not until 1986, under Pastor Rev. Gary Frey, that an indoor bathroom wasinstalled. In 1999 the church was given a “Facelift” of vinyl siding, new windows and a wrought iron railingabove the new tile steps, under the leadership of Chairman Howell Peebles.
 
Inside the church can be found two original pulpitchairs, a cuspidor, a hundred year old Bible, the pulpit,water pitcher, and some books of hymns without musicalnotes. The original pews are still being used; they have been moved into the Sunday school class. This year theClopton United Methodist Church will be celebratingtheir 152
nd
anniversary as a church. According to Mrs.Waters, the Clopton Cemetery is a sacred place in the lifeof the church and the Clopton community. Some of thegraves found there date back to the 1850’s.
HARRY POTTER MARATHON EVENT
 
Our ”Harry Potter” marathon continues on Thursdaysduring October. Popcorn and a drink will be servedfrom 4:15 until show time at 4:30.
 
Oct. 4th—Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 
Oct. 11th—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 
Oct. 18th—Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
 
Oct. 25th—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Friends of the Library
 
By Elizabeth “Liz” Babine
 
The Friends of the Library and the Ozark AreaChamber of Commerce put on another successful Not
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Just
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Desserts, on Thursday, September 20, 2012,from 5:30PM – 7:00PM. The following FOL memberscontributed food and/or muscle in order to make thisevent possible. We need to thank Bill Vignoe,Georgianna Seymour, Elaine Potts, Mary Vaeth, MaryGrace Hood, Sandra Holmes, Roberta Hyers, BobbieMcLauchlin, Sara Carroll, Martha Overstreet, MoArmstrong, Brenda Harper, Brenda Minton, JeanBeverly, Mary Sue Switzer and Abrigail Jones. If wehave forgotten anyone, please know that your contribution was greatly appreciated. Also we need tothank Ms. Tanya Roberts, Director of the Ozark AreaChamber of Commerce, for sending out invitations toall chamber members, inviting them to come and enjoya fellowship evening with the Friends of the Library.A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Lynn Ivey, whoentertained all with her lovely singing voice. Lynnsang a number of tunes that we all were familiar withand never get tired of hearing. Also, we want to thanher husband, Tim, who acted as her sound man. Lynnreceived many “kudos” for her performance. TheFriends of the Library are proud to have her as one of our board members. Thanks again Lynn, for a job welldone.
 
The FOL are inviting all who wish to attend tocome and hear Attorney Clayton Davis, Social SecuritySpecialist, speak on Medicare and the importance of Wills, Power of Attorney and Medical Directives. Theevent will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2012,from 2:00PM – 3:30PM, in the Alice Doughty room atthe Library. There will be light refreshments. All arewelcome.
 
 
NEW MATERIALSBEST SELLERS—FICTION
 Body in the Boudoir 
 by Katherine Hall Page
 
 Bones are Forever 
 by Kathy Reichs
 
Charon’s Claw
 by R.A. Salvatore
 
Clockwork Angels
 by Kevin Anderson
 
Creole Belle
 by James Lee Burke
 
 Darling Dahlias & the Confederate Rose
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Susan W Albert
 
 Frozen Heat 
 by Richard Castle
 
Garment of Shadows
 by Laurie King
 
Gone
 by Randy Wayne White
 
Gun Games
 by Faye Kellerman
 
 Malice of Fortune
 by Michael Ennis
 
Odd Apocalypse
 by Dean Koontz
 
 Return to Willow Lake
 by Susan Wiggs
 
 Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice
 by Michael Brandman
 
 Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues— 
Michael Brandman
 
Shadow of Night 
 by Deborah Harkness
 
Tigers Claw
 by Dale Brown
 
Time Keeper 
 by Mitch Albom
Tombs
 by Clive Cussler 
 
Trust Your Eyes
 by Linwood Barclay
 
12.21
 by Dustin Thomason
 
 Zoo
 by James Patterson
 
BEST SELLERS—NONFICTION
 
 A Nation of Deadbeats:… America’s Financial Disasters
(338.5 NEL)
 
 Agent Garbo: Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who
 
Tricked Hitler & Saved D
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 Day
(940.5 TAL)
 
 Axmann Conspiracy: Nazi Plan For Fourth Reich…
(943.08 SEL)
 
 Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable
 
(158 B)
 
 Eight Habits of Love
(241.4 BAC)
 
Guinness World Records 2012
(031 GUI)
 
 Injustice: Exposing Racial Agenda of Obama Justice De
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 partment 
(364.1 ADA)
 
 Love Is the Cure by Elton John
(614.5 JOH)
 
Templars and the Shroud of Christ 
(232.96 FRA)
 
The Seed Underground: Growing Revolution to Save Food 
(631.5 RAY)
 
Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters & Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk 
(364.1 FUN)
 
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In Memory of Donor 
Joe Nathan Newman Avis Joan AutreyEleanor Trussell Greg Siegfried
In Honor of Donor 
Charles Zeigler Dale County Genealogical& Historical SocietyCarole Ball Claybank Master Gardeners
Other Donors
Wiregrass United Way Jack CumbieFriends of the Library Renee KingsleyCarolyn Wooley Reta DysonHarold Thompson Dennis Hatcher 
 Alabama Forest Owners’ Association, Inc.
 John Woodall William & Avis Joan AutreyRicky Kennedy Carol GomezElizabeth Scarbinsky Doris Baker Vonda Guinn Mary JohnstonbaughDon Turner 
Building Improvement Fund Donations
Bridlewood ChapelMemorial for Whigham Mixson given by Imogene Mixson
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Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society
 
Please join us for our Annual Claybank QuiltShow held in the Family Life Center of the Ozark First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 6th and the Old
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Fashioned Church Sermon at theHistoric Claybank Church on Sunday, October 7th at2:00 in the afternoon.
 
We enjoyed delicious food, good company, andwonderful music provided by Lynn Ivey during our recent program “Not Just Desserts” sponsored by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the library. Many people worked together to make this a successful programand we thank them for their time and talents.The last Saturday in October, the 27th, is Make ADifference Day (MADD). This is a time whencommunities come together as a national day of doinggood, and everyone is encouraged to spend time doing agood deed that makes a difference. This year we needvolunteers for two projects: Vivian B. Adams School andthe Ozark 
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Dale County Public Library. If you’d like to join us on this day, choose a project and meet at thatlocation at 8:00am. We should all finish by noon. Tovolunteer or get a project idea, E
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mail Melissa Perault atozarkmadd@yahoo.com.It’s October and time for our Halloween DrawingContest. All children are invited to enter by drawing thescariest Halloween scene imaginable and turning it in bythe deadline of Wednesday, October 31
st
. Be creative anduse any medium—crayons, markers, paints, or anythingelse. Be sure to include your first and last name, age, and phone number on the back.
FROM THE DIRECTOR

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