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Adult Newsletter April 2013

Adult Newsletter April 2013

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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 Admin. 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 Clark
Statistics for February 2013
Circulation 7,483Attendance 6,889 New Materials 161Site Visits 199,420Borrowers on roll 13,023Employment searches 2,450Internet Users 2,345Genealogy Users 265
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.
 —
7:00 p.m.Friday and Saturday10:00 a.m.
 —
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.
 April 2013 Volume 15 Issue 04
Quote of the Month
I received the fundamentals of my education inschool, but that was not enough. My realeducation, the superstructure, the details, the truearchitecture, I got out of the public library.--Isaac Asimov
 
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ODCPL Information
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Our children had a week of great programs andactivities during spring break. They started the week studying art with Ruth Rosentrater. Ruth is talented andhas patience so that the children had a great time. Theyenjoyed Louise Grider and her Owls of Alabama, and then
moved on to McWane Center‟s Planetarium with the
constellations. Finally they enjoyed a program with livefarm animals, Two-By-Two Petting Zoo. It was great funand was made possible by a generous donation fromWiregrass United Way. The Library continues to reachout to our young people and offer a safe environment for our youth.In celebration of National Library Week, April 14
--
 20, the Library has declared April to be Fine-Free Month.If you have overdue books, return them anytime during
this month and we‟ll remove your late charges. Likewise,
if you currently have fines but have returned your 
materials, stop by the Library and we‟ll remove all
charges. Take advantage of this special offer to clear your record and once again enjoy your library privileges.Also during April, we celebrate National Volunteer Week. We thank all of our wonderful volunteers.Without their help, we could not operate this Library.They work with us each and every day, performing avariety of duties. We cannot begin to thank them enoughfor all they do, and they do it cheerfully. Our volunteersinclude all of our Friends of the Library who come eachMonday to work in our Book Sale Area to sort and price books and put Amazon books on line. They are directlyresponsible for raising much needed funds for our Library.We also have volunteers who work the Circulation Desk.They enable us to get through those busy days. We haveone volunteer who plays a big part in keeping our computers going and offering advice and information onsoftware and hardware. Even our Board members arevolunteers and help us each month simply because theywant us to have a successful Library. Thanks to all these people who give of their time and talent each week.
Big Book, Bake, and Plant Sale
Mark your calendar for our Big Book, Plant, and Bakesale starting at 8:00 on Saturday, April 6
th
. This is the
Friends of the Library‟s major fund
-raiser this year and
one that you won‟t want to miss. Come early to get your 
 pick of the lovely plants offered by Master Gardeners.You should be able to find just about any book you wantor need and the price should be just right. Likewise,
you‟ll find the most delicious baked goods offered by the
 best cooks in our community.
Spring Hill Methodist Church
 by Jocelyn Rayford
This church was added to the
 Alabama Register of Land-marks
 
and Heritage
on August 13, 1987. Organized in Octo- ber 1876 as a Methodist Episcopal Church, South, after theclosing of the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, South, itremained active until the appointment of the church was dis-continued by the Alabama-West Florida Conference in 1978.This church can be found on the 1907 map by Judge Deese inthe Klondyke community, southeast of Ozark.
It was named the “Methodist Episcopal Church, South” as
a result of slavery. According to the book 
Claybank Memo-ries
, written by Judge Val McGee, “The first breakup of a
national institution because of slavery, was, surprisingly
enough, the Methodist Episcopal Church…The southern
Methodist churches promptly met in conference and organ-ized a separate Methodist conference, calling it the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South.”
 Dr. Frank Arnold, Jr., a minister who retired to reside inthe Klondyke Community of Dale County, wrote in the
 Heri-tage of Dale County, Alabama
, “This church, often referred toas „Spring Hill‟, was served by 46 ministers during its 102
-
year history. Their average tenure was around two years.”
The following includes some of their names: Jesse T. Lee,Frank M. Jenkins, Thomas O. Mullins, Angus C. Lee, andLewis T. Reynolds. Families who appear on the original roll
of church membership were: “Mullins, Lee, Reynolds, Pea-
cock, Whaley, Jenkins, Harper, Miller, Everett, Andrews,Woodham, Cox, Hill, Cannon, Arnold, Mitchell, Williams,
Tomlin, Woodall, Register and others.”
 According to Dr. Frank A. Arnold, the physical structure
of this church “is representative of a type and style of church
construction to be found circa 1850-
1910 in rural Alabama.”
In the
 Heritage of Dale County
he further states
 ,
 
“The distinc-
tive thing about this structure is that it is one of the few sur-viving with nearly original integrity. It was constructed of 
native pine …The hand
-hewn center sill is 40 feet long, span-
ning the entire length of the structure…Pews are handmade of 
 planed heart pine boards. Inscriptions of names of personsspanning the history of the church are scratched and carved
into the pews.” Because the church building is now private
 property, permission must be obtained prior to visiting thesite. This church is located 6 miles south of Ozark along
Highway 123 South. Dr. Arnold‟s driving instructions are:“From Highway 123 South, turn right across the street fromthe Klondyke Gospel Music Center, down a dirt road.” Dr.
Frank A. Arnold passed away in Ozark, June 2002.
 
NEW MATERIALSBEST SELLERS
 — 
FICTION
 Bad Blood 
 by Dana Stabenow
 Calculated in Death
 by J.D. Robb
Children of Kings
 by Marion Bradley
 Daniel X: Game Ove
 by James Patterson
 Edge of Dawn
 by Lara Adrian
Gate Thief 
 by Orson Scott Card
Guilt 
 by Jonathan Kellerman
 Night Moves
 by Randy Wayne White
 Rails of Freedom
 by Linda Robinson
Shadow of Freedom
 by David Weber 
Striker 
 by Clive Cussler 
Suspect 
 by Robert Crais
The Storyteller 
 by Jodi Picoult
Witch & Wizard: The Fire
 by James Patterson
 Witch & Wizard: The Kiss
 by James Patterson
BEST SELLERS
 — 
NONFICTION
 America the Beautifu
(973 CAR)
 Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior 
(359.9DEN)
 Erasing Death: Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life & Death
(616.1 PAR)
Girls with Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero
(248.8 BEV)
Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness…
(362.4SHE)
The Fall of the House of Dixie: Civil War & Social Revo-lution
(973.7 LEV)
The Ultimate Conversation: Talking with God Through Prayer 
(248.3 STA)
BEST SELLERS
 — 
LARGE PRINT
 After Tex
 by Sherryl Woods
 Aviator’s Wife
 by Melanie Benjamin
 Bridegroom Wore Plaid 
 by Grace Burrowes
 Brink of Chaos
 by Tim LaHaye
Girl in the Glass
 by Susan Meissner 
 Home by Dark 
 by Marta Perry
 Importance of Being Wicked 
 by Victoria Alexande
  Invisible Murder 
 by Lene Kaaberbol
Out of Warranty
 by Haywood Smith
MMM
EMORIALEMORIALEMORIAL
/H/H/H
ONORARIUMONORARIUMONORARIUM
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IFTSIFTSIFTS
 
In Honor of Donor 
Becky Robinett Ozark Literary Club
Other Donors
Wiregrass United Way Jack CumbieFriends of the Library Avis Joan AutreySharon Price Scott OutlawLon Flurer Clyde HenniesRicky Kennedy Steven BarnettJohn Spade Estate of Joan B. Krueger Mary Ann Wallace Kay McGarvey EstatePatricia Jerrell Judy TrawickDaniel Varney Sue QuickTim & Kim Goode Elizabeth Danner Sylvia Olivier Reta DysonByrd White Senator Harri Anne SmithFrank Phillips
Building Improvement Fund Donations
George & Mona Wright Alpha Delta Kappa Fidelis Eta
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ODCPL Information
Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society
The Society will meet Monday, April 1st at 6:00 inthe Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library. It is our Anniversary Celebration and Installation of Officers.Bring ideas for future programs.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIPS
SILVER Lon & Mary Flurer Daniel & Barbara PetroskyAltha Newman John & Marilyn Tamplin
Book Signing
This month we feature two local authors, Linda Robinson andRobin Hill, who will be here to show their books beginning at9:00 on Saturday, April 6
th
. They will be in the West Wingduring the time of our Big Book, Bake, and Plant Sale.
E-Books
We now offer E-Books through Overdrive. Simply log onhttp://camellia.lib.overdrive.com and type in your Librarycard number, being sure to include the entire 13-digit num- ber, except the final number. Enjoy your chosen material onyour computer, mobile device, Kindle, iPod, or other com- patible devices. For questions, call the Library at 774-5480.
April is---
 National Poetry Month National Sexual Assault Awareness Month National Volunteers Week--April 21-27 National Library Week--April 14-20Fine-Free Month

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