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Adult Newsletter November 2011

Adult Newsletter November 2011

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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 
Admin Assist. /ILL Elaine Land Circulation Librarian Donna CrescenziGenealogy/Reference Librarian Jocelyn Rayford Processor Karen SpeckCirculation Clerk Darnell JohnsonCataloger Minta ForesterCirculation Clerk Pat MangumMarketing & Media Kathryn ClarkWebMaster Joni Mize
Children’s Librarian
Lou HarryCustodian Aroa RhodesCirculation Clerk Patrick Clark
Statistics for September 2011
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416 James StreetOzark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480E-mail: library@odcpl.comhttp://www.odcpl.comFacebook.com/ozarklibrary
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.
 November 2011 Volume 13 Issue 11
Quote of the Month
Libraries house many conflicting opinions withoutinsisting one is right and the others wrong; librariesare open to all people without asking them toconform to any one type; and librarians are trained tohelp people find what they are searching for rather than what any specific librarian thinks they ought to be searching for.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
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 November marks a time of giving thanks. One holidaythis month is a special time that we should say thanks toour veterans who have served our country so that we canremain free. The following is a true story that I’d like toshare with you and remind you that Friday, November 11
is a special day.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGESBack in September of 2005, on the first day of school,Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher atRobinson High School in Little Rock, AK, did somethingnot to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal andthe building supervisor, she removed all of the desks fromher classroom. When the first period kids entered theroom, they discovered that there were no desks.'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell mehow you earn the right to sit at a desk.'They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.''No,' she said.'Maybe it's our behavior.'She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period.
Still no desks in the classroom. Byearly afternoon television news crews had startedgathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about thiscrazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.The final period of the day came and as the puzzledstudents found seats on the floor of the desklessclassroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day noone has been able to tell me just what he/she has done toearn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily foundin this classroom.
 Now I am going to tell you.'At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty
seven (27) U.S.Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom,each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placingthe school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall.
By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place, those kids started tounderstand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, justhow the right to sit at those desks had been earned.Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at thesedesks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the deskshere for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them.
It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be goodcitizens.
They paid the price so that you could have thefreedom to get an education.
Don't ever forget it.'Remember to thank a veteran today!
This has been a very busy month for the Friends.We hosted the Not Just Desserts event on Thursday,Oct. 13 with the Chamber of Commerce. This was afine time for eating and entertainment. All our thanksto the members of the Decorating Committee for setting up and finishing
Georgianna Seymour, LizBabine, Beverly Raley, Kathy Kalina, Elaine Potts,Pat Carlson, Joanne Knight, and Mo Armstrong. AnitaGarrett and Debra Tew brought in gigantic sunflowersfrom Aplin Farms and created Fall
themed tabledecorations. Other flowers came from Wallis andPaula Grissett.The tables were filled with sweet and savory dishesfrom Elizabeth Babine, Brenda Minton, Elaine Potts,Roberta Hyers, Joann Knight, Martha Overstreet,Brenda Harper, Beverly Raley, Jean Beverly, KathyKalina, Georgianna Seymour, Sue Ellen Mosley, KayBurns, Ada Christian, Sara Carroll. If anyone has been omitted, we apologize and assure that all giftswere much appreciated.The fun was provided with music from DaleMoates, Jim Fenn, and Gwin Neal King. The Not JustDesserts is fast becoming the Friends big party of theyear Make a Difference Day followed on Sat. Oct. 22with many involved in indoor and outdoor library projects.
Oct 29, on Saturday morning the Friends held a book 
 plant sale from 8 until 12:30. A morecomplete report for this will appear in the December newsletter.A coming event on November 3 from 2 until 3 p.m.is the Yellow Dot Program sponsored by the Sheriff’sdepartment and other emergency care groups to aid people in times of need.
We are approaching the holiday season and our gift to you is to allow you to pay off your fines or toreturn your long overdue books by bringing in a canof food for every $4.00 you owe. This is a great op- portunity for you to clear your record and help somefamily have a good holiday season this year. Our offer will be good until December 29
 A Homemade Hell 
 by J.B. Elliott
 As the Pig Turns
 by M.C. Beaton
 Beauty and the Werewolf 
 by Mercedes Lackey
 Best of Me
 by Nicholas Sparks
 by Mercedes Lackey
Christmas Wedding 
 by James Patterson
 by James Rollins
Murder Unleashed 
 by Rita Mae Brown
Only Time Will Tell 
 by Jeffrey Archer 
Shock Wave
 by John Sandford
 by James Rollins
The Devil Colony
 by James Rollins
The Dovekeepers
 by Alice Hoffman
 Beyond Tallulah: How Sam Wyly Became…Big 
Time Entrepreneur 
(338.04 WYL)
 Big Bets: Decisions & Leaders…Southern Company
(333.7 TAF)
 Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with
 John F. Kennedy
 Life: Keith Richards
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind…
(973.93 FRI)
Trauma: My Life as Emergency Surgeon
 Art of Saying Goodbye
 by Ellyn Bache
 by Jerry Jenkins
 Blood Covenant 
 by Lisa Harris
 Family Patterns
 by Kristin Eckhardt
 Final Note
 by Kevin Milne
Griselda Takes Flight 
 by Joyce Magnin
 House of Secrets
 by Tracie Peterson
 by Paul Levine
Married by Morning 
 by Lisa Kleypas
Misery Bay
 by Steve Hamilton
 Nearly a Lady
 by Alissa Johnson
 Night Circus
 by Erin Morgenstern
One for the Money
 by Janet Evanovich
In Memory of Donor 
Lloyd Bixler Patricia ShortJoe Nathan Newman,W. Monroe Newman Avis Joan AutreyThomas Colvin Hank Shaw
In Honor of Donor 
Elizabeth & Joshua Lassy Melba Lassy
Other Donors
Wiregrass United Way Jack CumbieFriends of the Library Harry & Elisabeth LeMonte, Jr.Nancy Whilden Sue QuickRandall Yelverton Sandra PhillipsTerry Sullivan Sue Switzer Mary Gramling Judy HolmanBill Weed Albert MaesBeth Lee Jimmy GriceCharlene Self Sara CarrollDennis Hatcher Marilyn LeeMary Ann Wallace Lisa ThompsonDeborah MizeHoneywell Hometown Solutions
Building Improvement Fund
Donation from Bridlewood Chapel
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ODCPL Information
Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society
The Society will meet Monday, November 7th at 6:00 inthe Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library. Randy Brannonwill present the program, “Electricity Comes to the Wire-grass.” Please join us.
By Jocelyn Rayford
The Genealogy Room has many books compiled by Brent H.Holcomb. The Dale County Genealogical/Historical Societyhas given us a number of books that might be of particular in- terest to those researching their ancestors in South Carolina.There is a set of four books containing information about Deed
 Abstracts Union County: Volume I Deed Books A-F, 1785-1800[1752-1800]; Volume II Deed Books G-F, 1800-1811 [1769-1811]; Volume III Deed Books L-F, 1811-1820 [1770-1820];Volume IV Deed Books Q-S 18-20-1828 [1779-1828].
In addition, we have been given other books by Brent H.Holcomb about South Carolina:
Chester County , South Caroli-na Will Abstracts 1787-1838 [1776-1838]; Chester County ,South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-F ,1785-1799 [1768-1799].
These books were given by the DaleCounty Genealogical/Historical Society in honor of speakers:Lera McKinnis, Martha Smith, Judge Val McGee, Mrs. FrancesSnell, Tim Edwards, Charles Zeiglar, Fred Barkett, Annette Shi-rah, and Ron Brown. Each month the Creel Richardson Roomis given a video featuring their speaker. These videos are avail-able to be taken home. They include Society speakers dating back to December 1999. Therefore, any patron that hasmissed a speaker at the Society meetings can check out a vid-eo to watch in the comfort of their home. All of these videosare listed on our catalogue which patrons can access at homeby computer.
The Library will be closed Friday, November 11
in ob-servance of Veterans Day. We will also be closed for Thanksgiving November 24, 25, and 26. Have a safe andenjoyable holiday.

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