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October 2016

Volume 18 Issue 10

416 James Street
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
E-mail: olibrary@troycable.net
http://www.odcpl.com
Facebook.com/ozarklibrary

Board of Directors
Earl Hyers
Marie Black
Marian Jenkins
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director
Part Time Staff
Genealogy/Reference Librarian
Head Circulation Clerk
Processor
Circulation Clerk
Children’s Librarian
Cataloger
Bookkeeper
IT/WebMaster
IT
Custodian

Imogene Mixson
Beverly Raley
Sandra J. Holmes
Jocelyn Rayford
Holly Burns
Karen Speck
Darnell Johnson
Ruth Rosentrater
Lou Harry
Donna Snell
Michael Walden
Jeff Devine
Victoria Spellman

Statistics for August 2016

Circulation
Attendance
New Materials
Site Visits
Borrowers on Roll
Employment Searches
Internet Users
Genealogy Users
E-Books

6,749
10,014
344
242,560
9,571
3,201
2,985
377
784

Quote of the Month
When you reread a classic, you do not see
more in the book than you did before; you see
more in you than was there before.

Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society

The Society will meet Monday, October 3rd in the Alice
Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is invited
to attend.

LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday through Thursday
10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday & Monday

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FROM THE DIRECTOR
It’s time again for our yearly Claybank Jamboree
scheduled for the weekend of October 1st. There will
be crafts, artwork, parades, good music, children’s
rides, and many booths selling delicious food. This
should be a fun time for the whole family and it
emphasizes our local talent.
Make a Difference Day (MADD) is scheduled for
Saturday, October 22, 2016. All participants should
gather at Kid Zone in Steagall Park at 8:00 to pick up a
MADD T-shirt and register for their assignments.
Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of
Ozark, various organizations throughout Ozark will
work together to improve our community by painting,
cleaning, repairing or helping people. If you want to
become a part of this great team, come join us on
Saturday, October 22, at 8:00, the nation’s largest day
of community service.
On Thursday, October 20, at 6:30, we will continue
with our discussion of World War I in our second
meeting on Dialogues on the Experience of War.
Participants who have received their books should
prepare by reading the assignments distributed at our
meeting in September. If you would like to attend or
are a veteran and would like to participate, please call
the Library at 774-5480 or stop by the Library to pick
up your materials. Participants at our last meeting
included veterans from Korean War, Vietnam, and the
Gulf War.
THE NEED FOR LIBRARIES
By Jocelyn Horlacher Rayford
While many libraries struggle with finding a new
path to be useful at a time when print is considered
“old-fashioned,” when going to a library in person
seems unnecessary given our many communication
devices—the question is often asked, what use is a
library “made of brick and mortar?”
The answer to that question by the Ozark-Dale
County Public Library is SERVICE! Through services
of many kinds at many times and locations, we have
evolved into the county’s “Community Center.”
If you need to apply for a job, apply for Medicare
Part D, prepare taxes or check on your tax refund,
learn how to use new computer programs and handheld telephones, the library has staff trained and ready
to help you, your friend, or relative.
If parents have small children, Miss Ruth is ready to
read them a story, show them how to do a craft,

THE NEED FOR LIBRARIES (Continues)
provide them a snack, and help mom and dad find the
right “take home” material for them. Ms. Ruth also
provides a wonderful Saturday morning treat for parents
and the little ones in “Popcorn & a Movie.”
Additionally, Pokémon events are also held on
Saturdays at the library.
For parents who might be under modern-day stress,
the following groups meet at the library in the meeting
rooms: Single Parents, Foster Parents, Ways to Prevent
Domestic Violence, SAFE, those fighting substance
abuse, AA for those fighting alcohol problems, and
NAR-ANON. These groups meet throughout the week,
both day and evening hours.
If you are interested in writing, there is a writers’
group that meets at the library. If your child needs
tutoring, Barbara Shipmon, a retired educator, tutors
children on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Not only is the
library open to groups throughout the week during both
day and evening hours, it is even open on Sundays for a
church service conducted by Reverend Charlie Holmes.
Last but not least, if you need to learn the difference
between venomous and non-venomous safe snakes,
learn about our therapy dogs, how to be safe in rural or
woodland areas, Wildlife Rangers will provide a tutorial
and answer any questions.
So if you live in town or the county, you are young
or retired, want to be part of the Master Gardeners, write
a novel, research your relatives, or get help with raising
your children, while also looking for a job, the OzarkDale County Public Library will be there when you need
us and where you will meet so many others like yourself
with whom you may make friends.
The Ozark-Dale County Public Library has
something for every member of your family, from birth
to 95 years of age. Check out what we can do for you.
Read Off Your Fines
Read Off Your Fines is a program for any patron
who wishes to remove his/her Library fines without
paying for them. Just read in the Library!
Call 774-5480 for more information.
BOOK SALE ROOM
Shop for good buys on books. The selection changes
weekly. We have paperbacks, hardbacks, nonfiction,
National Geographic Magazines, fiction, videos and
audiobooks.

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NEW MATERIALS
BEST SELLER--FICTION
Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller
Any Minute Now by Eric Van Lustbader
Arrowood by Laura McHugh
Bullseye by James Patterson
Crash and Burn by Fern Michaels
Damaged by Lisa Scottoline
Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan
Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Frostline by Linda Howard
Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
High Stakes by George R.R. Martin
Insidious by Catherine Coulter
Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke
Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
Liar’s Key by Carla Neggers
One Man by Andrew Gross
Phoef Sutton by Janet Evanovich
Puppet Master by Dale Brown
Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel
Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods
BESTSELLER NONFICTION
100 Things You Need to Know About Alabama
(917.61 WIL)
Hillbilly Elegy (305.56 VAN)
Liars (320.51 BEC)
Rainbow Comes and Goes (070.92 COO)
Story of Egypt (932 FLE)
Twisted River (823.92 MAC)
BEST SELLER—LARGE PRINT
Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson
Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson
Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
NONFICTION
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children
with Autism or Asperger’s (618.92 NOT)
500 Treasured Country Recipes (641 STO)
Demon of Brownsville Road (133.12 CRA)
Everyday Pasta (641.82 DEL)
13 Soldiers (355 MCC)
Daring: My Passages (070.92 SHE)
Scarlet Fields (940.41 BAR)
Special Heart (070.4 BAI)
Stop the Coming Civil War (320.52 SAV)
Windows 8 for Dummies (005.44 RAT)
You Can Garden Anywhere (635 GAR)
Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating (641.5 WEI)

MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS
In Memory of
Henry & Dorothy Teich

Donor
Cheryl & Dowling Petrey

Donors
Wiregrass United Way
Friends of the Library
Sallie Lisenby
Linda Zito
Bette J. Byrd
Sue Switzer
Berta Blackwell
Larry Mobley
Larry & Elizabeth Fisher

Jack Cumbie
Ozark Literary Club
Dr. Robert Crosby
Robert McMullen
Sallie Lisenby
Mary E. Garrett
Patricia R. White
Mrs. Betty S. Brown
Denise Reyes

Donations for Building Improvement Fund
Bette Byrd
Dr. Robert Crosby
Mary Garrett

ATTENTION STUDENTS
We have the required reading materials
ready for you to check out.

Memorials
The Ozark-Dale County Public Library gratefully accepts
donations for memorials. You may bring in your book or
you may give us a suggested subject and we’ll make the
selection. Your donation is tax deductible and a tax letter
is mailed to each donor, along with a memorial card to the
families of the designated person. Bookplates are placed in
all books to commemorate your gift.

Dialogues on the Experience of War
Join us on October 20th at 6:30pm in the
West Wing of the Library for Short Stories
from WWI Anthology by Davis, Bellah, March,
and Borden.

FROM THE FRIENDS
By Chris Wisham, President
The Friends of the Library (FOL) welcome the arrival of the cooler fall weather by hosting a
community event on Tuesday, October 11th at 12 noon. We are proud to have Mr. Vernon Johnson,
the administrator of the Dale Medical Center, give a talk on the future of the Dale Medical Center
and the impact of the Medicaid funding shortage on the hospital. The FOL will provide a light lunch
during this event.
The monthly FOL board meeting is set for Wednesday, October 12 th at 10:30 am. We will be
looking at preparations for the upcoming November Book Sale by the Friends. The executive
committee will meet Tuesday, October 11th at 11am for our monthly planning session in advance of
the board meeting.
Two committees of the FOL are busy planning for next year. The events committee is busy
gathering ideas for events to be hosted by the Friends of the Library for 2017. We are still seeking
any input that members would like to give to us. We are looking to move a few events around this
year and we may add more community events to our calendar. The Nominating Committee made
up of Liz Babine, Queen Walker, and Chris Wisham are in the process of coming up with a slate of
officers for this coming year.

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OCTOBER

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Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat
1 Claybank Jamboree
9-10—Computer Class
10—Art Class—children

1—Pokémon

2

9

16

12
10:30—FOL Board
Noon—AA

13 10:30—Story Time
2:30—Writers Forum
4:30—Story Time

14 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON

15

20
10:30—Story Time
4:30—Story Time
6:30—Dialogues on
the Experience of
War

21
Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON

22 8—MADD

27
10:30—Story Time
2:30—Writers Forum
4:30—Story Time

28 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON

29

4
Noon—AA
7—AA

5
Noon—AA

10 Columbus Day
Library Closed
Noon—AA

11
Noon—AA

17
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA

Noon—FOL Program

7—AA

18
Noon—AA
7—AA

6—Concerned Citizens

23/30

7 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON

8

Noon—Color Therapy

6
10:30—Story Time
4:30—Story Time

3
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
6—Gen/His Society

24/31
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA

Happy Halloween

Noon—Color Therapy

19
9—Library Board
Noon—AA
Noon—Color Therapy

25
Noon—AA
7—AA

26
Noon—AA
Noon—Color Therapy

9-10—Computer Class

1—Pokémon

9-10—Computer Class
10—Art Class—children

1—Pokémon

9-10—Computer Class

Noon—Halloween
Party
1—Pokémon

9-10—Computer Class

1—Pokémon