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ODCPL Information The Library where all you need is imagination and a Library card to
ODCPL Information
The Library
where
all you need is imagination and a
Library card to enter a world of information.
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
Imogene Mixson
Marian Jenkins
Beverly Raley
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director
Sandra J. Holmes
Part Time Staff
Genealogy/Reference Librarian
Head Circulation Clerk
Processor
Jocelyn Rayford
Holly Burns
Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk
Darnell Johnson
Children’s Librarian
Cataloger
Bookkeeper
IT/WebMaster
IT
Custodian
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
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
3,201
2,985
377
The Society will meet Monday, October 3rd in the Alice
Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is invited
to attend.
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.
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 hand- held 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 Ozark- Dale 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 Donor Henry & Dorothy Teich Cheryl & Dowling Petrey Donors
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS
In Memory of
Donor
Henry & Dorothy Teich
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 11 th 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.

year and we may add more community events to our calendar.

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.

We are looking to move a few events around this

The Nominating Committee made

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Sun
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Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1 Claybank Jamboree
9-10—Computer Class
10—Art Class—children
1—Pokémon
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3
4
5
6
8
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
10:30—Story Time
7 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
4:30—Story Time
Phone Class
1—Pokémon
6—Gen/His Society
6:30—NAR-ANON
9
10 Columbus Day
Library Closed
Noon—AA
11
12
13 10:30—Story Time
15
Noon—AA
10:30—FOL Board
2:30—Writers Forum
10—Art Class—children
Noon—AA
14 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—FOL Program
4:30—Story Time
1—Pokémon
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
6:30—NAR-ANON
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17
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20
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22 8—MADD
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
9—Library Board
10:30—Story Time
4:30—Story Time
6:30—Dialogues on
the Experience of
War
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
Noon—Halloween
6—Concerned Citizens
Noon—Color Therapy
Party
6:30—NAR-ANON
1—Pokémon
23/30
24/31
25
26
27
28 Noon—AA
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10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
10:30—Story Time
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
2:30—Writers Forum
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
9-10—Computer Class
1—Pokémon
4:30—Story Time
6:30—NAR-ANON
Happy Halloween