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

416 James Street Ozark, Alabama 36360

Phone (334) 774-5480 E-mail: olibrary@troycable.net http://www.odcpl.com Facebook.com/ozarklibrary

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Volume 18 Issue 11

The Library

Library card to enter a world of information.

November 2016

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

Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Head Circulation Clerk Processor
Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Head Circulation Clerk Processor

Circulation Clerk

Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian

Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn
Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn

Imogene Mixson

Beverly Raley

IT/WebMaster IT Custodian Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn Rayford Holly Burns Karen Speck

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 October 2016

Statistics for October 2016

Circulation

Attendance

New Materials

Site Visits

Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches

Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches

Internet Users Genealogy Users E-Books

Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books
Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books

6,587

10,036

400

296,640

9,630

3,690

3,024

534

707

Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society

The Society will meet Monday, November 7th 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

through Thursday 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Closed

Quote of the Month For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the

reason why men lived and worked and died, the

essence and quintessence of their lives. --Amy Lowell

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

Finally, we are getting some cooler weather! The days are beautiful, the farmers are harvesting their cotton and peanuts, and many are preparing their gardens for fall planting. Thanks to the Claybank Master Gardeners, our landscape is looking good. This past Saturday was Make a Difference Day (MADD) and our devoted group volunteered their time to trim, prune, weed, mulch, and generally clean up our area. Thank you! To start off our holiday season, the Library is offering fine-free days that will last from now and continue until January 6, 2017. This means that if you have overdue materials or outstanding fines, you may bring in one non-perishable item for each $4.00 you owe. This is a great way for you to get your fines forgiven and help those less fortunate in our community. We will donate the items collected to the Rescue Mission for distribution. Remember to mark your calendar for our special District-wide Town Hall Meeting scheduled for

Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00 until 1:30 in the

West Wing of the Library. Our community will have the opportunity to say what they think about Alabama’s public libraries, what they value in libraries, and what they think libraries should provide. The people who

come down from Montgomery will use your input to develop the state’s 5-year Plan for Library Development in Alabama. This is your opportunity to state your opinion and help us plan for future Library needs. We continue with our Dialogues on the Experiences of War with our next meeting scheduled for Thursday,

November 17 at 6:30. If you are a veteran and would

like to participate, give us a call at 774-5480. The Board and Staff wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Jocelyn Ross Rayford

Did our Thanksgiving originate with the settlers of Plymouth, Massachusetts, or the settlers of St. Augustine (a.k.a. “The Oldest City in the United States”)? Most of us assume our “Thanksgiving Day” came from the colony to the north. However, according to an

article written by Stephanie Pappa of LiveScience, it was

neither. As the United States grew, Jewish, Italians, Chinese, and many other nationalities poured into our country. In the 17 th and 18 th Centuries as they became

Thanksgiving (Continued)

“Americanized”, it was these new citizens who chose the

Plymouth style of giving thanks. Family dinner was made the center of a holiday that President Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War in 1863, proclaimed to be “a day of Thanksgiving and Praise”, to take place in homes across the nation. His proclamation took place during the last week in November, even though “The War Between the States” was devastating many lives. Since the nation’s Civil War was fought primarily on Southern soil, families from the South were slower to

adopt his proclamation, especially in the manner of the

Pilgrims of Massachusetts. When Southern families began to celebrate the founding of our nation with a special dinner, they introduced new and delicious dishes from the bounty they grew. The most popular foods are those that owe their origin to Southern and African-American

cultural heritage-- they are the sweet potato and rice. It was the African workers who knew how to cultivate these crops and cook them into delicious dishes. Rice was often used as an ingredient for making the stuffing for the turkey or for making pudding. Sweet potatoes were used instead of pumpkins for making pies. It is not unusual in Southern

homes to make both pumpkin and sweet potato pies for

family and guests. Early in the Twentieth Century, marshmallows were invented. Today baked sweet potatoes are served under a layer of baked marshmallows. It is now a traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas dish of the South. Another Twentieth Century traditional dish is that of green beans topped by cream of mushroom soup covered by baked onions. This 20 th Century dish is usually everyone’s favorite. The oldest tradition of the Southern celebration is “corn bread”. Deriving from Native American and West African grains, cornbread was used as a traditional turkey

stuffing, instead of the oysters used by northern families to

stuff their turkeys.

especial treat eaten with butter or gravy. In the South of today, one of the oldest American foods still served at a Thanksgiving dinner is a tamale. Tamales are served for Thanksgiving in Florida and Texas and now, at the homes of young people. Another old-fashioned food still popular today is cranberry sauce, normally eaten with roasted turkey. In fact, even the process of roasting the turkey is changing; some prefer to deep-fry turkey for Thanksgiving.

Corn bread is served as bread, an

While our food may reflect the region of the country

where we live, as well as its former occupants, “the South”

has kept the 1863 tradition of President Lincoln alive by celebrating with old and new food traditions created from its great bounty.

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NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLER--FICTION All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward Apartment by Danielle Steel Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn Belgravia by Julian Fellowes Black Tide Rising by John Ringo Black Widow by Daniel Silva

Colorado Christmas by William W. Johnstone Crazy Blood by T. Jefferson Parker

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham Defender by Diana Palmer Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods Fallout by Harry Turtledove Flawless by Heather Graham Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer Hide Away by Iris Johansen High Heat by Richard Castle Home by Harlan Coben House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger

Innocents by Ace Atkins

Killer Look by Linda Fairstein Obsession by Nora Roberts Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

BESTSELLER NONFICTION By Honor Bound (BS 959.7 NOR) Good or God? (BS 231.8 BEV) Killing the Rising Sun (BS 940.54 ORE) Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan (BS 364.13 LEA) Sinatra: the Chairman (BS 782.42 KAP)

BEST SELLER—LARGE PRINT

Amish Bride of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman Firefly Summer by Nan Rossiter Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter Killing Game by Nancy Bush Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien Occupied by Craig Parshall Once Upon a Wine by Beth Kendrick Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick Saffire by Sigmund Brouwer Second Opinion by Hannah Alexander Thomas Kinkade’s Cape Light by Katheine Spencer Widowmaker by Paul Doiron

MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Honor of Lonnell Matthews Donor Ozark Literary Club Donors Wiregrass United Way
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS
In Honor of
Lonnell Matthews
Donor
Ozark Literary Club
Donors
Wiregrass United Way
Friends of the Library
Alpha Kappa Chapter
William Chesser
Denise Reyes
Sue Switzer
Berta Blackwell
Wayne Darling
Darrell Spraggins
Jack Cumbie
Ozark Literary Club
Ann Darling
The Bookman
Brenda Glenn
Mary E. Garrett
Larry Mobley
Mrs. Betty S. Brown
Dennis Hatcher
Donations for Building Improvement Fund
Bette Byrd
Dr. Robert Crosby
Mary Garrett
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE November 11-12—Closed for Veteran’s Day November 24-26—Closed for Thanksgiving December
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
November 11-12—Closed for Veteran’s Day
November 24-26—Closed for Thanksgiving
December 23-26—Closed for Christmas
December 30-31—Closed for New Year’s
January 1-2—Closed for New Year’s
Have A Happy Veteran’s
Day, Happy Thanksgiving,
Merry Christmas, and A
Very Happy New Year!

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Join us on November 17th at 6:30pm in the

West Wing of the Library for discussion on the

movie The Big Parade.

FROM THE FRIENDS By Chris Wisham, President We have a Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) book sale coming up on Saturday, November 5 th . It will be held from 9am till 12 noon at the library. There is still time to swing by the library and pick up your yard sign. We would like to thank a small group of students from Carroll High School for helping out the book room ladies with the set-up

and the take down of all the books and tables needed to host the book sale. This is the last scheduled book sale of the

year.

On October 11 th the Friends of the Library (FOL) hosted our last community event of the year. We served a light lunch to accompany the presentation. We had Vernon Johnson, the Administrative Director of the Dale Medical Center, give a talk on “The Future of the Dale Medical Center and the Medicaid funding crisis”. In the last 5 years 10 rural hospitals have closed in Alabama. Dale Medical Center (DMC) operates with a 1% profit margin which makes replacing medical equipment, adding new departments, or more staff very difficult. If DMC were to ever close it would result in the loss of over 400 jobs. DMC is more than just a 50 plus bed hospital. It has medically related units like the Surgery Center, Stat Med, hospice, New Day, a swing bed rehab unit, home health,

drug rehab and addiction unit, and an urgent care center, just to name a few associated enterprises. It is without a

doubt that the many doctor offices and pharmacies here in Ozark would be greatly reduced in number with the loss of DMC. We can proudly say that out of over 6,000 plus hospitals in the United States, The Dale Medical Center rated in the top 10% in patient care and satisfaction in regards to its Emergency Room (ER) operations. The ER is to so many people the face of a hospital. I myself was diagnosed at Stat Med with an infection and sent over to DMC. I spent a week in the hospital and was very pleased with the treatment and services that I received during my stay at The Dale Medical Center. The next board meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held at 10:30 am at the library on Wednesday, November 9 th . A slate of new officers for 2017 has been decided upon and will be presented to the general membership on January 30 th for election. The events committee will also present its proposed calendar of events to the board.

Early plans have the big plant, book, and bake sale set to be held in March of 2017.

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2 Town Hall
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4
5 FOL Book Sale—9
Meeting—11
10:30—Story Time
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
4:30—Story Time
Noon—Color Therapy
Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
10—Art Class—children
1—Pokémon
6:30—NAR-ANON
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7
8
9
10
11
Noon—AA
12
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
10:30—FOL Board
10:30—Story Time
6:30—NAR-ANON
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—AA
2:30—Writers Forum
Veteran’s Day
Library Closed
6—Gen/His Society
Noon—Color Therapy
4:30—Story Time
Library Closed
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17 10:30—Story Time
18 Noon—AA
19
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
9—Library Board
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—FOL Program
4:30—Story Time
6:30—Dialogues on
the Experience of
War
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
10—Art Class—children
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
1—Pokémon
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
6:30—NAR-ANON
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26
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
Happy Thanksgiving
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
6:30—NAR-ANON
Library Closed
6—Concerned Citizens
Library Closed
Library Closed
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10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
Noon—AA
7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy

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