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February 2017 Volume 19 Issue 2

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

Board of Directors

Marie Black
Nathan Hodges Imogene Mixson
Marian Jenkins Beverly Raley
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director Sandra J. Holmes
Part Time Staff
Genealogy/Reference Librarian Jocelyn Rayford
Head Circulation Clerk Holly Burns
Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian Janet Shinaberry
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Children’s Librarian Ruth Rosentrater
Cataloger Lou Harry
Bookkeeper Donna Snell
IT/WebMaster Michael Walden
IT Jeff Devine
Custodian Victoria Spellman

Statistics for December 2016
Circulation 7,770
Attendance 15,120
New Materials 248
Site Visits 263,282 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 9,679
Employment Searches 3,962 The Society will meet Monday, February 6th in the
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
Internet Users 3,163
invited to attend.
Genealogy Users 524
E-Books 626
Quote of the Month
The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It
Tuesday through Thursday
is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. Friday and Saturday
It is a moral illumination. 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
--Elizabeth Hardwick, literary critic, novelist,
short story writer
Closed on Sunday & Monday
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FROM THE DIRECTOR Presidents’ Day (Continued)

Parents can ask their young children to make a list of
The Friends of the Library (FOL) are in the middle
what they think is each President’s favorite food. Those
of their Annual Membership drive. You should have
parents can check their children’s answers on the Astute
received a letter from President Chris Wisham
Recorder by Judy Asman on the internet to give feedback
outlining the upcoming FOL events for the year. to their children. At this site, they will find some
Thanks to all those who have turned in their fascinating answers. George Washington, Thomas
memberships. They have planned some great programs Jefferson and James Madison all had ice cream as their
that will be informative for our community. New favorite. This could lead to a very interesting and
officers for 2017 are Chris Wisham, President; Lou imaginative discussion on the technology available in the
Harry, Vice-President; Joan Carter, Treasurer; Liz 18th Century for making ice cream. Such a discussion
Babine, Secretary. We look forward to their leading us might make young people aware of their very good
into a new year. We thank Mark Blankenship, fortune to be alive in the 21st Century.
Chairman of the Dale County Commission for his According to Ms. Asman’s list, Presidents such as
informative talk and congratulate him on the many Andrew Jackson liked French food, James K. Polk liked
positive happenings in Dale County under his Southern food, Zachary Taylor liked Creole food,
leadership. Franklin Pierce liked apple pan dowdy, and Ulysses S.
The Library held the first program in the Vietnam Grant liked rice pudding. Many of these presidents
Series for Dialogues on the Experience of War on seemed to like Southern Cooking! ‘The times they are a-
January 20th. We had good attendance and active changing.” William Clinton favors enchiladas; George
participation. Our next meeting is scheduled for W. Bush favors Mexican food; and Barack Obama has
February 16th at 6:30. We invite all veterans to join us chili as one of his favorites. Their choices reflect not only
as we discuss the book Dispatches by Michael Herr. If a change in our tastes, but perhaps in our culture. Our
you would like to join us, stop by the Library to pick Presidents, in their food choices, appear to be as multi-
up your copy of the book and then join us on February cultural as our nation.
16th at 6:30. Other ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day besides
baking a Black Forest Cherry Torte in honor of George
Washington, is to have a Dover Children’s Activity book
with search-a-word puzzles about our 41 presidents.
Presidents’ Day They will learn important facts about President Adams’
By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford pet alligator and President Taft’s nickname. These might
If you are young, Presidents’ Day is a holiday on the turn out to be the Presidents your children will always
third Monday of February of every year. However, if remember. For your older children and family members,
you are older, you may think of it as George identifying Great Quotes from Great Leaders, from a
Washington’s birthday, although he was, in fact, born on book by Peggy Anderson, might turn out to be great fun
February 22nd. February is the birth month of Presidents and could lead to some wonderful stories by elders who
Washington, Lincoln, Harrison and Reagan. In 1968- are present.
1971, Congress voted to move the day that honors all For small children, Ms. Ruth, our Children’s
Presidents of our country to the third Monday of Librarian, can provide parents and children with many
February to provide a 3-day-weekend for workers. biographies of Presidents and their wives. Ms. Ruth is
This long weekend enables families to make such prepared to assist parents in their preparation for this
trips as a visit to President Washington’s home in Mt. holiday. She will happily show those who inquire, the
Vernon, VA. At home, the family might like to read recently received autographed portrait of a President sent
George Washington’s Farewell Address or Abraham from the President’s Office to the children of the Ozark-
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. For those living Dale County Library. Now that we have a new President,
far away from Virginia or Washington D. C. other Donald Trump, our Reference Librarian will be happy to
activities abound for young people. They can help students with assignments researching information
make bouquets of red, white and blue flowers to decorate about this new administration.
their house, or help a parent put up a flag outside their We at this library, Honor Our Presidents.
home to honor our Presidents.
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Fatal by John Lescroart In Memory of Donor
Filthy Rich by James Patterson JoAnn Knight George and Mona Wright
Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe JoAnn Knight Keith Covington
Triple Six by Erica Spindler JoAnn Knight Alpha Delta Kappa
Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas JoAnn Knight Dr.& Mrs. Tom Ray
BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION JoAnn Knight Leanne & Daniel Webster
Alabama Irish by James Russell Lingerfelt JoAnn Knight Joy Sunday School Class
JoAnn Knight Imogene Mixson
Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac Terry Brown Ozark Literary Club
Christmas Message by Anne Perry Sonny Raley Elaine Land
Conspiracy of Silence by Ronnie Kendig Sonny Raley Mr. & Mrs. Billy Blackwell
Deep Shadows by Vannetta Chapman
Falling for Prince Charles by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Donors
Girl fromVenice by Martin Cruz Smith Wiregrass United Way Janet Mathison
Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne Jack Cumbie Patricia Short
In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni Friends of the Library Lesia Grice
Journey’s End by Renee Ryan Ozark Literary Club Betty Brown
Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe Sue Switzer Linda Harrison
Marlo Bixby Berta Blackwell
Long Way Gone by Charles Martin
Carolyn Sellers Gilbert Patricia Coffy
Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans Brad Hudson Sara Carroll
Necessary Measures Hannah Alexander Mary Ann Wallace Brad Hudson
Order to Kill by Vince Flynn Bette Byrd Donald Donahoo
Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay Jeffery Babine Joseph Adams
Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop Juan & Gloria Fernandez Pauline Scott
Reading the Sweet Oak by Jan Stites Jean Newman DeAnn Medley
Queen of the Cookbooks by Ashton Lee United States Health & Barbara Sink
Seduced by Randy Wayne White Housing Foundation Christine Small
Things we know by Catherine West First Choice Hospice Angela Carpenter
BESTSELLER NONFICTION Brenda Glenn Carleen Howell
Jim Head Jennie Jernigan
Filthy Rich (364.15 PAT)
How to Survive a Plague (362.19 FRA)
Meaning of Michelle (B OBAMA)
Alabama Footprints: Removal (976.1 CAU) Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at
Alabama Footprints: Statehood (976.1 CAU) the Library
Building Chicken Coops (636.5 BRO) on March 16th, 2017.
Clinton, Inc. (973.92 HAL) They will be here at both the
Control Freaks (320.51 JEF) 10:30 and 4:30 Story Times.
Dog who could Fly (940.54)
Elvis Encyclopedia (782.42 STA)
Extraordinary People (920 HEA) Dialogues on the Experience of War
Five Weeks on Fasting (204 FRA) Join us on February 16th at 6:30pm in the
God’s Way to love your husband/wife (248 SMI) West Wing of the Library for discussion on the
History of Public Health (614.4 ROS) book Dispatches.
Hobby Farming (630 HUS)
Fun Facts about February :
 It is the shortest month of the year.
 The Welsh call February “y mis bach” which means " little month".
 It is the third month of winter.
 In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month the equivalent
of August.
 The month is named for the Latin word februum which means
 purification.
 Together with January, it was the last of the months added to the Roman
 The largest American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, is held
in February.
 The Saxon term for the month, Sol-monath, means " cake month". This is
because they offered cakes to the gods during this month.



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Noon—AA NO STORYTIME Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
2—IPad & Smart 10—Art Class—children
Phone Class 1—Pokémon

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10—Book Work Day 10:30—FOL 10:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Noon—AA 2:30—Writers Forum Phone Class 1—Pokémon
6—Gen/His Society Noon—Color Therapy 4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON

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10—Book Work Day 9—Library Board 10:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time Phone Class 10—Art Class—children
Noon—Color Therapy 6:30 — Dialogues 6:30—NAR-ANON 12:45—Pop/Movie
on the Experience of 1—Pokémon

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LIBRARY CLOSED Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Noon—Color Therapy 2:30—Writers Forum Phone Class 1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens 4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON

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