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ODCPL Information where all you need is imagination and a Volume 19 Issue 2 The

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all you need is imagination and a

Volume 19 Issue 2

The Library

Library card to enter a world of information.

February 2017

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
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
Head Circulation Clerk
Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian
Jocelyn Rayford
Holly Burns
Janet Shinaberry
Processor
Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk
Children’s Librarian
Cataloger
Bookkeeper
IT/WebMaster
IT
Custodian
Darnell Johnson
Ruth Rosentrater
Lou Harry
Donna Snell
Michael Walden
Jeff Devine
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
Employment Searches
9,679
3,962
Internet Users
Genealogy Users
E-Books
3,163
The Society will meet Monday, February 6th in the
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
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Quote of the Month

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.

It is a moral illumination.

--Elizabeth Hardwick, literary critic, novelist, short story writer

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
 
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FROM THE DIRECTOR

 

Presidents’ Day (Continued)

The Friends of the Library (FOL) are in the middle of their Annual Membership drive. You should have received a letter from President Chris Wisham outlining the upcoming FOL events for the year. Thanks to all those who have turned in their memberships. They have planned some great programs

Parents can ask their young children to make a list of what they think is each President’s favorite food. Those parents can check their children’s answers on the Astute Recorder by Judy Asman on the internet to give feedback to their children. At this site, they will find some fascinating answers. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all had ice cream as their favorite. This could lead to a very interesting and imaginative discussion on the technology available in the 18 th Century for making ice cream. Such a discussion might make young people aware of their very good fortune to be alive in the 21 st Century. According to Ms. Asman’s list, Presidents such as Andrew Jackson liked French food, James K. Polk liked Southern food, Zachary Taylor liked Creole food, Franklin Pierce liked apple pan dowdy, and Ulysses S. Grant liked rice pudding. Many of these presidents seemed to like Southern Cooking! ‘The times they are a- changing.” William Clinton favors enchiladas; George W. Bush favors Mexican food; and Barack Obama has

chili as one of his favorites. Their choices reflect not only

that will be informative for our community.

New

officers for 2017 are Chris Wisham, President; Lou Harry, Vice-President; Joan Carter, Treasurer; Liz

Babine, Secretary. We look forward to their leading us

into a new year. We thank Mark Blankenship, Chairman of the Dale County Commission for his informative talk and congratulate him on the many positive happenings in Dale County under his leadership. The Library held the first program in the Vietnam Series for Dialogues on the Experience of War on January 20th. We had good attendance and active

participation. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 16 th at 6:30. We invite all veterans to join us as we discuss the book Dispatches by Michael Herr. If

you would like to join us, stop by the Library to pick

up your copy of the book and then join us on February

a change in our tastes, but perhaps in our culture.

Presidents, in their food choices, appear to be as multi-

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cultural as our nation. 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

 

Presidents’ Day By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford

 

with search-a-word puzzles about our 41 presidents. They will learn important facts about President Adams’ pet alligator and President Taft’s nickname. These might turn out to be the Presidents your children will always remember. For your older children and family members, identifying Great Quotes from Great Leaders, from a

If you are young, Presidents’ Day is a holiday on the third Monday of February of every year. However, if you are older, you may think of it as George

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 Washington, Lincoln, Harrison and Reagan. In 1968- 1971, Congress voted to move the day that honors all Presidents of our country to the third Monday of February to provide a 3-day-weekend for workers. This long weekend enables families to make such trips as a visit to President Washington’s home in Mt. Vernon, VA. At home, the family might like to read George Washington’s Farewell Address or Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. For those living far away from Virginia or Washington D. C. other activities abound for young people. They can make bouquets of red, white and blue flowers to decorate their house, or help a parent put up a flag outside their home to honor our Presidents.

and could lead to some wonderful stories by elders who are present. For small children, Ms. Ruth, our Children’s Librarian, can provide parents and children with many biographies of Presidents and their wives. Ms. Ruth is prepared to assist parents in their preparation for this holiday. She will happily show those who inquire, the

recently received autographed portrait of a President sent from the President’s Office to the children of the Ozark- Dale County Library. Now that we have a new President, Donald Trump, our Reference Librarian will be happy to

help students with assignments researching information

 

about this new administration. We at this library, Honor Our Presidents.

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NEW MATERIALS BESTSELLER FICTION Fatal by John Lescroart Filthy Rich by James Patterson Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe Triple Six by Erica Spindler Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION Alabama Irish by James Russell Lingerfelt Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac Christmas Message by Anne Perry

Conspiracy of Silence by Ronnie Kendig

Deep Shadows by Vannetta Chapman Falling for Prince Charles by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Girl fromVenice by Martin Cruz Smith Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni Journey’s End by Renee Ryan Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe Long Way Gone by Charles Martin Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans Necessary Measures Hannah Alexander Order to Kill by Vince Flynn

Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop Reading the Sweet Oak by Jan Stites Queen of the Cookbooks by Ashton Lee Seduced by Randy Wayne White Things we know by Catherine West

BESTSELLER NONFICTION

Filthy Rich (364.15 PAT) How to Survive a Plague (362.19 FRA) BESTSELLER BIOGRAPHY Meaning of Michelle (B OBAMA)

NONFICTION

Alabama Footprints: Removal (976.1 CAU) Alabama Footprints: Statehood (976.1 CAU) Building Chicken Coops (636.5 BRO) Clinton, Inc. (973.92 HAL) Control Freaks (320.51 JEF) Dog who could Fly (940.54)

Elvis Encyclopedia (782.42 STA) Extraordinary People (920 HEA) Five Weeks on Fasting (204 FRA)

God’s Way to love your husband/wife (248 SMI)

History of Public Health (614.4 ROS) Hobby Farming (630 HUS)

of Public Health (614.4 ROS) Hobby Farming (630 HUS) MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS Donor In Memory of JoAnn

MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS

Donor

In Memory of

JoAnn Knight

JoAnn Knight

JoAnn Knight

JoAnn Knight

JoAnn Knight

JoAnn Knight

George and Mona Wright

Keith Covington

Alpha Delta Kappa

Dr.& Mrs. Tom Ray

Leanne & Daniel Webster

Joy Sunday School Class

Imogene Mixson

Ozark Literary Club

Elaine Land

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Blackwell

JoAnn Knight

Terry Brown

Sonny Raley

Sonny Raley

Donors

Wiregrass United Way

Jack Cumbie

Friends of the Library

Ozark Literary Club

Sue Switzer

Marlo Bixby

Carolyn Sellers Gilbert

Brad Hudson

Mary Ann Wallace

Bette Byrd

Jeffery Babine

Juan & Gloria Fernandez

Jean Newman

United States Health &

Housing Foundation

First Choice Hospice

Brenda Glenn

Jim Head

Janet Mathison

Patricia Short

Lesia Grice

Betty Brown

Linda Harrison

Berta Blackwell

Patricia Coffy

Sara Carroll

Brad Hudson

Donald Donahoo

Joseph Adams

Pauline Scott

DeAnn Medley

Barbara Sink

Christine Small

Angela Carpenter

Carleen Howell

Jennie Jernigan

Small Angela Carpenter Carleen Howell Jennie Jernigan Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at the Library on

Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at the Library on March 16th, 2017. They will be here at both the 10:30 and 4:30 Story Times.

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Join us on February 16th at 6:30pm in the

West Wing of the Library for discussion on the

book Dispatches.

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

calendar.

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". because they offered cakes to the gods during this month.

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