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ODCPL Information where all you need is imagination and a Volume 19 Issue 1 The

ODCPL Information

where

all you need is imagination and a

Volume 19 Issue 1

The Library

Library card to enter a world of information.

January 2017

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

Board of Directors

Marie Black

Nathan Hodges

Marian Jenkins

Library Staff

Full Time Staff Director

Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Head Circulation Clerk Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian

Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Head Circulation Clerk Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian
Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Head Circulation Clerk Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian

Processor

Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian

Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
Circulation Clerk Children’s Librarian Cataloger Bookkeeper IT/WebMaster IT Custodian
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 Janet

Sandra J. Holmes

Jocelyn Rayford

Holly Burns

Janet Shinaberry

Karen Speck

Darnell Johnson

Ruth Rosentrater

Lou Harry

Donna Snell

Michael Walden

Jeff Devine

Victoria Spellman

Statistics for November 2016

Statistics for November 2016

Circulation

Attendance

New Materials

Site Visits

Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches Internet Users Genealogy Users E-Books

Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books
Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books
Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books
Borrowers on Roll Employment Searches Internet Users Genealogy Users E - Books

5,803

10,885

199

176,762

9,616

2,248

3,124

410

308

176,762 9,616 2,248 3,124 410 308 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society The Society

Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society

The Society will meet Monday, January 9th 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

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by

thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly

entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.

--R. H. Barrow

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

We’ve had another great year, thanks to our many patrons. The people of Ozark and Dale County are a special group and we express our gratitude for their continued patronage. As we begin a New Year we invite

the people in our City and County to join us by checking our Web Page at www.odcpl.com to see the many services we offer. Our children’s programs are especially enjoyable under the remarkable tutelage of Ruth

Rosentrater.

Many children enjoy outstanding stories,

programs and free art classes given by Miss Ruth. We also have a great Saturday afternoon program of Pokémon that is growing bigger and better. This year we are planning a series of programs designed to inform and call attention to the many outstanding people and places found in Alabama. We plan to have Dolores Hydock back again for her downhome programs on the culture and customs of our state. We are also looking at programs on long forgotten towns, haunted places and things, and ghost stories handed down from generation to generation. We will also continue with our Dialogues on the Experience of War series. Lou Hennies will facilitate our first program in the series on Vietnam beginning January 19 th at 6:30. The first discussion will feature Tim

O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried. Those who participated in our World War I series should already have their books, but those first-timers may stop by the Library to register and pick up a copy. Reading the material will enhance your participation. We are still looking for other veterans who are interested in joining these wonderful discussions. Just give us a call at 774-5480 or stop by at the Library at 416 James Street. We welcome all veterans, especially those who have served during the Gulf Wars. We encourage all residents of Dale County to join us as we start a brand new year. With your help, we can make our Library the best in the Wiregrass. Remember

these are YOUR tax dollars at work.

We wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By Jocelyn Ross Rayford Monday, January 19, 1987, was a special day in Ozark; it was one of Ozark’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. days of celebration and fellowship. The day began with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, sponsored by Ozark’s Voter’s League. The cutting of the ribbon was done by Robert Baxter, credited by the Southern Star, with initiating the movement to have Westside Avenue’s name changed to Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Robert Baxter was a prominent citizen in Ozark. Today, in 2016, this avenue is an

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Continued)

important street in the City of Ozark. It is where the Boys and Girls Club and the back portion of D. A. Smith Jr. High School are located. Many people use this avenue to reach roads running into and out of Ozark; it is also a location of many lovely homes. Mrs. Winnie Frazier, Coordinator of the Civic Center Program that year, cut the ribbon, along with Ozark Mayor Billy Blackmon and Robert Baxter. According to the January 21, 1987, edition of the Southern Star, the Mayor said: “This is a significant occasion to dedicate a lasting memorial and one that forever recognizes one of the greatest American leaders.” This celebration, organized as a result of much dedicated effort by Mr. Henry Jenkins, Sr., and many community leaders, continues today. Information about his year’s events will be available at the Ozark Dale County Public Library Web Page later this month. Thirty years ago in 1987, those who headed the gathering were: City Councilman James

Jarmon, Jr., former Principal of D. A. Smith, Jr. High School; N.A. A. C. P. Chairman James Wright; Col. Terry Rosser, Commander of the 1 st Aviation Brigade, Air Assault at Fort Rucker; and Rev. Ralph Neal who gave a “solo performance

from the pulpit of ‘Precious Lord”. The Guest Speaker at the Courthouse event was J. L. Chestnut who had been the Legal Councilor for Martin Luther King, Jr. It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who gave the now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech, often remembered for the words: “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high

plane of dignity and discipline”. As with each Martin Luther King Celebration, the Memorial Service and other events are sponsored by one of the churches of Ozark. On this occasion, Dr. W. C. Autrey was the Host Pastor. Today, this service still takes place on the third Monday morning of January, each year. All people

are welcome to attend this Memorial ceremony to honor Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., which is held on the balcony of the Courthouse. In 2015, a grammar school student was selected to recite Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech; he recited it flawlessly. In 1987, this celebration was followed by a march of 500 people from the Courthouse to the Civic Center where they listened to choir music, directed by Keith Ellison. Recently, their choir has been directed by Mrs. Bethel Terry of Ozark. Audiences are moved by the joy they hear in the voices of her Children’s Choir. The musicians, singers and speakers that once performed at the Civic Center, recently, performed at the Flower Center for the Performing Arts. They truly

exemplify Martin Luther King, Jr’s “DREAM”!

“all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join

hands”.

Someday,

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NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLER--FICTION Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber Award by Danielle Steel Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay

Cape Light: Because It’s Christmas by Katherine Spencer Chaos by Patricia Cornwell Chasing Shadows by Karen Harper

Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Conclave by Robert Harris Cross the Line by James Patterson El Paso by Winston Groom Escape Clause by John Sandford Faithful by Alice Hoffman Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans Night School by Lee Child No Man’s Land by David Baldacci

Odessa Sea by Clive Cussler Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice

Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark

Strong Cold Dead by Jon Land This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich Vince Flynn’s Order to Kill by Kyle Mills When all the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris Whistler by John Grisham Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

BEST SELLER—LARGE PRINT Amish Family Christmas by Shelley Shepard Gray

Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard

Candidate by Lis Wiehl Christmas at the Hummingbird House by Donna Ball Cottage by Michael Phillips Domino Effect by Davis Bunn Drafter by Kim Harrison Final Seven by Erica Spindler House on Honeysuckle Lane by Mary McDonough Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller Night Watch by Iris Johansen One Man by Andrew Gross Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard

Grammar by Mary Simses Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Honor of Elaine Land

MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS

In Honor of

Elaine Land

In Memory of

Whigham Mixson

Joanne Knight

Joanne Knight

Joanne Knight

Joanne Knight

Joanne Knight

Joanne Knight

Donor

Ozark-Dale County Public Library Staff

Donor

Imogene Mixson

Alpha Delta Kappa

Leanne Webster Leesa L. Ray

Ozark Literary Club

Imogene Mixson Pamela Haisten

Jack Cumbie

Jennie Jernigan Jim & Elaine Land Bette Byrd Brad Hudson Jim Head Carleen Howell

Donors

Wiregrass United Way

Friends of the Library

Ozark Literary Club

Chris Wisham

Jennifer Dyche

The Bookman

Sue Switzer

Berta Blackwell

Jim Martin

Donations for Building Improvement Fund

Billy & Berta Blackwell

Imogene Mixson

Fund Billy & Berta Blackwell Imogene Mixson Memorials The Ozark - Dale County Public Library

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.

Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at the Library on January 19th, 2017. They will be here at both the 10:30 and 4:30 Story Times.

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Join us on January 19th at 6:30pm in the

West Wing of the Library for discussion on the

book The Things They Carried.

THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

By President Chris Wisham

I wish you all a Happy New Year. My first year as president of the Friends of the Library (FOL) has gone by so

rapidly. It has been a rewarding learning experience for me. The traditional role of the FOL has been to be a support system for the needs of the Ozark Dale County Public Library (ODCPL) but it seems we are opening our eyes to a

new role for the FOL.

believe that we, the FOL, should add a new responsibility to our support of the library. We believe that we should add to the current building fund that will be the seed money of the community’s effort in raising the funds needed to

show the county’s and the city’s public support for a new library. On November 5 th the FOL held a Buy One Get One (BOGO book sale and raised over $400. We had help in the set up and take down of books and display tables from some students from Carroll High School. We give a big

thanks to Mrs. Cindy Smith and her FBLA students. When one walks into the library now you will notice two TV’s

mounted on the walls in the entry way of the library. The FOL purchased the 50-inch TV that is used to display

announcements concerning the library that are viewable as one conducts business at the checkout desk.

The new officers’ committee has these recommendations for the 2017 slate of officers. President Chris Wisham; Vice President Lou Harry; Secretary Liz Babine; and Treasurer Joan Carter. The nominations of these

people will take place on January 30 , 2017 at the Annual meeting.

dates and events for the 2017 calendar. The FOL book room led by Pat Walker has set these dates for our book sales:

March 4 th , July 8 th , and November 5 th . The community events are set: May 9 th Terrorism –Dale county EMA Director, Kurt McDaniel; July 18 th Alabama’s role in WWI with the Rainbow Division; and October 17 th a Peanut boil and humorous speaker John Pruitt in an outdoor setting. I hope you can attend one or all of our offerings to the citizens of Dale County and Ozark.

As the ODCPL board is approaching its big decision regarding the future of the library, we

The events committee announces the following

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Noon—AA
10:30—Story Time
9-10—Computer Class
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4:30—Story Time
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2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
10—Art Class—children
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7—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
2:30—Writers Forum
Phone Class
Kid’s Christmas
6—Gen/His Society
4:30—Story Time
6:30—NAR-ANON
Party—noon
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MLK Day
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10:30—Story Time
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Library Closed
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10—Art Class—children
Pop/Movie—12:45
Noon—AA
4:30—Story Time
6:30 — Dialogues
on the Experience of
War
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Phone Class
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