You are on page 1of 4
ODCPL Information The Library Library card to enter a world of information. where all you

ODCPL Information

The Library

Library card to enter a world of information.

where

all you need is imagination and a

March 2017 Volume 19 Issue 3 416 James Street Ozark, Alabama 36360 Phone (334) 774-5480
March 2017
Volume 19 Issue 3
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 February 2017
Circulation
6,111
Attendance
9,650
New Materials
106
Site Visits
176,104
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll
Employment Searches
10,369
2,879
Internet Users
Genealogy Users
E-Books
2,806
511
The Society will meet Monday, April 3rd in the
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
334

Quote of the Month Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.

—William Hazlitt

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
 
    Page 2  
 

Page 2

 
 

FROM THE DIRECTOR

 

Dr. Carver, Mr. Sessions and Mr. Baton By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford

 

National Library Week is April 9-15 th with the 2017 theme Libraries Transform. In celebration of this event, we will offer Fine-Free Month. Return your overdue library materials during the month of April and receive amnesty for any fines that you may owe. National Volunteer Week follows on April 23-29 with the Friends Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 18 at Noon.

By coincidence, the former home of Congressman Henry Steagall of the Glass-Steagall Banking Act, was previously the home of a young banker, H. M. Sessions, along with his wife Willie Dowling Sessions, and their two children. During the late Nineteenth Century, he was very active in Ozark’s civic life, but following the death of his young Ozark-born wife Willie, he moved to

Coffee County. In its county seat, Enterprise, he was the

The Friends of the Library will hold their big Book, Bake, and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 1. The

Plant Sale will open at 8:00, and the Book and Bake

Sale will open at 9:00. You will find an amazing assortment of books, delicious baked goods prepared by the hands of some of the best cooks in our county, and plants nurtured by Master Gardeners and ready to be planted. Please note that many of these plants are hard to find and will be a great addition to your garden. As for the baked goods, you must get here early so you won’t get left out. On April 13 at 2:00, the Friends will host Dolores Hydock, noted storyteller and actor who will present a program “Close Encounters of the Storytelling Kind.” Please join us for a great program. Many thanks to our Friends of the Library who provide refreshments for our special activities.

city’s new banker. At this time, the boll weevil had

almost devastated local cotton farms. Therefore, H. M., being well read, acted upon the findings of a former slave, young Alabama scientist, Dr. George Washington Carver. Dr. Carver was studying an African plant that would grow in Alabama, the peanut; he had found at least 300 uses for it. Thus, in 1916, when Mr. Baton, a very indebted Coffee County farmer came seeking a crop loan, H. M. Sessions made him a daring proposal. He suggested the farmer use the crop-money loan he was going to lend him to grow peanuts instead of cotton. He, H.M.

Sessions, would supply the peanuts, as well as pickers,

and a payment of $1.00 a bushel. Mr. Baton courage- ously agreed. When his crop of peanuts came in, it was

so large that after he paid his debts, he had a comfortable bank account. He had produced 8,000 bushels of peanuts and had some left as seed for other farmers. Today, one-quarter of the peanuts in the United

States comes from our Wiregrass area. Every year after the harvest, Dothan, the center of the Wiregrass, recognizes this blessing with various forms of celebrations by hosting the National Peanut Festival.

 
 
 

APRIL IS FINE-FREE MONTH!

April has National Volunteer Week AND National Library Week. In celebration, we are offering Fine-Free Month. Simply bring back your overdue materials and we will remove

your fines.

 

Dr. George Washington Carver was the guest speaker at

 

the first festival held in 1938. In 1990, Garth Brooks a national singer, performed in the Farm Center Arena of Dothan. In 1996, the association dedicated a statue of Dr. George Washington Carver to show their

 
 
 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE

We still offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to all our patrons for a $5 returnable deposit. If you find a book that you’d like to read and we don’t have it, stop by the Library to see if we can get it from ILL. Our system allows us to search catalogues of libraries located throughout the United States. Stop by to see what we can do for you.

appreciation for his discoveries. Today, the Wiregrass is

called “The Peanut Capital of the World”.

It is where

the South and Southeast overcame the devastating effects of the boll weevil by diversifying their crops and

growing the peanut. This miracle was due to the genius of Dr. George Washington Carver, the scientist; the wisdom of H. M.

 

Sessions, the banker; and the courage of Mr. Baton, the

farmer of Coffee County.

Page 3

Page 3

NEW MATERIALS BESTSELLER FICTION Below the Belt by Stuart Woods Chase by James Patterson Cutthroat by Clive Cussler Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray Private: The Royals by James Patterson Treachery’s Tools by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

Woman of God by James Patterson

Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION Banana Cream Murder by Joanne Fluke Beneath A Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson Boat Rocker by Ha Jin Bone Box by Faye Kellerman Guests on South Battery by Karen White Joshua’s Mission by Vanetta Chapman Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Phoenix

Operator by Kim Harrison Rescue Me by Susan May Warren Seekers by Wanda E. Brunstetter Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd Still Life by Dani Petrey Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt Unpunished by Lisa Black Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman Visions Of Lake Ransom by Marcia Lynn McClure

BESTSELLER NONFICTION How the Hell did this happen? (324.03 O ) March 1917 On the Brink of War and Revolution (940.5309 E)

NONFICTION Against the Fires of Hell (956.7 HAW) Badasses of the Old West (364.3 TUR) Ballroom Dancing (793.33 ALL) Black Swan (003.54 TAL) Black Douglas: James the Good (941.1 ROS) Blackwater the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (355.35 SCA) Blood of Emmett Till (364.1 TYS)

Book of North American Birds (598.29 REA)

Book of War (355 KEE)

Donors Wiregrass United Way Jack Cumbie Friends of the Library Ozark Literary Club Sue Switzer
Donors
Wiregrass United Way
Jack Cumbie
Friends of the Library
Ozark Literary Club
Sue Switzer
Janet & Lamar Brooks
Carolyn Sellers Gilbert
Brad Hudson
Wayne Darling
Wilburn Potter
Dennis Hatcher
Lou Harry
Tim & Lynn Ivey
Chris Wisham
Juan & Gloria Fernandez
Bettie Sue Harris
Grace Weaver
Sue Quick
Michelle Glaze
Bob Harry
Mary Patton
Linda Harrison
Berta Blackwell
Tim Adams
Sara Carroll
Linda Harrison
Jacqueline Murphy
Christine Small
DeAnn Medley
Sonya Tomlin
Glenda Lynch
Elaine Land
Lesia Grice
Dr. Larry Cochran
Donations for Building Improvement Fund
Bettie Sue Harris
Imogene Mixson
New Building Fund
Bette Byrd
Dale County Retired
Teachers Association

Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at the Library on April 20, 2017. They will be here at both the 10:30 and 4:30 Story Times.

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.

COMPUTER CLASSES Basic computer classes are offered each Saturday morning at 9:00. This is a 2-part class with basic computer the first week and Internet tips the second week, Each

enrollee must take the first part before he/she is allowed to

take the second part. For more information, call the Library at 774-5480. We can accommodate only 8 people, so get your name on the list early.

EARTH DAY—APRIL 22

Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have grown. In 1990, Earth

Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations partici- pating, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN), a nonprofit organi- zation that coordinates Earth Day activities. In 2000, Earth Day fo-

cused on clean energy and involved hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries and 5,000 environmental groups, according to EDN. Ac- tivities ranged from a traveling, talking drum chain in Gabon, Africa,

to a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall

in Washington, D.C. Today, the Earth Day Network collaborates with more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. Accord- ing to EDN, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day ac- tivities, making it “the largest secular civic event in the world.”

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day

` APRIL 2017 ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
`
APRIL 2017
````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1 Annual book, Bake and
Plant sale
9-10—Computer Class
10—Art Class—children
1—Pokémon
1:45 Popcorn and a Movie
2
3
4
5
6
8
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
10:30—Story Time
7 Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
4:30—Story Time
Phone Class
1—Pokémon
6—Gen/His Society
6:30—NAR-ANON
9
10
11
12
13
14
Noon—AA
15
10—Book Work Day
10:30 FOL Board
10:30—Story Time
9-10—Computer Class
National Library
Noon—AA
Meeting
2:00—Dolores
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
10—Art Class—
Hydock
children
Week
Noon—AA
6:30—NAR-ANON
2:30—Writers Forum
1—Pokémon
Noon—Color Therapy
Good Friday
4:30—Story Time
16
17
18
19
20
21
Noon—AA
22
Happy Easter
10—Book Work Day
FOL—Volunteer
9:00 Library Board
10:30—Story Time
2—IPad & Smart
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
Luncheon
Meeting
4:30—Story Time
Phone Class
1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens
Noon—AA
6:30—NAR-ANON
Noon—Color Therapy
1:45—Popcorn and a
Movie
23
24
25
26
27
28 Noon—AA
29
10—Book Work Day
Noon—AA
10:30—Story Time
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA
Noon—Color Therapy
2:30—Writers Forum
1—Pokémon
6:30—NAR-ANON
4:30—Story Time