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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

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

Mary Smith

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 April 2017

Circulation

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Attendance

9,650

New Materials

106

Site Visits

176,104

Borrowers on Roll

10,369

Employment Searches

2,879

Internet Users

2,806

Genealogy Users

511

E-Books

334

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

—William Hazlitt

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May 2017

Volume 19 Issue 5

you need is imagination and a May 2017 Volume 19 Issue 5 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical

Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society

The Society will meet Monday, May 1st 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
 
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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.

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.

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NEW MATERIALS

BESTSELLER FICTION

A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham

Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb Black Book by James Patterson Blind Sight by Carol O’Connell Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

Escape Clause by John Sandford Extreme Prey by John Sandford Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

Forever A Hero by Linda Lael Miller

Ghost Writer in the Sky by Piers Anthony

If Not For You by Debbie Macomber

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

Killer Look by Linda Fairstein Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White Man Overboard by J.A. Jance Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm by Ann B. Ross Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

No Cats Allowed by Miranda James

No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline Private Paris by James Patterson Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor Staked by Kevine Hearne Skymaster by Weis & Krammes Tall Tail by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver The Chosen by J.R. Ward

The Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Witting Albert The Lost Order by Steve Berry

The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon The Obsidian Chamber by Preston & Child The Photographer’s Wife by Suzanne Joinson The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd The Shores of Tripoli by James L. Haley Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley Two from the Heart by James Patterson Vicious Circle by C.J. Box Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

Always by Sarah Jio

Donors Wiregrass United Way Barnes & Noble Jack Cumbie Carol Dean Friends of the Library
Donors
Wiregrass United Way
Barnes & Noble
Jack Cumbie
Carol Dean
Friends of the Library
Michelle Glaze
Ozark Literary Club
Mary Lewis
Sue Switzer
Reverend Holmes
Mr. Bookman
Kathy DeJardin
Melodie and Charles Burns
Jennia Beecher
Ashley Szpek
George McCleary
Nancy Moody
Jean Newman
Patricia White
Mary Garrett
Jewell Hudson
Donations for Building Improvement Fund
New Building Fund
Bette Byrd

Dothan Therapy Dogs will be at the Library on May 18, 2017. They will be here at both the 10:30 and 4:30 Story Times.

BOOK SALE ROOM

Shop for good deals 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.

Cinco de Mayo—May 5th

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861- 1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mar- iachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

Memorial Day—May 29th

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, hon- ors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an offi- cial federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cem- eteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unoffi- cially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

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

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10:30—Story Time
Noon—AA
2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
9-10—Computer Class
Noon—Color Therapy
4:30—Story Time
10—Art Class—
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6:30—NAR-ANON
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2:30—Writers Forum
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Phone Class
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Movie
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9:00 Library Board
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Noon—Color Therapy
10:30—Story Time
9-10—Computer Class
Happy Mother’s
Noon—AA
4:30—Story Time
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10—Art Class—
Phone Class
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6—Concerned Citizens
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10:30—Story Time
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2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
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Memorial Day
Noon—Color Therapy
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