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June 2017 Volume 19 Issue 6

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
Assistant Director Joni Wood
Part Time Staff
Genealogy/Reference Librarian Jocelyn Rayford
Head Circulation Clerk Holly Burns
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Children’s Librarian
Cataloger Lou Harry
Admin. Assistant/Bookkeeper Mary Smith
IT/WebMaster Michael Walden
IT Jeff Devine
Custodian Victoria Spellman

Statistics for May 2017

Circulation 6,316
Attendance 10,246
New Materials 128
Site Visits 176,890 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 9,946 The Society will meet Monday, June 5th in the
Employment Searches 6,245 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
Internet Users 3,925 invited to attend.
Genealogy Users 652
LIBRARY HOURS
Quote of the Month
Tuesday through Thursday
“Libraries are the key to ensuring that the 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
divide between information rich and poor is Friday and Saturday
kept as narrow as possible.” 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
— Senator Lyn Allison
Member Australian Parliament
Closed on Sunday & Monday
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The Great War collection of materials by remarkable researchers.
By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford For those seeking more information about how
WWI impacted Alabama, our Dale County has the
What do you know about “The Great War”? What is good fortune of being the place where outstanding
the Great War? Was Alabama involved in the Great researcher Martin T. Oliff will speak. On July 18,
War? Were any of my or your relatives soldiers in the at 5:30, the Ozark-Dale County Public Library will
Great War? host a presentation, The Great W ar in the Heart of
Most of us cannot give very good answers to these Dixie: Alabama During World War I. This book
questions so our library has provided a great deal of was published by the University of Alabama Press,
information about this war, World War I. To inform the and was edited by Martin T. Oliff. Some questions
inquirer, the moment one walks through the front door, being dealt with in the book and possibly in his
there is an exhibit. It opened May 2, 2017, with a talk may be: how “did the state’s cultural
Reception to honor the “Centennial Anniversary of the institutions and government react? What changes
United States’ entry into World War One”. occurred in Alabama’s economy, as a result of
On exhibit at this Centennial Celebration are A Gold WWI? What long-term consequences for Alabama
Star Soldier Gallery in honor of those who died in came from that war? What were the importance of
service to their country, an exhibit of the National Guard local Canning Clubs? What social changes were
Company G of Ozark, a mannequin dressed in the WWI begun by “The Great war”?
uniform which belonged to Private Gordon Griggs. This Marty Oliff’s talk at the library on July 18th
uniform was donated to the Library by Frances Griggs may be able to answer some of these
Snell, along with a notebook on Future Farmers of questions. For further study, the library has the
America Dale County 1929-2008; News and book mentioned above by Dr. Oliff that can be
Information from “Across the Pond,” Europe; WWI checked out. Copies of the book will also be on
Soldier Database, Southern Star information about sale. This book makes all that has been displayed
WWI; Photographs; WWI Facts; and a display of varied extraordinarily meaningful! It is an excellent
items owned by Dale County’s soldiers while they were
in Europe. Also on display, is a WWI roster of African
Americans who served from Dale County that was FROM THE DIRECTOR
researched by Jocelyn Rayford, Genealogy/ Reference
Librarian and displayed by Joni Wood, Assistant
Director. On Thursday, June 8 at 2:00, we will kick off
This informative and lovely exhibit was made our Summer Reading Program (SRP) with “Build
possible by support of Auburn University, Alabama a Better World.” We have many great programs
Department of Archives and History, the Alabama planned for our children. Be sure to bring your
World War I Centennial Committee and The US World children, grandchildren, and even great-
War One Centennial Commission, Sandra Holmes, grandchildren. Each child will be given a free
Director, Donna Snell, Bookkeeper, Berta Blackwell, T-shirt with logo made possible by donations from
Volunteer, and the Library Staff. Bob Harry, and Commercial Bank.
Open weekdays from May 21 until June 5, 2017 is We are adding some new children’s programs.
another exhibit, in the library, about this war: Beginning this month, we will start a Lego Club
“Remembering the Great War WWI”. It is in the West that you may enjoy. We will continue with our
Wing of the Library. Like our main library’s exhibit, Pokemon, story time and Popcorn and a Movie.
this exhibit displays a mannequin of a soldier in a WWI We continue with our exhibit from Auburn
uniform. It provides interesting information about the University through June 3. Hurry if you want to
167th, “The Rainbow Division.” It focuses on soldiers see a grand exhibit. In addition, we continue to
from all the centers of Alabama: a display of African have our WWI exhibit of Dale County soldiers.
American soldiers; of those who came from rural We say good-bye to Ruth Rosentrater, our
communities; and of women who were military Nurses Children’s librarian. We will miss her and her
At Home and Abroad. Of great interest to many are the great artistic talent, but she must devote more time
pictures of the training that turned 95,000 Alabamians to her painting and her writing. We wish her the
very best.
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NEW MATERIALS
BESTSELLER FICTION Donors
16th Seduction by James Patterson
Wiregrass United Way Lynne Krometis
Against All Odds by Danielle Steel
Jack Cumbie Lesia Grice
Celine by Peter Heller Friends of the Library Kim Peterman
Debt to Pay by Robert B. Parker Ozark Literary Club Joni Wood
Detective Cross by James Patterson Sue Switzer Richard Averett
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica Mary Garrett Kenneth Martin
Fallout by Sara Paretsky Helen Parsons Joanne Joans
Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods
Fix by David Baldacci AABON Home Health Care Supplies, Inc.
Heat Storm by Richard Castle
High Stakes by Fern Michaels
In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White In Honor of Donor
Adobe V Leah & Maya Harlow
Less than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt
Little White Lies by Robert B. Parker In Memory of Donor
No Easy Target by Iris Johansen Sue Shaw Karen Morales
Ominous by Lisa Jackson Elizabeth Anne Spencer Jeffrey Devine
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Private: Gold by James Patterson
The Broken Raod by Richard Paul Evans Read Off Your Fines
The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver Read Off Your Fines is a program for any patron
The Fallen by Eric Van Lustbader who wishes to remove his/her Library fines without
The Last Change Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert
paying for them. Just read in the Library!
The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon Call 774-5480 for more information.
Walking on my Grave by Carolyn Hart
BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION Friends of the Library Book Sale Area
An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shephard Gray The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is open
At Fairfield Orchard by Emma Cane from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through Thursday and
Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and Saturday. We invite you
Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson to visit and see the great collection of good books at
Home at Last by Deborah Raney rock bottom prices. All proceeds go directly to
In the Country of the Blind by Edward Hoagland
Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn
Murder is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart
Nest by Terry Goodkind Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Raging Storm by Vanetta Chapman will be at the Library
Rescue Me by Susan May Warren on June 15, 2017.
Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon
Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky
for the 4:30 Story Time.
The Amish Heart of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long
The Hearts of Men by Nicholas Butler COMPUTER CLASSES
The Heavenly Surrender by Marcia Lynn McClure Basic computer classes are offered each Saturday
The Horseman by Tim Pears morning at 9:00. This is a 2-part class with basic computer
The Memory of You by Catherine West the first week and Internet tips the second week, Each
The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick enrollee must take the first part before he/she is allowed to
The Worthington Wife by Sharon Page take the second part. For more information, call the
Traveling Light by Lynn Branard Library at 774-5480.
Remembering D-Day (June 6, 1944)
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June
1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi
Germany’s control. Code named Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also
known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five
beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required
extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign
designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944,
all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had
defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of
war in Europe.
The Normandy invasion began to turn the tide against the Nazis. A significant
psychological blow, it also prevented Hitler from sending troops from France to build up his
Eastern Front against the advancing Soviets. The following spring, on May 8, 1945, the
Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany.

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
4:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 1—Pokémon
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON

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10—Book Work Day D-Day Noon—AA 2:00– Writer’s Forum Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00—Summer 2—IPad & Smart 1—Pokémon
6— Genealogical/ Reading Program Phone Class 12:45—Popcorn and a
Historical Society 6:30—NAR-ANON Movie

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10—Book Work Day Flag Day 2:00—Summer Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Reading Program 2—IPad & Smart 1—Pokémon
10:30 FOL Board 4:30—Tail Waggin’ Phone Class
Meeting Tutors 6:30—NAR-ANON
Noon—AA

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10—Book Work Day 9:00 Library Board 2:00—Summer Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Happy Father’s Noon—AA Meeting Reading Program 2—IPad & Smart 1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens Noon—AA 2:00– Writer’s Forum Phone Class
Day! 6:30—NAR-ANON

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10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 2:00—Summer Noon—AA
Noon—AA Noon—Color Therapy Reading Program 2—IPad & Smart
Phone Class
6:30—NAR-ANON