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March 2018 Volume 20 Issue 3

416 James Street
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480

Board of Directors

Marie Black
Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley
Marian Jenkins Jewnita Clark

Library Staff

Full Time Staff
Director Sandra J. Holmes
Genealogy/Reference Librarian Joni Wood
Part Time Staff
Admin Assist/Bookkeeper Jennifer Simpson
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk Kristina Speck
Cataloger Lou Harry
Custodian Barbara Daniels
IT Andrew Godeke

Statistics for January 2018

Circulation 5,928
Attendance 11,340
New Materials 62
Site Visits 11,210
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 10,785
Employment Searches 9,924 The Society will meet Monday, March 5th in the
Internet Use 3,324 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Genealogy Users 223
E-Books 418
Quote of the Month Tuesday through Thursday
10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
Knowledge is knowing. . . or knowing Friday and Saturday
where to find out. 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
--Alvin Toffler Closed on Sunday & Monday
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By Joni Wood
On March 15, we will have our final program in
our Dialogues on the Experience of World War II
series. We will discuss the movie The Best Y ears of Play Ball!
Our Lives, with Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana The St. Louis Cardinals – versus – Dixie League All
Andrews, and Teresa Wright. This movie won eight Stars
Batter up, Ozark! Did you know our very own Eagle
Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1940. It is
Stadium, then named Marley Stadium, was home to an
the story of what was happening on the Home Front
exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the
while our soldiers were fighting in World War II. Lou
Dixie League All Stars? Imagine the excitement of our
Hennies will lead the discussion as our veterans share
community upon seeing “World Champion St. Louis
their personal stories and experiences. We sincerely
Cardinals to Play Here” headlining the February 20,
thank Lou Hennies for graciously facilitating these
1935, issue of The Southern Star. Tickets sold out
programs. This has been a great series with good
quickly and Mayor N.G. Marley proclaimed April 3,
attendance. We also thank the veterans who came out
1935, from 1:00 pm-5:30 pm as an official holiday for
to join in the discussions and make this possible. With
the city. The Cardinals, whose line-up mirrored their
everyone working together and sharing their many
1934 World Series line-up that won them the
experiences, the series was a great success. Please join
championship, played against a team of selected Dixie
us as we have our final program at 6:30 in the West
Amateur League All Stars. Although the infamous Dean
Wing of the Library on Thursday, March 15.
brothers (Dizzy and Daffy) did not play, they were seen
The Friends of the Library (FOL) will hold their
warming up with fellow teammates, such as Frankie
Spring Book, Bake, and Plant event on Saturday, March
Frisch and Pepper Martin to name a few. The Dixie
24 beginning at 9:00. They are marking down their
League All Stars featured players “Dixie” Howell and
books for a big sale that we are sure you will not want
Don Hutson, who were also All American football
to miss. There will also be delicious baked goods
provided by some of the best cooks in our area. At the
Play ball! April 3, 1935 was a perfect day for
same time, you can shop for plants offered by the
baseball until a steady drizzle developed into a
Claybank Master Gardeners. Some of the plants are
downpour causing the game to end in the sixth inning.
hard to find in our area or are old-fashioned varieties.
In the first inning, the All Star’s Neigenfind hit a long
Be sure to come to our Friends Annual Book, Bake and
fly ball, which the Cardinals’ Terry Moore caught off
Plant sale.
the centerfield fence. The Cardinals’ alone hit five home
runs over the fence – a distance that is 100 feet farther
from home plate than the rules stipulate. Both teams
played a great game and the St. Cardinals scored 11
Tail Waggin’ Tutors runs to the All Stars 2.
Dizzy Dean addressed fans and the Mayor, “You
will be at the Library can tell all people of Ozark they have a great little city,
on Thursday, a splendid baseball spirit and it is a real pleasure to have
been your guest today.”
March 15, To learn more about this notable event in Ozark’s
2018 for the history, visit your Library’s Creel Richardson Room.
10:30 & 4:30
Story Times.
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Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore Wiregrass United Way Edith Turner
Death in Live Oak by James Grippando Friends of the Library Harry Wistrand
Gate Keeper by Charles Todd Ozark Literary Club Mr. & Mrs. Chesser
Girl Unknown by Karen Perry Ozark Rotary Club Harry Wistrand
Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Sue Switzer Janet Mathison
Here’s To Us by Elin Hilderbrand Jack Cumbie William & Martha
Into the Black Nowhere by Med Gardiner Bill Murphy Bechtel
Doris Baker Clifford L. Brown
Island House by Nancy Thayer
Carol Gilmer William Libby
Mississippi Roll by George R.R. Martin Dr. Imogene Mixson Michael Walden
Munich by Robert Harris Jocelyn Rayford Fred Steagall
Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White
Operator Down by Brad Taylor
Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
Poison by John Lescroart In Memory of Donor
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
Refuge Cove by Janet Dailey Patricia Auman Chuck Auman
Right Time by Danielle Steel Robert Walters Carol Dawson
Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti
Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne Lou Harry
These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart
The Friends of the Library (FOL) are busy
Tiger in the House by Jacqueline Sheehan
preparing for the annual Book, Bake and Plant
Touch of Scarlet by Renee Ryan
Sale, to be held on March 24 beginning at 9:00.
Trap the Devil by Ben Coes
There is an abundance of good books from which
Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
you can choose and all priced at reasonable prices.
Two of Us by Victoria Bylin
We will also have baked goods from the kitchens of
Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
some of the best cooks in Dale County. But, you
Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris
must get here early. The Master Gardeners will
Wayward by Blake Crouch
once again provide plants for sale. We are asking
Where the Sweet Bird Sings by Ella Joy Olsen
for bake good contributions. Please mark your
Worman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne
The Friends are also excited to start
preparations for building the new Library! We are
Queens of the Conquest (920 WEI) forming committees for funding and moving ahead
Rossen to the Rescue (650.73 ROS) with plans for an auction. We need everyone's
Supreme Power (347.7326 S) participation and hope you will join us in this
Washington’s Monument (975.3 GOR) endeavor.
What Unites Us (323.6509 R) Don't forget the Book Club March 13 at 2 p.m.
Word By Word (413.02 STA) in the Board Room. We are reading the Snow
BESTSELLER BIOGRAPHY Child. Stop by the Library to pick up your copy.
Endurance (B KELLY) Fliers with the events planned for 2018 can be
Grant (B GRANT) picked up at Ozark-Dale County Public Library.
Last Girl (B MURAD) Call 774-5480 if you have any questions.
Man of the Hour (B CONANT)
Dare Not Linger (B MANDELA)
Friends of the Library Memberships March 2018

Gold Sandra Holmes
Carol Dawson Regina Mobley
James & Jan Lisenby Jean & Kada Newman
Silver Don & Sue Switzer
Jeff & Elizabeth Babine Keloth Thompson
LTG Dan & Barbara Petrosky Carolyn Wooley
Armeto Reynolds Individual
Dean & Barbara Scott Holly Burns
Marilyn Tamplin Joan Carter
Sandy Ward Sandra Fitzgerald
Chris & Lisa Wisham Oretha Harper
Edison & Shirley Woodie Marian Jenkins
Bronze Pete & Sue Ellen Mosley
Randy & Marie Black Shirley Tillman


MARCH 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
10:30– Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
4:30– Story Time 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon

4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10:30—Story Time
10—Book Work Day 4pm—Lego Club Noon—AA Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
2:30—Writer’s Forum
Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a
6—GEN/HIS 6:30– Dialogues 6:30—NAR-ANON Movie

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
10-Book Work Day 10:30—FOL Mtg 9– Library Board Mtg 10:30—Tail Waggin’ Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 11– Baby & Me 10:30 FOL Board Mtg Tutors 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens 2-FOL Book Club Noon—AA 4:30—Tail Waggin’ 6:30—NAR-ANON

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
10—Book Work Day 4– Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:30—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON

25 26 27 28 29 30 31
10—Book Work Day 11– Baby & Me Noon—AA 10:30– Story Time Noon-AA 9-10— Computer Class
Noon—AA 2-4-Kid’s Planting 2-4-80’s Themed Kid’s 2-4-Magic Show 2-Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn &A
Game day 4:30– Story Time 2-4-Comic Book Artist Movie
6:30– NAR-ANON 1– Pokémon

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