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October 2017 Volume 19 Issue 10

416 James Street

Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480

Board of Directors

Marie Black
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
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Bookkeeper /IT Michael Walden
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Cataloger Lou Harry
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for September 2017

Circulation 5,602
Attendance 11,051
New Materials 277
Site Visits 176,456 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 13,686 The Society will meet Monday, October 2nd in the
Employment Searches 3,023 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
Internet Users 2,910 invited to attend.
Genealogy Users 950
Tuesday through Thursday
Quote of the Month
10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
Where they burn books, at the end they Friday and Saturday
also burn people. 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
--Heinrich Heine, German poet Closed on Sunday & Monday
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“God willing and the Creek don’t rise”

By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford FROM THE DIRECTOR

“God willing and the Creek don’t rise” is a phrase

often attributed to the 1812 Superintendent of Indian Fall is rapidly approaching and we feel a crispness
Affairs Benjamin Hawkins, 1750-1816. He was very to the air. School has begun and football season us here.
successful in helping the Creek Indians learn new skills I really enjoy Saturday Football with my favorite team
in order to enter into the larger society and
the Crimson Tide!
economy. The Creek National Council supported their
nation’s involvement with trade and many types of The Library is busy with programs and children are
cooperation with the U.S. Government. However, other having fun with our new Children’s Librarian, Cheryl.
Creeks wanted to return to their traditional ways. The She has a full schedule of planned activities. Join us in
British, the young Republic’s enemies, supported the the West Wing on Saturday, October 28th for our
Creeks. During this period, Native Americans were annual Halloween Party from 10:30-noon. Dress up in
concerned about the forests and their families due to the your favorite Halloween costume! Afterwards, stay and
number of Caucasians showing up on their land doing join us for Pokémon from 1pm-4pm,
“unpredictable” things. Even though Native Americans
It is also time for the Friends’ Big Book and Plant
were given treaties stating that their land was under their
control, white “Southeastern Pioneers” of Georgia and Sale in the West Wing of the Library on Saturday,
other Southern states, frequently granted passports October 14th from 9am-noon. They have a big
through lands that Native Americans owned. assortment of books with prices you will not want to
Passports for the “Whites” enabled them “to trade, miss. Please join us.
collect debts, recover slaves, or just pass through” land Our annual Make a Difference Day (MADD) will be
owned by Native Americans without their permission.
Saturday, October 28th starting at 8am. They will meet
This land, known as the Mississippi Territory or the Old
Southwest, was owned by the Native Americans. at the Pavilion at Kidzone. MADD has many projects
Thomas D. Clark and John D. Guice wrote an planned. Some activities are: Storytelling Festival,
interesting book about this period, titled The Old basic Landscaping, and lunch at Greater Sardis
Southwest, 1795-1830, Frontiers in Conflict. Missionary Baptist Church, For more information, call
During the period of 1795-1830, Creeks, Patty Fenn at 432-3466 or email her at
Chickasaws, Choctaws, Seminoles, and the Cherokees
populated this land. As time went by the Caucasian
travelers became increasingly unwelcome. Before
1824, the Secretary of War was responsible for the .“God willing and the Creek don’t rise” Cont.
By Jocelyn Horlacher Ross-Rayford
government’s relationship with the Indian
of Peace at an outpost that was part of a chain of posts to
tribes. However, after Hawkins’ death in 1816, that
relationship of the Native Americans to Jackson’s army.
responsibility shifted from Hawkins to the newly
It was not what Benjamin Hawkins had hoped would be
established Bureau of Indian Affairs in the War
the case.
After achieving the goal of creating an agency that
Circa October 1811, the Shawnee Warrior
functioned as a busy outpost along the “Lower Trading
Tecumseh came to that section of the Mississippi
Path,” now known as the Federal Road, Benjamin
Territory now named Alabama to warn against
Hawkins took a Native American young lady named
accepting the ways of the “White Man.” He warned,
Lavinia Downs, settled down with her, had six children,
“Creeks will rise and the earth will shake. Many people
and married her. He died in 1816 in Georgia. An
believe the major earthquake causing the creeks to
excellent book about this period is The Southern Indians
overflow, did, in fact, occur as predicted.
and Benjamin Hawkins, 1796-1816. You can find it in the
In 1813, Native Americans led by Tecumseh
Val McGee Collection in the Reference Section of the
massacred 500 men, women and children at Fort Mims
in that part of “Mississippi Territory” now known as
When you hear the phrase, “God willing and the
Fort Mims in the State of Alabama. Andrew Jackson Creek don’t rise” is not referring to the rising water in the
came. The Chiefs of the Creek Nations signed a Treaty creeks, but rather the rising tide of the Creek Indians.
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An Arizona Christmas by William W. Johnstone Wiregrass United Way Sue Switzer
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber Friends of the Library Berta Blackwell
Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson Ozark Literary Club Lesia Grace
Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson Ozark Rotary Club Bill Murphy
Barbara Sink Tim Adams
Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury
Glenda Lynch Dr. Eleanor Crowder-
Charlatans by Robin Cook Phyllis Vanderzyl Bjoring
Collared by David Rosenfelt Chris Wisham David Carr
Crazy House by James Patterson Charles & Melodie Beverly Rhodes
Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan Burns S.E. Allred
Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall
Smith In Memory of Donor
Duchess by Danielle Steel Patricia Auman Chuck Auman
Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis Barbara Walding Helen Taylor
Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn Andrews & Patsy
Exposed by Lisa Scottoline Taylor Dunn
Fallen by Ace Atkins
Game of Ghosts by John Connolly Dennis Jinks Frank & Ann Estes
Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Alan Mac Robinett Frank & Ann Estes
Grand Opening 2 by Carl Weber Morris Earl Bankston Frank & Ann Estes
Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King
Hiss Before Dying by Rita Mae Brown
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
If I Run by Terri Blackstock Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas
Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory will be at the Library
Late Show by Michael Connelly on October 19, 2017 for the
Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre 10:30 & 4:30 Story Times.
Library of Light and Shadow by M.J. Rose
Look Behind You by Iris Johansen GIVE A BOOK AS A GIFT
Love Story by Karen Kingsbury The Ozark-Dale County Public Library just may be
BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION able to help you find the perfect gift for that person
Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo who has everything. Give a book! We currently
Freedom’s Price by Christine Johnson have the following books authored by Judge Val
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave McGee for sale:
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh Claybank Memories: The History of Dale County
Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman by Judge Val McGee. $30.00.
Look Behind You by Iris Johansen The History of Fort Rucker by Judge Val McGee.
iGen (305.235 T) Selma: A Novel of the Civil War by Judge Val
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! (031.02 T) McGee. $30 hardback & $20 soft cover
Shooting Ghosts (920 BRE) A Cross Above: History of First United Methodist
Understanding Alcoholism as a Brain Disease Church of Ozark by Judge Val McGee. $25.00
(362.29 BUR)
Understanding Trump (973.933 G) We also have a good selection of newer books in
What is Alcoholics Anonymous? (616.86 GAL) the Friends Book area that will make nice gifts.
By Chris Wisham, FOL President
The Friends of the Library (FOL) have been busy working toward the united goal of building a new library for the
citizens of Dale County and have started a building fund. We have received our first outside donation from the Kiwanis
of Ozark. By the time you read this the FOL will have its own GoFundMe account on line. We are trying to jump-start
the public funding component of the three legs of the effort to build a new Ozark Dale County Public Library (ODCPL).
Did you know that the FOL had a Facebook page? Well we do and you can also reach it from the ODCPL web page.
We need everyone’s help with our funding efforts.
Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to our planned community talk by EMA director Kurt McDaniel as the State of
Alabama reacted and aided the victims of that natural disaster. A Peanut Boil in the front of the ODCPL will be held on
Tuesday, October 17 at 4PM. We will have boiled peanuts, popcorn and drinks. For your entertainment, we will have
local humorous speaker, John Pruitt perform for 30 minutes and Rev. Ed Shirley from Brundidge will perform
as the historical speaker Frances Scott Key to tell about how he developed the “Star Spangled Banner,” which became
our national anthem. Please bring your lawn chairs when you join us in front of the library.
Liz Babine is in charge of organizing the auction for our Building Fund, which will be held in the spring. We will
reach out to all parts of Dale County and get FOL members to help find partners for us in each community. We plan to
seek monetary contributions or the donation of goods or services toward our Capital Building Fund. I ask each FOL
member to ask local businesses to support and contribute toward our fund when they shop or use services in Dale
The FOL committed to develop a book club to meet at the ODCPL on a regular basis to read and discuss a book. We
will have books in various genres. We will also hold weekly book reading clubs for the students from our three school
systems during the summer of 2018. FOL will reach out to Daleville, Dale County and Ozark City school systems to
find out which books they are requiring their students to read during the summer and will purchase extra copies of these
books. This will help FOL provide a service to our students throughout Dale County with their summer reading. We are
looking for good volunteers to head our reading clubs. Please call the Library and leave your name and contact

Chris Wisham
FOL President


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10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 9-4--Claybank Jamboree
Phone Class 1—Pokémon

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 9—Book/Plant Sale
Columbus Day 9:00 - Library Board 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
LIBRARY CLOSED 10:30—FOL Board 2:00– Writer’s Forum 2—IPad & Smart 12:45—Popcorn & a
Noon—AA Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time Phone Class Movie
6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

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10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time 2—IPad & Smart 1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens Tail Waggin’ Tutors Phone Class
today 6:30—NAR-ANON

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10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00– Writer’s Forum 2—IPad & Smart 10:30-12—Halloween
4:30—Story Time Phone Class Party
6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

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10—Book Work Day Happy Halloween!