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January 2017

Ozark-Dale County Public Library
416 James Street
Ozark, AL 36360
334-774-5480 January Events
E-mail:  Jan. 5 - Storytime 10:30 & 4:30
Website:  Jan. 7 - Art Classes 10am-11am,
Facebook: Hours of operation: Pokémon 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  Jan. 12 - Storytime 10:30 & 4:30
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Jan. 14 - Pokémon 1pm - 4pm
Be sure to check out our blog:  Jan. 19 - Storytime 10:30 & 4:30 Friday and Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Jan. 21 - Art Classes 10am-11am,
Popcorn & a Movie 12:45,
December Coloring Pokémon 1pm - 4pm
Contest Winners Did you know?  Jan. 26 - Storytime 10:30 & 4:30
 January is National Braille Literacy  Jan. 28 - Pokémon 1pm - 4pm

Katherine Staffier Month, National Soup Month &
National Hobby Month.
Willow Glenn  January 3 is Festival of Sleep Day.
Makayla Baxter  January 4 is National Trivia Day.
Shane Hall  January 5 is National Bird Day.
 January 6 is Bean Day.
Max Johnson  January 13 is Make Your Dreams Come
True Day.
 January 14 is Dress up Your Pet Day.
 January 16 is Appreciate a Dragon Day.
 January 19 is National Popcorn Day.
 January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day.
 January 23 is National Handwriting
 January 28 is Chinese New Years.
Hey Kids!  January 28 is National Kazoo Day.
Join us for Story Time on
Story Time Themes
Thursdays at 10:30 and 4:30.
for January :
We will have an awesome
Jan. 5 - National Bird Day
story, an amazing craft, and a What do you get from a Jan. 12 - Braille Literacy
yummy snack! pampered cow? Jan. 19 - Therapy Dogs
Jan. 26 - National Soup Month
Answer on last page.

The Ozark-Dale County Public Library welcomes
all, whether you are an adult, teenager, or kid; the Library is
always in need of good volunteers to help out!
Dothan Therapy Dogs
Join us every other month for fun with Dothan Therapy Dogs in the Children’s Section
of the Library during the story time programs at 10:30 and 4:30. They will be back on
Thursday, January 19, 2017.
“Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing
and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting
nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.”

Notes from the Treehouse,
“We haven’t seen you since last year.” Don’t you love that comment? People
always give me a funny look or they laugh. The Christmas party was a success with
everyone getting three books per Santa’s request. Everyone had been really good all
year. Story time continues with excellent programs. January 5th is the National Bird
Day Project with a cool project for the birds in your yard. We will learn about Braille
and how blind children read on January 12th. The Therapy Dogs will be back on the
19th, with the third Thursday every other month their new day to join us for story
time. This month is also National Soup Month, so on the 26th we will have a project
to warm your heart or maybe your parent’s heart. Pokémon continues every Saturday
from 1pm until 4pm. We have new leader boards posted and new giveaway cards. We
will do art like Kandinsky on Saturday, January 7th and on the 21st we will paint and
study Renoir. This new series Miss Ruth planned will be exciting and you will see how
easy it can be to paint like a master.
Ever heard of a Poet Laureate? The definition of a Poet Laureate is a poet
recognized or acclaimed as the most eminent or representative of a country or locality.
Well, we have one in Dale County, Alabama. She is Jo-Ellen Willis, retired English
teacher at G.W. Long School and author of Those Fascinating Memories. Mrs. Willis is
forever the very first Poet Laureate for Dale County Alabama and wrote a beautiful
poem about our library. She inspires people daily, and is thrilled to receive this honor.
Come by and read the poem. We have a copy of it in the Children’s room right next to
the picture of the President of the United States.
We have brought Popcorn and a Movie back! Join us on Saturday, January 21st
at 12:45 for delicious popcorn, ice cold drink, and a fabulous kid-friendly movie!
Learn always,
Miss Ruth
Raquille Reed January 2 Trystan Holmes January 27
Madison Barrow January 3 Nolan Ernandes January 27
Jack Chancey January 6 Triniti Taylor January 30
Ashton Childree January 6 Tierra Minnifield January 31
Jayla Jones January 9 Shayleigh Whitman January 14
Adalynn Hulett January 9 Riley Horn January 15
Trevor Scott January 11 Ian Raby January 19
Parker Catrett January 11 Kandace Warren January 25
Kendrick Jordan January 12 Kenzie Tynes January 28
David Robinson January 13 Elizabeth Williams January 31
Jordan McAllister January 18 Alexander McClendon January 31
Faith Lucas January 18
Antonio Cooks January 21
Maci Pugh January 21

Answer: Spoiled milk!

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Happy New Year! National Story Time Art lessons-10
Spaghetti Day Pokémon 1-4
10:30 & 4:30
Pokémon - 2 p.m.

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Peculiar People Story Time Friday the 13th Pokémon 1-4
Day 10:30 & 4:30

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Art lessons-10
National Hat Day Martin Luther Winnie the Pooh Story Time Pop/Movie-12:45
King, Jr Day
10:30 & 4:30 Pokémon 1-4

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
National Pie Day Opposite Day Story Time Chocolate Cake Pokémon 1-4
10:30 & 4:30 Day

29 30 31
Backward Day
National Oatmeal Month