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November 2018 Volume 20 Issue 10

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 Jewnita Clark
Bookkeeper Jeff Devine
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Cataloger Lou Harry
Custodian Barbara Daniels
Circulation Clerk/Amazon Oscar Dunn

Statistics for October 2018

Circulation 3,849
Attendance 17,523
New Materials 181
Site Visits 11,110 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 11,346 The Society will meet on Monday, November 5th in the
Employment Searches 7,026 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Internet Use 2,425 Everyone is invited to attend.
E-Books 697
Quote of the Month
Tuesday through Thursday
Librarians have always been among the 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
most thoughtful and helpful people. They are Friday and Saturday
teachers without a classroom. No libraries,
10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
no progress.
--Willard Scott Closed on Sunday & Monday
Broadcaster, author, actor
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Sandra Holmes Veterans Memorials at the Library (Cont.)
During November we celebrate and honor
our Dale County veterans who served in the armed to Dale County, Alabama, Where They Nurtured the Seeds
forces. Your Library has many interesting artifacts, of Liberty Earned with Courage and Sacrifice…”. It then
books, mementoes, artwork, and other objects donated continues by listing each soldier’s birthplace and year, rank,
to the Library by people who love this Library and and death place and year.
want to see us grow and prosper. Many of these The Civil War memorial is a framed article from the
donations are from people and organizations in honor August 26, 1891 edition of the Southern Star that describes
of our veterans. Joni’s article on the Library’s the Confederate Veterans Reunion held in Ozark. The
memorials to Veterans follows. It is appropriate and article, in addition to describing the day’s events, also lists
well worth you time to stop, read, and learn more all of the known registered veterans at that time.
about our Dale County Veterans. While you are here, Accompanying the article is a photo of the veterans in
visit our Genealogy and History Room and look over attendance to another reunion nineteen years later on April
the many books we have on the history of Dale 26, 1910.
County. The World War I memorial is a framed poster titled “The
To start off the holiday season, the Library is Croix Rouge Farm 42nd Rainbow Division Memorial” with
offering Fine-Free days beginning November 13 and a small plaque stating “In Memory of 1st Lt Peyton V.
continuing until January 5, 2019. This means if you Deese, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Rainbow Division”.
have overdue materials or outstanding fines, you may The poster briefly outlines the Battle of Croix Rouge Farm
bring one non-perishable item for each $4.00 you owe. that occurred July 25-26, 1918. The poster also depicts a
This is a great way for you to get your fines forgiven bronze statue, known as the “Rainbow Soldier”, designed by
and help those less fortunate in our community. We James Butler. The statue portrays two soldiers – one in a
will donate the items to the Rescue Mission for pristine uniform carrying that of a limp and deceased soldier
Distribution. in a tattered uniform. Two of these statues exist; one is
The Board and Staff wish you all a safe and Happy located in a battlefield in France where 163 Alabamians lost
Thanksgiving. their lives and the second one is located in a grassy corner in
front of Union Station in Montgomery where the soldiers
FROM THE CREEL RICHARDSON ROOM The World War II memorial is a collection of plaques “In
By Joni Wood memory of Dale Countians who gave their lives during
World War II for the freedom we enjoy today”. The 59
Veterans Memorials at the Library plaques, each naming a soldier killed in action, were
Our Library is home to several memorials in honor dedicated during the World War II Memorial Walk
of our Dale County veterans who served in the armed Ceremony in Ozark on September 10, 1999. The plaques,
forces during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, designed and made by Wyatt Belcher, were given to the
World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. The Library in October 1999.
memorials include a monument in front of the library, Finally, the Korean War memorial consists of two
a framed newspaper article and poster, as well as two collections of plaques dedicated on July 20, 2003 during a
sets of wooden plaques hung inside the library. In memorial marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the
honor of Veterans Day, I encourage everyone to Korean War Armistice. The first collection consists of a
peruse our memorials throughout the Library and learn plaque reading, “In memory of Dale Countians who gave
more about the veterans they are honoring in our Creel their lives during the Korean War for the freedom we enjoy
Richardson Room. today.” accompanied by 11 plaques naming each soldier.
The Revolutionary War memorial is a monument The second collection consists of a plaque reading, “Korean
erected and dedicated on November 9, 2000 in honor War, POWs, Dale County, Alabama” accompanied by four
of four Patriots who were among some of Dale plaques naming each of the POWs. The plaques, designed
County’s first residents. The inscription reads, “In and made by Hank Nix, a former Korean War POW, were
Honor of Those Revolutionary War Patriots Who given to the Library in October 2003.
Brought a Portion of Our Magnificent Gift of Freedom
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Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber Wiregrass United Way Michael Olive
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris Friends of the Library Holly Kennedy
Blood Comunion by Anne Rice Ozark Literary Club Sue Switzer
Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke Michael C. Smith ALPHA KAPPA
Consumed by J.R. Ward Frank Carroll Chapter of Ozark
Cutaway by Christina Kovac Floriselda Molina Jim Land
Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan Jim Martin
Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry
Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton
Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson
Dragon’s Code by Anne McCaffrey ALPHA KAPPA Chapter of Ozark
Echoes in the Walls by V.C. Andrews Patricia Carlson
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien
Iceman by P.T. Deutermann By Lou Harry
Imposter’s Lure by Carla Neggers Remember Food for Fines is November 13-
In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steel January 5, 2019. Also, don’t forget to set your
Influence by Carl Weber clocks back one hour on November 4th!
It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
Juror # 3 by James Patterson
Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb
Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth We hope everyone has a
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter Happy Veteran’s Day and a
Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
Quiet Side of Passion by Alexander McCall Smith
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
Red Alert by James Patterson GIVE A BOOK AS A GIFT
Rescued by David Rosenfelt
River House by Carla Neggers The Ozark-Dale County Public Library just may be
Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind by Reed Farrel Cole- able to help you find the perfect gift for that person who
man has everything. Give a book! We currently have the
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini following books authored by Judge Val McGee for sale:
Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler Claybank Memories: The History of Dale County by
Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult Judge Val McGee. $30.00.
The History of Fort Rucker by Judge Val McGee.
Double Blind by Iris Johansen Selma: A Novel of the Civil War by Judge Val
Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen McGee. $30 hardback & $20 soft cover
Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo A Cross Above: History of First United Methodist
Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyffe Church of Ozark by Judge Val McGee. $25.00
Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Gray
Highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn We also have a good selection of newer books in the
McClure Friends Book area that will make nice gifts.
Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham
Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh


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—Tech Class 10:30—Kids’ Art
6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

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10—Book Work Day 10:30—FOL Planning Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
2—FOL Book Club 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a Movie
4—Lego Club 4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

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Veteran’s Day Library Closed 2—FOL Book Club 9—Library Board Mtg 10:30—Tail Waggin’ Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4—Lego Club 10:30—FOL Board Mtg Tutors 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Friends of Ozark 5:30—AA Noon—AA 4:30—Tail Waggin’ 6:30—NAR-ANON

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1—Pokémon 10—Book Work Day 5:30—AA Noon—AA Happy Noon—AA Library Closed
Noon—AA Thanksgiving! 6:30—NAR-ANON
6—Concerned Citizens
Library Closed

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10—Book Work Day 5:30—AA Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA
Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time 2—Tech Class

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