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January 2019 Volume 21 Issue 1

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

Marie Black
Imogene Mixson Bill Johnson
Marian Jenkins Christina Faulkner

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 November 2018

Circulation 2,970
Attendance 13,528
New Materials 432
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Site Visits 54,600
The Society will meet on Monday, January 7th in the
Borrowers on Roll 11,552
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Employment Searches 8,918
Everyone is invited to attend.
Internet Use 1,620

Quote of the Month
Tuesday through Thursday
We must not think of learning as only what 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
happens in schools. It is an extended part of Friday and Saturday
life. The most readily available resource for all 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
of life is our public library system.
--David McCullough, Author Closed on Sunday & Monday
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FROM THE DIRECTOR From the Creel Richardson Room
Sandra J. Holmes William Edmund Butterworth, III
By: Joni Wood
We hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday this
Happy New Year! As we all prepare to commit to our
Christmas season. As we enter 2019, we wish each of
various New Year’s resolutions, we hope visiting your Library
you a prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year. This is
to enjoy a program, find a new favorite author, or learn
also a time when we reflect on the events and
something new is at the top of your list! We can help with one
experiences of the past year. The Library has had a busy
of those commitments with a year full of articles “From the
and productive year, and it has been rewarding for us
Creel Richardson Room” on a variety of local history and
all. We are, as always, excited to continue in our
genealogy topics. In honor of Alabama’s upcoming 200 th
mission of serving our community with free quality birthday, this year’s theme for the Alabama 200 celebrations is
library and information services. Additionally, we have “Sharing Our Stories,” and I plan to share the stories of
many new and exciting activities and events planned, so individuals you may not have known who have connections to
be sure to check our events calendar. Also, our website, Dale County, Alabama. I hope you find the upcoming articles, always has the latest important as intriguing to read as I have in researching and writing them.
information and resources. Our first individual is currently a best-selling author who
January begins a new year for our Friends of the lived in Ozark for a short period in the 1950s & 60s: William
Library (FOL), and this month will be eventful as they Edmund Butterworth, III. You may recognize him as the
prepare for their annual luncheon, which is scheduled author W.E.B. Griffin, which is only one of 14 different
for Monday, January 28, at Noon in the West Wing of pseudonyms Butterworth has used since 1960. Butterworth,
born in New Jersey in 1929, enlisted in the Army at the age of
the Library. This luncheon is known throughout the
16. He served in Germany from 1946-1947 and in Korea from
Wiregrass for the delicious food because we have the 1951-1953. Upon his release from active duty in 1953, he was
best cooks in the area! appointed as the Chief of the Publications Division of the U.S.
We are excited to announce that the Friends’ Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at Fort Rucker.
Annual Luncheon will feature special guests. Chad Although he began writing the first chapters of his first novel
Brown and Joei Vogt, local architects from J. Michael while still in Korea, and continued to write part-time while
Lee Associates, will give an exciting presentation on working at Fort Rucker, he decided by 1961 to devote all of his
time to writing his own novels.
the plans for the new library facility. We are all thrilled His first published novel was Comfort Me with Love
to have them attend this year’s luncheon. (1960). Now, almost 60 years later, he has authored more than
Our Food-for-Fines campaign has helped 160 books, including over 50 epic best-selling novels. He is
accomplish two important objectives. First, all well-known for his military and detective fiction titles, but did
nonperishable food items received during the drive have you know he was also the author of several juvenile fiction and
gone to feed the needy within our community, which is non-fiction books in his early years? In fact, he autographed
especially crucial during the holiday season. and donated 15 copies of various juvenile fiction titles to the
Additionally, the Food-for-Fines campaign served as an Library from 1967 to 1971. These include titles such as
incentive for patrons to return late materials because Bryan’s Dog (1967), L’il Wildcat (1967), and others, written as
they received a $4.00 credit toward their fines for each Edmund O. Scholefield. He also donated Y ankee Boy (1971),
food item donated. These efforts have resulted in the My Father’s Quite a Guy (1971), and other works written
return of a record-number of late library materials. This under the pseudonym, W.E. Butterworth. He autographed each
campaign will continue through Saturday, January 5. book with a personalized message to the Library. Mrs. Alice
Doughtie, the Librarian at the time, received them with great
appreciation in a time when there was a great demand for high
interest level books for high school boys.
Although these books are not available for checkout, I
invite you all to visit the Library during the month of January
to view this month’s display in the Library’s foyer. The display
will feature photocopies of the autographed pages from the 15
books as well as more information about the books and the
author behind them.
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All the Plagues of Hell by Eric Flint
Wiregrass United Way Tracy Viles
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel
Friends of the Library Sue Switzer
Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry
Ozark Literary Club Jimmy Grice
Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith
Christopher Sinquefield Imogene Mixson
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Enemy of My Enemy by W.E.B. Griffin
Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer
Homeward Hound by Rita Mae Brown In Memory of Donor
Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
Susan Shaw Karen Morales
Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Nighthawk by Clive Cussler
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans
Reckoning by John Grisham
Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler From the Friends of the Library
Stranger Game by Peter Gadol By Mary Harry
Target Alex Cross by James Patterson
Texas Hold’Em by George R.R. Martin
Welcome to 2019! The Friends of the Library
Thomas Kinkade’s Cape Light: Christmas Secret by
are looking forward to a very active and productive
Katherine Spencer
year. Be sure to mark your calendars for our annual
Year One by Nora Roberts
luncheon, which will take place January 28, at
Noon. This will be an exciting and important
Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
luncheon. We will accept new memberships and
Christmas at the Cat Café by Melissa Daley
discuss upcoming plans. Special guests, Chad
Christmas Blessings by Katherine Spencer
Brown and Joei Vogt, local architects from J.
Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry
Michael Lee Associates will discuss exciting plans
Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
for the new library. We will also elect and install
Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by Jean Thompson
new officers at this luncheon. Please be sure to
Cowboy for Christmas by Marcia Lynn McClure
Delayed Justice by Cara Putman
Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon
His Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray
Homestead by Linda A. Byler
Friends of the Library Book Sale Area
In Her Bones by Kate Moretti
John Woman by Walter Mosley The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is
Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd open from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through
BESTSELLER NONFICTION Thursday and 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and
Allies (920 GRO) Saturday. We invite you to visit and see the
Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots (920 WIL) great collection of good books at rock bottom
Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure prices. All proceeds go directly to support the
Cancer (616.994 G) Library.
Complete Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners
(641 STE) Shop for good deals on books. The selection
Fire & Blood (813.54 M) changes weekly. We have paperbacks,
Keto Meal Prep 2018 (641 WIL) hardbacks, nonfiction, National Geographic
Liver Rescue (613 W) Magazines, fiction, videos and audiobooks.
Plant Paradox Cookbook (641.56 GUN)


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Library Closed Library Closed 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4—Junior Master 2—Tech Class 10:30—Kids’ Art
Gardeners 6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon
4:30—Story Time

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

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1—Pokémon 10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 7—AA 4—Junior Master 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Friends of Ozark Gardeners 6:30—NAR-ANON
4:30—Story Time

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1—Pokémon Library Closed 4—Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 10:30—Kids’ Art
6—Concerned Citizens 4—Junior Master 6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

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1—Pokémon 10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time
Noon—AA 4—Junior Master
Noon—FOL Luncheon Gardeners
4:30—Story Time

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