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March 2019 Volume 22 Issue 3

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
Part Time Staff
Admin Assist Jewnita Clark
Genealogy Librarian Joni Wood
Bookkeeper Jeff Devine
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Cataloger Lou Harry
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Circulation Clerk/Amazon Oscar Dunn
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for January 2018

Circulation 2,204
E-Books 613
Attendance 11,116
New Materials 176
Site Visits 49.158
Borrowers on Roll 11,619
Employment Searches 7,477 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Internet Use 1,870 The Society will meet on Monday, March 4th in the
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Quote of the Month
Libraries are community treasure chests, LIBRARY HOURS
loaded with a wealth of information available to Tuesday through Thursday
everyone equally, and the key to that treasure 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
chest is the library card. I have found the most Friday and Saturday
valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
-- First Lady Laura Bush Closed on Sunday & Monday
Sandra J. Holmes
Yesterday, I noticed the lovely Carolina From the Creel Richardson Room
jasmine blooming along Highway 231 and Andrews by Joni Wood
Avenue. It was a sign that spring is finally on its way. Rosa Parks’ Dale County Connections
However, remember there is a big possibility that we Everyone has heard the story of Mrs. Rosa Parks, the
might have a “blackberry winter” according to old civil rights pioneer who refused to give up her Montgomery
timers. public bus seat in 1955. However, did you know she also
It is time for you to begin planting your garden, and had connections to both Henry and Dale Counties in her
your Library has a good selection of gardening books lifetime?
for you to check out. Spring officially begins on In April 2006, the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
Thursday, March 20, and flowers begin to bloom, the and Henry County Historical Group dedicated the “Rosa
grass turns green, and we can see the days getting Parks Lived Here” historical marker along AL Hwy 10, west
longer. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour of US Hwy 431, in Henry County. The marker briefly
on Sunday, March 10 as we leap forward for Daylight summarizes her family history, including when she lived in
Savings Time. We’ll all have a little extra time to work Henry County with her family and grandparents on a 260-
in our gardens to prepare for warmer days ahead. acre farm after her birth in 1913. The marker also briefly
School closes for spring break beginning on March describes when she returned to Henry County on behalf of
26. During this time, the Library hosts special the NAACP to investigate the rape of a young black mother
educational programs for our children. Our Children’s in 1944.
Librarian, Cheryl, always prepares interesting About 10 years ago, the Library was given a priceless
programs. On March 26, we have the owls and friends treasure: a framed check signed by none other than Rosa L.
from Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary. On Wednesday, Parks! The check, made out to Trawick’s Funeral Home and
March 27, the children will plant flowers. On dated October 21, 1996, is located in the glass display case
Thursday, March 28, be sure to wear an old shirt in front of the Best Seller books. A phone call to what is
because you will get messy with paint and slime. On now Serenity-Trawick’s Funeral Home, led to a phone
Friday, March 29, we will have Popcorn and a Movie. interview with Mr. Johnny D. Trawick, the donor of the
The featured movie is A W rinkle in Time. Come join check and a distant relative of Mrs. Parks. Mr. Trawick
us for this special week of activities. Each program excitedly revealed the fascinating story behind the check and
will be held in the Alice Doughtie Wing at 2:00. All her connections to Dale County.
events are free of charge and this is our way of Mr. Trawick remembered Mrs. Parks visiting from
ensuring that our children can have a safe place to go Detroit multiple times a year to visit her aunt and favorite
during the holiday break. For more information, call person in the world, Mrs. Everee Ward in Ozark. Her second
the Library at 774-5480. favorite person in the world just so happened to be Mr.
Trawick’s grandmother, Mamie Trawick. Since it was
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY unsafe for her to stay in a hotel, she stayed with either Mr.
by Lou Harry Trawick and his parents or his grandparents. His
March is coming in like a lion! So much to do. First grandparents, Johnny L. and Mamie Trawick, founded
of all, I would like to remind everyone of our Book and Trawick’s Funeral Home in 1945.
Bake Sale on March 23 at 9am. Please put this on your During one such visit, Mrs. Parks left a box of blank
calendar. I will send emails and call to remind you. The checks with Mrs. Mamie Trawick to be used for the care of
her Aunt Everee. When she passed away on October 15,
Bake Sale is very popular thanks to all of your great
1996, a check was written out to Trawick’s Funeral Home
goodies. So let’s get baking.
for $3,900.50 to pay for her funeral expenses. However, for
Second, we are having a lot of fun at our Book Club.
reasons now forgotten, Mrs. Parks’ check was never
We are trying something new this time. Everyone is necessary and Mr. Johnny D. Trawick held onto the
going to read a different book. Join us on March 19 at uncashed check for several years before donating it to the
2pm and get a synopsis of some great books. Library.
Next, the kids will have a blast during spring break We are thankful for Mr. Johnny D. Trawick’s
with the activities we have planned here at the Library. thoughtfulness in sharing this memento with our Library and
Finally, don’t forget to spring forward on March 10 community. We invite everyone to visit the Library to view
for Daylight Savings Time. I love the longer days! this treasure! As always, visit our Creel Richardson Local
History & Genealogy Room today.
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Broken Trust by W.EB. Griffin Wiregrass United Way Sue Switzer
Running Scared by Lisa Jackson Fred Steagall Kate Morgan
Turning Point by Danielle Steel Friends of the Library Dennis Hatcher
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott George McCleary Mike Smith
BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION Dr. Imogene Mixson Russel Lipinsky
Christmas Secret by Katherine Spencer Jim & Elaine Land Jim Martin
Cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay Hugo Marx Shirley Pescia
Final Shadows by Kay Hooper Glenda Lynch Tom Littleton
Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews Dolores Martin Joan Carter
On Magenta Lane by Denise Hunter Jim F. Martin
Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
Stratagem by Robin Caroll In Memory of Donor
Tell Her no Lies by Kelly Irvin
Then There Was You by Kara Isaac Ken Cantley Dr. Imogene Mixson
Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh Elizabeth Babine Dr. Imogene Mixson
Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness Roberta Hyers Lael Walding
Wait For Me by Susan May Warren Elizabeth Babine Lael Walding
Ann Garner Patricia Dunlap
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
White christmas Inn by Colleen Wright
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
(848.914 B) Elda Serrano Dr. Imogene Mixson
MATERIALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS Jennifer Whitman Becky Robinett
Lou & Connie Hennies Glorastine Driskell
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.
Dale Co. Retired Teachers Barbara Miller
Rowling Becky H. Robinett Glorastine S. Driskell
Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan MG (Ret) Janet L. Cobb Lael Walding
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Jim & Elaine Land
State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Dale County Retired Teacher’s Association
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp
Count Those Buzzards! Stamp Those Grey Mules! Read Across America Day
(GEN 398.2 WIN) March 2 is “Read Across America Day,” a
Dale County Confederate Veterans Camp of Ozark, national reading campaign sponsored by the
Alabama (GEN VF 973 CAR) National Education Association that
Early History of Southeast Alabama (GEN VF 976 encourages all children
AND) to read a book. It is
Five-Cent Cotton (GEN 779 BIR) celebrated each March
Journal of Southern History (GEN 975 SOU) to commemorate
Passport: Alabama Bicentennial (GEN 976.1 ALA) Dr. Seuss’ birthday and
Photographs (GEN 779 KOC) to foster a love of
Registered Black Voters in Dale County for the Year reading among children.
1898 (GEN VF 929 JON) Take time on this
Study of Metcalfs (GEN 929 MET) day to sit down with
Wiregrass Area Phone Directory (GEN 917.61 WIR) your child or grandchild
and read a book.
Friends of the Library Memberships 2019

PLATINUM PLUS Edison & Shirley Woodie Fred & Patti Steagall
Dr. Oliver & Bonnie Crawford Oretha J. Harper INDIVIDUAL
GOLD Marie Mosher Voncile Andrews
Kirke & Angie Adams Suzanne S. Hicks Betty Brown
Fay Hale BRONZE Jeff Devine
James & Jan Lisenby Dean & Barbara Scott
Marilyn Tamplin Kada & Jean Newman
Robert & Donna Enyeart Heather Ueno
Beverly Raley Vivian Ash

MARCH 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 9-Computer Class
Noon—AA 10:30-Kids’ Art
2—Tech Class 1-Pokémon

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day 4-Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30-Story Time Noon—AA 9-Computer Class
Noon—AA 5:30—AA 4-Junior Master 2—Tech Class 12:45-Popcorn & a
6-GEN/HIS Gardeners Movie
10—Book Work Day 4:00-Story Time 1-Pokémon

10 1-Pokémon 11 12 13 14 15 16
10—Book Work Day 5:30—AA 9-Library Board 10:30-Story Time Noon—AA 9-Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00-Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class
10:30-FOL Board 1-Pokémon
4-Junior Master
6-Friends of Ozark Noon—AA Gardeners
4:00-Story Time

17 18 19 2—FOL Book 20 21 22 23 9-12 Book Sale

1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day Club Noon—AA 10:30-Story Time Noon—AA 9-Computer Class
Noon—AA 4-Junior Master 2-Tech Class 1-Pokémon
4—Lego Club
6-Concerned Citizens Gardeners Tournament
5:30—AA 4:00-Story Time

24/31 25 26 27 10:30—Flower 28 10:30—Messy 29 30

1-Pokémon 10-Book Work Day 10:30—Big Bend Planting Art and Slime 10:30—Popcorn/ 9-Computer Class
Noon—AA Wildlife Sanctuary Noon—AA 2:00-—Writer’s Movie 10:30-Kids’ Art
5:30—AA Forum Noon—AA 1-Pokémon
2-Tech Class

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