March 2013 Adult Newsletter

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The Library...where all you need is imagination and a Library card to enter a world of information.

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416 James Street Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480 E-mail: [email protected]
Board of Directors Earl Hyers Marie Black Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Mary Stewart Library Staff Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn Rayford Elaine Land Karen Speck Darnell Johnson Minta Forester Kathryn Clark Joni Mize Angela Olivier Patrick Clark Frank Crescenzi

March 2013

Volume 15 Issue 03

Full Time Staff Director Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian Processor Circulation Clerk Cataloger Marketing & Media WebMaster Children’s Librarian Circulation Clerk Custodian

Statistics for January 2013
Circulation Attendance New Materials Site Visits Borrowers on roll Employment searches Internet Users Genealogy Users 7,544 7,523 176 207,545 13,009 2,723 2,169 435

Quote of the Month
But although technology is vastly changing their roles, librarians are still seen as “trusted agents” and their roles as navigators of the Internet will be critical to everyday life and the future economy. -- Stephen Abram, Vice-President, Micromedia, Ltd.

LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday

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On February 28th we went live with our E-Books. If you haven’t already picked up an instructions sheet, get one today so you can get started. You can also visit the E-Book Website at http:// to find our Library listed. Another good website to review is https:// Instructions for downloading materials can be found here, or you can stop by the Library for assistance. Everything is free of charge and different formats include IPod, MP3 player, Kindle, PC, and all Android devices. Spring break begins the week of March 25th and we have planned activities for our children that we are sure they will enjoy. On Tuesday, March 26th, Artist Tim Richardson will help each of us discover the artist within us. On Wednesday, March 27th, Louise Grider will return with her Owls of Alabama. She has set aside time for the children to get up close to the birds and gently pet them. On Thursday, March 28th the McWane Center is bringing their Planetarium for you to see the constellations and stars. This is a great program and one you’ll really enjoy. Finally on Friday, March 28th we’ll have Two-by-Two Petting Zoo where children can be up and close to a variety of animals they can pet. Programs will be held in the West Wing of the Library at 2:00 and are made possible by funding from United Way. Income Tax Forms We now have a small supply of income tax forms, but we still do not have the 1040 instruction booklet. We hope to have them in soon.
Friends of the Library Book Sale Area The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is open from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through Thursday and 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and Saturday. Watch for our annual big Book Sale on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00. All proceeds go directly to support the Library.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY By Mo Armstrong, President I would like to start with some good news and thanking everyone in all departments of the book sales. Our Book Sale Room opened in late 2000 and the online sale venture was launched in January of 2008. These profitable ventures allow all receipts to go directly to the Library. Sales have consistently increased and they currently total $57,737.47. In January, book room sales totaled $449.00, the on-line sales totaled $635.50, and a special weekend sale totaled $301.00, for a grand total for January of $1386.50. Again, a job well done to all. For the upcoming year we would like to invite all members to volunteer to help in some of the great events the FOL is planning to make available to the community. On the membership cards there was a place for you to mark a committee that you might be interested in volunteering some of your time in planning and activities. If you would get in touch with the following listed Committee workers, I know they would be grateful to hear from you. For information on the Program Committee contact Liz Babine at 7747145 or Kathy Kalina at 733-5493; to assist with book room sales and on line sales, contact Roberta Hyers at 774-9402 or Pat Walker; Hospitality workers may contact Liz Babine or Georgiana Seymour at 7744555; Membership and Publicity, call Lael Walding at 774-9686; and if you’re interested in Master Gardeners, call Carol Ball at 774-5353. The Friends depend upon our members’ support to meet the needs of the Library. Again, The Friends of the Library would like to invite all members, the community and all businesses to come join us. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 in the Board Room at the Library.

We still offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to all our patrons at no charge. If you find a book that you’d like to read and we don’t have it, stop by the Library to see if we can get it from ILL. Our system allows us to search catalogues of libraries located throughout the United States. Stop by to see what we can do for you.

Empty Ink Cartridges Please save any empty ink or toner cartridges for the Library. We can turn them in and receive a small rebate for each one.

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NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLERS—FICTION A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan Airtight by David Rosenfelt Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller Blood Gospel by James Rollins Christmas Memories at Grace Chapel Inn by Guideposts Christmas Traditions at Grace Chapel Inn by Guideposts Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson Deadly Stakes by Judith Jance Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer Let Love Find You by Johanna Lindsey Little Girl Gone by Drusilla Campbell Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray Oath of Office by Michael Palmer Private Berlin by James Patterson The Husband List by Janet Evanovich The Legend of Broken by Caleb Carr The Shortest Way Home by Juliette Fay Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy BEST SELLERS—NONFICTION Hitmaker: Tommy Mottola (B MOTTOLA MOT) No Easy Day: Firsthand Account of Mission…Bin Laden (958.1 OWE) BEST SELLERS—LARGE PRINT Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller Building Bridges by Carolyne Aarsen Don’t Say a Word by Beverly Barton First Prophet by Kay Hooper Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry Postcards from Cedar Key by Terri DuLong Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro The Judge by Randy Singer The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter Trinity: Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig Vintage Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball

MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Honor of Donna Crescenzi Donor Chuck Auman

Other Donors Wiregrass United Way Jack Cumbie Friends of the Library Avis Joan Autrey Delilah Free Katrina Faulk Scott Frier Sue Switzer Richard Love Polly Corridori Brenda Young Wiregrass Rose Society KC’s Donuts & Dawgs Philip Hagler Betty Marcum Nemma Hughes Building Improvement Fund Donations Memorial for Whigham Mixson by Imogene Mixson

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY March 2 is “Read Across America Day,” a national reading campaign sponsored by the National Education Association that encourages all children to read a book. It is celebrated each March to commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Take time this evening to sit down with your child or grandchild and read a book.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIPS PLATINUM Kirk & Angela Adams GOLD Earl & Gail Bankston Jewell Hudson Earl & Roberta Hyers Harry & Elaine Potts Richard & Georgianna Seymour Sue Shaw Charles & Sandra Smith SILVER Margaret Barclift James & Jan Lisenby Robert & Donna Enyeart Ed & Shirley Woodie Frank & Ann Estes Doug Williamson Carl & Virginia Hess BRONZE Neal & Gail Bradford Marian Jenkins J.E. & Susan Cox Bryant Mixon Bob & Hulene Crosby Jane Parrish Dr. & Mrs. Gaither Michael & Dianne Ramsey Gifford & Ann Garner Armeto Reynolds Frank & Anita Garrett John Roberts Eugene & Mary Gramling Laurel & Patricia Sand Winston & Barbara Jackson Estus & Pat Walker Henry Jenkins Imogene Weed

Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society The Society will meet Monday, March 4th at 6:00 in the Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library. Everyone is welcome.




MARCH 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 Noon—AA 7—AA 6 Noon—AA 7 10:30—Story Time 8 Noon—AA 7—AA

2 9-10—Computer Class
12:45—Dr. Seuss Popcorn & Movie

March is: National Women’s History Month Music in Our Schools Month American Red Cross Month
3 5:45—AA 4 10—Book Work Day 6—Dale County Geneal/Hist. Society 5
4:30-5:30—Game Day

4-7—Pokemon 9 9—Master Gardeners 9-10—Computer Class
12:45—Popcorn & Movie


4-7—Pokemon 16 9-10—Computer Class No Pokemon

10 5:45—AA Daylight Savings Time Begins 17 5:45—AA St. Patrick’s Day 24 5:45—AA______ 31 EASTER 5:45—AA

11 10—Book Work Day

4:30-5:30—Game Day


13 9—Library Board 10:30—FOL Board Noon—AA

14 10:30—Story Time 2:30—Judge McGee Forum

15 Noon—AA 7—AA

18 10—Book Work Day

4:30-5:30—Game Day

20 Noon—AA

21 10:30—Story Time

22 Noon—AA 7—AA 29 Noon—AA 2—Petting Zoo 7—AA

23 9-10—Computer Class 4-7—Pokemon 30 9-10—Computer Class
12:45—Popcorn & Movie

7—AA 25 10—Book Work Day 26
2—Program—Artist Tim Richardson 4:30-5:30—Game Day

27 Noon—AA
2—Owls of Alabama Program

2—McWane Constellations Program 2:30—Judge McGee




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