Library:

CONCERTS:
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Hometown Choir" directed by Sam Lowry, in the Reading Rotunda.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., "Carpenter Middle School Singers" directed by Tammy Marks, in the Reading Rotunda.
  • Month of December, Holiday Music by area schools and music groups.

EVENTS AND SPEAKERS:

  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, LIBRARY CLOSED in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 12 noon to 1 p.m., "Business Info Expo: Business Databases and Resources Demonstration and Survey/Discussion" --for local businesses, industries, retailers, organizations-by Blount County Public Library Reference Department, Pat Thompson and Database Vendors, in Dorothy Herron Rooms A & B. (Light Lunch available 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

EXHIBITS:
November 1-30

  • Kathleen Wermuth Art Exhibit--Watercolors, Pencil and Colored Pencil Paintings, member of Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild on Art Wall at Bookmark Café and two easels in the Sitting Areas of the Main Gallery.
  • "Blount County Historic Archives Exhibit" by Jackie Glenn, in two cubes in the Entry Rotunda.
  • "Blount County Archives and Historic Records Exhibit" by Jackie Glenn, in two display cases in the Main Gallery.
  • Waterfowl Wood Sculptures Exhibit" by Fred Binning in two vertical cases in the Entry Rotunda.
  • "Alan Sieve Photography Exhibit" by Alan Sieve on Art Panels near the Reading Rotunda.
  • "Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Artwork on two easels in Sitting Areas of the Main Gallery.
  • Blount County Wrestling Hall of Fame Exhibit by Wayne and Mary Lou Dunn in one cube in the Entry Rotunda.
  • "Tractors Display" by Circulation Department on Circulation Desk Cabinets and New Books Shelves in the Main Gallery.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Children’s Library: 865-273-1414:
Foreign Language Story Hours:
Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m., Japanese Story Hour, in the Children’s Library. (New Meeting Time of last Wednesday of the month.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m., Amigos Spanish Story Hour in the Children’s Library.

Elementary Age Activities:

  • Fiction Favorites - Kids’ Reviews. Read Juvenile Fiction books, write and share reviews. Find book review forms and logs in Children’s Reference area.
  • Mondays, 6 p.m., Funtabulous Family Game Night. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled evening of board games, puzzles, hopscotch, toddler bowling, play huts, and more, in the children’s library.
  • Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Serendipity Activities, Grades K-6, in Children’s Library. Sign up in Children’s Library to participate.
  • Nov. 28, Grades 3-6 - Tom-tom drum
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., Chess Club, Elementary grade levels, in the Children’s Library.
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Library Skills Workshops. MUST BE A READER and sign up in Children’s Library to participate. Learn Dewey Decimal System and Computer Catalog Skills, in the Children’s Library:
  • Colorful Thursdays offer fun and education for kids who love to color. Coloring pages with crayons, markers, and colored pencils are available at the children’s activity tables in the Children’s Library all day and evening (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) each Thursday.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 4 p.m., "Expect the Unexpected" Treasure Hunt, for third graders, in the Children’s Library. Please register at Children’s Circulation desk.

Pre-School Story Hours and Crafts - in Children’s Library Reading Pond

  • Story Hour Themes: November is "Gobble a good book" Month
  • Nov. 26-Dec. 2, Home and Hearth
  • Mondays, 4 p.m., Story Bears #1, Ages 3-5 years
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #2, Ages 3-5 years
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Pillows and PJs, Bedtime Pre-K
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Pooh Pals, Ages 2 and under
  • Fridays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #3, Ages 3-5 years

No Musical Story Hour this month.

These programs are free and open to the public. The Blount County Public Library is located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org.

To print a one-page monthly calendar of events at the library, go to the library Web site at www.blountlibrary.org, click on "Programs and Events" and then click on "Click here to view the monthly calendar of events in printable format" or sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email by scrolling down and clicking on libnews@blounttn.org and putting "subscribe" in the subject line.

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