With the one year anniversary of Katrina just past, the library wants to recognize the fantastic response of Blount County to that tragedy by featuring a panel of some of the organizations who rallied to provide support for evacuees as well as fellow local citizens as many became involved in offering assistance. Another program of useful information will demonstrate/explain assistive technology for various disabilities in Windows XP at any computer. Other programs will include gardening in red clay soil, a used book sale by Friends of the Library, Art Auction, local author Susan K. Fuhr, and a presentation of excerpts from Pride and Prejudice by Maryville High School Drama Department and Chamber Orchestra.
- Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., "Response to Hurricane Katrina by Blount
County - a panel" presentations by individuals representing multiple
Blount County organizations and Katrina evacuees as well as an art
exhibit by RaRa Schlitt of Katrina Survivors Quotations, in the
Sharon Lawson Room.
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13, 14 & 15, "Foothills Fall
- Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., "Gardening & Lawn Care with Red Clay
Soil Can Work for You" by Cindy Stuart, Blount County Master Gardener,"
in the Sharon Lawson Room.
- Thursday, Oct. 19, 12 noon to 6 p.m., "Used Book Sale-Members Only"
by Friends of the Blount County Public Library, in the lower level of
- Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 & 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., "Used Book
Sale" by Friends of the Blount County Public Library, in the lower
level of the library.
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., "Art Bid Winners Announced" Carl Gombert
and RaRa Schlitt completed 10 interpretive paintings of artwork during
the recent Pistol Creek concert at the library, and these are on
display for bidders in the Main Gallery of the library. The public is
invited to bid as often as you want, and the highest bidder for each
piece will be announced at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the library.
Proceeds from sale of the paintings will go to the Friends of the
Library who purchase equipment, supplies and sponsor programs for the
- Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., "Ten Invitations: Keys to Inner Harmony,"
by Susan K. Fuhr, Ph. D., Adjunct Professor at Maryville College, in
the Sharon Lawson Room.
- Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., "Assistive Technology in Windows XP (any
computer)" by Vera Blair, MLS, author/researcher, who will demonstrate
various free adaptive technologies that are already included in
anyones Windows XP software. Program will be in the Sharon Lawson
- Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., "Pride and Prejudice" theatre excerpts acted by the Maryville High School Drama Department, under the direction of Sherry Petrowski and the Maryville High School Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Bill Robinson, Jr., in the Main Gallery of the Library near the Reading Rotunda.
- Saturday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., "Teen Mystery Night: The Pharaohs Curse." Teens (middle and high school) must pre-register at the library Reference Desk or call 273-1436 by Wednesday, Nov. 1. Free Food! Teens should meet at the side door (end of the library next to Regal Towers and Waterfront Grill).
- "Katrina Survivors Quotations Art Exhibit" by RaRa Schlitt, on
three squares in the Entry Rotunda.
- "Thimble and Butter Pat Collections" by Cathy Craig, in two display
cases in the Main Gallery.
- "Maryville College Homecoming Exhibit" by Joy Carver in three cubes
and two vertical cases in the Entry Rotunda.
- "Pet Care Student Art Exhibit" by students at St. Andrews Episcopal
Church on Art Panels near the Reading Rotunda.
- "Tractors Display" by Circulation Department on Circulation Desk
Cabinets and New Books Shelves in the Main Gallery.
- "Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Exhibit" by Bill Sweeney on
Art Wall at the Bookmark Cafe.
- "Dixie Porter Artwork on two easels in Sitting Areas of the Main
- Genealogy Exhibit by Reference Department in Genealogy Display Cases at Reference Department.
Free, registraion required. Sign up at Genealogy Desk of Reference or call 865-273-1436 for two-hour classes in
- Intro to PC (Meet the Mouse)n
- Introductory On-line Genealogy
- Library On-line Catalog and Tennessee Electronic Library
- Internet Searching
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:
October Book: My Sisters Keeper, by Jody Picoult
Place: Library Board Room
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11 (2nd Wednesday of each month)
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Childrens Library: 865-273-1414:
- Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. (Pre-K) and 7 p.m. (Elementary), Hootin Halloween with Storyteller, Mary Peterson in the Childrens Library.
Foreign Language Story Hours:
Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children.
- Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., Japanese Story Hour, in the
- Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m., Amigos Spanish Story Hour in the Childrens Library.
Elementary Age Activities:
- Fiction Favorites - Kids Reviews. Read Juvenile Fiction
books, write and share reviews. Find book review forms and logs in
Childrens 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
- Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Serendipity Activities, Grades K-6, in
Childrens Library. Sign up in Childrens Library to
- Oct. 3, Grades 3-6 - Animal Wind Chimes
- Oct. 10, Grades K-2 - Tootsie Pop Spiders
- Oct. 17, Grades 3-6 - Serendipity Surplus Day
- Oct. 24, Grades K-2 - Halloween Reflector Necklace
- Oct. 31, Grades 3-6 - Clothespin Cuties
- Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m., Chess Club, Elementary grade levels,
in the Childrens Library.
- Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Reading Zone Elementary Story Hour,
Grades K-2, in the Childrens Library. Story hour meets once a
month within the library skills workshops program rotation.
- Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Library Skills Workshops. MUST BE A READER
and sign up in Childrens Library to participate. Learn Dewey
Decimal System and Computer Catalog Skills, in the Childrens
- Oct. 4, Grades 1-3 - Library Skills
- Oct. 11, Grades 4-6 - Library Skills
- Oct. 18, Grades 4-6 - Online Research
- Oct. 25, Grades K-2 - Reading Zone Elementary Story Hour
- Colorful Thursdays offer fun and education for kids who love to
color. Coloring pages with crayons, markers, and colored pencils are
available at the childrens activity tables in the Childrens
Library all day and evening (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) each Thursday.
- Thursdays, Oct. 12 and 19, 4 p.m., Crypt-O-Classics Treasure Hunt,
for Elementary Grades 4-6, in the Childrens Library.
- Thursday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Crypt-O-Classics Treasure Hunt, for
Grade 3, in the Childrens Library.
- Friday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., Genealogy Club, Elementary grades 3-6, in
the Childrens Library.
- Friday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Stamp Club, Elementary grades 3-6, in the Childrens Library.
Pre-School Story Hours & Crafts - in Childrens
Library Reading Pond
- Story Hour Themes: October is "Pumpkin Patch Tales" Month
- Oct. 1-7, Pumpkin Pickin Party
- Oct. 8-14, Books to Crow About
- Oct.15-21, Falling into Book Leaves
- Oct. 22 - 28, Cats Meow
- Oct. 29-Nov.4, Creepy Crawly Slither Slink
- 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. & 10:30 a.m., Pooh Pals, Ages 2 and
- Fridays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #3, Ages 3-5 years
- Sunday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Musical Story Hour for pre-schoolers. Children enjoy music, motion, and stories in this lively activity hour in the Childrens Library Reading Pond.
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.
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