Library Calendar:

With fall colors beginning to splash a kaleidoscope of color across the landscape, the Blount County Public Library invites everyone to come to the library for some R&R from fall leaf raking, mulching, festivals and sports activities. In fact, as a prelude to the World Series, Bryan Steverson will present a program about baseball greats Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige.

FESTIVALS/EVENTS/ SPEAKERS:

  • 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 anyone’s Windows XP software. Program will be in the Sharon Lawson Room.
  • 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.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., "Teen Mystery Night: The Pharaoh’s 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).

EXHIBITS:
October 1-31

  • "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 Gallery.
  • Genealogy Exhibit by Reference Department in Genealogy Display Cases at Reference Department.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Children’s 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 Children’s Library.

Foreign Language Story Hours:
Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children.

  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 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.
  • Oct. 31, Grades 3-6 - Clothespin Cuties
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 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, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Crypt-O-Classics Treasure Hunt, for Grade 3, in the Children’s Library.
  • Friday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Stamp Club, Elementary grades 3-6, in the Children’s Library.
    Pre-School Story Hours and Crafts - in Children’s Library Reading Pond
  • Story Hour Themes: October is "Pumpkin Patch Tales" Month
  • 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 under
  • Fridays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #3, Ages 3-5 years

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.

Teen Mystery Night fun to be at Blount Library
She was Queen of the Nile until the accident ... or was it attempted murder? Teens are invited to join fellow "detectives" at the Blount County Public Library in solving this year’s mystery, The Pharaoh’s Curse.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, teens can perform a thorough investigation of the crime scene as well as careful examination of evidence in order to solve the crime. To participate, detectives in middle school and high school are requested to register by Wednesday, November 1 at the Reference Desk or to call 865-982-0981, extension 4.

This is the second Mystery Night at the library. (The first in October 2005 "solved" the disappearance of Angela Day).

Teams of four to six people will go to different crime scenes, collect and sift through clues, and try to determine whodunit.

Enter at the side door of the library (on the side of the building facing Regal Towers). Signs will be posted.

Funded by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library, this year’s Mystery Night is free and will include free snacks.

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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