Library Calendar

EVENTS:

Dec. 13, 1 p.m., Maryville High School Orchestra Ensemble, directed by Bill Robinson, in the Reading Rotunda.

Dec. 15, noon, “Rejoice Choir,” directed by Dana Huskey, in the Reading Rotunda.

Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., “Transformers Choir” directed by Barbara Grigsby in the Reading Rotunda.

THEATRE:

Dec. 14, 4 p.m., “Teller Tale: Men of Their Time” Readers’ Theatre by Maryville High School students. Dialogue written by Jo Carson and directed by Sherry Petrowski, in the Reading Rotunda.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

Please note above musical programs and concerts performed by area middle school and high school students.

Teen Central: Have you heard? Teen Central is the name of the new Teen area at the library in the center stacks area past Biography and Reference.

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THESE HOLIDAYS:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24, 25 and 26.

Monday, December 31, the library will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

nTuesday, January 1, 2008.

EXHIBITS: December 1-31

“Maryville High School Student Art” exhibit by students of Raquel Roy and Jeanie Parker on art panels at the Reading Rotunda of the Main Gallery.

“Oil Paintings” exhibit by Beverly Gallow on art wall at library’s Bookmark Café.

“Photography” exhibit by Beverly Gallow, six easel spaces in sitting areas of the Main Gallery.

“One-of-a-Kind Doll Collection” exhibit by Milly van den Broek in one vertical case in the Entry Rotunda.

“Bead Jewelry” exhibit by Beverly Gallow in one vertical case in the Entry Rotunda.

“American Sewing Guild” exhibit, coordinated by Sandy Goodson in three cubes in the Entry Rotunda.

“Vintage Holiday Ornaments” display by the Reference Department in Genealogy Display Case at the Reference Desk.

“Beanie Baby Collection” exhibit by Angela Self in two display cases in the Main Gallery.

“Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Member Artwork” exhibit on two easels in sitting areas of the Main Gallery.

Display by Circulation Department on circulation desk cabinets and new books shelves in the Main Gallery.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

Unless otherwise indicated, all children’s programs are in the children’s library.

Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Happy 50th Birthday Mr. Grinch. Enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” games, activities, and refreshments in the children’s library.

Foreign Language Story Hours: Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children. Please call the library to verify that story hour will be held as scheduled.

Monthly Surprise Display will be showcased in the children’s library office window. The monthly topic will not be publicized, but children can guess the theme by reading clues on the library’s Web site. Visit the children’s library to see if you guessed the correct display topic.

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.

Sundays, Family Game Day. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of board games, puzzles, hopscotch, toddler bowling, play huts, and more.

Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Serendipity Activities, Grades K-6, in Children’s Library. Sign up in Children’s Library to participate with new crafts.

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 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday.

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

December Story Hour Theme: “Gifts of the Season”

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #1, Ages 3-5 years

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Pillows and PJs, Bedtime Pre-K

Wednesdays, 10 and 10:30 a.m., Pooh Pals, Ages 2 and under

Fridays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #2, Ages 3-5 years

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

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