Library Calendar:

January 2007 Calendar of Events at Blount County Public Library

Local author and re-enactor, Wayne Zurl, will discuss "Fort Loudoun and the Seven Years War," detailing some of the background of that historic site, located just down 411 South at Vonore, in neighboring Monroe County, and the impact for Blount County. "Cancer: A Word of Many Words" will be a creative presentation about experiences with cancer by artist, Kim Nixon, and author, RaRa Schlitt. Blount County Master Gardener, Nancy Robinson, will discuss, "Selecting and Growing Native Trees and Shrubs." If you are a recent immigrant to Blount County, you will find the program by the Tennessee Taxpayer Project of Legal Aid Society very helpful as Paula Trujillo explains how to "Know Your Rights and Duties as a Taxpayer."

EVENTS AND SPEAKERS:

  • Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m., "Cancer: A Word of Many Words" program by Kim Nixon, artist, and RaRa Schlitt, author, in Sharon Lawson Room.
  • Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, LIBRARY CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., "Blount County Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting," in the Board Room.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., "Fort Loudoun and the Seven Years War" by author and re-enactor, Wayne Zurl, in the Sharon Lawson Room.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., "Used Book Sale-Members Only" by Friends of the Blount County Public Library, in the lower level of the library.
  • Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20, 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.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., "Know Your Rights and Duties as a Taxpayer," by the Tennessee Taxpayer Project of the Legal Aid Society, with Paula Trujillo, in the Sharon Lawson Room.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., "Selecting and Growing Native Trees and Shrubs" by Nancy Robinson, Blount County Master Gardener, in the Sharon Lawson Room.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

  • Saturdays, Jan. 20 and 27, 12 noon - 2 p.m., "Teen Sculpting Workshops I and II with professional sculptor / artist, Annamaria Gundlach. Pre-registration Required by signing up at the Library Reference Desk or calling 865-273-1436 or 865-982-0981, ext 4. Light refreshments will be served. High school and middle school students are invited. Class size is limited to first 20 registrants. Workshop is free, but please notify Reference Department if not able to attend after you register. Workshop will be in the Dorothy Herron Room A.

EXHIBITS:
Jan. 1-31

  • "Cancer: A Word of Many Words" Art Exhibit by Kim Nixon, artist, and RaRa Schlitt, author, on freestanding exhibit panels in the Main Gallery near the Children’s Library.
  • "William Blount High School Student Art Exhibit" by Carrell Ray, William Blount High School Art Department, on Art Panels near the Reading Rotunda.
  • "Retro Toys Exhibit" by Blount County Public Library staff, in two display cases in the Main Gallery.
  • "Blount County Beekeepers Association Exhibit" by Dennis Barry in three cubes in the Entry Rotunda.
  • "Blount County Home Education Association Exhibit" by Lori Wade, in two vertical cases in the Entry Rotunda.
  • "Sister Cities International Young Artists Exhibit" by Blount County Sister City Organization in one Reference Department Office (Exhibit to be on display from December 20, 2006, until Jan. 7, 2007).
  • "Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Member Artwork on two easels in Sitting Areas of the Main Gallery.
  • "Genealogy Exhibit" by Reference Department in Genealogy Display Case at the Reference Desk.
  • "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.

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 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.
  • Jan. 23 - Grades K-2, Design a Bear
  • Jan. 30 - Grades 3-6, Pom Pom Note Holder
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., Chess Club, Elementary grade levels, in the Children’s Library.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4p.m., Reading Zone Elementary Story Hour, Grades K-2, in the Children’s Library. Story hour meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
  • Wednesdays at 4 pm, 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:
  • Jan. 17 - Grades 4-6, Online Research
  • 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.
  • Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 18, 4 p.m., "Survivor" Book Search for Grades 4-6, in the Children’s Library. Please sign-up at the Children’s Circulation Desk.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m., "Survivor" Book Search for 3rd Grade, in the Children’s Library. Please sign-up at the Children’s Circulation Desk.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 4:30 p.m., Stamp Club for elementary aged children meets in the Children’s Library.

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

  • January Story Hour Theme: "So much to see, so much to do @ your library ®"
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #1, Ages 3-5 years
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, 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 #2, Ages 3-5 years

The library will be closed Jan. 15 in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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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