The Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library in Townsend and Angie Kizer of the Red Cross are offering free fingerprinting and photo ID for children on Monday, December 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. Only children registered will get fingerprinted.
After-school programs for December are: Thursday, December 6 - Snacks and Snores of the Black Bear, a presentation by Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Thursday, December 13 - story sharing, craft, and snacks. Programs run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
A donation by the local Kiwanis Club has allowed the library to purchase several audio books for children and young adults.
The Townsend Book Club meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the library. The books for the next two months are: December - “Christmas Letters” by Debbie Macomber; and January - “Thirteen Moons” by Charles Frazier.
December’s artist of the month is Neiland Hale of Townsend, a wood carver.
The library is a contact point for information and registration for the Townsend Christmas Parade which will take place on Sunday, December 2. Please call the library if you need registration forms or have any questions regarding the parade.
The Mary Tippitt Library is located at 120 Tiger Drive in Townsend. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a drop box by the front door for after-hours returns.
Computer access is available to residents and visitors at no charge. Faxing, printing, and copying services are available for a small fee. Visitors are welcome to check out books and/or videos with a temporary patron number and a refundable $20 deposit.
For more information call 865-448-1441, fax 865-448-1875, visit the Web site at www.discoveret.org/metmlib or e-mail email@example.com.