Library Calendar

EVENTS: Lectures, Speakers, Workshops:

• Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18, 19 and 20, “Used Book Sale,” fund raiser to sell more than 40,000 books, most available for $1 to $2, by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library.

• Thursday, Oct. 18, noon until 6 p.m. “Members Only Sale,” an opportunity for FOL members to purchase books before other members of the public are admitted to the sale. FOL memberships are available at the door, in the library lower level.

• Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Used Book Sale Open to the Public,” in the library lower level.

• Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., “By This Christmas Moon,” author program by local teacher/poet, Sam Williams, in the Dorothy Herron Room B.

TEEN PROGRAMS:

• Teen Central: Name of the newly-refurbished teen area at the library in the center stacks area past Biography and Reference.

• Watch for future teen programs for young adults at the Blount County Public Library.

EXHIBITS: October 1-31 Exhibits:

• “Horses of East Tennessee” Olga Rader Oils Exhibit, six easel spaces in sitting areas of the Main Gallery.

• “Rocky Top Decorative Painters” exhibit by Dixie Porter in two vertical cases and one cube in the entry rotunda.

• “Judy Dudley Photography” photography exhibit on art panels at the Reading Rotunda of the Main Gallery.

• “Maryville College Homecoming” exhibit, in one cube in the entry rotunda.

• “4-H: A Timeless Tradition” exhibit of Blount County Extension by Sharon Davis in genealogy display case at the Reference Desk.

• “Curtis Halbert Young” exhibit by Larry Stephens in two display cases in the Main Gallery.

• “Blount County Arts & Crafts Guild Member Artwork” Exhibit on art wall at library’s Bookmark Café and two easels in sitting areas of the Main Gallery. Artists are Gloria Nelson and Linda Waterhouse.

• “Dolls of the World” exhibit of dolls donated to the Blount County Public Library in one cube in the entry rotunda.

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

COMPUTER CLASSES: FREE First six persons to arrive can attend class. Call 865-273-1436, or come by the Reference Desk for a schedule of two hour classes in:

• Intro to PC (Meet the Mouse)

• E-mail

• Internet Searching

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

Children’s Library: 865-273-1414. Unless otherwise indicated, all children’s programs are in the children’s library.

Join the library’s year-long celebration to discover the joy of reading

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.

Coming in November:

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.

• Library Skills Workshops will resume on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in November. Children must be readers to sign up and participate.

• NEW Mes Amis French Story Hour will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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 website. 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.

• 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. The last Monday of each month will be a special competition night.

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

• Oct.23 - Grades 3-6, design a mouse pad

• Oct. 30 - Grades K-2, shake, rattle and rain

• Oct. Thursdays, 2 - 5 p.m., Serendipity Activities with surplus crafts, Grades K-6, in Children’s Library. Children can participate and use surplus 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 all day and evening from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday.

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

October Story Hour Theme: “Autumn Colors Everywhere: Step into a Book”

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

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

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

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

Musical Story Hour:

n Quarterly Special: Musical Story Hour will be offered by professional presenter with stories, fun movement, and exploration of musical instruments for children ages birth to 5 years old. Our next Musical Story Hour will be January 13, 2008

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

For information about other library programs or services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit www.blountlibrary.org.

To print a one page monthly calendar of events at the library, go to 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 e-mail by scrolling down and clicking on libnews@blounttn.org and putting “subscribe” in the subject line.

Local teacher/author to discuss book and writing

It doesn’t do the book justice to simply say it is “a work of art” because not only is it beautifully illustrated in fraktur folk art, it is also made of hand-crafted materials by Rosenberry Books, a North Carolina publishing company.

“By This Christmas Moon” is a compilation of poems written by local author and teacher, Sam Williams. It is illustrated with fraktur art so each picture looks something like a tiny, intricate quilt painted on paper with a brush. Diane Katz is the illustrator. Even at first glance, the book is unlike any other on the shelves at the Blount County Public Library.

The book is a hand-crafted object called a “book in hand” edition. The cover is handmade paper created from Thai mulberry leaves and the inner text pages were printed in the U.S. of 60 percent recycled materials. The book is obviously a unique treasure.

The poetic stories have a three-dimensional aspect due to the individualized artwork that accompanies each poem on each page.

To meet the author, see the book and have opportunity to purchase it, the public is invited to a program presented at the Blount County Public Library at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Williams is well-known to local school children as a teacher in the Maryville, Blount and Anderson County schools. He is now retired.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more 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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