Library Calendar

If you’ve never considered who will make your medical decisions in the event of a health crisis, you’re invited to a program on advance directives by Michelle Evans of the Blount Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Program. Then, in honor of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 19, the children’s library will host “Children’s Earth Day and Ecology Program.”

Once again, Blount County community members have a wonderful opportunity to peruse and purchase selections from the 40,000 used books for sale during the fund-raiser by the Friends of the Library during April 17 through19.

Then, on May 12, author, Jack B. Carman, will show slides and talk about the beautiful photographs in his book, “Wildflowers of Tennessee,” which is carried at the Visitors’ Centers in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

As usual, there’s something for everyone at the library. We hope to see you there!

EVENTS Lectures, Speakers, Workshops

• “Blount County Public Library Board of Trustees” public meeting will convene in May.

• “Used Book Sale” by Friends of the Blount County Public Library in the lower level of the library.

• Thursday, April 17, noon - 6 p.m., “Members Only”

• Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., “Open to the Public”

• Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., “Open to the Public”

• Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. in the Sharon Lawson room, “Who Will Make Your Medical Decisions?” Michelle Evans, Palliative Care outreach coordinator at Blount Memorial Hospital, will discuss how individuals can make decisions for their own health care in the event that they become incapacitated.

• Monday, May 12, 7 p.m., “Wildflowers of Tennessee,” by author, Jack Carman, in the Dorothy Herron Rooms A & B.

EXHIBITS: April 1-30

• “Jennifer Leach Woodblock Prints Landscapes Art” exhibit by Nashville State Technical Community College Art Department professor on art wall at the library’s Bookmark Café.

• “Magical Moments” art exhibit by young adults at The Gates (Jo Bennett) freestanding cubes in the Entry Rotunda and panels on the back of magazine counters in the Main Gallery.

• “Blount Memorial Hospital Emotional Health & Recovery” art exhibit by Ray Evette in two vertical cases in the Entry Rotunda, Art panels at the Reading Rotunda and six easel spaces in sitting areas of the Main Gallery.

• “Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival” art exhibit by Smoky Mountains Visitors Center (Jeanie Hilten & Marian Schlauch) in three cubes in the Entry Rotunda.

• “Old Blount County Postcards” exhibit by Ken Cornett in two display cases in the Main Gallery and the Genealogy Case at the Reference Desk.

• “Blount County Arts & 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.

COMPUTER CLASSES:

Free two-hour classes.. First six persons to arrive can attend class. Call or come by the Reference Desk at 865-273-1436 for schedule of classes and more information.

• “Intro to PC: Meet the Mouse,” in the Board Room:

• Thursday, April 17, from 2 - 4 p.m.

• Thursday, May 8, from 2 - 4 p.m.

• “E-Mail,” in the Board Room:

•Thursday, April 24, from 2 - 4: p.m.

• “Internet: Use of the Internet and Internet Searching,” in the Board Room:

• Saturday, April 26, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

• Thursday, May 1, from 2 - 4 p.m.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

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

Join the library’s year-long celebration to “Discover the Joy of Reading”

National Library Week will be observed April 13-19.

• Friday, April 18, 4 p.m. “Paul Revere Rides Again” will be presented by Tim Richardson. The program for elementary aged children will highlight the famous poem and life of one of America’s important characters in history. Enjoy an afternoon of fun-filled learning.

• Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m., “Love your Earth Day” ecology program will be presented in the Children’s Library Reading Pond. Go Green! Vicki Wilson and Ashley McBee team up to offer fun and informative ideas for kids to help care for our world.

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, www.blountlibrary.org. Visit the children’s library to see if you guessed the correct display topic.

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