Library Calendar

Whether February weather brings ice and snow or bright, sunny days, the library offers something for everyone.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

• Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., “Maryville High School Harp Concert” with ten to 12 harps and up to 20 harpists, directed by Bill Robinson and William Lovelace, in the Reading Rotunda.

EVENTS

• Monday, Feb. 18 the library is closed in observance of Presidents Day.

• Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m., “Blount County Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting,” in the Board Room. Please note earlier meeting time.

• Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., “Cades Cove: Window to a Secret World” photography book and program, by Bill Lea, in the Sharon Lawson Room.

• Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., “Selling What You Write” program of tips for writers and potential writers, by Shannon Cournoyer, in the Dorothy Herron Room A.

• Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, “Bring Family Records from Bibles Published before 1930 for Daughters of American Revolution (DAR), Blount County Chapter, to Copy,” in the Genealogy Department.

• Any time in February or March, “Sign up for Appointment for free AARP Tax Preparation” by calling the library Reference Desk at 865-982-0981, Ext. 4, or 865-273-1436. AARP Tax Preparation begins Saturday, Feb. 2.

TEEN EVENTS

• Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Teen Read at the Library Day” in observance of the National Education Association Read Across America Day.

EXHIBITS

February 1-29

• Language of Diversity” exhibit by Margie Stewart and RaRa Schlitt on three freestanding exhibits in the Entry Rotunda.

• “Heritage High School” art exhibit by students of Carla Hawkinson on art panels at the Reading Rotunda of the Main Gallery.

• “Fine Arts Blount Member Exhibit” by members of Fine Arts Blount on art wall at library’s Bookmark Café.

• “Porcelain Bird and Flower Figurines” exhibit by Faye Poteet in two vertical cases in the Entry Rotunda.

• “Student Artwork” exhibit by art students of Annamaria Gundlach, part of a Tennessee Arts Commission grant, in three cubes in the Entry Rotunda.

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

• “Salt and Pepper Shakers” collection exhibit by Kim Smith in Genealogy display case near the Reference #2 Desk.

• “Depression-Era Friendship Quilt” exhibit by Joan VanSickle Sloan in one display case in the Main Gallery.

• “World War II-Era Silk Wedding Dress” exhibit by Joan VanSickle Sloan in one display case in the Main Gallery.

• “Knitting/Crocheting” display by Circulation Department on Circulation desk cabinets and new books shelves in the Main Gallery.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Free two-hour classes meet in the Board Room. First six people to arrive can attend class. Call or visit the Reference Desk for a schedule or questions..

• Thursday, Feb. 14, 2 - 4 p.m., “E-Mail.”

• Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 - 4 p.m., “Internet.”

• Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 - 4 p.m., “Intro to PC: Meet the Mouse.”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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”

• Thursday, Feb.21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., New Kids’ Studio Art Class, offered by YES (Youthful Expressions Studio) as a free community service project. This monthly art class will be offered on the third Thursday of each month. Children ages 7-12 may sign-up at the children’s check-out desk for each month’s class. Limit of 12 people per class. Classes will include colored pencil drawing, watercolors, and pastels.

Foreign Language Story Hours

Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children. 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 at www.blountlibrary.org. Visit the children’s library to see if you guessed the correct display topic.

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