MIDTOWN JACKSON, Tenn. - It was a first for Alexander Elementary School, Thursday night. The school hosted Literacy Night for students and their families.The theme - food! School leaders said every grade level is currently working on literacy based activities pertaining to food.
"Doctors often throw large amounts of complex information at patients in a short amount of time, leading the newly diagnosed to turn to “Dr. Google” for a second opinion on their conditions. Most individuals, however, lack the ability to determine whether that information is credible and ..."
"...The exhibit features 16 panels full of images and information about the role of Tennessee as a transportation and supply hub during the war, the experiences and contributions of African-Americans, and key battles at Johnsonville, Memphis, Fort Pillow, Spring Hill, Columbia, Franklin, and Nashville..."
"The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Public Library invite you to attend "Tennessee and the War of 1812." The event is free and open to the public, and will be held on Monday, September 29 at 6:00 pm at the downtown library..."
"Press release from the Tennessee Secretary of State; September 22, 2014: 1864 would prove to be the decisive year of the Civil War. Despite Union victories at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga the previous year, northern citizens were growing war-weary..."
KNIA / KRLS Radio Summer Reading Program Ends At Knoxville Public LibraryKNIA / KRLS RadioLibrary Director Roslin Thompson said over 500 people signed up for this year’s program with more than half of them completing it. The program is offered every summer to children, teens, and adults.... http://www.librarianchat.com/?p=6693
Last week the board of the Chattanooga Public Library (TN) responded to a city audit released in late August, which criticized Library Director and LJ librarian of the year Corinne Hill and top staffers for receiving excess travel reimbursements (since repaid), and stated that two employees have been reported to the state for suspected fraud for taking paid speaking and consultant jobs on library time.
Knoxvillian Pamela Schoenewaldt, the best-selling author of two historical novels When We Were Strangers and Swimming in the Moon was the guest speaker at the Kingston Book Festival held at the Kingston Public Library on Saturday, September 27.
Tennessee Library Association's insight:
The Festival was from 9 am to 3 pm and featured nearly twenty local authors from Roane, Loudon, and Knox Counties. Ms. Schoenewaldt spoke at 10 am. Her topic wason Writing About Family. Ms. Schoenewaldt said, "Families shape, sustain, embrace, and challenge us. Families also fuel much of the world's literature. Writing about family, as a writer (or potential writer) or "just" as a member of the human family, is enormously rewarding. In this relaxed, interactive, and illuminating workshop, guided exercises and prompts help you imaginatively connect with family members here, gone, and unknown. No previous writing experience necessary. Materials: bring something to write with, write on, and the willingness to astonish yourself."
The Kingston Book Festival was sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Kingston Public Library Foundation and the Roane Writers Group. The Festival was open to one and all. There was no cost for authors who wish to display and sell their books or to anyone wishing to attend Ms. Schoenewaldt’s program. The Library held a book sale during the day-long event.
WEST JACKSON -- Construction on a new library for Union University is reportedly "coming along" as the project's completion date nears the one-year mark.All efforts are currently on schedule and the building's foundation work 95-percent complete, according to school sources.
"..Miller worked with Tusculum College for more than eight years before assuming the position as director of the T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in 2000. In 2009, he became director of the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library and its Cox Library branch..."
... In 2011, the Preston Medical library in Tennessee used a combination of U.S. census data and GIS programs to better help their customers through an outreach program called Consumer and Patient Health Information Service, or CAPHIS..."
"At ALA Midwinter 2014, Carolyn Runyon, the Digital Archivist at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, explained their process of making all their library’s digital collections available through WorldCat and WorldCat Local, which serves as the discovery interface for OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS)..."
"... Thanks to community support, volunteers from the Frist, Cheekwood, Nashville Ballet, Ms. Biz Youth Entrepreneurs, the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Museum will be onsite providing craft activities to help ignite creativity among children and inspire our next generation of craft artists..."