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More than $8.1 million in taxpayer waste in Tennessee in October

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"...In addition, bids were not solicited to pave the library parking lot ($61,782)...."

 

 

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Read-a-thon scheduled for McIver's Grant this Monday

Read-a-thon scheduled for McIver's Grant this Monday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Area children are invited to celebrate Seuss when McIver's Grant Public Library hosts a read-a-thon from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, March 2. Held in conjunction with Read Across America, the read-a-thon is held each year near the birthday of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss. This year's event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., on Geisel's birthday, Monday, March 2...
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Songster Dom Flemons to Perform at UT Co-sponsored Lecture March 12 | Tennessee Today

Songster Dom Flemons to Perform at UT Co-sponsored Lecture March 12 | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

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The event, a joint effort of the Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, is free and open to the public. Due to high demand, registration is required online.

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New Triple-A baseball stadium will honor Negro leagues

New Triple-A baseball stadium will honor Negro leagues | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The new stadium for the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, will pay tribute to the Negro leagues.
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WSCC News Article - East Tennessee Literacy Conference Is March 10

WSCC News Article - East Tennessee Literacy Conference Is March 10 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Walters State Community College will host the sixth annual East Tennessee Literacy Conference March 10 at the Morristown campus..."

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Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events | Tennessee Today

Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Many events hosted in the Hodges Library.

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Piggy Bank Pageant Teaches Kids the Importance of Saving

Piggy Bank Pageant Teaches Kids the Importance of Saving | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee State Bank is partnering with the King Family Public Library, and UT Extension to sponsor ...
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Edelman to visit Nashville, advocate for Freedom Schools

Edelman to visit Nashville, advocate for Freedom Schools | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Edelman will make appearances Monday at Buena Vista Enhanced Elementary School at 10 a.m. for a book reading and the Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Room at 4:30 p.m. for a celebration and tribute to the city’s role in the Civil Rights movement..".

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Two WATE 6 On Your Side reporters competing in Friends of Literacy Bachelor Auction

Two WATE 6 On Your Side reporters competing in Friends of Literacy Bachelor Auction | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Friends of Literacy is holding its fifth annual bachelor auction to help adults in the East Tennessee region who can't read.
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Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in the War of 1812

Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in the War of 1812 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee archvisit Tom Kanon examines Tennesseans' roles in the Creek War and the War of 1812.
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Briefs: Girl Scout cookies; DAR free genealogy

Briefs: Girl Scout cookies; DAR free genealogy | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Jackson-Madison Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a free genealogy work session on Tuesday at the downtown Jackson-Madison County Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This free work session is open to the public..."

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Vanderbilt at the Williamson County Public Library Series to discuss 'Life in the Universe'

Vanderbilt at the Williamson County Public Library Series to discuss 'Life in the Universe' | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"'Life in the Universe'Vanderbilt University Astronomy Professor David Weintraub will discuss 'Life in the Universe'...."

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Downtown Randall Brown: Eric Dawson explores vintage vernacular

Downtown Randall Brown: Eric Dawson explores vintage vernacular | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Audiophile purists maintain that listening to music on vinyl albums is a richer, more rewarding experience for the human ear. A lot of factors play into “Ye Olde Boomin’ System” stereo high-fidelity enjoyment — awesome speakers, killer equalizers, cushy sofas, shag carpeting — but the source material is the backbone of it all.
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World Storytelling Day | Tennessee Storytelling Association is now Volunteer State Tellers | Hendersonville Public Library | FREE EVENTS | NowPlayingNashville.com

World Storytelling Day | Tennessee Storytelling Association is now Volunteer State Tellers | Hendersonville Public Library | FREE EVENTS | NowPlayingNashville.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Adults and Children 10 years and older accompanied by an adult

 
Saturday, March 14, 2015       1 3:30 p.m.




Hear Delightful Tennessee storytellers from across the state...Nashville, Cookeville,
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More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission

More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Celtic Circle clan plans meetings in March

Celtic Circle clan plans meetings in March | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... On Wednesday, March 25, we will celebrate our second annual Celtic Sampler ‘Ceilidh’, starting at noon in the Cumberland Room of the Art Circle Public Library at 3 East St., Crossville..."

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Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Long-time Bristol Public Library director Jud Barry resigns

Long-time Bristol Public Library director Jud Barry resigns | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The long-time director of the Bristol Public Library has resigned.Jud Barry announced his resignation at a called meeting of The Library Board Thursday night.The reason for his resignation wasn't i...
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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library looking for Input through Online Community Survey

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library looking for Input through Online Community Survey | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Clarksville, TN - The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is currently developing a new strategic plan. A community input retreat is scheduled for March with a select group of participants...
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Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too : News

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too : News | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. • Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Tennessee Literacy Coalition closing in June

Tennessee Literacy Coalition closing in June | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The director of the Tennessee Literacy Coalition says the nonprofit organization that has promoted reading education for over three decades will close this year.
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DAR recognizes students in history, citizenship

DAR recognizes students in history, citizenship | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Annual Awards Presentation Tea for outstanding students in Blount County for several National Society Daughters of the American Revolution contests was held by the Mary Blount Chapter Feb. 7 at the Blount County Library..."

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Ten ways to kill cabin fever this weekend - GREAT CAKE BAKE

Ten ways to kill cabin fever this weekend - GREAT CAKE BAKE | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Great Cake Bake, an annual fundraiser to benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County will be held noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Tennessee Terrace Level of Neyland Stadium. Tickets will be sold at the door..."

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Fashion Show @ Bethesda by Friends of the Library

Fashion Show @ Bethesda by Friends of the Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2-4 pm 

Tickets are $5 at the library or at the door.  All proceeds benefit Bethesda Public Library. 
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"Bittersweet Harvest" Opens in Kingston | Humanities Tennessee

"Bittersweet Harvest" Opens in Kingston | Humanities Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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