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Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary back in Tennessee

Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary back in Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Randal McGavock served as Nashville's mayor and built Franklin's Carnton Plantation.
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Knoxville Opera Preview to perform at Blount County Public Library

Knoxville Opera Preview to perform at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

MARYVILLE, TN  (August 15, 2014)   The final concert of this season’s Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Blount County Public Library will be performed by two singers from the Knoxville Opera Company.

            The performance, free to the public and sponsored by the Blount County Friends of the Library, will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, August 28, and will be indoors in air conditioned comfort in the library’s main gallery!

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            Kevin Doherty, baritone, and Sarah Fitch, mezzosoprano, will sing excerpts from the 2014-15 season’s operas: H.M.S. Pinafore, Carmen and Il Trovatore.  They will also perform some selections from popular songs to make a pleasing program.  Maestro Brian Salesky, Executive Director and Conductor of Knoxville Opera, will be the guest speaker and accompanist.

 Information about the Knoxville Opera and this year’s performances in Knoxville is available atwww.knoxvilleopera.com . 

Mezzosoprano Sarah Fitch earned her Master’s degree in opera performance from the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The Houston native has performed principal opera roles with Knoxville Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, the University of Tennessee, and the University of North Texas.  She has also appeared in concert with the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra.  Sarah will be performing the role of Hebe in Knoxville Opera’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore in November, 2014.

Baritone Kevin Doherty earned his Master’s degree in opera performance from the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The Massapequa, New York, native has performed principal opera roles with International Opera Theatre (Italy), Knoxville Opera, Shreveport Opera, Asheville Opera, Ithaca Opera, Summer Garden Opera (VA), Midwest Institute of Opera (IL), Marble City Opera (Knoxville), the University of Houston, and the University of Tennessee  Kevin has appeared in concert with the Hendersonville (NC) Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Rapides (LA) Symphony, and at the Brevard and Ashlawn Music Festivals.

 

Free and open to the public, the programs are hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, and sponsored by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library.

           For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org . To sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email, go to the library’s Home Page, click on the “News and Events” tab, and then “Calendar of Events Signup” and type in your email address. Also check out Facebook at “Blount County Public Library” and Twitter at “Blount_Library”.

 

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Blount County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

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Spring Hill Officials Seeking Applicants To Serve On Library Board | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill Officials Seeking Applicants To Serve On Library Board | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen
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Cain joins McIver's Grant Public Library as children's librarian

Residents entering the Kids Zone at McIver's Grant Public Library will find a new face leading children's programming. Vanessa Cain has joined the McIver's Grant family as children's librarian. "We are so excited to have Vanessa here as the children's librarian at McIver's Grant Public Library," said Library Director Regina Patterson. "We want to invite all children and parents to come by and meet her."...
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Genealogy Class

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FREE GENEALOGY CLASS: Our next Free Monthly Genealogy Class will be Tuesday, August 26th at 5 p.m. at the Houston County Public Library. Our topic will be "Managing Your Ancestor's Story". All of our ancestor's have their own story to tell. This class will teach you how to collect and record your ancestor's records and then taking those records and use them to tell their story. This class is presented by Melissa Barker, Certified Archivist/Records Manager for Houston County, TN. and Professional Genealogist. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Houston County Public Library. Everyone is Welcome to Attend!
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Extension Publications & Resources - Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Extension Publications & Resources - Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The UT Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The Libraries support the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Library, Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus.
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Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee - The Sacramento Bee

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee - The Sacramento Bee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville Randal McGavock has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry was captured from Confederate forces.
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1963 Tennessee death certificates are here! | Knox County Public Library

1963 Tennessee death certificates are here! | Knox County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee death certificates become public record after 50 years. The Tennessee death certificates for 1963, the most recent public records, are now available at the McClung Collection. Although both Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com have made death certificates available on their databases, the more recent certificates are only available on microfilm.
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Former library foundation director accused of embezzling $20k recently worked for another charity

Former library foundation director accused of embezzling $20k recently worked for another charity | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Less than 48 hours after police charged the former executive director of the Bristol Public Library Foundation with embezzlement, we're learning she spent the last year doing charitable work at another organization.
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Woods to host library book signing Tuesday

Local author and retired educator Linda Woods will be featured at a book signing at McIver's Grant Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Woods will sign her children's picture book, "The Mystery of the Missing Season," from 3:30-6 p.m. in the community room of the new library, with a 30-minute presentation scheduled for 5 p.m...
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Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary returns to Tennessee

Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary returns to Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The long-lost diary of prominent Nashville historical figure and Civil War officer Randal William McGavock is now back in Tennessee..."

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Magic Workshop | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN

Magic Workshop | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Magic Lessons for School-aged Children: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23..". - See more at: http://springhillfresh.com/event/magic-workshop/#sthash.Se0HpoJR.dpuf

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Libraries' One Search goes live: expect many, many more hits! - News and Events - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Libraries' One Search goes live: expect many, many more hits! - News and Events - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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Writers in the Library: B. J. Leggett

Writers in the Library: B. J. Leggett | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"B. J. Leggett will read from his latest novel, Prosperity, at the University of Tennessee's Writers in the Library on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public..."

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Medic Blood Donor Opportunity to be at Blount County Public Library

Medic Blood Donor Opportunity to be at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

MARYVILLE, TN  (August 22, 2014 )    The Medic Regional Blood Center will be at Blount County Public Library for a blood drive on Tuesday, September 2, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.  The drive will be inside the library in the Sharon Lawson Room.

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As an added incentive to give, all donors will receive a free ticket to the TVA&I Fair.

            Free and open to the public, the drive is sponsored by Medic and the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

           For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org . To sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email, go to the library’s Home Page, click on the “News and Events” tab, and then “Calendar of Events Signup” and type in your email address. Also check out Facebook at “Blount County Public Library” and Twitter at “Blount_Library”.

 

 
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Library Roundup: Story Times, Lego Fun & More! - Williamson Source

Library Roundup: Story Times, Lego Fun & More! - Williamson Source | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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Message of hope: TN Mental Health Commissioner Varney to speak Thursday

Message of hope: TN Mental Health Commissioner Varney to speak Thursday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
E. Douglas Varney, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will speak at the Aug. 28 mental health awareness presentation at the Blount County Public Library.
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Open source software collaborations in Tennessee's regional library system: Library Review: Vol 59, No 9

Open source software collaborations in Tennessee's regional library system: Library Review: Vol 59, No 9 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Tennessee's regional library system (TRLS), in existence for over 60 years in the USA, is composed of 12 multi‐county regions serving 211 small‐ and ..."

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Capitol documentary wins award from National Conference of State Legislatures

Capitol documentary wins award from National Conference of State Legislatures | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A documentary produced by the Tennessee State Library and Archives staff has earned national recognition from a group that serves state legislators and their staff members.
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My Music City Mommy - Family Savings - Nashville Tennessee: Nashville Public Library Free Events

My Music City Mommy - Family Savings - Nashville Tennessee: Nashville Public Library Free Events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"If your looking for something to do with the kiddos - Here's some great events happening through the Nashville Public Libraries..."

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Jobs4TN hiring event set at library Monday

Jobs4TN hiring event set at library Monday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee Career Center of Blount County will hold a Jobs4TN hiring event Maryville sponsored by state Rep. Bob Ramsey and Sen. Doug Overbey.
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Harris photographs adorn library Art Wall

The Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library will feature a familiar name throughout the month of August, with an exhibit featuring photographs from Carol Harris Fine Art Photography. Harris, a dedicated member of the library board, was instrumental in launching the capital campaign to turn an empty grocery store into a state-of-the-art, ADA-compatible building for McIver's Grant Public Library. ...
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Bristol, Va., library staff discovery lead to charges against foundation director

Bristol, Va., library staff discovery lead to charges against foundation director | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Staff at the Bristol, Va., library discovered questionable purchases on the library foundation's credit card that lead to the arrest of the former foundation director on felony charges Wednesday..."

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Herald & Tribune - Local News - Town approves assessment to better meet area needs - Jonesborough, Tennessee

Herald & Tribune - Local News - Town approves assessment to better meet area needs - Jonesborough, Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

".. The members of the Jonesborough Community Chest include the Town of Jonesborough; Jonesborough Civitan Club; Washington County Library..."

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Say It Loud | Knox County Public Library

Say It Loud | Knox County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Join us on September 5, 5:30 - 9:00 at the East Tennessee History Center for movies, live music and art of Knoxville in the 1960s during the push for civil rights.
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