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New Director

"JMCL would like to announce that our new Director is here."

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$1.2 Million Library Expansion Project Begins April 21 on The Cannon Courier

$1.2 Million Library Expansion Project Begins April 21 on The Cannon Courier | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion and renovation of Adams Memorial Library are scheduled for Saturday, April 21 a 2 o’clock. A contract was signed last week in which Preston Brothers Construction Co. of Woodbury will do the construction work beginning immediately after the groundbreaking."

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TLA President: South Cheatham Public Library

TLA President: South Cheatham Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"I'm pleased to announce that the Tennessee Library Association is donating $1,000 to help the library rebuild."

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Governor Haslam declares April 9, 2012 to be Library Day

Governor Haslam declares April 9, 2012 to be Library Day | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"As libraries across the United States celebrate National Library Week from April 8-14, Governor Bill Haslam signed a proclamation declaring April 9 to be "Library Day" in Tennessee. This honor is in recognition of the many services that libraries are providing to citizens across the state. Tennessee Library Legislation Day is recognized annually by the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) in April."

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Germantown Community Library | Libraries Matter

Nestled within the confines of this charming bedroom community just outside of Memphis, Tennessee is the Germantown, Tn. Library.
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Life and Arts Announcements, April 8 - multiple local library events

Life and Arts Announcements, April 8 - multiple local library events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Literary Rounds: Poetry reading by Donna Doyle and Dr. Ronald Lands, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Preston Medical Library...

 

All Over the Page: Will discuss "Tigana," 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, Lawson McGhee Library...

 

Brown Bag Lecture: "East Tennessee Through the Eyes of its Artists" by Steve Cotham of McClung Historical Collection, noon, Wednesday, April 11, East Tennessee History Center...

 

 

 Mary Blount Daughters of American Revolution: "Tremont-Connecting People and Nature" by Charlie Hanie, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, Blount County Public Library..."

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The Little Library with a BIG Heart Adamsville TN

The Little Library with a BIG Heart Adamsville TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

On June 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. State Representative Barnett Rich will speak at Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library about helping 120 more people who are losing their jobs in Adamsville, TN. Their last paychecks will be on June 29th 2012 which is the last Friday of the summer reading program. Children can come to the library and stay with their parents and grandparents.  The event will take place at the library on 204 W. Main in Adamsville, Tn. 38310.

 

The library offers computer assistance every Tue and Thursday afternoon from 4-6 on  how to look for jobs and apply for jobs on line as well as teach them anything else they are interested in. Everyone is on a different skill level with the computers & accessing online information. The library has someone available to help.

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Book drive to help with Kingston Springs library restoration

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The Friends of the South Cheatham Public Library are hosting their first used book drive during the month of April.

 

Requesting gently used books to be used as credit at McKa's Used Books in Bellevue.  The store credit will be used to benefit the library.

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Teacher scores likely to remain private in Tennessee

Teacher scores likely to remain private in Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

""Teachers are in such a frenzy about this evaluation system, period," said Clara Ford, a librarian at Kirby High. "A lot of teachers will be judged according to how the teachers in core subjects do. I don't think that is fair," she said."

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UT Hosts 2012 Leadership Summit on Sustainability | Tennessee Today

UT Hosts 2012 Leadership Summit on Sustainability | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
UT's Center for Sustainable Business and Tourism will host two events allowing university and state leaders to discuss critical issues that impact the state's environment and economy. The events will be held 2:10 to 3:30 p.m.
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Telling the story of Jonesborough with new brand

Telling the story of Jonesborough with new brand | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

""History is Jonesborough's story," said Gerald Price, a resident of the historic district and descendant of the Bean family of Boones Creek, the earliest to settle in the state. "The genealogy section at the library is one of the best in the region and a lot of people travel to Jonesborough to use it.""

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Obit: Gates, Helen Jonopulos - 03/30/2012 - Chattanoogan.com - Volunteered At Signal Mountain Library

Obit: Gates, Helen Jonopulos - 03/30/2012 - Chattanoogan.com - Volunteered At Signal Mountain Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"She attended Notre Dame High School and the University of Chattanooga where a love of books took root and eventually led her to volunteer at the Signal Mountain Library and join the Signal Mountain Literary Guild."

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Local Author Hosts Book Signing at the Public Library | Montgomery County Government

Local Author Hosts Book Signing at the Public Library | Montgomery County Government | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Carolyn Ferrell will sign her book “Occupied! The Story of Clarksville, Tennessee during the Civil War” in the large meeting of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15."

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Calendar of events

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"Thursday, April 12

 

Bookworms Club: A Parent & Child Reading Event for preschool and elementary-age children: 10 to 11:30 a.m., second Thursday each month, MGL Library at Patterson Park Community Center..."

 

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Nashville People in Business

Nashville People in Business | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Nashville People in Business: Awards, Achievements and Promotions...

 

Book'em board members are...Victoria Ross (Nashville Public Library, Edmondson Pike branch)..."

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New city hall bid at $1.6M » Area News » Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

New city hall bid at $1.6M » Area News » Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Under the consent agenda, the council approved sponsorship of the 2012 Tennessee Senior Men's Open at a cost of $12,500, and a request from the Art Circle Library to connect an electronic sign to the city lights at Webb Ave. and 2nd Street."

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Book discussion held at Roddy Library for "The Help" - The Herald-News - News Story

Book discussion held at Roddy Library for "The Help" - The Herald-News - News Story | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Rhea County High School Library and the Dayton's Clyde W. Roddy Library will host a book discussion of "The Help by Katheryn Stockett on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roddy Library."

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National Library Week is April 8-14; Patron Appreciation Day set April 10 | Columbia Daily Herald

National Library Week is April 8-14; Patron Appreciation Day set April 10 | Columbia Daily Herald | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Pictured is Maury County Major James L. Bailey Jr. signing a proclamation declaring April 8-14 as National Library Week. This year’s theme is “You Belong @ Your Library.” Also pictured from left, are Adam Southern, reference librarian, and Elizabeth Potts, library director."

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Student starts Gay Straight Alliance in county

Student starts Gay Straight Alliance in county | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"As neighboring Midstate counties deal with the issue of sexual identity and bullying in schools, some Dickson County students hope to heighten awareness of the same concerns locally...

 

The group then created a countywide GSA, a group that now meets at the Dickson County Public Library."

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A New Look

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Workers repaired termite damage at Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library.

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Tennessee SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 738

SJR738, recognizing Library Week, has now been adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly.

"A RESOLUTION recognizing the role of libraries in empowering the citizens of Tennessee."

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April 9 is Tennessee Library Day

April 9 is Tennessee Library Day | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Governor Bill Haslem has officially declared April 9, 2012 to be Tennessee “Library Day”.  

 

Register now to speak for your community's library: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TLLD2012.

Take advantage of this time with your legislators to speak about how libraries are transforming with the times to meet the growing needs of our digital citizens.

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TLA President -Tennessee Library Day

TLA President -Tennessee Library Day | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Please join us at the State Capitol to celebrate with people who love libraries! We'll have a short program for advocates at 3:30, and will serve refreshments in the hall from 4-5 p.m.

 

Registration is now open! You can register online, or in person at the TLA Conference next week. There is no cost for this event. Please spread the word; we want a good turnout.

 

Please invite your legislators to join you at the Capitol, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers on the first floor. This is just steps away from where the General Assembly convenes at 5 p.m.

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Art: Up Close & Personal: Chery Cratty Explains Pioneering Pulp Painting Technique #wcpltn

Art: Up Close & Personal: Chery Cratty Explains Pioneering Pulp Painting Technique #wcpltn | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Chery Cratty, pulp painter from Smithville, Tenn.,, will outline her adventure into her pioneering technique of painting with pigmented cellulose pulp at the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, April 9 in the Williamson County Public Library."

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Our Co-op Online | Memories in the making Jane Cooper’s crafty paper dolls help bring happiness to youngsters — and young at heart

Our Co-op Online | Memories in the making Jane Cooper’s crafty paper dolls help bring happiness to youngsters — and young at heart | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Last year, Shirley, a retired school teacher and self-published author, decided to tell Jane’s story through a children’s picture book. The pair collaborated on the lively project for six months, culminating in a recent book-signing and reading event at the Benton County Library in Camden."

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