"Books for Kids has expanded nationally and opened libraries in Delaware, Texas, California, Tennessee, Washington, DC and Arizona, partnering with national corporate sponsors, Homewood Suites by Hilton and ING Direct."
"TechCamp, a technology, social and online marketing smorgasbord, is sponsored by GeekMemphis and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bornblum Library at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove."
"This event is coordinated by Mecca Caron of the Maury County Public Library and Sonjalyn Rine of Maury County Parks and Recreation with special thanks to the First Farmers & Merchants Bank, the Athenaeum, the James K. Polk Home and the Friends of the Maury County Library and numerous community sponsors and volunteers."
"May 11 - Smith County Heritage Museum Archivists and Curators from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be at the museum to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia for a new exhibit...
May 19 - Rotary Club Golf Tournament The 8th annual tournament will be held at the Cookeville Golf Club. Registration: 8:00—8:45 a.m. Tee Off at 9:00 a.m. Cash prizes will be given. Registration forms are available at the Smith County Library, from any Rotary Club member, and The Chamber of Commerce...." Page 6
"Joining us on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in World's Fair Park at the 8th annual kick off celebration for the Knox County Public Library's Summer Reading Programs are authors and illustrators who dreamed big and made it: Alyssa Capucilli, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Gail Carson Levine, Dan Yaccarino, David Ezra Stein, and Dianne de Las Casas and many more."
The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard St., at 6:30 p.m. (please note that our meeting is one week later this month). The scheduled program on the Washington County Obituary Project has been postponed, and the preliminary obituary scanning that was scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. is postponed as well. Instead the program will be a presentation on DVD by Dr. George Schweitzer on the topic: “Migration Routes 1607-1890.” Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend. For more information, call Jim Wilson at 283-0318."
"The ensemble performs original compositions for flute ensemble as well as transcriptions of popular classical music featuring the entire flute family (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute). No registration is necessary for this free concert." May 7
"Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Tennessee Library Association at one low price of $35.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association..."
"State Rep. Debra Maggart, State Rep. Joshua Evans and Secretary of State Tre Hargett will be working with White House Mayor Mike Arnold, White House City Administrator Gerald Herman and other community leaders to help the community on the border of Sumner and Robertson counties get a new library. A meeting of community leaders is expected to be held later this month to discuss the increased need for library services in the White House area."
The South Cheatham County Public Library was damaged by a tornado in March of 2012. The TLA contributed funds towards the library's recovery. President Wendy Cornelisen presented the check to Librarian Janet Walker this past Friday.
"As part of his day in Cleveland, Elliott will conduct a wildwoods “ramble” at Fletcher Park the afternoon of June 9, where he will share his training as an herbalist and naturalist. In the evening he will share his unique brand of storytelling, music and humor at the Cleveland Public Library."
"April was Earth Month, and the University of Tennessee went extra green to celebrate...
The University further observed green practices this year by joining the global celebration of Earth Hour on March 31. The lights in Ayres Hall and Pendergrass Library were turned off for an hour in efforts to better conserve the planet’s energy and natural resources."
"Without the mayor’s proposed tax increase, the city will not simply stand firm for a year; rather, it will fall hard...
The ruthless finances of running the city are such that without an increase, Metro would be $50 million in the hole, and have to cut 150-200 police positions, about that many teaching positions, close the branch libraries and more to continue meeting its obligations."