"Fans of cartoonist John Rose and the “Snuffy Smith” comic strip were in for a treat this week, when the artist stopped by the community center as part of Pigeon Forge Public Library’s Summer Reading Program."
"Meanwhile, with weekend temperatures forecast to reach triple digits, Blount Countians might want to consider finding indoor activities.
The Blount County Public Library has a few options of offer, according to Executive Director Kathy Pagles. The Knoxville Zoo Mobile will be at the library at 11 a.m. today. It will feature nocturnal animals.
The library also offers story hours at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday mornings. There is Toddler Tadpole Tales at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. There is preschool and early elementary school story time at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
“You can always get a smoothie at the cafe,” Pagles said. “That happens all the time.”
People are welcome to just come hang out in the nice, air-conditioned library, Pagles said, and “look at magazines and get something cool to drink and just relax.”"
/PRNewswire/ -- Timed to the arrival of summer reading season, LEGO Systems, Inc., the world's leading construction toy manufacturer, today introduced LEGO® DUPLO® Read and Build, a series of kits that blend early reading with construction play,...
Athens Wetland / Rain Garden Demonstration (McMinn County) – The city of Athens Wetland / Rain Garden Demonstration project began as a restoration of 5.3 acres of wetlands on the Oostanuala Creek, the location of the city’s E. G. Fisher Public Library. This effort served as a springboard for several other projects and locations throughout the city, including pervious amphitheaters and picnic areas, bio-retention areas, community vegetable gardens and orchards, rain gardens, sink hole buffers, the restoration of a limestone glade and native plantings.
"The old Spring Hill high school will be transformed into a planetarium Thursday as part of the Spring Hill Library’s summer reading program. The community can be part of a 45-minute journey through the universe between 10 a.m.-2 p.m."
"Friends of the Library (FoL) has announced that it will sponsor its first annual “Dog Days Field Party” on Saturday, July 28 – a family-oriented, end-of-summer event to raise money to help repay construction debt of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library and to enhance library services."
"There will be not be a program at the Leiper’s Fork Public Library 4th of July week. However, except for the 4th itself the library will maintain its regular hours of operation. This will be a geat opportunity for kids to get in lots of reading for prizes as the Summer program comes to an end.
The final program of the Summer Program at the Leiper’s fork library will be the Summer Program Finale Party at noon on July 10."
"If your home does not have air conditioning, take advantage of air conditioned facilities in your area such as shopping venues, restaurants, senior centers, libraries, churches and synagogues and recreation centers."
When Freddy Fagan was born in 1956, his family was advised to institutionalize him with other mentally challenged children. It turned out Freddy also had an added complication when it was discovered that he had cerebral palsy.
"Wish Upon a Star": Children will help draw a mural, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Info: 865-982-0981.
"Native American Dreamcatcher Tales and Crafts": 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, Blount County Public Library, Children's Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Info: 865-982-0981.
LeConte Photographic Society: Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, King Family Library, 408 High St., Sevierville. Program: three divisions for competition and an assignment category of "Monochrome." Info: http://LeContePhotographic.com.
"Thursday ( June 21) offered a full day of activities for visitors to the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library. In partnership with the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County, the library hosted “Raise Your Hand, Fun Day at the Library!”"
"Attendees were also among the first to see the Trail Tales program, a partnership with the Maury County Library that promotes the benefits of physical activity, nature, literacy and family time by serving as a destination for the 2012 Summer Reading Program."
H. Lynn Hunter, a World War II Marine Corps veteran and employee of the Clarksville/Montgomery County Public Library, has been selected to take part in an Honor Flight from Nashville to Washington, D.C., on September 5.
United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of 38 United Ways in the state, is partnering with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, other state agencies, corporations, and a host of non-profits in the Raise Your Hand Tennessee coalition ...
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