The Friends of the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven are having a raffle for four tickets to a Mississippi RiverKings hockey game and an autographed hockey stick. Entries are $2 and are available at the branch at 8554 Northwest Drive. The drawing will be Jan. 13. Call (662) 342-0102.
Oil Painting Classes
The B.J. Chain Public Library, 6619 Miss. 305 in Olive Branch, is offering free oil painting classes for adults every Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30. Beginners and advanced students welcome. No registration needed. Call Kathy at (662) 838-7155.
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the M.R. Davis Public Library, 8554 Northwest Drive in Southaven. Speakers, discussions, games and refreshments are some of the activities for both patients and families. Call (901) 359-0758.
The All About Adoption Support Group meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the M.R. Dye Public Library in Horn Lake, 2885 Goodman Road. Call (901) 833-8935.
Walls Anime Club
The Walls Anime Club meets at the Walls Public Library, 7181 Delta Bluff Parkway, the third Saturday of the month. The youth group meets at 11:30 a.m.; the adults meet at 2 p.m. For details, call (662) 781-3664.
The Memphis Knitting Guild meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Library, 5094 Poplar Avenue. The non-profit organization promotes knitting in the Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi area. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are invited to attend. Visit memphisknittingguild.org for more information and special event listings.
The Healing Hearts suicide grief support group, a peer-led group offering support for adults grieving a suicide death, meets 6:30-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the M.R. Davis Public Library, 8554 Northwest Drive in Southaven. Call (901) 870-2234 or e-mail SurvivorsinMS@yahoo.com.
"Don Farmer of Milan was appointed chair of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries (TACL) earlier this month at a meeting held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA).
TACL is an organization that provides advice to the TSLA on the development of the long range programs for library services in Tennessee and assists TSLA in evaluating library programs, services and activities."
"ELS/Johnson City set to open on the campus of East Tennessee State University. ELS is very pleased to announce the opening on March 5, 2012 of ELS/Johnson City, Tennessee.
ELS students will have access to all of the university’s facilities including the library, weight room, 200-meter indoor track, martial arts training area, racquetball/squash courts, outdoor challenge/ropes course, indoor swimming pool with eight lanes, aerobic studio, yoga studio, and an indoor climbing wall."
"Deborah Gall, painter and gallery owner of Abide Studio, along with Linda McLaughlin, glass artist/jewelry design and owner of Glass Act, will speak on completing applications for juried art shows and specifically using Zapplication (an online application system). Gall and McLaughlin will answer questions regarding how to write a concise artist statement, what artwork to present in an application, what makes a good booth image, how to select and prepare images for digital applications and any other art show questions guests may have."
"The city’s Historic Zoning Commission unanimously approved seeking National Register of Historic Places recognition for the Old First Presbyterian Church and Old City Cemetery grounds today.
Tennessee National Register Review Committee will consider the issue next when it meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at Brentwood Library, said Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commissioner Jim Thompson, who’s also a member of the state committee."
"Joyce won two prestigious awards in her field including the Service Award for the Jackson Madison County Library for her service from 1956 through 1994 and the Tennessee Library Association Trustee Award in 1990."
"Learn more about classes being held at the Health Resource Centers in Johnson City and Kingsport.
The Johnson City Health Resources Center offers free or low-cost health screenings and classes; direct access to free health information and physician referral; service referral by RNs and other health professionals; physician-directed medical lectures; health programs for all ages; and a medical research and reference library including Internet access."
"Holiday meals: Volunteers on Saturday distributed roughly 3,600 News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund baskets to needy families in East Tennessee....
The Empty Stocking Fund, now in its 99th year, also distributed 3,000 new books provided by Friends of the Library and 3,000 toys funded by a $30,000 donation from Variety of Eastern Tennessee, the Children's Charity of Tennessee."
"News, it's said, is the rough draft of history. In that capacity, the News Sentinel and its predecessors have now been sketching the history of Knoxville for exactly 125 years.It was on Dec. 23, 1886, that Kentuckian John T....
Reading itself is a vital to our community's future, of course. (We love the fact that the Knoxville Library marks its 125th anniversary the same year we do). So reading will be a big part of our birthday celebration.
The first event of the READ campaign will start Jan. 1. In partnership with the Children's Reading Foundation of Knox County, we will be urging everyone to make a New Year's resolution to spend some time each day reading — to children, with families or just alone — for the first 125 days of 2012."
"Benton County residents are outraged after news of losing state funding for their county library.Residents believe while the county has budget issues, the state's decision could have long term consequences on the community."
TLA and the State sent letters and communicated the possible consequences of the cuts to the library budget prior to it passing.
"There’s a lot to like about the square as is (Whippoorwill, Pizza Machine, Palace Theatre, AmberLeaf, Iced Bake Shop, Joey’s Flooring, etc.) and its surroundings, such as a new and improved library across the street, and Trousdale Place and the Sumner County Museum nearby."