"Christina Chester-Fangman, Gina Garber, Katie Pendleton and Joe Weber were part of a panel, titled Libraries Transform: Case Studies in New Spaces, New Services, New Solutions, at the recent Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference in Knoxville."
"Come to an informational meeting to learn about the Housing of Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, which provides affordable, permanent housing to many homeless Veterans."
"Many public libraries attract more patrons than ever. People of all ages flock to them. Individuals of all ages -- especially the poor, the elderly and those in rural areas -- come to the library because it often is the only place they can get online and connect to the digital world. That's hardly a surprise. About a third of Americans still do not have broadband access at home."
Area Happenings - Book Sale The Claiborne County Public Library will be having its First Annual Spring Book Sale April 30-May 5 in the basement of the library. Lots of bargains. Nothing over $1.00. Come by and check it out.
"Libraries in Tennessee, Kansas, and Missouri are close to entering a dizzying space where they will have so much digital horsepower that they will be able to download and upload files on the Internet at speeds up to one gigabit per second."
"The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ is inviting all members and non-members to join us as we have guest speaker Sara Estes the gallery coordinator from the Fisk University's "Alfred Stieglitz Collection". Sara will discuss this importance of the collection as well as other artworks within the Fisk University collection."
Register for FREE for the final webinar in the TLA Staff Development Webinar series featuring R. David Lankes.
This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities. This includes co-owning the library space, returning to a sharing model of libraries, and focusing on the aspirations of the community. Several examples of libraries acting as platforms for community advancement will be discussed.
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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