Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Juniper S.

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also wanted to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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Books to Celebrate National Library Month

Posted by - April 1, 2021

April is National Library Month, so we’ve compiled a book list featuring libraries for all you library fans out there! You can find more by searching “library” in our catalog. Below the library-themed books, you’ll find the nominees and winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. These are titles that

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Elijah H.

Posted by - March 22, 2021

A year ago your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look ahead to reopening in mid-April, we also want to reflect on where we’ve come from. Every person has had a different experience and perspective this year, so

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Books and Movies

Posted by - March 1, 2021

March is Women’s History Month, so we’re celebrating inspiring, world-changing women in this month’s online book display. If you’re wondering where to start with important art by women, we’ve got you covered! Our librarians have put together a list below of books and movies by inspiring female authors and directors. Obviously there are many, many

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How to hoopla!

Posted by - February 23, 2021

Your Library is excited to provide you with hoopla digital! With your library card, you have free access to hoopla’s collection of over 850,000 digital books, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. hoopla is unique in that everything you see in its catalog is immediately available; you’ll never have to place a hold or wait

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Molly Catron: From Molecule to Metaphor

Posted by - February 19, 2021

Molly Catron is a chemist turned professional storyteller, a journey, as she says, “from molecule to metaphor.” Catron will be talking about the art and practical applications of storytelling on your Library’s Facebook Live on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. She’ll explain the cognitive things that happen when we hear stories, and how stories

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An array of fiction and nonfiction books are lined on a shelf for the Black History Month Online Book Display

Celebrating Black History Month with Books and Movies

Posted by - February 5, 2021

February is Black History Month, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate, reflect on, and read up on the essential contributions of the Black community at home and abroad. While we love these books and movies all year long, Black History Month is a great time to revisit an old favorite or find something new.

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Bridging Cultural Gaps with Dr. Jay Mehta

Posted by - February 5, 2021

Having grown up in India, Dr. Jay Mehta found raising a family in East Tennessee to be a bit of a cultural shock. That’s why he’s been working to start a dialogue between cultures here. As part of his mission to bridge cultural differences, and as part of our Own Voices Reading Challenge, Dr. Mehta

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