Regular Children’s Events

Posted by - November 3, 2017

Storytimes All storytimes continue on January 2, 2019. There will be no storytimes on February 20 and February 26-28. Mother Goose Storytime Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in January, March, and May. For ages 18 months and younger only. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 423-434-4458. Toddler Time Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

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Nature Reads for School Age Kids

Posted by - March 17, 2020

We were sad to have to cancel March’s Book Scouts, a monthly program designed to introduce kids ages 8-12 to new titles and genres they might enjoy based on their personal interests. This month, we were focusing on books about nature and animals. Since we couldn’t meet, Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson has shared a list

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Breakerspace Workshop for All Ages

Posted by - March 2, 2020

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at your Library’s Breakerspace Workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Donated technology items will be

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Building Community Through Song

Posted by - March 1, 2020

SING-ALONGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Your Library is partnering with a group of local singing enthusiasts for bi-weekly Community Sing-Alongs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, these gatherings will meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The sing-alongs are open to the public of

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Bilingual Family Math & Science Storytime I Cuentos Bilingües de Matemáticas y Ciencias para la Familia

Posted by - February 27, 2020

On Monday, March 2, your Library’s Bilingual Family Math and Science Storytime (MASST) resumes every Monday from 6:30-7 p.m. through the end of April. The program introduces math and science to children ages 3-5 years through age appropriate stories and simple activities. All stories are presented in English and Spanish, so children are learning another

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Fun with Recycled Materials!

Posted by - February 6, 2020

Babies 24 months and younger (no older siblings, please) and their caregivers are invited to drop by the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on Friday, February 21 from 9:30-11 a.m to play with repurposed, everyday materials in creative ways. This is our repackaged version of the sensory play days, so if your children enjoyed those events

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Tale to Tail

Posted by - January 24, 2020

At first glance, your Library’s Tale to Tail and Reading Paws programs, in which kids read aloud to trained listening dogs in one-on-one sessions, may seem unnecessary or even strange. But these programs actually address a real issue children face as they learn to read. Reading aloud can be intimidating and even scary for kids

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Celebrating “Snoozefest” for All Ages

Posted by - December 17, 2019

Throughout the week of January 6, your Library will feature “Snoozefest” programs for all ages in honor of Festival of Sleep Day on January 3. The unofficial holiday is intended to encourage recovery from the busyness of the holidays with rest and relaxation. Our Preschool Storytime and Book Worms programs will feature sleepy, comforting reads

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Book Scouts: “I Survived” Series Read-Alikes

Posted by - December 12, 2019

Your Library is excited to offer a monthly school age program called Book Scouts for kids ages 8-12. They explore reading recommendations with the help of librarians and discover new titles based on their interests and favorite books. The next program is on Thursday, December 19 from 6-7 p.m. and will focus on finding books

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Holiday Concert Series

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Your Library is getting into the holiday spirit with music! We have concerts on the next three Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. The East Tennessee Children’s Choir (ETCC) will perform on December 2. On December 9, violinists from Harrington Music Studio will play holiday favorites. And Harpstrings harpists will play on

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Fall Family Campout!

Posted by - October 29, 2019

It’s time for your Library’s Fall Family Campout, a pretend fall camping event for kids ages 4-12 and their families! On Monday, November 4 at 6 p.m., the Library’s Jones Meeting Room will be transformed into a fall forest scene complete with camping gear and a pretend campfire (but without the mosquitos and other creepy-crawlies

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