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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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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Text: Own Voices Author Talk– Carole & Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Carole Boston Weatherford smiles at the camera.

Learn From Award-Winning Author Carole Boston Weatherford

Posted by - January 28, 2021

When the American Library Association’s 2021 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday, there was a name that appeared twice among the winners: author and professor Carole Boston Weatherford. Soon, through your Library, you and your children will have a chance to hear from this award-winning author! On Thursday, February 4, Weatherford and her son

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Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge

Posted by - January 8, 2021

Starting this Monday, January 11, your Library is holding an Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge for all ages that runs through Sunday, February 28. The term “Own Voices” refers to literature in which the story protagonist and author share a marginalized or underrepresented identity, whether that be ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or disability. It started

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