BCFOL membership dues and donations are used for Library programs, equipment, and materials. Our volunteers contribute time and skills to outreach and fundraising activities. We are always looking for new volunteers! Share your talents or learn new ones with community service projects, exhibits, popular events, or workshops. It's fun and worthwhile! ►Learn more
BCPL Seed Library – The Library is accepting seed donations now. They'd love to have heirloom, non-GMO, and non-hybrid seeds. Beginning March 1, you may check out seeds with your library card. How it works: Borrow seeds, grow the plants, and return some seeds to share with other people in our community. ►More Info
Are You Smarter than a Librarian? BCPL Trivia Challenge – 1st Monday (Feb. 4), 7–8:30 p.m. Dorothy Herron Room A. All ages welcome! Covers a variety of topics, from geography and history to pop culture and sports.
Bluegrass Music Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesday (Feb. 5 & 19), 6-7 p.m. For all ages and skills. Josephine Cappelletti, Director. One time $20 fee for bluegrass music book. Meets in Library Staff Lounge. Listeners welcome. ►Southern Appalachian Studies series ►More Info
Quiltin' Bee – 1st & 3rd Thurday (starts Feb. 7), 10–11 a.m. Study Room D (near Reference area). Instructor Linda Marcus leads this adventure in hand-quilting. All ages and skill levels welcome. ►Southern Appalachian Studies series ►More Info
Valentine's Harp Ensemble Concert – Sat., Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Reading Rotunda, Main Gallery. William Lovelace directs popular annual concert featuring harpists from Maryville, Knoxville, and his other teaching locations. ►More Info
[Garden] Pests and Disease – Tues., Feb. 12, 7–8:30 p.m. Sharon Lawson Room. Garden Series by BC Extension Office and BC Master Gardeners.
BCFOL Book Discussion Group – Wed., Feb. 13, 10:15 a.m. Library Board Room. Discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, led by Jane McManus. ►More Info
Redeem for Books or Membership! Buy books or collectibles at our Book Sales. Use for Individual ($15) or Family ($20) memberships. ►Order
Used Book Sale
March 7 – Members Only – noon to 6
March 8 & 9 – General Public – 10 to 4
50,000 Books! Build your own Library! Choose from a wide selection of used books in every category, many in mint condition. If you love to read, if you love books, don’t miss our book sale bargains! ►More Info►Map►How to Donate Books
Too many books? We’d love your donations!
Public book donations enable Blount County Friends of the Library to host quarterly book sales, maintain an eBay store and donate to the community. ►More Info