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
Bluegrass Music Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesday (Jan. 15, 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
Adult Coloring – 3rd Thursday (Jan. 17, Feb. 21), 7–8:30 p.m., Reference area of the Library. Fun and relaxation for grown-ups. Just show up. Bring your own or use provided supplies. ►More Info
Appalachian Reads Book Discussion Group – Sat., Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. Dorothy Herron Room A. Blount County Public Library's book group with January's selection Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong. ►More Info
MLK Kids and Families Fair – Sat., Jan. 19, 1–3 p.m. Main Gallery. Day begins with screening of A Wrinkle in Time (PG) in Sharon Lawson Room, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community organizations, educational groups, and activists for crafts, music, storytelling and hands-on fun.
Library Closed Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
A Quilt Sharing: Tennessee's Quilts and Stories – Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Sharon Lawson Room. Merikay Waldvogel, quilt historian, presents an overview of what goes into making a quilt, dating quilts, and relating the stories and histories quilts have to tell. Attendees are welcome to bring a quilt to show her. ►Southern Appalachian Studies series. ►More Info
Are You Smarter than a Librarian? BCPL Trivia Challenge – 1st Monday (Jan. 7, 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.
AARP Tax Help – Fri., Feb.1 to Mon., Apr.15. Volunteers begin scheduling required appointments in January (info TBA) ►More Info
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
ARCONIC Foundation Global Internship Program – Jan. 28–Mar. 13 (Deadline to apply: Jan. 23) Paid internship program for young adults (18-26) interested in manufacturing careers. Registration Required. Sponsored by: Institute of International Education, Blount Partnership, Blount County Public Library and Blount County Friends of the Library. ►More info at Library's Technology Classes and details at Arconic Internship Program
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 14 – Members Only – noon to 6
March 15 & 16 – 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