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
Second Friday Science Lunch – Fri., Jan. 10, noon–2 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room. Bring your lunch! All ages welcome! Watch screening of NASA downlinks and broadcasts and other up-to-the-moment science and tech shows, with additional interactive activities for all ages.
Appalachian Reads Book Discussion Group – Sat., Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. Dorothy Herron Room A. January's selection is Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell, facilitated by Jennifer Voorhis. ►More Info
MLK Kids and Families Fair – Sat., Jan. 18, 1–3 p.m. Main Gallery and Children's Library. Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with an afternoon of fun, interactive and educational activities. ►More Info on the Library's Facebook Event Page.
Library Closed Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Black in Appalachia – Mon., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Main Gallery. William Isom II, director of Black in Appalachia for East Tennessee PBS, will talk about the Black in Appalachia project where public media, residents and academia work together to document, preserve and make available the historic narratives of Black communities in the region. ►Southern Appalachian Studies
Bluegrass Music Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesday (Jan. 7 & 21), 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►More Info
Quiltin' Bee – 1st & 3rd Thursday (Jan. 2 & 16), 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►More Info
Adult Coloring – 3rd Thursday (Jan. 16), 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
Are You Smarter than a Librarian? BCPL Trivia Challenge – 1st Monday (Mar. 2 ), 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. ►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 5 – Members Only – noon to 6
March 6 & 7 – 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