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
The Friends Community Market at Blount County Public Library – Every Saturday 8:30–11 a.m. On the lawn near Library entrance. Local farms and vendors, artisanal bakers, and food crafters. This seasonal market ends October 31, with a holiday market to follow in November (Date TBA) and will return next April or May.►Follow on Facebook►More Info
Soft Skills Training – Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, 8–10 a.m. via Zoom. Take your career to the next level with free training offered by the Blount Partnership! Get the Zoom app and register online. ►More Info
Who Wants to Know? Horror – Tues., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. For all ages, via Zoom. Email to get the Zoom link. It’s the spookiest topic for the spookiest month. Join our horror experts and enthusiasts to get great recommendations and insights into your favorite genre. ►More Info
Canning Clinic 102 – Tues., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. via Zoom. Mary Beth Lima, Blount County Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. Expands Canning Clinic 101 (Aug. 11 and Sept. 23). Ms Lima will show how to can delicious apple butter using the water bath method. Register for Canning Clinic 102 using this Google form. ►More Info
BCFOL Book Discussion Group – Tues., Nov. 10, 10:15 a.m. Note day change because Library is closed Wed., Nov. 11 (Labor Day). Dorothy Herron Room. November's book selection is The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. On Wed., Dec. 9, the Group will discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Meeting dates may be subject to change. ►More Info
Maryville 1920: From Pistol Creek to the Palace Theater – Published August 21, 2020. By Reference Librarian Brennan LeQuire, this book is the latest publication in BCFOL's Southern Appalachian Editions series edited by Jim Stovall, BCPL's Writer in Residence. Available for purchase at the Library and Amazon.com. ►More Info
Appalachian Suffrage Online Video – Tues., Aug. 18 and thereafter on BCPL's YouTube channel. Presented by Anne Van Curen, storyteller and monologist. ►View the video►More Info
Caregiving Online Video – Wed., Feb. 26 and thereafter on Library website. BC Office on Aging director, Joani Shaver, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Edward Harper discuss issues and resources related to caregiving. Link to video. For help accessing the video, call the Adult Services desk at (865) 273-1428. ►More Info
Seed Library @ BCPL – Through October 31, during library hours. Returns for the 2020 growing season! Valid library card required. Adults check out seeds in Reference Area of Adult Services; kids at Youth Services end of main desk. ►More Info at Library website
The next quarterly Book Sale dates will be announced here and in the Library calendar. The sale usually begins on a Thursday, for members only (noon to 6), and opens to the public on Friday and Saturday (10 to 4). Stay tuned!
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►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