BCFOL members support the Library with membership dues, donations, and volunteer work. Join and share your talents or learn new ones, with service projects, exhibits, popular events, or workshops. It's fun and worthwhile! ► Learn more
Register by May 5 for the Scottish genealogy workshop on May 20. Apply for consideration by May 20 for Foothills Voices, the Library's 10-month writing course starting in June. The Appalachian Studies Series continues May 9, with Dr. Bob Hutton on How Appalachia Became Appalachia. Summer Reading Programs kick-off May 28th with a Mini-Con for all ages. See event highlights below and find many more programs and exhibits at the Library's website.
Scottish Genealogy on Both Sides of the Pond - May 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. A unique full-day workshop with expert genealogists to help you find your Scottish roots. Register now. ▶︎ More Info
TODAY! Curiosity Creates: STEAMDay – Sat., April 30, 2-4 p.m. Fun for kids and teens (K-12) with the Library's new techno-gadgets from a Curiosity Creates grant. Demos of Ozubots, Makey Makeys, 3D Printing, Cubelets, and much more. Reading Rotunda. ▶︎ More Info
Résumé Help – Mon.–Thurs., May 2, 3, 4, 5, in Computer Lab. One-on-one sessions from 9 to noon by instructors from BC Adult Education. Register at Reference Desk. ▶︎ More Info
Library closed May 6 for staff training
How Appalachia Became Appalachia – Mon., May 9, 7 p.m., Main Gallery. Dr. Bob Hutton (UTK) explores myths, misconceptions, and realities of regional social history. ▶︎ More Info
Coloring for Adults – Monthly on 3rd Thurs. (May 19), 7 p.m. Fun and relaxation for grown-ups. Bring your own or use provided supplies. Led by Jennifer Spirko in the Main Gallery. ▶︎ More Info
Foothills Voices Project – June 23, 2016 to March 23, 2017. Course for novice or amateur writers offered by Blount County Public Library in conjunction with Southern Appalachian Studies. For consideration, submit application and writing sample by May 20. Tuition due upon acceptance. ▶︎ More Info
Mini-Con Summer Reading Program Kickoff – Sat., May 28, 10 to 5. Activities for all ages, closing with cosplay contest. 2016 Summer Reading Program: Wellness, Fitness, and Sports runs through July 30. A brochure and publicity will be posted at www.blountlibrary.org.
July 21 – Members Only – noon to 6
July 22 & 23 – General Public – 9 to 5
50,000 Books! Come 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 this Book Bargain Event. ► More Info► Map & Directions