Library Event Highlights
Affordable Care Insurance Plans and Choices: Laura Self, THCC Coordinator 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14 Sharon Lawson Room
Affordable Care Act Insurance Enrollment (one-on-one assistance by certified counselors)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 14 Computer Lab
Medicare Plan Choices for 2016: Jeremy Long and Joani Shaver
11 A.m. Wednesday November 18
Exhibits: November 1-30
Main Gallery Area at Reading Rotunda end of Gallery
Artistic Connections Art Exhibit by members of Fine Arts Blount
Coordinated by Cindy McDannel
Bookmark Café Art Wall, 2 gallery cases, 2 Easel spaces in Main Gallery Sitting Area
Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Member Art coordinated by Linda Waterhouse
Computer Classes:must register: either call 273-1436 or go to registration desk
Rookies 2-3:30 Wednesdays
Intro to Facebook Nov. 18
Intro To PC Dec. 2
Intro to Internet Dec. 9
Beyond Basics 2-3:30 Thursdays
Email Beyond the Basics Nov. 12
Facebook Beyond the Basics Nov. 19
Shop Safely Dec. 3
Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society
Quarterly Meeting: November 17: 6:30-8:00 p.m.,Sharon Lawson Room
In association with the Mary Blount Chapter of the DAR, Nancy Fessenden McEntee, PhD, will talk about her book: Molsey Blount: The Colonial First Lady of Tennessee: From North Carolina to the frontier of Tennessee, her legacy continues.Book Signing: 6:30-7
Books available for purchase as are all books of the BCGHS
A Sue Hanye ExLibris Experience
Related by Barbara Zurl
Recently, my husband and I attended our fiftieth high school reunion. It was a magical night of catching up, remembrances and music – in fact, the event organizer compiled a CD of the tunes our Class of 1965 danced and romanced to.
Music is a shared experience – it brings us back to our school days, our homes, holidays and occasions. Though we might not remember exactly what salads were served at the Fourth of July picnic in 1965, we surely do know that we were listening to the Beach Boys singing Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ber-Ann.
This past summer, Sue Hanye, one of our Ex Libris Team, made extensive use of music. She had read that “research and experience show music can have positive effects on people with memory issues, often serving as a trigger helping them to reconnect with their past.” Taking that information to heart Sue decided to incorporate it into her program “Fireflies in the Smokies. “ Of course, the natural song to choose was the Mills Brothers’ classic Glowworm. The results were amazing –She said
“Barbara, you should have seen them – they all were smiling, singing along,
clapping their hands, and tapping their toes. When we were done it was evident
they wanted more – so I suggested She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – figuring most folks would remember that one – and sure enough – even though I knew only three verses, they just kept going …through all eight, right on down to killin’ the old red rooster and making chicken and dumplins.”
With that success in mind her next program - “All About the Moon” - seemed perfect for incorporating a few songs from the ‘40’s and ‘50’s. She played the old standard Blue Moon by Dean Martin. Some residents commented that the song was “draggy” and too slow, so she gave them a ‘60’s version by the Marcels. It was a hit! Moving on to humor she had them chuckling at some jokes – the favorite being:
Q: Why did the cow jump over the moon?
A: Because the farmer had cold hands.
After telling the history of Moon Pies (you did know that they were first made in Chattanooga, TN, right?) the group ate some as she continued talking about moon facts, moon myths and moon landings. She had planned on ending her program with another moon song – and realizing that this group liked peppy songs, she chose Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival. Though the folks didn’t know the words, they clapped and tapped in time and one resident commented “this is dancin’ music,” stood up and asked her to dance with her. Another hit!
The best part of the day according to Sue, was when she was packing up to leave, she heard one lady to say to another “Boy – we really had us a hoe-down.“ That is the power of music.
(Sue Hanye has been part of ExLibris since February of 2014).
Blount County Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Sponsored by Blount County Friends of the Library
Categories included ages 10 and under, 11-16, and 17+. There were rows and rows of pumpkins!!!! One winner, Hannah Spirko, shared her very positive experience creating her 1st Prize in the 11-16 age group. She saw the pumpkins at the Farmers Market and she felt they looked sooo much like little game pieces, PacMen so she bought them and primed and painted them to be the winning group they are.
Other first place winners include Susan Jordan in the 17+ age group,“Old Librarian,”
and Zoie Anderson in the 10 years and under age group, “Caramel Apple”
Thanks to all you Friends for your hard work which earns the money to pay the prizes and give all these entrants the opportunity to create so many cool pumpkins.
This buzzy bee/librarian (Linda Fuller) buzzed/orchestrated a truly creative pumpkin decorating contest.....