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CG – Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature Exhibit

Calhoun-Gordon County Library, East Tennessee Historical Society, and Knox County (Tennessee) Public Library have worked together to present an exhibit: Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, beginning Wednesday, July 27, 2016 and ending October 22, 2016

This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s. Organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee, and based on research by Jamie Osborn, Manager of the Halls Branch, Knox County Public Library, Reading Appalachia aims to show a more complete picture of the region’s literary heritage and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

Sporting life-size characters from some of the books, the exhibit is designed to create the sensation of walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young, and others. Books are available to touch, read, and explore. The exhibit includes hands on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They are also invited to create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia.

Attendees can view original films and hear the voice of old time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

An exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature at this scale has never been produced; this exhibition is designed to travel to other libraries and locations in and around Appalachia. Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children and Young Adult Literature.

Why Appalachian children’s books?
Few things capture our hearts and senses more vividly than children’s books. They ignite imagination and help bring structure and understanding to developing minds. Their stories linger and guide us into adulthood; they help define us.

Perhaps more than any other region, Appalachia has captured the nation’s imagination. It is a land where the blue smoke of the mountains, the self-sufficiency of life in a holler, and the singsong of an enthralling storyteller come together in a near mythic culture.

Appalachia is a land about which stories are told. By examining seminal titles published over the decades since the late 1800s, we hope to show the fuller picture of our region’s literary heritage, and how this literature tells the story of childhood in Appalachia.

-Excerpt from Calhoun-Gordon County Library’s Press Release

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DW – Adult DIY Planters

Dalton-Whitfield County Library will be hosting an adult event: DIY Planters on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Create simple macramé hanging planters for your home and garden. Limit 15. No early sign-ups. First come, first served. This program is free and all supplies are provided. Adults ages 18 and up only, please.

CG – CLOSED for Exhibit Setup

Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26, 2016, all day

We have a new exhibit coming to our library, and in order to set it up, the library will be closed for your safety. Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook for more information!

During this time, our bookdrops will remain open and Dalton-Whitfield County Library and Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be available for your check out and computer needs.

DW – LTTC Social Media: Facebook 101 (July 2016)

Dalton-Whitfield County Library’s LTTC presents a Social Media: Facebook 101 class on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Creating an account and configuring security settings. Basic computer skills and an email address required.

Registration is required for all LTTC classes. You can register in several different ways. Click the image below to fill out an online form, call the library at 706-876-2504, or drop by to pick up a paper form.

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DW – LTTC World Wide Web: Internet 101 (July 2016)

Dalton-Whitfield County Library’s LTTC presents a World Wide Web: Internet 101 class on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Learn the basics of Internet browsers and searching the web. Basic computer skills required.

Registration is required for all LTTC classes. You can register in several different ways. Click the image below to fill out an online form, call the library at 706-876-2504, or drop by to pick up a paper form.

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CG – Computer Basics 102 Computer Class (Pre-Registration is Required)

Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a Computer Basics 102 Class on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:45am

Come learn the basics of computers, including the parts of a computer and how to get started. This is the second part to the Computer Basics class. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.

To register, drop by the front desk at Calhoun-Gordon County Library or call 706-624-1456.

No computer experience is necessary.

DW – LTTC World Wide Web: Email Usage (July 2016)

Dalton-Whitfield County Library’s LTTC presents a World Wide Web: Email Usage class on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Learn how to send and receive emails using Gmail. Basic computer skills required.

Registration is required for all LTTC classes. You can register in several different ways. Click the image below to fill out an online form, call the library at 706-876-2504, or drop by to pick up a paper form.

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CG – Computer Basics 101 Computer Class (Pre-registration is required)

Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a Computer Basics 101 Class on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:45am

Come learn the basics of computers, including the parts of a computer and how to get started. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.

To register, drop by the front desk at Calhoun-Gordon County Library or call 706-624-1456.

No computer experience is necessary.