CM – CLOSED for Labor Day 2016

Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be closed for the Labor Day holidays on Saturday, September 3, 2016 and Monday, September 5, 2016

In order for our staff to enjoy the holidays with their family, Chatsworth-Murary County Library will be closed. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays.

Remember, during that time our book drops will be open for returns and our eBooks and eAudiobooks will still be available. You can renew your items online as well!

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DW – Teen Nerdfighter Night: Esther Day

Dalton-Whitfield County Library presents Teen Nerdfighter Night: Esther Day on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 starting at 5:00pm

Join fellow Nerdfighters as we watch Vlogbrothers videos, make crafts, games, and celebrate Esther Day! Don’t forget to be awesome!

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DW – Teen Fandom Friday: Retro Video Games

Dalton-Whitfield County presents a Teen Event: Teen Fandom Friday Retro Video Games coming Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

We’ll be playing giant “Pong” using a bedsheet and ball. Then, we can play retro video games on a Wii and create retro pixel art using perler beads. Teens 6th-12th grade only, please!

Text @yalib to 81010 to get reminders and updates!

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

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a computer class: Intro to the Internet 102 on July 29, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:45am

Join us to learn searching for websites and navigating the world wide web.

Register for classes at the front desk. There are a limited number of seats, so reserve yours today! You must be registered to attend.

For more information, call 706-624-1456!

DW – Book Blast @ Mack-Gaston Community Center

Readers to Leaders Dalton Whitfield presents a Children’s Event: Book Blast coming Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:00pm at the Mack-Gaston Community Center

This event is hosted by the awesome folks at Readers to Leaders Dalton Whitfield. “Mark your calendar to attend for a fun-filled evening to celebrate literacy in our community! Every child receives a free book. Get your child’s picture with Clifford the Big Red Dog and other book characters, play life-size Scrabble, and other literacy games and crafts!” – Readers to Leaders

For more information about the event, check out their Facebook event: 5th Annual Book Blast Literacy Celebration.

DW – LTTC Social Media: Facebook 102 (July 2016)

Dalton-Whitfield County Library’s LTTC presents a Social Media: Facebook 102 class on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Adding friends, sharing, posting, and messaging. 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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CG – Internet 101 Computer Class (Pre-Registration is Required)

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a computer class: Intro to the Internet 101 on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:45am.

Join us to learn the basics of the Internet including using a browser and learning about websites.

Register for classes at the front desk. There are a limited number of seats, so reserve yours today! You must be registered to attend.

For more information, call 706-624-1456!

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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