Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be hosting a young Georgia Author: Sarah A. Steed on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Sarah A. Steed will be joining us for refreshments and a signing as we celebrate the release of her first novel Can I do This Alone, published by Westbow Press.
For more information, please contact the library at 706-624-1456.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents an Appalachian craft for kids: Paper Weaving on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 4:00pm-5:30pm
Kids of all ages, join us to learn about paper weaving. The library will provide all supplies.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a Family Activity: Joseph Evans and Russell Cook of the Little Country Giants on Saturday, September 10, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm
Join members of southern music group, Little Country Giants, for some live music and fun. All ages can participate!
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents an adult event: 21st Century Reflections on Appalachian Identity with Speaker Dr. Mark Banker on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am
“Writing with the keen eye of a native son who left the area only to returen years later, Banker uses elements of his own autobiography to underscore the ways in which East Tennesseans, particularly ‘successful’ urban dwellers, often distance themselves from an Appalachian identity. This understandable albeit regrettable response, Banker suggests, diminishes and demeans both the individual and region, making stereotypically ‘Appalachian’ conditions self-perpetuating.” – From utpress.org.
Mark T. Banker, author of Appalachians All: East Tennesseans and the Elusive History of an American Region, is a history teacher at Webb School of Knoxville, and resides on the farm where he was raised in nearby Roane County. He earned his PhD at the University of New Mexico and is the author of Presbyterian Missions and Cultural Interaction in the Far Southwest, 1850-1950. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Presbyterian History, Journal of the West, OAH Magazine of History, and Appalachian Journal.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents an all ages event: Appalachian Dulcimers with Chris Smallwood and Tommy Blaylock on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Join Chris Smallwood and Tommy Blaylock for an afternoon of live Appalachian-style music using the dulcimer. Free for all ages.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents an event for Teens and Adults: Clay Pottery on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4:00pm-5:30pm
We’ll learn about how clay pottery is created and maybe get our hands dirty.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a Family Activity: Banjo Sing-a-long with Joe Forsee on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Drop in any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and enjoy some music Appalachian style with Joe Forsee on the banjo. All ages are invited to sing-a-long!
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a Family Activity: Candle Making with Karli on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:30am-2:00pm
Drop in any time between 10:30am and 2:00pm to try your hand at candle making. All ages can participate!
Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be hosting a writing workshop for teens: Appalachian Writing on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:45am
Teens in 6th-12th grade, join us as we learn about writing in the Appalachian style and for some tips on writing in general.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library presents a DIY workshop for teens and adults: Pillow Slip Dresses on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bring in a pretty pillow case that you’re prepared to cut up, and ribbon from home in order to make some dresses.