Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be hosting several musicians on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:30pm
Come hear Kathy Sproull, Janice Smith, and Jim & Sherry Patterson as they provide a musical performance which includes Appalachian instruments, the Dulcimer and the Mandolin.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library wil be working with Karli Land to present a teen and adult workshop: Appalachian Papermaking on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00pm
Karli land will be leading a teen and adult workshop on papermaking that has an Appalachian twist. The class size will be limited, so pre-registration is required.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be hosting John Shivers for a writing workshop on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:30am – 2:00pm
Join local Author John Shivers as he teaches us about writing about the Appalachian region and its distinct customs and mores. This is a great workshop to attend if you’re planning to enter our Appalachian Writing Contest, which has a submission deadline of October 17 by 6:00pm. All ages are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to bring your lunch and participate in a “Lunch and learn” session. Pre-registration is encouraged.
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!