CG – Georgia Author Signing – Sarah A Steed

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.


CG – 21st Century Reflections on Appalachian Identity with Speaker Dr. Mark Banker

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

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.

CG – CLOSED for Labor Day 2016

Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Saturday, September 3, 2016 and Monday, September 5, 2016

In order for our staff to enjoy the holiday with their family, Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be closed. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.

Remember, during that time our book drops will be open for returns and our eBooks and eAudiobooks will still be available. During this time, you will not be able to renew your items, as the PINES system will be offline for maintenance. However, items will not be due during this period.

Calhoun-Gordon County Library Labor Day