National Library Week: Special activities planned
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National Library Week begins today, going through April 20.

As part of the week’s activities, the Friends of the Library Association will host Dr. William Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee “Body Farm,” on April 16 for a speaking engagement.

The talk by Bass will be held at the Little Theater in the Village Green Town Center at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets will cost $10 and students $5. Tickets are available at the Circulation Desk at the library or will be available at the Little Theater that evening.

FOLA’s Book and Coffee Series will be held April 19 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. Author Joyce Fox will review her new book, “Slave to Grace.” Her book is based on the book of Philemon, built on Paul’s letter with the theme: “Betrayal and bitterness/forgiveness and freedom.”

A book signing will be held on April 20 in the lobby of the library’s main branch from noon to 3 p.m.

As part of National Library Week, the library will be offering special computer classes to enhance the library experience; a library tour on Thursday at 4 p.m.; and a showing of “Vegucated,” at 7 p.m., also on Thursday. This is a documentary portraying three meat-and-cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it is all about.

There will be several special events for children including special story times designed to encourage our young patrons to get library cards, use materials responsibly and be active library patrons. These will be held April 16 and 19 at 10:30 a.m., and April 20 at 2 p.m.

Sign-up has begun for the Mother’s Day Tea, which will be May 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for this event where mothers, grandmothers and girls, age 4 to 12, enjoy a special tea party. Participants are asked to bring a cup and saucer. Feel free to wear your fanciest tea party attire.

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