Library Corner

Posted 5/12/19

Library Corner Week of May 12 - May 18, 2019

Closed for Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, 2019.

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Library Corner


The Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library will be closed today for Mother's Day.

Microsoft Windows 10

Learn the basic functions of Windows 10. Meets Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. This is the second of four classes. Sign-up required.

WiggleWorms is a baby program that targets children 2 years of age and under. Babies with their guardians will be listening to stories, rolling and bouncing, waddling and toddling to music including classical and multicultural, all for the purpose of developing motor and social skills. Meets Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

Teen Zone Gaming
Join us for drop-in Wii and X-Box gaming in the Teen Zone! Ages 13 to 17. We'll have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Just Dance, and more! You may bring an E-rated multiplayer game to share. Email for more information. Meets at 5:30 p.m.

Looking for a fun way to get in shape? Join us for free classes offered at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Microsoft office Excel 2016
Learn the basic functions of Microsoft Excel 2016. This is the second of four classes. There is a one-time fee of $5 at the start of class to a cover thumb drive with files. Meets Tuesday 9 to 11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time
Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years with crafts, music and stories. Meets in the Community Room Tuesday and again on Friday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Movie Matinee
We will be showing, "SOLO: A Star Wars Story," on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Community Room.

Storytelling Guild
Come to the Cleveland Storytelling Guild meeting and hear wonderful storytelling, even practice telling your own tales! Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

Microsoft Office Word 2016
Join us for this free class on the basics of Microsoft Word 2016. Meets Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. This is the second of four weekly classes. Sign-up required.

Baby Bash 

Join us for a fun time of outdoor sensory play for ages 3 and under. Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Baby Bookworms
Story time for ages birth to 3 with stories, music, and fun activities! Meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and again from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Community Room.

Lego Club
A time for Lego creations for ages 8 to 12 with Lego Buddies (teen volunteers) This year our challenge is to build something that is inspired by a game. It can be a video game or a board game. All creations will be kept and added to the display during the annual Lego Weekend exhibit in November. Come with an idea in mind. Group will meet 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Library Tour
Get a first-hand view of your Cleveland Bradley County Public Library Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

FOLA Book and Coffee
This is a monthly meeting hosted by our Friends of the Library Association (FOLA). It is open to anyone who enjoys a stimulating book review and a free cup of coffee. This month professor Susan Ashcraft will be reviewing her book "Beloved: A Journey to What Your Soul Longs For." Meets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the History Branch parlor.

Preschool Story Time
Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years, with crafts, music and stories. Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Pokemon Club
Join us for Pokemon battles, trading and just plain fun. Please feel free to bring your cards. This club is for ages 7 to 12, boys and girls are welcome. Club meets at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room.

Family Story Time
Join us for fun stories for the whole family with craft activities. Meets in the Community Room Saturday from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories. Sign-up now. 

Join us as we explore "A Universe of Stories" through fun space-related books and interactive activities. This program is intended for all ages. Choose the day and time that is best for you. Sign-up now on our website at

Kick-off carnival with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

Our summer fun begins with the Summer Reading Kick-off Carnival on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. There will be hands-on STEAM activities related to our summer reading theme,  "A Universe of Stories." Also, Mr. Bond’s Science Guys will present a special show at 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss the fun and food for the whole family. For more information call (423) 472-2163 ext. 124.  

Free Wednesday Programs
Feel free to come to the special Wednesday programs without signing up. The Wednesday fun begins at 1 p.m. with a free lunch for ages 18 and under.

Other resources and services :

Law Library
If you need to research a legal issue, the library has a Law Library located in the Reference Department on the second floor. We have a complete library of Tennessee State Statutes available for use. Check it out on your next visit!

Collectible Books
Stop by the display of antique and collectible books on the main floor lobby the next time you visit the library. A book is provided for silent auction bids if you are interested in purchasing.

The Book Nook
Don’t forget to stop by the Book Nook the next time you visit the library!  Friends of the Library (FOLA) operates and maintains the Nook, where you can find gently used fiction and nonfiction books at bargain prices. Science Fiction, Mystery and Fantasy sections have all been recently added to the FOLA collection. Each month special sales are displayed on the table in the Book Nook area.

Volunteer Wanted
We are in need of a volunteer for the Children’s Department. Must love working with children, be able to climb, lift and carry, be computer literate, be willing to assist at special events that sometimes include weekends and be dependable. Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus but not required. If you are interested, please contact the library by calling 423-472-2163 or emailing


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