Library Corner

Posted 6/9/19

Library Corner Week of June 9 - June 15, 2019

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Library Corner


Our Summer Reading Program has begun! Join us as we explore "A Universe of Stories" through fun space-related books and interactive activities. We have programs for all ages. Sign up is required for some programs. Go to our website to learn more Feel free to come to our Wednesday event.


Discover Your Roots Genealogy Class

This month we will explore how to research military records for genealogical research. This program will happen Sundays, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the History Branch.


Summer Reading Group Ages 6-12

Join us as we explore "A Universe of Stories" through fun space-related books and interactive activities. This group meets weekly on Mondays until July 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sign-up is required.

 The Caring Place Onsite

Help for the Homeless

The library is partnering with The Caring Place to provide additional resources for our homeless patrons. A licensed clinical social worker will be on site Monday, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Hiwassee Room. If you or someone you know is in need of help, don’t miss this opportunity.

Teen Zone Gaming

Join us for drop-in Wii and X-Box gaming in the Teen Zone! Ages 13-17. 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 Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Southeastern Writers Alliance

SWA is a group designed to help members create and complete writing projects through sharing, critiquing and collaborating. Our goal is to help and to inspire our members to reach their goals of having a successful published work. Open to all aspiring or published writers. Meets Monday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Carmichael Room.



Looking for a fun way to get in shape? Join us for free classes offered at 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 Summer Preschool Story Time Group

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. Sign-up required during summer only.

Summer Movie Series:

"2001: A Space Odyssey"

Join us in the Community Room for this sci-fi book-to-big-screen classic. After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000. This movie series is intended for adults. Shown Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Community Room

Storytelling Guild

Come to the Cleveland Storytelling Guild meeting and hear wonderful storytelling and even practice telling your own tales! Meets monthly on the second Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Mid-Week Lunch

Free lunch for ages 18 and under from 1 to 2:30 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays, until Aug 1, 2019, no sign-up required.

Summer Movie Series & Gaming

This week's movie is "Lilo & Stitch"  —  Rated PG | 85 minutes, followed by video and board games for the family on Wednesday from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Folk Tales of the Moon Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever wondered what other cultures tell their people about the moon? Join us in the Community Room for an introduction to some of those tales followed by an outdoor scavenger hunt for photos of the moon and elements from these stories told around the world. Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is for adults and families.


 Baby Bookworms Summer Group Ages 0-3

Story time for ages birth to three with stories, music, and fun activities! Meets on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon,  and again from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Sign-up required for summer only.


Summer Preschool Story Time Group

Lively story time for ages three to five years, with crafts, music and stories. Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Sign-up required for summer only.

Mid-Day Build

A free Lego building program for all ages from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Community Room.

 Cosmic Crafts: Space Sun-catchers

Come up to the Carmichael Room for our first cosmic craft! We'll be creating space suncatchers, stained-glass style. Warning: This craft involves paint. The library does not provide artist's aprons and is not responsible for damages to personal property during this activity from 2 to 4 p.m. This group is intended for adults.


Multi-age Summer Reading Group Ages 3-12

Join us as we explore A Universe of Stories through fun space-related books and interactive activities. This program intended for ages 3-12 meets Saturdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. sign up required for the summer.

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff — Glow Party

Teen Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories! Join us for an After Hours blacklight glow party to kick off our summer reading program! White/neon/blacklight reactive clothing encouraged! Please register for this and any other after hour events at Ages 13-17 only. Email with questions. Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.


Upcoming FOLA Book and Coffee

Join us June 21 for the next installation of our FOLA Book & Coffee series! Connie Gatlin will be reviewing her newly published debut, Sunday After Sunday, a reflection on her time growing up in a little church in the Southeast “a small child, a small church, a small town, and a big laugh.” Join us in the History Branch Parlor at 10 a.m. to share some laughs about small things. There will be a book signing following the review.


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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