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Book Sale Dates Announced

book saleThe 21st Annual Used Book Sale will be held April 17 and 18 at the Community Church. Friends Preview Night is scheduled for April 16.

Currently, book donations are accepted only at the library. Starting February 2, donations may also be dropped at the Tanasi Clubhouse and Chota Rec Center. Receipts for tax deductions available from library only.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Petras at

Library Holiday Closing Dates

The library will be closed: December 24 and 25 (Christmas)  and January 1 (New Year's Day) 

Please use bookdrop for returns if library is closed

Ken Ray Middle Eastern/Central Asia LecturesKen Ray

Ken Ray will update his 2014 lectures on the Middle East and Central Asia. This four part series will highlight the changes in the region and the challenges to the United States. This presentation explains the complex interactions of geography, politics, religion, terrorism, and economics. 

It will be offered on the four consecutive Wednesdays in January of 2015  in the  library conference room at 10:00.  Each presentaion will cover a different topic and will be coordinated with the preceding offerings. Sign ups will be for each class, not the series as a whole.

This class is free but preregistration is necessary.Stop by the library or call  (865-458-5199). Seating is limited.

New Guidelines for Ruff Reading

Charley and Wilbur are wonderful dogs with very friendly personalities who enjoy havingREading with Charley children read to them.  They also love to be petted and hugged.

Children that would like practice reading are invited to the library on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00-11:00. Reservations are required.  Contact Mary Ann by phone  865-207-2626 or email  Let MaryAnn know by the Thursday before the Saturday session.

Our partner is HABIT (Human Animal Bond in TN) from University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. A grant from The Jane L. Pettway Foundation has provided funding for this program.

iPad Class Schedule

Watch for new iPad Classes

Bring your iPad.  All classes are held in library conference room.  Preregistration is necessary.  Non refundable fee of $10 due at registration.

Curt's iPad Tip of the Week

curt levineWatch for a New Tip Soon

Click here to read previous tips of the week.

He is still available to answer your iPad questions. 

 If you have a question for Curt, contact him via the library facebook page  or  send him an email at

Free Educational Lecture Series

The Once Unknown City, Oak Ridge Presented by Emily and Don Hunnicutt  Class has openings

January 20  9:30-10:30    Library Conference Room

Ed  WescottEd Wescott's photos has been seen around the world and Ed has received numerous awards for his work.  Ed's daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Don Hunnicutt, will present a narrative power point presentation reflecting some of the iconic photographs taken during this historic period.

In 1942 major decisions were being made to end WWII and to stop the horrors of such a tragic war.  That same year Ed Wescott also had a major decision to make. Ed was employed with the Corp of Engineers in Nashville, Tennessee as a photographer. He was given a choice of assignments in Alaska or Tennessee.  He chose Tennessee.

Arriving in Knoxville in December 1942 he received his secret assignment to document construction of the newly formed Manhattan Engineering District Project.  From 1942 through 1945, Ed was the only one authorized to possess a camera. His camera captured the creation of three manufacturing plants and processes; the birth of a city from once sparce farmland; as well as the daily lives of the 85,000 that had been hired to work for the war effort.

This lecture is free, but preregistration is needed.  Sign up at library or call 865-458-5199.

Home Delivery Available

Loudon County residents that are temporarily or permanently disabled may request free delivery of books.  A library volunteer will do a short interview to determine the type of books you prefer and your favorite authors. The books will be delivered and then picked up three weeks later.  All free of charge.  The expenses of this program are underwritten in part by the Jane L. Pettway Foundation.

For visually impaired county residents, the library will help arrange delivery for free books on CD.  The library also offers a free short term loan of listening equipment for the CDs.

This program is available on a short term basis to those recovering from surgery or on a long term basis for those that are unable to easily visit the library.

Call The Public Library at Tellico Village at 865-458-5199 to sign up or get more information. A volunteer will return your call.

Coupons for Good Sam

The library is still collecting food coupon for Good Sam's.  You can place the coupons from the Sunday newspaper ads (no need to clip them individually) in the basket in the hall bookcase. A volunteer will clip and get them to Good Sam's.

Kahite Lot for Sale

 Mike and Debra Worley have generously donated a .5 acre lot in the Kahite neighborhood to the Friends of the Tellico Village Library.  This relatively flat corner lot on a quiet cul-de-sac has a mountain view and is a short distance from the first green. The selling price is $19,900 and is listed with Lakeside Real Estate Group.  Please contact Lakeside Realty if you are interested in this bargain.

Quick Link to Channel 3

Watch Sam McQueeney's "More than Books" featuring our new library manager Carol DeForest.

The direct link to this interview is

Channel 3 features interviews and ongoing information about The Public Library at Tellico Village and so much more.

For those of you who don't have Charter Cable, be sure to check out the CH3 website, which is the internet version of the Bulletins and Videos shown on Charter Cable CH3. In addition you can view the bulletins posted at the the Yacht Club, Wellness Center and POA office screens. Ch3 is the only place you can see all these happenings in one place.  Channnel 3 is now seen on channel 193 on Charter cable.

Shop Amazon-Benefit Library

Do you normally shop  If so, please consider ordering through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Tellico Village Library. To begin use this link  Read more

Love your Library with a Gift

  •  DVD/CD certificates for 12 rentals for only $20.
  •  Donation to the library any amount, but consider a brick for $150, or a leaf on the giving tree ($500,$750, or $1500) in honor or in memory of a special person.

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Drop Off Used Printer Cartridges at Library

The library earns over $100 a month by recycling printer cartridges.  All cartridges including laser are accepted.  Please place in green box in hallway bookcase.

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