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2015 Lecture Series Speakers and Ideas Sought

The 2014 Library Lecture Series has been extremely popular, with each session filled and often an encore presentation scheduled.

The Education Committee needs your help to make the 2015 schedule just as outstanding.   What would you like to learn?  Would you like to share your expertise with others?  Please send us your ideas at

Meet the Author

sam bledsoe Sci-fi fans won't want to miss our next Meet the Author Friday.

On October 3 from 10am until noon you can vist with local author Sam Bledsoe in the library lobby.

Sam is the author of The Last Senobian a story about beings from a distant planet that are marooned on earth.

Sam welcomes questions about his book or writing in general. His website is

For a complete schedule of author visits click here

Movie Night Returns

Movie Night in the Courtyard will return Wednesday September 24 at 8:00pm.  Jeanne Robertson will tickle us with her rafting trip down the Colorado River.  Her DVD's are always a delight and a good hearty laugh.  Laughter adds years, so come grow younger with us.  The DVD is approximately one hour long.  The movie is free.  Popcorn and soda available for a small donation.

iPad Class Schedule

Curt Levine, Instructor

iPad Advanced:  Friday September 26 2:30-4:30 and Saturday September 27 9:30-4:30

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

Karen Brown, Instructor

iPad Basics: Monday October 20 9:30-11:30 and Friday October 24 9:30-11:30

Bring your iPad or mini 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

Viewing iPad in Dark Without Disturbing Others

Do you enjoy reading or viewing your iPad in the dark but find the bright background disturbs others and blinds you while reading in bed?  Let's invert the colors and make the iPad easier on your ecurt levineyes.

 Starting from the home page, tap Settings>General>Accessibility> and look for "Invert Colors".

Tap the Toggle switch to on.  Your iPad now is great when viewing in the dark.  Remember to repeat the steps to Toggle it Off for normal viewing.

You can also set up you iPad to switch back and forth between "Normal" and "Inverted Colors" by triple clicking the home button.  Simply scroll down to the bottom of the "Accessiblity" page and Tap on "Accessiblity Shortcut" and tap "Invert Colors".  You will see a check mark when selected.  Now when you want to flip from daytime to nightime viewing, it is a triple click away!

No longer will you see those pesky white rectangles when you look away into the darkness. Aaaah-smiles... 

Curt Levine is one of two volunteers that teach iPad classes at the library. Each week he will write a tip about the many wonders of the iPad.

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

Click here to read previous tips of the week.

Free Educational Lecture Series

Selling on eBay by Ed Smith  Class AddedEd Smith-Openings

September 30  9:30-10:30 in library conference room

By popular demand, a new Selling on eBay presentation has been scheduled.  The classes are free, but preregistration is required. Seats fill quickly, so don't delay. Phone 865-458-5199 or visit the library to sign up

Ed Smith will walk the audience through the whole process of selling on eBay. He will discuss setting up an account with eBay, the role of PayPal, how to price an item, the listing process, the bidding process, and shipping alternatives.

This program is part of the Doug Christman Lecture Series. Funding of reference books for this lecture is by The Good Neighbors Shoppe.

Ed Smith's powerpoint presentation is available here. If you have trouble opening the file, we will send you the presentation by email

History of Kahite  Speaker Gary Mulliner Class has OpeningsGary Mulliner

October 14  9:30-10:30  library conference room

Gary Mulliner has been a resident of Tellico Village (Kahite) for the past 8 years. While working on and creating the walking trails in Kahite he came upon the remnants of an old structure and asked himself "I wonder who lived here?"  After over 100 interviews with local Monroe County residents and reviewing a number of documents, he found that former residents of Four Mile (the former name of the Kahite area) were willing to willing to show him where certain landmarks, buildings, and even their former homesteads were located. Learn what he found out from the stories of the people who lived here before, during, and after the building of the dams.

Gary is a retired history teacher and businessman in California, New Zealand, and Maryland.

This lecture is free, but pre-registration is required. Phone 865-458-5199 or visit library to signup.

Emmett Till  Lecturer  David Flanagan Emmet TillClass has Openings

October 21 9:30-10:30

Emmett Till was only 14 years old when he was killed for flirting with a white woman.  His death is said to have galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement. That was August 28 1955.

David Flanagan will once again educate and stimulate our minds as his talks of this pivitol event.

Suggested reading for the lecture are-Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of Emmett Till by Chris Crowe; Eyes on the Prize: American's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 by Juan Williams; and A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till by Stephen J. Whitfield.

All classes held in library conference room. Free, but advance registration needed. Classes fill up fast and no waiting list will be taken.

This class is made possible by a grant from the Good Neighbors Shoppe

Call 865-458-5199 or visit the library to sign up

Weston Fulton Edison of the South  Lecturer Dewaine Speaks Class has Openings

October 28  9:30-10:30  library conference roomWeston Fulton

Author Dewaine Speaks will present a lecture on Weston Fulton, an inventor from the Knoxville area who was called the "Edison of the South"  Fulton's invention of bellows has impacted our lives in diverse ways. The bellows enabled the Navy in WW I to increase the effectiveness of their depth charges and the Army-Air Corp in WWII to ensure accuracy of the Norden bombsight. His bellows enable homeowners to control the temperature in their homes and while helping supply drinking water to astronauts on the moon.

Mr. Speaks is the author of Weston Fulton Changed The World. A copy of the book may be found in the biography section. Mr. Speaks is an informative as well as entertaining  speaker.

Sign up at front desk or call 865-458-5199 to preregister.

 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 a preview of Friends' Membership Month.

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.

Chipmunk Challenge

 chipmunk challenge The Kiyuga Chipmunks laid down the challenge.  The residents of Kiyuga Way collected $500 to buy a leaf on the Giving Tree.

To date, 7 neighborhoods have raised various amounts of money to support the library. In addition to the Kiyuga Chipmunks, these neighborhoods have joined the challenge :the Coyatee Quackers, Saligugi Mud Turtles, the Saloli Squirrels, Seminole Wild Bunch, Tanasi Lagoon Townhouses, and the Kiowa WayPoint Neighbors.

Its not to late for your neighborhood to take the challenge.

The library appreciates the support of these neiborhoods and hopes other groups will take up the challenge. Small street?  Remember $150 buys a brick in the courtyard.

Information on the price of leaves and other options are available in the foyer at the library.

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. Read more

Ruff Reading Class Continues at Library

charley and friendCharley is a very special canine. Charley is part of the HABIT team. HABIT is an acronym for Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Charley is one of many animals that works in animal related therapy programs.  Charley visits The Public Library at Tellico Village the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10am-11. He hopes that many children will want to read to him.  No registration is needed, but appointments may be made. Please direct questions to This program is made possible because of a Jane L. Pettway Foundation grant.

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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