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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:

 November 27,28, and 29  (Thanksgiving)

 December 24 and 25 (Christmas)

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.

2015 Christman Lecture Series Announced

The Education Committee has released the schedule for the Doug Christman 2015 Lecture Series. All these lectures are free but require preregistration at the library  (865-458-5199).  Some lectures fill early and no waiting lists created. Please remember to cancel your place if unable to attend to allow others to take your place.

January 20   The Once Unknown City, Oak Ridge Presenter Emily and Don Hunnicutt

February 17 Hitler and the Nazis  Lecturer Don Edmands

March 17 History Lecture TBA Lecturer David Flanagan

April 21  Nuclear Energy: A Hot Topic  Lecturer Joe Solymossy

May 19   Summer Culinary Treats  Lecturer Barb Gothard

June 16  History Lecture TBA  Lecturer  David Flanagan

July 14 Selling on Ebay Lecturer Ed Smith

July 21  Tips on Genealogy  Lecturer Doug Christman

August 18  To Be Announced

September 8 Attack on American  Lecturer Don Edmands

September 15 History Lecture TBA Lecturer David Flanagan

October 20 Panel on Writing a Book  Facilitated by Lyn Neilans

November 17  Thanksgiving Tips  Lecturer  Barbara Gothard

December 1 Christmas Decorating Tips   Lecturer Margaret Boyes

Updated Facility Rental Fees

Looking for a venue to hold a meeting or a party? The library recently updated its fee schedule to become more competitive with other facilities in the area.  Select  the tab "facilities" at the top of the page, or click here to learn about our outstanding conference room, computer room and courtyard for your next event.

Meet the Authorjesse hester

Come meet local author Jesse A Hester on December 5  10am-noon.

Jesse Hester is a graduate of Monroe County's Hiwassee College and Tennessee Wesleyan College. He was fortunate to be one of three civilians to graduate from the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. This opportunity lends tremendous authenticity to his writing.

He resides in Monroe County and has recently released his second Jonas Lauer novel The Whiskey Barrel Murder. The first novel was The Bottoms Up Murder.

 He is looking forward to discussing his book with you or answering questions about writing in general. 

This will conclude the 2014 Meet the Author season.  The 2015 schedule will be announced soon.

iPad Class Schedule

Karen Brown, Instructor

Basic iPad  December 8 and 12  9:30-11:30

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 levineUsing the Plus Sign in Safari

In this tip I would like to discuss what the plus sign (+) in Safari does.

 From your Home screen, tap on the Safari icon to open the browser. Looking at the very top of the screen and just past the address / search bar on the right, you will see the plus sign (+). By tapping it, you will open a new tab. I then can enter a new web address, search for something or open one of my favorite bookmarks while keeping a tab open of other pages.   Yet there is a second hidden feature…

By performing a tap and hold on the plus sign (+), a pop-over appears and you can jump to your “Recently Closed Tabs”.  This little tip is handy, for when I accidentally  close a tab, or can’t remember where I was last on the web.

 A quick note, if you close out completely of Safari, the tab history will be erased. Happy web surfing!

 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

Christmas Fun Foods    Lecturer Barb Gothard  Call for class availabilityBarb Gothard


December 9   9:30-10:30    library conference room

Looking for something new to liven up your Christmas entertaining? Barb will share some favorite recipes for fun Christmas Foods.

The lecture is free but preregistration is needed. 

Sign up or call 865-458-5199

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 Rich Seymour, 2014 Friends President

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

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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