National Library Week will be April 13-19. The highlight of the week will be a lecture by historian David Flanagan on April 15, 9:30-10:30 in the library conference room. The subject will be Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain and how their life experiences influenced their writing. This lecture is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Suggested reading for the lecture: Mark Twain a Life by Ron Powers ; Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain Himself; and Lincoln by David Herbert Donald.
This lecture will nicely segue into the professional actor performance Abe Lincoln,Mark Twain and The Civil War that will be held April 22 at 7pm at St Thomas Church. Tickets for this event will be sold at the library.
The following iPad classes are being offered.
March 17 & 21 Instructor Karen Brown 9:30-11:30
March 21 2:30-4:30 and March 22 9:30-11:30 Curt Levine, instructor
April 7 & 11 Instructor Karen Brown 9:30-11:30
The fee for the 2 session class is a non refundable $10 payable at registration. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. All classes meet in the library conference room. Register at front desk.
The 20th Annual Used Book Sale will be held April 25 and 26. April 24 will Friends' Preview night. This popular event will be held at the Community Church at Tellico Village.
The book sale is a major fundraiser for the library and proceeds go toward mortgage payment and other operational expenses of the library. Twelve thousand dolllars was raised in 2013 by the sale.
Sorting has begun at the library annex. Books may be dropped off at the library, Chota Rec Center, Tanasi Club House and Sloan's Hardware at Tellico Village (deli entrance).
Tax receipts for book donations are available at the library.
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.
The Summer Reading Program needs volunteers to work two Saturdays of your choice. The program runs every Saturday June 14-July 19 from 10am to noon. This years program "Fizz, Boom, Read" is all about science. Participants in the program range in age from 5 to11 years old. Each child is exposed to reading and crafts and always has something to take home at end of session. It is guaranteed fun experience for the volunteers!
Both teachers and helpers are needed to make this another successful year. Contact Billie Whitney at email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
Don Pardue will be the featured author April 4 in the library lobby. Don is the author of Blossoms in Winter, Southern Sanctuary, Maiden Harvest, and Tom, Dick, and Harriet.
He will be happy to discuss his books or writing in general with you. Look for him in the library lobby 10am-noon on the first Friday in April.
Don's website is: http://www.authorsguildoftn.org/don-pardue/
The complete schedule of author visits is listed here
The Public Library at Tellico Village is pleased to announce The Doug Christman Third Tuesday Lecture Series for 2014. Sign up sheets for all lectures are available at the library. Classes are limited to 35 attendees. Lectures will be on a variety of subjects.
The second lecture in the series will be held March 18 at 9:30 in the library conference room. Eat Healthy-Cook Easy presented by chef Barbara Gothard, will feature Mediterranean foods such as tabouli,minestrone, hummus and more. This UT Culinary School graduate will have dishes to sample as she discusses the food of that area. This is a free lecture, but registration is necessary and class size is limited.
Other lectures in this series will be on Interior Design by Margaret Boyes, Fishing by ichthyologist Dave Etnier, and Selling on E-bay by Ed Smith. Sign up sheets are available at library. Class size is limited. For a complete list of lectures click here.
David Flanagan has agreed to repeat his lecture originally presented on February 18. The encore lecture on Truman and his Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb will be held March 25 at 9:30. The lecture is free but class size is limited and registration is required.
The Friends of the Library Board of Directors wants you to know how much we appreciate your Friendship, below are just some of the ways we would like to say "Thanks for being our Friend!"
Sloan Hardware store in the village will give a 5% discount on hardware, lumber, paint, and building supplies. Just show your current membership sticker. Check out there website
Faces of Tellico offer a 10% discount on massages and facials. See their website
Book Sale Preview Night
Discount at all Library Events
Satisfaction that you are contributing to the continued success of the library's in-house and outreach programs.
Membership forms available at circulation desk or download here
For more information on how your membership dues are spent click here
Watch Sam McQueeneys "More than Books" interview with Friends President Rich Seymour on Channel 3. http://vimeo.com/86188696
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.
The Saligugi Mud Turtles and the Seminole Wild Bunch have met the Chipmunk Challenge. Residents of Saligugi raised $750 and The Wild Bunch raised $500. Their leaves will be on a special neighborhood branch of the Giving Tree.
Its not to late for your neighborhood to take the challenge.
The residents of Kiyuga Way collected money to buy a leaf on the Giving Tree. Choosing the Cherokee word for Kiyuga, the neighborhood issued the Chipmunk Challenge. They challenged other streets to raise a minimum of $500 to buy a leaf on the special neighborhood branch of our beautiful tree.
The library appreciates the support of the Chipmunks,Mud Turtles, and Wild Bunch 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.
Do you normally shop Amazon.com. 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
Charley 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. Beginning September 21, Charley will be visiting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org This program is made possible because of a Jane L. Pettway Foundation grant.
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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.