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Educational DVD's Added

Over 170 new educational DVD's  have been added to the library's collection. Thanks to to the Jane L. Pettway Grant, these travel, biography, and educational children DVD's have been added to our  shelves.  There is no charge to check these DVD's out.  They are located on the shelf near the travel section and in the children's area on the green carousel.

Meet the AuthorThe company of Girls 1862-1865

J. Wylie Forcum will be in the library September 5 from 10am to noon to visit with patrons and answer questions about his books and writing in general.

Mr. Forcum is the author of The Company of Girls 1862-1865. This historical fiction novel about brave Tennessee women left behind during the Union occupation is set in East Tennessee.

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.

Share a Good Book

Have you read a really good book and want to share it with others?  Now you can share a review of the book right here on this website.  Just follow this link or click on the Suggest or Review a Book tab on the left. Looking for a good book, check out the reviews.

If you prefer, you can still record your recommendations or read others' suggestions by looking in the notebook at the front desk in the library.

iPad Class Schedule

Curt Levine, Instructor

iPad Basics  Friday September 12 2:30-4:30 and Saturday September 13 9:30-11:30

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

How to Create an iPad Keyboard Shortcut

If you find yourself typcurt levineing a common phrase or sentence over and over, there is a better way. You can use two and three letter abreviations for most anything. For example, for your email address. By typing eml on the screen, autocorrect will display your full email address. Type phn may display your phone number.  Even websites ws will bring display your favorite website.

From the Home Screen, tap Settings>General>Keyboard>then look for "Add New Shortcut" >enter your email in the "phrase box" Enter your abbreviation in the "shortcut" box such as "eml"and then tap Save.

Click the Home button, tap on the Notes App. Tap anywhere on the Notes body to pull up the keyboard, then type your shortcut and you should see it automatically suggested in a bubble.

To delete or change your shortcuts go to Home Screen, tap Settings>General>Keyboard. Then tap Edit (located on top, right corner), tap red circle on the shortcut abbreviation you want to delete. Tap Delete. When you are finished tap Done (top, right corner) and click Home buttton to leave Settings and return to Home Screen. This works for Mail, Messages, Pages, Safari, and third party Apps too.

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  All Classes Full

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.

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

 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 Becky Haile, Library Manager. 

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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