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September 2016
September 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Résumé Help Sessions – Résumé help sessions are designed to give one-on-one help to job seekers in need of a new or improved résumé. Instructors will be available to help individuals design or update a résumé using current formatting trends. A flash drive with various résumé templates will be provided to participants. Participants should bring job history, including employment addresses, phone numbers, dates of employment, list of responsibilities, and salary going back ten years. A reference list can also be…

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September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beekeeping – what’s the buzz? If you’ve been wondering why this sweet craft has grown in popularity in recent years, the next presentation in the Southern Appalachian Studies Series at the Blount County Public Library will explore the history, current fascination and projections about the effects of bees on our society.

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September 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Résumé Help Sessions – Résumé help sessions are designed to give one-on-one help to job seekers in need of a new or improved résumé. Instructors will be available to help individuals design or update a résumé using current formatting trends. A flash drive with various résumé templates will be provided to participants. Participants should bring job history, including employment addresses, phone numbers, dates of employment, list of responsibilities, and salary going back ten years. A reference list can also be…

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October 2016
October 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This informational program will be held in Dorothy Herron Room A. This event is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library (BCPL) in collaboration with the Blount County Election Commission, the Blount County League of Women Voters and Blount County United. Program presenters will include K.C. Williams, BCPL Director;Jennifer Spirko, BCPL Reference Librarian; Margaret Muller, Knox County Adult Education; Susan Hughes, Blount County Election Commission Administrator of Elections; and Sharon Hannum, Blount County United, Civil/Government Committee Chair. Tech tools and…

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November 2016
November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Résumé Help Sessions – Résumé help sessions are designed to give one-on-one help to job seekers in need of a new or improved résumé. Instructors will be available to help individuals design or update a résumé using current formatting trends. A flash drive with various résumé templates will be provided to participants. Participants should bring job history, including employment addresses, phone numbers, dates of employment, list of responsibilities, and salary going back ten years. A reference list can also be completed…

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November 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

“Graffiti houses” is a little-known topic of the Civil War. Houses and sometimes other buildings that were used as hospitals for ill soldiers, became obscure “diaries” or “signatures” of sorts for soldiers who had no other way to leave their mark as having been in that location or area. So, on the walls of these buildings, they wrote their names, brief bits of biographical information or rough pictures in order to leave a legacy in case they didn’t recover. “Graffiti…

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November 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A qualified Navigator will be at the library to meet with individuals and families to help with registration for the Affordable Care Act. An appointment is required by calling 1-844-644-5443, or you can visit www.GetCoveredTenn.org/commit

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November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you planning to do any online shopping this season? This is a Special Topics computer class, which aims to help consumers find what they are looking for while avoiding the crowds. Learn how to take basic security measures and know which sites are safer. Register at the Reference Desk or call 865-273-1428 or 865-982-0981, ext. 4. The class will be in Dorothy Herron Room B.

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January 2017
January 14 @ 10:30 am - January 21 @ 12:00 pm

Brand new class & instructor!

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April 2017
April 10 @ 6:30 pm

To Kick Off Fiscal Fitness Series at Blount County Public Library Fiscal Fitness, a new series of once-per-month presentations about finance, will be co-sponsored by the Blount County Public Library and Blount County Habitat for Humanity along with various area financial institutions. “Understanding Your Credit and Underwriting” will be the topic of the first session on Monday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. Sarah Hooks, Family Services Director, Habitat for Humanity, will explain why knowing your credit score (and what…

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