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

Brand new class & instructor!

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April 2017
April 10, 2017 @ 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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January 2018
January 26 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

You’re busy, but how productive are you? Join us to learn effective strategies for managing your time and boosting your effectiveness at work. 7:30 a.m. networking; 8-10 a.m. session Bring a mobile device, tablet, or laptop. Limited to 50 participants. Coffee and Nibbles provided. Class format features a short lecture on each topic, case studies discussion in small groups and resources for use in businesses and organizations Required registration can be found at: https://www.blountchamber.com/community/soft-skills/

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May 2018
May 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Blount County Public Library is excited to be offering a new professional development workshop series, “All Things Google” Lunch and Learn Technology Series. The series is for adults seeking to learn about the Google platform, applications available through Google and how to access and use these applications. This technology series is offered with funding provided by the Tennessee State Library Archives Library Technology Training Grant. The workshops will take place Fridays each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

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June 2018
June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this fun class you will roll up your sleeves as we walk you through making your own bath bombs! Each participant will walk away with 6-8 bath bombs prepackaged and ready to gift or enjoy! Space is limited. Email joanna@villagetinker.com to register or with questions. $35.00 per person.

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