Tazewell County Public Library


Open Mic Poetry Reading @ Tazewell Library
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at the Tazewell Library on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm for an Open Mic Poetry Reading. Read your own poem (yours or your favorite), sing a song, or tell a story. You do not need to read anything to join us for the night. This is part of our “Week of Stories” at the Tazewell Library.

Game Day @ Tazewell Library
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

All Ages are welcome to play board and card games. Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play against your friends and trade your cards. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Local Author Event @ Tazewell Library
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, April 27 from 9am – 1pm for a Local Author Event at the Tazewell Library. Meet and purchase books from local authors at this event.

We will have a total of eleven authors attending the event: Robert Merritt, Tom Fugate, Cyrus Alderwood, Kari Kilgore, Maddie White, Werner Lind, Jason A. Adams, Kirk Abner, J.S. Crews, Mary Alice Barksdale, and Donna Fogelsong.

Memoir Writing Workshop @ Tazewell Library
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at the Tazewell Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm to take party in a Memoir Writing Workshop presented by Crystal Kieloch, Instructor of English at Bluefield College. Get tips on how to start writing your life’s story today.

Maya Angelou has said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Our beautiful, messy, complicated stories matters, so tell them! We each have personal stories with universal meanings -learn how to start, and how to develop what you want to say even if you don’t know what it is yet. In this workshop, participants will receive the tools to help develop their own personal stories. Learn story structure, and writing techniques that will move you toward a solid memoir. No previous writing experience required.

This is part of our “Week of Stories” at the Tazewell Library.

Trivia Night @ Painted Peak Brewery
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tazewell Library will run a Trivia Night at the Painted Peak Brewery on Main Street Tazewell. Test your knowledge as a team or by yourself at this family event. Call the library or Painted Peak Brewery at 988-7325 to see if trivia night has been rescheduled.

Brew & Book Club @ Painted Peak Brewing Company
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Painted Peak Brewing Company in Tazewell, VA for our first Happy Hour Book Club. This will be a fun time to talk about a popular book and meet new people. Painted Peak has generously offered to have a 10% off discount on food and drinks for anyone participating in the book club. This month we will be reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.


Storytelling Program @ Tazewell Library
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us at the Tazewell Library on Friday, May 3 at 1pm for a storytelling event for adults. This is part of our “Week of Stories” at the Tazewell Library.


Rema Keen

Rema Keen is a writer and performance/teaching artist who graduated from Virginia Intermont College with degrees in English Literature and Theater.

She has performed in a number of regional and national theaters including The Barter Theatre in historic Abingdon, Virginia, where she trained for four years in the esteemed acting and fellowship program. Keen has also performed with Ballet for Young Audiences in New York City, Actors Guild of Lexington, KY and with Pleiades Theater Company based in Louisville, KY.

Keen received most of her training in storytelling theater and oral history collection while touring with Appalshop’s Roadside Theater, a national touring ensemble based in Whitesburg, KY. She toured with Roadside Theater nationally for 4 years as a writer and performer, organizing and conducting Arts in Education residencies and storytelling workshops with adults and children.

Rema has co-written a successful and wonderfully well loved play, TEDDY’S PIECE, about the life of her Grandmother, Teddy, who lived in Raven, VA. in the Red Ash Coal Camp. Rema is from Buchanan County and currently lives in Abingdon, Va.

Deb Linkous

With few books in the house and zero trips to the library, in her formative years Deb Linkous collected stories by listening and observing. That early skill is deep-rooted! While Deb has never been caught stealing a story, she has adopted (and sometimes gently adapted) ones that she found abandoned and begging for rescue.

Deb has told stories at several Roanoke libraries, all branches of the Tazewell County Public Library, Crab Orchard Museum, Mercer Mall’s center court, and wherever else she found a welcoming audience.

Her first printed book, Job Untangled, a Biblical commentary for ordinary people, will be available this summer through Amazon, as an e-book as well as hard copy.

Game Day @ Tazewell Library
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

All Ages are welcome to play board and card games. Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play against your friends and trade your cards. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Sit ‘n Stitch @ Tazewell Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to popular demand, Sit ‘n Stitch will take place twice a month now on the first and third Saturday.  from 10am – 12pm. Bring your needles, hooks and your newest knitting or crocheting project. This is welcome to all ages & abilities. Call 988-2541 for additional information.

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Tazewell Book Club @ Tazewell Library
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Tazewell Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 12:00pm. Find out what books we are reading next. This is a free event. We can’t wait to see you.

  • Tazewell Library

    129 Main St.
    P.O. Box 929
    Tazewell, VA 24651
    (276) 988-2541

  • Bluefield Library

    108 Huffard Drive
    Bluefield, VA 24605
    (276) 326-1577

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  • Richlands Library

    102 Suffolk Avenue
    P.O. Box 860
    Richlands, VA 24641
    (276) 964-5282

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