Tazewell County Public Library

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Aug
11
Thu
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Tazewell-Lincolnshire Park
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Weather permitting at Lincolnshire Park.

Ages: Birth to 5 years old

Sign Up: No

Aug
16
Tue
A Life of Sorrow @ Bluefield Library
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Performed by award winning actor and musician Gary Reid, A Life Of Sorrow-The Life and Times of Carter Stanley is a one-man play with music about a mountain music legend. Along with his brother, famed Appalachian mountain banjoist Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley helped lay the foundations for what is today known as bluegrass music.

The 70-minute performance touches on Stanley’s childhood days on the family farm, the respect he had for old-time musicians that he knew and their influence on him, his jealousies and insecurities, his admiration for Bill Monroe, and the struggles with alcohol that eventually cut short his life at the age of 41 in 1966.

This mesmerizing performance affords today’s audiences a chance to connect with a bluegrass treasure as “he” tells the story of his life in old-time mountain music.

This free program is sponsored by the Tazewell County Public Library and the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Carter Stanley A Life of Sorrow poster

Aug
17
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Tazewell Library
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award winning nursery rhyme program for children from birth through age 5. Children and caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, music and movement during this 30 minute interactive program. An ideal early learning experience!

Ages: 0 – 5

Sign Up: No

Aug
18
Thu
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Tazewell-Lincolnshire Park
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Weather permitting at Lincolnshire Park.

Ages: Birth to 5 years old

Sign Up: No

Board of Trustees Meeting @ Pocahontas Library
Aug 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The next Board of Trustees meeting is Thursday, August 18 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Pocahontas Library. This is open to the public.

Learn more about the Board of Trustees, including guidelines for public participation.

Aug
19
Fri
Banned Book Club @ Tazewell Library
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this summer book club, we will discuss why these books have been challenged or banned. We will read brief articles on why books are currently being challenged in libraries and schools throughout the country. We will discuss First Amendment issues that surround censorship and how it applies to book challenges.

June: Maus by Art Spiegelman
July: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
August: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
September: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Banned Book Week is September 18 – 24th)

Aug
20
Sat
Chess Club @ Tazewell Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join the Tazewell Chess Club every third Saturday of the month this summer at the main Tazewell Library. We welcome all ages and all skill levels. We will have several chess board, but please feel free to bring your own.

  • Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, June 18 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, July 16 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, August 20 from 10am – 12pm

 

Sit ‘n Stitch @ Tazewell Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Sit ‘n Stitch group meets on the third Saturday of every month this summer from 10am -12pm. We welcome anyone who is interested in knitting and/or crocheting, whether you are a novice or experienced. Those who have needles, hooks, and yarn are encouraged to bring them; we will have limited materials available for those new to the craft. We intend for this to be a fun time for learning and exchanging tips, tricks, and ideas.

  • Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, June 18 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, July 16 from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, August 20 from 10am – 12pm
Aug
23
Tue
Off the Rails Book Club @ Tazewell Train Station
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a book discussion of “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00pm at the Tazewell Train Depot. Sponsored by the Tazewell County Public Library and the Tazewell Historical Society.

Aug
24
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Tazewell Library
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award winning nursery rhyme program for children from birth through age 5. Children and caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, music and movement during this 30 minute interactive program. An ideal early learning experience!

Ages: 0 – 5

Sign Up: No

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