Tazewell County Public Library

Calendar

Jul
10
Sun
Learn about the 1950 U.S. Census @ Tazewell Train Station
Jul 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the Tazewell Train Station to learn more about the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. This was made available to the public for the first time in 72 years with its release in April 2022. The U.S. Federal Census is a great resource to get historical and genealogical information. This presentation will talk about how your can access it as well as type of useful information included.

Jul
14
Thu
Off the Rails Book Club @ Tazewell Train Station
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a book discussion of “Main Street Anthology” by Louise Leslie on Thursday, July 14 at 6:00pm at the Tazewell Train Depot. Sponsored by the Tazewell County Public Library and the Tazewell Historical Society.

Jul
16
Sat
Chess Club @ Tazewell Library
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul
22
Fri
Banned Book Club @ Tazewell Library
Jul 22 @ 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)

Jul
28
Thu
How to be a Dungeon Master @ Tazewell Library
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dungeons & Dragons is a fun, story-driven game that is one of the most popular games in the world. Finding a dungeon (or game) master to run a game can be difficult. The easy solution is to become a dungeon master yourself! This program will cover best practices and recommended tools and resources for new DMs.

Sign Up: No

Ages: All Ages

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
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

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