All Ages are Welcome! Jill Bond, a native of the Duff Community of Campbell County and now a Blount County resident, will be ushering in the holiday season with beautiful songs and stories from the East Tennessee Mountains. Justin Marcus will be accompanying Jill on the guitar and she will be harmonizing with her son on some selections. This program will be in the Main Gallery.
At 5:30 p.m. the fun begins as families begin their journey to the North Pole. There are 12 activity stations to immerse your family into the holiday spirit. Decorate your goodie bag, write a letter to Santa, participate in a Christmas tree scavenger hunt, make candy cane reindeer, and more! Santa arrives around 6:00 p.m. for photo opportunities near the Adult Services Area. The North Pole trail ends in the Sharon Lawson Room with hot chocolate and a movie. At 7 p.m.The Knoxville Opera will begin, directed by Maestro Brian Salesky, Executive and Artistic Director of Knoxville Opera. Come and enjoy a cabaret setting while listening to Holiday songs. Snacks will be available for purchase from a set menu provided by The Bookmark Café. This program will be in the Main Gallery of the library. This program is funded by the Blount County Friends of the Library.
Throughout the Month of December, “School Choirs.”The library will be hosting Holiday Concerts in December featuring local school choirs. This will be located in the Main Gallery of the library.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m., “Eagleton Elementary School Choir.”
Friday, Dec. 13, Noon, “Heritage High School Singers.”
Friday, Dec. 13, 1:15 p.m., “Carpenters Middle School Choir.”
Directed by Dr. Sue Swilley. The Grace Notes Flute Ensemble will perform a special Christmas concert. Choose to mindfully wind down as you prepare for Christmas in the Main Gallery. This program is funded by the Blount County Friends of the Library.
It’s the Dickens classic plus fuzzy fun! Rated G. Everyone is welcome! Our “Sensory Movie Fun” approach welcomes little ones (and bigger ones!) with sensory and attention issues, providing moderate lighting and a low-stress environment, plus LEGOs and crafts for busy hands. This event is welcoming for but not limited to those with sensory or attention issues. The film screens in the Sharon Lawson Room.
Children and families can ring in the new year with stories, songs, crafts and a gala balloon drop as we count down to noon. This event takes place throughout the Children’s Library.
Sunday, December 1 through Monday, December 30, “Letters to Santa: 1919.” What were children interested in 100 years ago? As the library celebrates 100 years of being part of this community, come by and take a look at letters children wrote to Santa that are highlighted from 1919. You might recognize a family name! Located in Adult Services Genealogy Area.