Knox library has a place for all

Mary Pom ClaiborneOur Town Youth

We’re kicking off the new year with tons of programs for everyone. From crafts to genealogy, there’s a workshop for every taste.

The biggest bill goes to the star-studded launch of our Read City 2023 million-hour reading challenge featuring Mayor Jacobs and the Read City Band. On January 24 at 4 p.m. at the Historic Bijou Theatre, everyone is invited to enjoy a free concert of big band standards, a drawing activity with New York Times best-selling illustrator, Daniel Wiseman, dancers from Go! Contemporary Dance Works and a musical storytime. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit is the emcee. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

But you don’t have to wait until then for some good library programs. Here are just a few to keep you going this coming week:

  • At Cedar Bluff Branch Library, Wonderful Weather is the big subject for kids in grades 3-5. Registration is required. (January 12 at 2)
  • Karns Branch Library is hosting “It’s Oatmeal Day! Let’s Dough It!”for our budding artists on January 12 at 11.
  • Want to tackle some new skills in the new year? Norwood Branch Library is offering “Bite the Bullet”on January 12 at 6. You’ll learn how to access thousands of online video courses through LinkedIn Learning.
  • Don’t want just another teen book talk? Then this one is for you on Saturday, January 14, at 3 at Halls Library.
  • If you’re interested in researching family history, the East Tennessee History Center is hosting Family Search in Detailon January 17 at 6.

Check here for the whole lineup of programs and activities at the library.

Mary Pom Claiborne is assistant director for marketing, communications and development for Knox County Public Library

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