Library Blog

Archivist Lori Lockhart to Present Pieces of the Past: What Quilts Can Tell Us About Our Ancestors

Lori Lockhart, certified archivist at the Tennessee State Library & Archives, will discuss how looking at quilts can help us better understand our family histories at the History Branch & Archives on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30pm. The History Branch is located at 833 N. Ocoee St. Please contact the  History Branch at 423-479-8367 with any questions […]

Lynn Freeman, SAR Registrar, to Present Online Genealogical Resources

Join Sons of the American Revolution Registrar Lynn Freeman on Sunday, February 11 at 2:30pm as he discusses online resources for genealogical research as a part of our ongoing series. This event will be held at the History Branch & Archives, 833 North Ocoee St.

Friends of the Library Bargain Book Sale

Save the date for the Friends of the Library’s upcoming bargain book sale. Shop Friday, March 16 from 2-6pm and Saturday, March 17 from 10am-4pm in the Community Room at the library’s main branch. All books will be priced at 2 for $1 and all proceeds support the Friends of the Library. Can’t make the […]

Jacob Johnson LIVE!

Author and Children’s Musician, Jacob Johnson, will be performing on Presidents’ Day, February 19, 2018, at 10:30am in the Community Room. Jacob will offer an energetic music performance for some of our youngest patrons. This concert will feature interactive songs from his CDs as well as a fun hands-on time with musical instruments. This program is for children […]

Dr. Gail Palmer to Present Cemeteries of the Smokies

Join us for a presentation and book signing by award-winning author and historian Dr. Gail Palmer on Sunday, January 14 at 2:30pm.  Dr. Palmer will discuss her newest book Cemeteries of the Smokies, a guide to the known cemeteries and monuments of the Smoky Mountains and their lasting historical importance. This program is open to the […]

Resume Workshop

The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library will host the first in a series of resume writing classes on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30pm. Class will be held in the Computer Training Room on the second floor of the library’s main branch and ends at 8:30pm. The class will provide step-by-step guidance for creating an effective […]

Genealogical Research Series to Return to History Branch & Archives

Join us on the second Sunday of each month as we explore a variety of topics and resources related to family history and genealogical research. Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm, Elsie O’Neal will discuss the value of exploring and understanding death and cemetery records when compiling family histories. Please contact the History Branch for more […]

PJs & Polar Express – Free family fun for all ages

Join us for our annual showing of the Polar Express movie based on the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg. We will be wearing our pajamas for this fun night with friends. Please feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a blanket, also. Popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. Tickets are available at […]

Waffles with Santa

Stop by for breakfast, stories & crafts with Santa. This program is for ages 2-12. Space is limited and reservations are required. You can reserve your space online at

Classical Guitarist, Jeff Bianchi, performance

On Thursday, November 16th at 7:30pm classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one a one hour classical guitar concert at the Cleveland Bradley County Library. The concert is sponsored by the Cleveland Bradley County Library, and is part of Jeff’s 2017 concert season. Previous concerts this year were given in Georgia, Minnesota Iowa, and […]