Library Blog

History Branch to Host Tennessee in the Great War: Finding Your World War I Ancestor, presented by Gordon T. Belt

Join us at the History Branch & Archives on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00pm for Tennessee in the Great War, a program about finding your World War I ancestors presented by Gordon T. Belt. Mr. Belt, who has had a lifelong passion for history, is the author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero and currently […]

2017 National Pet Month

We will be celebrating National Pet Month during the month of May with a month-long exhibit of pet-inspired art in the downstairs and upstairs galleries. Requirements: Submissions will be accepted from Friday, April 21 to Wednesday, May 24. Paintings, drawings, sketches or photos will be accepted Each submission must be framed Each frame must be fitted […]

Friends of the Library Bargain Book Sale

Save the date and join your Friends on Wednesday, May 10 from 10am to 4pm in the Community Room for a special bargain book sale. Gently loved books, 4 for $1. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera String Quintet

Join for a special evening performance with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera String Quintet at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 19. This program is for all ages and will take place in the library Community Room.

FOLA Fundraiser to feature C.K. Phillips

Join the Friends of the Library Association on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm for an evening with author C.K. Phillips, author of the Kents/Lander series including Comes the Awakening, Echoes of Skeletons Past, and the forthcoming The Survival Initiative.  Mr. Phillips’ books are available on Amazon both in print and Kindle format. Mr. Phillips is a former educator […]

Genealogist Anita Finger-Smith to present Rooted to the Earth: The Basics of Cherokee Genealogy

Join us for a presentation on tracing Cherokee heritage by professional genealogist Anita Finger-Smith, licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. This program will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 2:30pm at the History Branch & Archives, 833 N. Ocoee St, in conjunction with the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society. Please contact […]

Spring Break @ your public library

Spring Break 2017 at the library March 13-17 For the Children’s Library Monday – STEAM Station with Snap Circuits for ages 6-12 Tuesday – Scrabble Day (game) for ages 6-12 Wednesday – Music w/Jacob Johnson at 10:30 for ages 2-7 & Movie Matinee – Moana (Rated PG) at 2pm for ALL ages Thursday– Lego Club at 4:30pm for ages 8-12 Friday– Pictureka […]


Join us for a morning full of fun to celebrate National Nutrition Month! All ages are welcome! Schedule of Events 10 am | ZUMBA  class 11 am | Games & Activities 12 pm | Refreshments & Prizes

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 5 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 […]

Cleveland Couponing Club

Through a collaboration with the Cleveland Couponing Club, the Library will be hosting a weekly meeting in the Carmichael Room. This group is dedicated to helping you save money through couponing! They trade coupons and discuss upcoming deals in our area! Join them Mondays 6 – 8 pm February 6th | 13th | 27th March […]