Library Blog

History Branch to Host “On Southern Ground: Tennessee Land Records for Genealogists” with Charles Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist

Join us Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 pm for a look at how Tennessee land records can provide context for genealogical research led by Charles A. Sherrill  (M.A., M.L.S.), State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee, with responsibility for the state’s legal and historical records. A former director of the Cleveland Public Library, he has been […]

Adult Summer Reading Program

We all know the children of the library have a great reading program over the summer! But many of you don’t know that we have amazing things for adults too! Registration | Click here! | Reading Requirements |  Complete 5 squares on the Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card which can be picked up on or after June […]

Jazz on the Porch

Sweet Sounds Jazz Combo to perform on the Jarnigan House front porch.  Please bring lawn chairs if you have them! Sunday, May 21 at 5pm

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading sign-up begins May 1, 2017. We are asking that participants read at least 20 minutes a day, experience something new, build something, change your part of the world in a positive way this summer. Reading journals can be picked up at the Summer Reading Kick-off on June 3rd at 2pm, at the Children’s Desk […]

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 […]