Summer Reading 2022

Children and Family Events

  • Touch a Truck (June 4th, 11:00am - 1:00pm)

Touch a Truck is one of our favorite events and we’re happy to be hosting it again! Come see different vehicles from our community like garbage trucks and motorcycles and meet the people who drive them. 


  • Sensory Movie - The Little Mermaid (June 11th, 10:30am - 12:00pm) 

Sensory movies are movies with a little twist: lights up, room to move, and activities for busy hands like coloring, LEGOs and more. 


  • Author Visit: Debbie Dadey (June 15th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm) 

Debbie Dadey will be visiting to talk about her work as the writer of the popular Bailey School Kids and Mermaid Tales book series. 


  • Bright Star Theater performance - The Little Mermaid (June 19th, 10:30am) 

Hilarious duo Lenny and Mabel – “The Greatest Actors in the World” – provide this fun take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The story follows the adventures of a mermaid who wishes to become human and win the heart of a human prince. This surprising tale of love and loss explores the difficulty of being yourself in unfamiliar waters, and is quite a bit different from popular movie versions. 


  • Pirate Boot Camp (June 25th, 10:30am - 12:30pm) 

Enjoy storytime, get a sword balloon, make some art and learn the tricks of being a pirate. 


  • Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (June 28th, 1:00 - 2:00 - All Ages)

      Buccaneers of all ages will love this concert from a merry band of Nashville pirates who play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, Afro-Cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs.


  • Sensory Movie: Finding Nemo (July 2nd, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sensory movies are movies with a little twist: lights up, room to move, and activities for busy hands like coloring, LEGOs, and more. 


  • Mr. Bond’s Science Guys (July 9th, 10:00am - 11:00am)
    We’re excited to bring back Mr. Bond’s Science Guys for an interactive science show all about waves, including experiments with waves, tsunamis, hurricanes, tides, and of course explosions!

  • Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour with Ripley’s Aquarium (July 16th, 10:30am - 11:30am) 
    Join a Ripley’s Aquarium educator as you explore what it takes behind the scenes to run the Aquarium! The tour lasts 40 – 60 minutes and is fitting for any age. 

  • Virtual Tour with the Titanic Museum (July 23rd, 10:30am - 11:30am - Family Event)
    Take a virtual, guided tour of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge with us and receive your own boarding pass to learn about one of the survivors of the shipwreck (boarding passes limited to first 50 kids). 

  • Water Day (10:30am - 12:30pm - Family Event) 
    We’ll have outdoor water activities to do all morning, including a foam party! 

Teen Events

  • Cats and Cosplay (June 11th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm) 
    Watch cat videos and make cosplay out of newspaper and duct tape.

  • Miyazaki and Mug Cakes (June 18th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
    There is nothing more soothing than settling in and watching My Neighbor Totoro until the world feels okay again but adding a little cake can’t hurt. Make your own microwavable mug cakes which you can then decorate and take home with you (supplies are limited).  

  • Origami and Ocean Documentaries (July 9th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
    Join us to create origami masterpieces while someone with a soothing voice talks about whales in the background.   

  • Disney & DIY Temporary Tattoos (July 16th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
    We’ll be streaming a classic disney movie or two and also creating our own temporary tattoos! If you’d like to create the image from your tattoo digitally and have your own device, feel free to bring it. 
  • Back to School Bash (July 23rd, 2:00pm - 4:00pm) 
    Having anxiety about going back to school after a chill summer hanging out at the library? We’ve got you. Come make DIY stress balls and totally unironic vision boards, eat snacks and wrap it all up by stepping outside, taking a deep breath, and screaming at the top of our lungs. 
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Adult Events

For all adult events that require registration, please see the Adult Event Registration tab under What's Happening.

  • Fly Tying (June 4th, 9:00am - 12:00pm) 
    Registration Required
    Make fly ties on June 4 at 9:00.  No experience is necessary.  Joyce and Ernie Frey will teach you how to make simple but fishable fly ties such as the Caddis Worm, Parachute Adam, and Wooly Bugger.  Supplies will be provided.  You must be at least 16 years old. Attendance is limited.  Win a prize.

  • Chalk the Walk (June 11th, 11:00am - 3:00pm)
    Brighten the library's sidewalks with water-themed art! Create your masterpiece using chalk and the library's sidewalks.  On Saturday June 11 (rain date June 18) from 10:00 - 3:00 join others as you let your inner artist free.  All ages.  Chalk will be provided but you may bring your own if you want.  Win a prize!

  • Fly Casting Class (July 16th, 9:00am - 12:00pm) 
    Registration Required
    Learn to cast for local fishing.  Ernie and Joyce Frey will teach the basic dry fly cast and other casts suitable for local and mountain use to people 16 years old and up. Equipment will be provided. Meet in the Dorothy Herron Room for instruction before venturing to Pistol Creek.  Win a prize.  Attendance is limited.