The Library is now open
10:00-8:00 every TUESDAY

The Library is CLOSED Sunday, April 1 for Easter
April 2018
Friends Book Sale  

Friday, April 27, 10:00-5:00
Saturday, April 28, 1:00-5:00
Sunday, April 29, 1:00-4:00 
Friends of Collegedale Public Library holds its Spring Book Sale this month. Donations of lightly used books published within the past 10 years are welcome. If you would like to volunteer for the sale, a sign up sheet is available at the Library's desk.  

Friends of Collegedale Public Library 
Emily McDonald Local Author Series 
Basil B. Clark
Sunday, April 15 @ 2:00 
Basil B. Clark is a retired Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre from the University of Pikeville (KY). He served 14 months as an Infantryman with the 1 st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, where he received the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart.  Massacre at Hill 303 is about James Rudd who survived the war crime that took place on August 17, 1950, during the Korean War when 41 U. S. Army prisoners of war were shot and killed by troops of the North Korean Army.

A Book Launch for his new book, Massacre at Hill 303 will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2:00-4:00 at Morning Pointe, 9650 Leyland Drive.
Local Author Events are Free and Open to the Public.
Collegedale Kids Club
Outdoor Classroom
"Night Sky Connect-the-Dots"
with Traci Bennett-Hobek  
Wednesday, April 25 @ 4:00  
Playing connect-the-dots in the night sky created 88 different constellations. 48 patterns were recorded by Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, in 150 A.D. and the additional 40 in 1922. For many years, people have told stories about the stars. In 1972, an image of the constellation Orion was found carved into a piece of mammoth ivory more than 32,000 years old. Stars, stories, and telescope discoveries- enjoy a daylight star party!  

For school-aged children & parents.
Meet at the Library before heading outdoors to the park.
Current Issues 
School Safety 
featuring Tyler Owens 
Tuesday, April 17 @ 4:00  
Growing up is hard enough without having to face gun violence. In school, kids should be free to focus on learning, but now they have to worry that they may be a victim of a mass school shooting. How can we solve this problem? Stricter gun control laws? Arming teachers? Children in schools are vulnerable and must be protected. This talk will lay out each side of the debate in a reasoned and non-partisan way so that we can come up with a solution that works for Hamilton County.

Tyler Owens is a marketing and customer service professional who works for a tech firm in Chattanooga. Tyler has worked in government at both the Federal and State level and is fascinated with studying how government works and how it impacts lives every day. He earned a B.S. in Organizational Management from Covenant College. He has eight children and lives with his family in Chattanooga.

Chess Club for Kids 

4th Sunday @ 2:00
April 22 
Chess Club for Kids meets at Collegedale Public Library each fourth Sunday. Elementary through middle school students are invited to bring your chess set (if you have one) and engage in the game of chess!
Young Writer's Club 
Friday, April 13 @ 4:00  

Our new Creative Writing club for tweens and teens continues this month on the 13th at 4:00 p.m.  Bring your pencils and paper and be prepared for some creative writing fun!
Intro to Computers
Cyber Security 
Thursday, April 12 @ 11:00  

Worried about compromised information on the Web? Attend this talk on how to protect your identity and avoid common threats to protect yourself.  
Kids Sew
Thursday, April 19 @ 4:00
Friday, April 20 @ 10:30 

This month's sewing project will feature tic-tac-toe boards. Please sign up in advance. There is a $5 supply fee. We are looking forward to sewing with you! Each session is limited to 10 kids. 
Order a Custom Engraved Brick
for Friends Brick Garden 

Bricks are being placed outside the Library for a Friends Garden! For $25, you can have a brick placed in the brick display. We are close to having enough bricks for a new order, so hurry in and order your bricks.  
This is an ongoing fundraiser for Friends of Collegedale Public Library.  
Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, April 14 @ 3:30

Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, May 12 @ 3:30

Books and Bites Book Club (Youth) 
Monday, April 23 @ 4:00

2ND Sunday Book Club
April 8 @ 2:00

1st Sunday Book Club
May 6 @ 2:00

1st Thursday Book Club    
  April 5 @ 12:00


1st Thursday Book Club   
May 3 @ 12:00


Children's Programs

Baby Talk and Toddler Time will not meet in April and May to make room for school field trip visits.

Baby Talk: For babies up to 18 months old. Baby Talk returns June 7.    

Toddler Time:
For toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Toddler Time returns June 6.
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5, featuring 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and other activities. 
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:30, Tuesdays @ 2:30

Collegedale Kids Club: For school-aged children, featuring 1 hour of stories, craft, film, and activities. Wednesdays @ 4:00 . A therapy dog visits March 7.

Chess Club for Kids: Every 4th Sunday @ 2:00. Bring your chess board if you have one.
Adult Programs

String Theory Knitting Club:
Saturday, April 14 @ 1:30 
   Saturday, April 28 @ 1:30

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and other yarn artists! Come join us for a program for all yarn crafters. We'll be sharing our past and current projects, information on our favorite materials and suppliers, and favorite pattern sources. This program is open to all ages and abilities (including wannabe yarn geeks!). So bring your questions, comments, and current WIP (work in progress). This group meets every other Saturday, so mark your calendars. 
Looking Ahead to May...

Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
by John Wright  

  Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00
John Wright is the founder of the Chattanooga Area Emergency Readiness (CAER) a volunteer group formed to  help citizens prepare at home, in neighborhoods and workplaces for disasters that might strike. The group encourages reasonable preparedness as recommended bu the Red Cross and FEMA and TEMA (TN).
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