July 2017  
The Library closes at 3:00 on July 3 for fireworks.
The Library is closed July 4 for Independence Day.
Summer Reading 
May 30 -- July 31 


Join the Summer Reading Program at Collegedale Public Library. Read 20 minutes per day for 15 days to receive a reader reward and be entered into a drawing for more prizes. Special programs are planned during the summer for all ages. Registration is open until July 17 and the last day to turn in reading logs is July 31.

A $10.00 Summer Library Card is available for those who are not Collegedale residents beginning May 30.

If you are interested in volunteering for Summer Reading sign-up, please sign up in the following link:

Volunteer for Summer Reading 

Computer Classes at the Library 
by Tech Goes Home Chattanooga 

Serendipity Presents
"Music of America" 
Sunday, July 9 @ 3:30 

Serendipity returns with "Music of America" featuring Agene Parsons on the hammered dulcimer and Brenda Thoresen on the harp. 
Chattanooga Zoo's 
Library Pass Program 

Chattanooga Zoo has generously provided an annual membership card for the Library for July 2017-July 2018 that can be borrowed (checked out @ circulation desk) and used for zoo admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children per visit.
The card may be checked out once per family per year for 7 days. If the card is lost, a $30 lost fee will be charged. If the card is returned late, a $4 per day fee will be charged. 
This new partnership furthers the zoo's commitment to education and their mission to engage and inspire the community.
Paper for Fines 

Bring a pack of loose leaf paper (wide/college rule) to the Library June 14 - September 30 and save $1.00 on any current library fines.   
Outdoor Classroom 
Boat Building 
Wednesday, July 12 @ 4:00 

Traci Bennet-Hobek returns with another Outdoor Classroom. This session covers boat building. 
Friends Local Author Visit 
J. Christopher Schutz 
Sunday, July 16 @ 3:00 

J. Christopher Schutz is associate professor of history at Tennessee Wesleyan College, where he specializes in the study of race and southern history, the Civil Rights Movement, and American social and cultural history in the 1960s and 1970s. The book, Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life examines "how his career and life both influenced and were influenced by the events and social context of the times." Library Journal Review 
Bob Tarter, the Animal Guy
"Desert Dwellers" 
Tuesday, July 18
@ 10:30 (shorter program or younger audience) 
@ 1:30 (longer for older kids) 

The "Desert Dwellers" conservation based program will present creatures that thrive in harsh and hot climates around the world. Animal exhibits may include a Red Kangaroo, Gila Monsters, Harris Hawk, and Prairie Dogs among some other surprise guests.
Creative Discovery Museum Outreach  

Friday, July 21 @ 10:30

Roaming the Biomes  
(Grades 6-8): Engage in high-energy, hands-on activities that help you understand the relationships between animals and their environment. Dissect owl pellets, observe an animal in its habitat, create your own animal and describe the adaptations that helped it survive. Limit 25 students. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  
Build a Better World with Games 
Chess Club for Kids  
Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00 

The Library hosts a new chess club for kids, hosted every fourth Sunday. New and experienced players are welcome. Please bring your chess set, if you have one.
Home Depot Community Outreach 
Kids Clinic
Saturday, July 29 @ 2:00 

The Home Depot hosts a birdhouse building clinic. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, July 22 @ 3:30

Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, August 19 @ 3:30

2nd Sunday Book Club
July 9 @ 2:00

1st Sunday Book Club
August 6 @ 2:00

1st Thursday Book Club  
July 6 @ 12:00


1st Thursday Book Club  
August 3 @ 12:00


Children's Programs

Baby Talk: For babies up to 18 months old. Every
Thursday @ 10:30, except April and May. A therapy dog visits
July 13.  
Toddler Time:
For toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Every Wednesday @ 10:30, except April and May. A therapy dog visits July 12.  
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 June 7.

LEGO Free Play: The Library's regular free play session occurs.
Thursday,  July 27 @ 4:00


Books and Bites Book Club:
For middle grade readers and other interested readers, the club discusses Ally Condie's Summerlost. The club also features free snacks!

Monday, July 24 @ 4:00

Adult Programs

String Theory Knitting Club:
Saturday, July 8 @ 1:30 
   Saturday, July 22 @ 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. 
Free Family Movie
Thursday, July 6 @ 4:00

A kindhearted woman takes in a smart-mouthed girl who's been bouncing around between foster homes.

Rated PG. 99 minutes.

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