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

The Library is CLOSED Monday, May 28 for
Memorial Day 
May 2018
Summer Reading 2018
May 29 - July 31 
Summer Reading 2018 begins the day after Memorial Day. This year's theme, Libraries Rock!, celebrates music and creativity. This year's program features one round, where each participant reads 20 minutes per day for 20 days. Those who complete the challenge will receive prizes and be entered for drawings for other prizes.

Please register any time between May 29 and June 12.

As in years past, a $10.00 summer family membership is available from May 29 through August 31.  
Current Issues 
Emergency Preparedness 
featuring John Wright 
Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00  
John Wright is the founder of Chattanooga Area Emergency Readiness (CAER), a volunteer group formed to help citizens be prepared at home, in neighborhoods and workplaces for disasters that might strike. The group encourages reasonable preparedness as recommended by the Red Cross and FEMA and TEMA. The program is free and open to the public at Collegedale Public Library.

Guess Author and Nutritionist
Marilyn Walls

Sister of Judy Luster and Author of Mother's Secret:
A Nutritionist's View of Family and Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:30  
Marilyn Walls, in from Seattle, Washington to visit her sister, Judy Luster, will talk about her book, brain health and caregiving for those with dementia. She has a Masters in Nutrition from Bastyr University, the premiere Naturopathic School of Medicine, where she was adjunct professor for three years. She is a nutrition and health educator and advocate, writer, and creator of herbal teas and natural body care products. "Mother's Secret: A Nutritionist's View of Family and Alzheimer's Disease" is her first book. 

Technology Training: 
Introduction to Computers
Thursday, May 10 @ 11:00  
The Library will feature a presentation/workshop on computers for beginners. The presentation will introduce basic computer terms and practice sessions with a mouse and keyboard. No computer experience is required. 
Young Writer's Club 
Friday, May 11 @ 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!
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 
String Quintet 
Wednesday, May 16 @ 10:30  
The String Quintet of the CSO is composed of principal members from the orchestra and they regularly perform in schools, libraries, hospitals, public parks, community centers, and businesses to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.  The musicians of the quintets are some of the finest in the area, performing and teaching throughout the community.  
Kids Sew
Beach Towel Roll Up 
Thursday, May 17 @ 4:00


This month's sewing project will feature towel roll ups. 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. 

Friends of Collegedale Public Library 
Emily McDonald Local Author Series 
Ryan May 
Sunday, May 20 @ 2:00 

The idea that faith is something that propels you past the obstacles of life is unfounded. Faith is not an exit strategy. It exists to help you endure without giving up. In his book, 
Ryan May will show you how to reach the end of whatever journey you are on when it feels as though you are 
stuck in the middle. Ryan is the lead pastor of The Net Church, a multi-site church in Southeast Tennessee for those who don't do church.  He is married with two children.

Local Author Events are Free and Open to the Public.
Collegedale Kid's Club
Outdoor Classroom
"Colors of Nature" 
Wednesday, May 23 @ 4:00  

Go outside - color is all around you!
Nature can teach us about the color wheel, hue, pigment, mimicry, camouflage, transparency, and vibrant or drab color palettes.
Joanne's Retirement
Open House  
Thursday, May 24 4:00-6:00   

Stop by the Library to congratulate Joanne, the Library's director, on her retirement at the end of May. Cards and warm wishes are welcome!
Chess Club for Kids 

4th Sunday @ 2:00

May 27
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!
Order a Brick For Your Graduate   

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, May 12 @ 3:30

Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, April 14 @ 3:30

Books and Bites Book Club (Youth) 
Monday, May 21 @ 4:00

1st Sunday Book Club
May 6 @ 2:00

1st Sunday Book Club
June 3 8 @ 2:00

1st Thursday Book Club   
May 3 @ 12:00


1st Thursday Book Club    
June 7 @ 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, May 12 @ 1:30 
   Saturday, May 26 @ 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. 
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