The Chattanooga Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with many different events. More information is at the library’s Web site. From a Chattanooga Library press release:
Celebrate National Library Week
“Create Your Own Story @ Your Library”
Julie Guerry – Author Talk
Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
a superhero at heart
An inspiring new children’s book written by Chattanooga author
and philanthropist Julie Guerry tells the true story of a threelegged
dog who finds a loving home. The Rossman realizes
his super-strengths come from hope, courage and love. Illustrated
by acclaimed local artist Carylon Killebrew.
Senior Neighbors Orchestra
Monday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Founded in 1967, the Senior Neighbors Orchestra is composed primarily of retired musicians in
the Chattanooga area. Conductor Herman May leads this ensemble in performances throughout
the Chattanooga metropolitan area.
Brian Hicks – Author Talk
Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Chattanooga Area
Toward the Setting Sun
John Ross, the Cherokees, and the
Trail of Tears
Brian Hicks, reveals the riveting untold story of John Ross,
the white chief who led the Cherokee tribe through their most
progressive era and then later through The Trail of Tears.
David Carroll – Author Talk
Wednesday, April 13 at 12 noon
Chattanooga Radio and Television (a new book from Arcadia Publishing)
A Chattanooga radio and television personality since
1975, Carroll’s career highlights include a stint at AM
top-40 radio giant WFLI, being the first voice on FM
rock station KZ-106, hosting The Morning Show on
WDEF-TV, and anchoring the evening news on
WRCB-TV. His interviews with hundreds of local radio
and TV personalities bring their stories to life,
providing an informative, entertaining look at
Chattanooga’s broadcast history.
Sonia Young – Author Talk
Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
Northgate Public Library
Chattanooga from A to Z
The children’s book, Chattanooga from A to Z, is a
journey through each letter of the alphabet showcasing
points of interests and icons in the region. It
features original artwork created by children in the
community and pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital
Research Your Cherokee Ancestry
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Find out if your story begins with the Cherokees. Suzette Raney, Library Archivist, will teach an advanced
Cherokee genealogy class Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-12 noon in the Downtown Library Auditorium.
Participants will learn about Cherokee census records such as the Dawes and Miller Rolls and will
discover more about the records kept before and after the Trail of Tears in 1838. To register, or for
more information on future genealogy classes, call 757-5317.