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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ SEVIERVILLE LIBRARY


The King Family Library will be hosting their first Family Movie Night @ Your Library this coming Monday, January 28 starting at 4:30PM. The movie is a Disney Classic: “Alice in Wonderland.”

  • ·         Monday, January 28 @ 4:30PM – Family Movie Night – Alice in Wonderland (King Family Library – Burchfield Meeting Room)

The movie is Rated G and offered at no charge to the public. The King Family Library is located at 408 High Street, Sevierville. For more information, please call 865.453.3532.

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Nuevo Calendario 2013 de las Bibliotecas del Condado Sevier


2013 SCPLS Calendar of Events.

“Hay tanto que ver, tanto que hacer!” al parecer ese será el nuevo lema para el Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado Sevier (SCPLS). Nuevas actividades, nuevos programas, nuevas clases, nuevos tiempos de cuentos … la lista sigue y sigue. ¿Cómo es que una persona va a tener toda esta información, para poder asistir a algunos de estos eventos divertidos e informativos?  un calendario, por supuesto!

Los Amigos del Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado Sevier (SCPLS) han copatrocinado el Calendario 2013 SCPLS que contiene los eventos anuales programados actualmente tales como lectura de cuentos, reuniones de club de libros, programas de cine, clases de computación, reuniones y programas de los Amigos de la Biblioteca – incluyendo la venta de libros usados, servicios comunitarios y reuniones de clubes mensuales, junta de la biblioteca y otras reuniones y eventos especiales …. como ya se dijo, la lista sigue y sigue!

¡Qué gran idea tener tiempo para planificar, asistir y participar en eventos aún teniendo  vidas ocupadas, todos los días! El Calendario de Eventos 2013 SCPLS está a la venta por un tiempo muy limitado en los mostradores de Circulación de la Biblioteca de la Familia King, 408 High Street, en Sevierville  y la Biblioteca Sucursal Kodak, 319 West Dumplin Valley Road, en Kodak.

Cada copia del calendario sencillo cuesta $ 5.00 y los ingresos de las ventas del calendario ayudará a los Amigos de la Biblioteca  para financiar eventos adicionales, libros y otros artículos para las bibliotecas!

Para obtener más información sobre el Calendario 2013 de las bibliotecas del Condado Sevier, llame al 865.453.3532.

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Concluye serie de conciertos “Calurosas Noches de Verano”


MARYVILLE, Tenn. –El Cuarteto de Cuerdas de Bill Robinson concluirá este año la serie de conciertos “Calurosas Noches de Verano” en la Biblioteca Pública del Condado Blount, el jueves 13 de septiembre a las 7 pm
Se llevará a cabo un concierto de música de cuerda que va desde el clásico al Celtic, de tangos a la música pop, una amplia selección de géneros.
El cuarteto, todos profesores de música, incluye a Bill Robinson y Allyson Finck en el violín; Christy Graffeo en la viola y Sarah Cline en el cello.
Estos profesores de música invitan especialmente a los estudiantes para el concierto pues debido a la amplia selección musical que traen, ciertamente debe haber algo para todos los gustos.
El concierto será en interiores, en las instalaciones de la biblioteca con aire acondicionado y está patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca del Condado Blount.
             El evento es Gratis y abierto al público, este concierto será en la Biblioteca Pública del Condado Blount, ubicado en 508 N. Calle Cusick, de Maryville.

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Haga oír su voz-regístrese para votar y representar a su comunidad en noviembre 2012.

El proceso de registro electoral toma menos de 5 minutos. Cuando haya terminado, Voto Latino le envia lo que necesita para votar y hacer un impacto en el Día de las Elecciones.Register To Vote

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El primer festival cultural en el condado Sevier


El primer festival cultural en el condado Sevier esta planificado para:

EL LUNES 13 DE AGOSTO, 2012 DE 4:00 A 9:00 PM

KING FAMILY LIBRARY (408 High Street, Sevierville)

Habrá mucha comida, música, bailes, rifas, y muchas otras sorpresas.

También habrá mesas de información ofreciendo recursos de la comunidad,

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Reynolds kicks off 2012 Hot Summer Nights series at Blount County Public Library


MARYVILLE, Tenn—     Karen E. Reynolds, award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, publicist and promoter, will kick off the 11th annual Hot Summer Nights series on August 2 by performing selections (along with other music) from her new CD, “Read the Book.” 

This year’s concert series has a lineup of seven consecutive performances.  All programs will be on Thursday nights, starting at 7 p.m.  The concerts will be indoors, in the Reading Rotunda of the air-conditioned Blount County Public Library.

Reynolds and the back-up band, Sanctifried–with Kitt Rogers & Brandon Kottingen, will perform an interactive engagement with the audience, playing Americana music on acoustic instruments. 

Her sound and creativity are reminiscent of Mary Chapin-Carpenter, James Taylor and Carole King. 

As a performer, Reynolds has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the eastern U.S. and has established herself as a peer with some of the best performers in the business.

She signed her first publishing contract in 2007 and now has a variety of publishing agreements, including writing with nationally-recognized artists, and three independently produced albums, plus the latest, “Read the Book.” 

In addition to independent labels and arrangements with a variety of Nashville publishing companies, Reynolds says she also “owns her own label; operates a booking/management agency for independent artists; has national credits to her name as producer, publicist or vocalist; teaches songwriting and music business for the University of Tennessee; is a Mentor/Instructor for the Country Music Hall of Fames prestigious ‘Words and Music in Schools’ program and is host/program director of Writer’s Block, a radio program that airs only independent artists.”   She also started a new type of concert series in Knoxville, Writer’s Block LIVE, as a spinoff of her radio program.

Awards, Accomplishments and Associations for Reynolds includes Winner of the Out and About Awards as the Favorite Musician and Winner of the Americana Highway HEMI Awards.  Her album, “Convince My Heart,” was nominated Best Folk Album at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Louisiana, and she was selected as Featured Artist for the “Cumberland Avenue Revisited: A History of Knoxville Music.”

Reynolds is a Board Member/Instructor at the ProMusicU.  She is a member of the  Nashville Songwriters Association International and a lifetime member of Indiegrrl. 

She serves as a mentor/writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Words & Music In Schools Program.  She is a member of the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and a performing member of the Nashville Independent Music Association as well as Just Plain Folks. For 17 years, she has been Anthem Vocalist for the Tennessee Smokies Club and Anthem Vocalist for the 1996 US Olympic Baseball Team and Immigration Naturalization Ceremonies in Knoxville, TN.

Some appearances and venues include Eddie’s Attic, Decatur GA; Blue Bird Cafe, Nashville TN; SOHo’s, Washington DC; Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival, Cape Fear Folk Fest, Wilmington, NC; Southern Womyn’s Festival, The Blue Plate Special, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Underground Folk Series, Greenville SC; Knoxville Pride Festival; WDVX;  Camperfest, Haybarn Rendevous, Dixon IL; Women’s Week, Provincetown MA; The Moonlight, Birmingham AL; Charles & Myrtles, Chattanooga TN; Prodigal Son, Hyannis MA; Down Home, Johnson City TN; Malaprops, Asheville NC; The Mews, Provincetown MA; Segment of Society Concert Series, Indianapolis IN; Atlanta Pride, Atlanta GA; French Quarter, Nashville TN; Converse College, Spartanburg SC; BMI Acoustic Roundup, Nashville, TN; Flora Bama, Perdido Key FL; The Sutler, Nashville TN; Women’s Night OUT, Northampton MA; Nashville Songwriter’s Festival, Broken Spoke, Nashville TN; Millennium March, Washington DC; Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network Nat’l Tour and Indiegrrl Nat’l Tour.

 

            Musical genres for other performers at this year’s Hot Summer Nights series will include Americana, Rhythm and Blues, Contemporary Country, Popular, Classical and even Opera.  All concerts will be at 7 p.m. on seven consecutive Thursday evenings, starting August 2 and concluding September 13.  All concerts are indoors in the air-conditioned library facility.

Those performers and dates of their performances will be:

 

The John Myers Band, appearing on August 9, features John Myers who has been engulfed in the rhythm and blues tradition since starting his career with his brothers and three others as The Five Pennies.  Then becoming The Four Pennies and playing some of John’s original pieces, they recorded with Brunswick Records. The current band is a blend of multiple traditions and includes Sean McCollough on keyboards, banjo and guitar; Chris Durman on guitar; Steve White on mandolin; Maria Williams on upright bass and Steve Corrigan on drums.

 

Gritte Fritter (John Dupree), singer-guitarist, will perform on August 16 with Abigail Sinders on fiddle and vocals and Roscoe Morgan on electric bass and vocals.  They will perform folk and Americana song selections ranging from the traditional (When The Work’s All Done This Fal)l, to popular (Still Crazy After all These Years), and the classic (Gentle On My Mind).  Dupree moved to Tennessee from North Carolina in 2001.

 

  The Standards/Spencer’s Own, performing on August 23, sing a cappella with a smoothly blended harmony that only five brothers can achieve. The quintet of Morgan, Nathan, Jordan, Nicholas and Quinn Williams, present a high-energy program of choreography, comedy and audience interaction.  While this group hails from Nashville and is currently changing their name to Spencer’s Own to honor their father, they have performed previously at several schools in Blount County.

 

 

  Fritz Beer, solo singer/songwriter, will perform on August 30.  Fritz Beer writes and sings down-to-earth, spirited, song stories about good-hearted people who sometimes go astray.  His music touches on multiple American traditions of rock, country, soul and blues.  He has won songwriting awards and recently received an ASCAP songwriting award for publishing achievements. He has composed songs for short films, two feature films and multiple televisions shows, including four current shows.  

           

  Knoxville Opera Company, on September 6, will preview the coming season’s operas, Die Fledermaus, The Girl of the Golden West and Cinderella.  Executive Director, Brian Salesky, will accompany one or two of the performers from this season’s productions as they sing excerpts from the three operas.

 

  Bill Robinson String Quartet, on September 13, will perform a string concert of music ranging from classical to Celtic, tangos to Turtles.  All teachers, the quartet includes Bill Robinson, violin; Allyson Finck, violin; Christy Graffeo, viola; Sarah Cline, cello.  With the varied selections of music, there should be something to suit everyone’s taste, and these teachers especially invite students to the concert.

 

At most of the Hot Summer Nights concerts, CDs by the performers will be available for sale.

Free and open to the public, these concerts will be at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

                For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org 

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Tennessee Stage Company will be performing Shakespeare


MARYVILLE, TN (July 16, 2012 Once again, the professional actors with Knoxville’s Tennessee Stage Company will be performing a Shakespearean play at the Blount County Public Library.
Julius Caesar will be this year’s performance on Monday evening, July 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The production is sponsored by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library who will also serve as volunteers to help with parking and seating.
Although this year’s production has an almost entirely new cast, there are a couple of actors familiar to Blount County people. Joe Casterline, a Blount Countian, stars as Brutus. Another cast member, Steve Trigg, used to live in Blount County but now lives in Knoxville.
Tom Parkhill, Executive Director of the Tennessee Stage Company, says, “Because the play is required reading for many tenth graders, seeing a live performance can make a difference for students.  Watching actors portray scenes helps bring life to the words on the pages.” Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” is just one of the many familiar quotations from Julius Caesar. Another provides an eloquent philosophy of death: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

 And, of course, many betrayed souls mourn along with Caesar’s dying breath of “Et tu, Brute?”
Parkhill says that the Outreach mission for Tennessee Stage Company lets it take programs out to communities so that more people have the opportunity to see the show.
This is a drama appropriate for the entire family. It will be outdoors on the front lawn of the library, so be sure to bring along a blanket or lawn chairs. The public may bring picnic lunches or cold drinks other than alcohol. No alcohol is allowed on library property. The library’s Bookmark Café will have cold beverages, specialty drinks and snacks available up until 8:30 p.m.
If rain occurs and persists to cause cancellation of the performance, the rain date for the performance is Monday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. 
In addition to the library’s parking lot, parking is also available in the public parking lots next to The Daily Times building (across the pedestrian bridge) and in the Harper Street parking lot across from First Tennessee Bank. This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org . To
sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email, go to the library’s Home Page, click on the “News and Events” tab, and then  Calendar of Events

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Title VI and Hispanics today


 Hispanic students represent 21 percent of the enrollment in high school but only 13 percent of students passed at least one Advanced Placement exam.
“We need to make sure our hispanic descent students are presented with the resources and the options all children in the school system are presented for their success”, said Maria Palatino, mother of two teenagers. 
 
 This week America is celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
 
Title VI states, ”No person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title VI applies to all levels of educational institutions – public or private – that receive federal financial assistance.  The statute extends to all programs and activities and prohibits denial of equal access to college- and career-preparatory courses, programs for English learners, and discriminatory discipline and harassment—all of which are fundamental barriers to equal education.
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