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Dec. 12, 19

Preschool story hour at MPL

Madisonville Public Library holds a free preschool story hour every Thursday at 11 a.m. Children will also be able to make a craft.

Dec. 12

Game Day at SPL

Every second and fourth Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., Sweetwater Public Library holds Game Day. Bring your cards, board, or handheld games to play with friends and family, or play the games available at the library.

Dec. 13

MPL Managing Emotions Class

Madisonville Public Library will hold a “Managing Emotions During the Holiday Season” presentation on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free to attend and no prior signup or registration is required.

Dec. 14

VPL Children’s Christmas Crafts

Vonore Public Library will hold a free Children’s Christmas Crafts event on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Please stop by or call the library at 423-884-6729 for more information or to sign your child up for the event.

Dec. 14

MPS art class

Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to create a stone nativity scene. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up in advance by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number.

Dec. 17

Story hour at SPL

Sweetwater Public Library holds a free story hour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s library.

Dec. 17

STEAM Club at SPL

STEAM Club meets at Sweetwater Public Library every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m.

Dec. 18

Mobile American Job Center Bus at SPL

The Mobile American Job Center Bus, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will be in the Sweetwater Public Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help with resumes and job searching.

Dec. 19

DAR meeting

The Rhea-Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Marcia Long’s home in Sweetwater at 10 a.m. for brunch. Please bring canned goods for the needy family project.

Dec. 19

Pokemon League at SPL

Every first and third Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., Sweetwater Public Library holds Pokémon League for fans of the trading card game Pokémon Go, or those just interested in the Pokémon craze.

Dec. 21

VPL Cookies with Santa

Vonore Public Library will hold a free Cookies with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please stop by or call the library at 423-884-6729 for more information or to sign your child up for the event.

Dec. 21

MPS photos with Santa

Santa will be at Madisonville Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 1-2 p.m. Bring the children and a camera to take free photos with the jolly man in the red suit.

Dec. 24-28

SPL closed

Sweetwater Public Library will be closed for Christmas from Tuesday, Dec. 24, to Thursday, Dec. 26.

Dec. 24-28

MPL closed

Madisonville Public Library will be closed for Christmas from Dec. 24-28.

Dec. 24-28

SPL closed

Sweetwater Public Library will be closed for New Year’s on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Dec. 31-Jan. 1

MPL closed

Madisonville Public Library will be closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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