Library will host trio of Summer Fun sessions next week

Published 9:02am Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What fossils can I find in East Tennessee?
How can I be healthier?
Am I prepared for severe weather?
A series of Summer Fun Learning Sessions next week at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library will offer answers to those questions and a host of others.
The sessions are part of the adult Summer Reading Program.
ECCPL Library Assistant Shelby Cole said the three sessions in one week offer a variety of information – and fun.
“We had three sessions in July and had three planned for August,” Cole said. “It just happened that all three are going to be in the same week. They will be fun and they are all different types of sessions.”
The first session will tell a tale from millennia past, focusing on “Fossils in East Tennessee.”
Set for Monday, Aug. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the meeting room at the library, the session will be led by Steven Wallace, curator of vertebrates at the Gray Fossil Site.
“He is going to focus on fossils that would be found in East Tennessee,” Cole said. “It will be very informative.”
This session is also the library’s August Family Night, which means it is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend.
The second session, Tuesday, Aug. 19, will step back into the present with “Reach for Better Health,” which will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Tim Bailey with the Carter County Health Department will share health and wellness information for adults.
“He will be talking about health, medical tests and screenings and physical fitness,” Cole said. “It will help us know what we need to do to be in better health.”
The subject matter turns stormy for the week’s third session, when Angela Morris with the local Red Cross presents “Tennessee Weather: Are We Ready for a Weather-Related Disaster?” The weather session is forecast for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
“With the severe weather that has impacted the region recently, it raises questions of if we are ready for a weather disaster,” Cole said. “She will be here to tell us what we need to do to prepare.”
Cole noted that all sessions were “fun, free and full of great advice.”
For more information call the library at 547-6360.

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