Adult services programs on the rise at library

Published 5:27 pm Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 is continually becoming a year of firsts for the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.
According to information received from Public Outreach Coordinator Maryann Owen, patrons at the library will see an increase of events during September for adult services.
“This marks another milestone here at our library,” Owen said. “Starting in September, and going forward, we will post a calendar of events for adults with hope to have one to two special events and programs each month.”
Residents are encouraged to visit the library for a “Bold Birding in the Backyard and Beyond” program, free of charge, which officially kicks off the library’s adult services program.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. with Bryan Stevens leading the program. Stevens has an extensive resume when it comes to birding in the region. Along with a weekly column that has been published since 1995, Stevens is also a longtime and former president of the Lee and Lois Herndon Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society — known as the Elizabethton Bird Club. Stevens also maintains a blog at and publishes various photos on his Facebook page.
“His program will feature photos from his own home, as well as from some of his birding adventures during his travels,” Owen said. “He will also speak about the benefits of belonging to a local birding organization.”
Near the end of the month, residents will also have a chance to learn more about identity theft.
Aaron Tyler of Citizens Bank will be at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. to discuss different aspects of financials and theft. Owen added that space is limited with 25 spots, so reservations are encouraged.
Individuals wanting to participate in the program can call the library at (423) 547-6360.
Owen added that the library has a partnership with Roan Mountain resident Nancy Stewart to expand the reach of the library for county residents.
“We will be distributing both our special and ongoing event flyers at three specific spots that many residents visit on a regular basis so that we can get the word out throughout Roan Mountain.”
For more information about upcoming events at the facility, visit the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library Facebook page online.

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