Events  and programming at the Library



November 2014

Library Sponsors Affordable Care Act Enrollment Events! 
The window for open enrollment in ACA healthcare plans is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015 and the Oak Ridge Public Library will sponsor two opportunities for you and your family members to enroll.  Due to renovations, these programs will be held in the AB Room at the Recreation Center, located at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, from 1:00pm-6:00pm on November 22nd and December 6th.  Trained, certified enrollers and volunteers with the Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC) will provide support, information, computer stations and enrollment assistance for anyone who has been unable to enroll in Tenncare or is interested in signing up health insurance under the new ACA Exchanges.  THCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization working for access to quality, affordable health care for all Tennesseans.  If you are unable to attend the above workshops, three other enrollment events are scheduled on November 15th, December 13th and December 20th from 1:00pm -6:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 131 W. Gettysburg Avenue.  All ACA events are free and open to the public.  For more information about the Library sponsored programs, contact the Circulation Librarian at or call 425-3455 and for any questions about the other ACA enrollment events, contact Jim Nelson at either 482-1591 or 776-1964.

Need Some One on One Kindle Help? Make an Appointment at the Library!

Navigating the evolving technological world can be challenging. Websites, devices, and programs are constantly upgraded, changing their appearance and often confusing us in the process.  Joan Kearney, a Kindle enthusiast, has worked at the Oak Ridge Public Library for thirty years and owns different generations of Kindles. Joan will be available for one-on-one-Kindle-tutorials by appointment. She can help walk you through the checkout process on your Kindle device, whether it’s a first generation Kindle, a Kindle app, or the latest version, so you can explore the library’s electronic collection.

This is a free program for the community and only requires that you bring your Kindle, your library card number and PIN, and the email address and password associated with your Amazon account. If you do not have a library card, please call the Circulation Desk at 865-425-3455 prior to your Kindle appointment to learn what is needed to create a library account. For more information about this program, please call the Library at 865-425-3455 or email the Circulation Librarian at

Oak Ridge Public Library presents programs for the public which educate, enrich, and entertain our community. You do not have to be an Oak Ridge Public Library member or an Oak Ridge resident to take advantage of our workshops and presentations. In addition, they can also provide exposure for your nonprofit organization or business. If you would like to be added to the email notification list, present or build a program, or have any questions about adult programming (this is separate from Children’s Room programs), please contact the Circulation Librarian at (865) 425-3455 or