Events  and programming at the Library

September 2016

The Library Writes

Want to meet other writers, read and critique their stories, while getting honest feedback on your own work?

Our band of authors share their work for enjoyment and to improve their craft.  Bring your stories and join them in the Library Auditorium on Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

This is a free and open event.  For further information, call or email the library at 425-3455 or

Visit the Career Coach at the Library

Need help with a resume? Veteran Services? GED Services? The Career Coach, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Employment Security Division, will be coming to the Oak Ridge Public Library parking lot from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 23rd , July 14th, August 18th, and September 15th . Come by anytime during those hours and receive job assistance. With access to their state-of-the-art computer workstations and well-trained team, you can successfully navigate online job searching and get on track to find the job you want. The focus for the July event will be on Veteran Services and Adult Education/GED Services. For more information on the Career Coach, check out the website at or find them on  This is a free service for the public, and participants do not have to be library members or Oak Ridge residents to receive assistance. For more information on this free program, call the Library at 425-3455 or email

Affordable Care Act Tuesdays at the Oak Ridge Public Library

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on the 2nd Tuesday of every month,trained federal navigators will be available at a table in the Main Library to provide one-on-one assistance for those signing up for health insurance under the ACA Exchanges. Local help is available, and 4 in 5 Tennesseans who got covered also received financial assistance.  Call (844) 644-5443 or visit to book an appointment with your navigator at your Library. These events are free and open to the public. For more information on this event and other library programs, please call or email the library at (865) 425-3455 or

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