Events  and programming at the Library


December 2015

 Learn to Dance at the Oak Ridge Public Library

 Paul Taylor and other members of The Oak Ridge Folk Dancers will offer a three-part workshop in the Library Auditorium to introduce participants to the joy of folk dancing and provide free lessons.

The classes will take place on the following Monday evenings: January 25th, February 1st, and February 8th from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Adults and supervised children (8 years of age and older) are welcome to attend. No fee, registration, experience, partner, or specialized equipment (other than comfortable shoes) is required.

The group started in Oak Ridge over sixty-five years ago, during World War II. The dancers (who are from Oak Ridge and surrounding towns) meet throughout the year to learn about other countries and enjoy their local dances. Some of these countries include the following:  Romania, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, France, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, China, Israel, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia, Mexico, Slovenia, Armenia, South Africa, and Japan.

To learn more about their group please visit their website: or on Facebook.

To learn more about the classes,  please contact the Library at (865) 425-3455 or You do not have to be a Library member to participate and there is no fee for the class.

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