The Oak Ridge Public Library needs your help. The Public Library is privileged to house the photography collection of Ruth Carey, an original Oak Ridge resident and longtime photographer for the Oak Ridger from the 1960’s to the mid-1990’s. Her photo collection is vast and varied, including pictures of key political and cultural figures, community events, and weddings. Figures such as Alex Haley and Gilford Glazer, for instance, appear in several photos. Unfortunately, many of the photographs do not include notes about who is in the photograph or when or where it was taken.
If you would like to help preserve a part of Oak Ridge’s history, please join us for one or all of three photo viewing days. On Saturday, February 25 from 2-5 pm, Wednesday, March 8 from 10 am -1 pm, and Saturday April 1st from 2-5, the library will make the Ruth Carey Collection available for public viewing. If you would like to help identify the people, places, and events in these photographs, please join us. All events will take place in the library auditorium. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. No call or RSVP necessary.
Need to polish your resume, complete an online job application, or find the jobs that match your skill set? 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 2:00p.m. on March 16th, April 13th, May 18th, June 15th, and July 20th. Come by anytime during those hours and receive job assistance. For more information on the Career Coach, check out their website at www.getonthecoach.tn.gov. This is a free service for the public, and library memberships are not required for participants. For more information, call the Library at 425-3455.
Affordable Care Act Tuesdays at the Oak Ridge Public Library
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 CircLib@oakridgetn.gov.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 firstname.lastname@example.org