Tazewell County Public Library

Solar Eclipse Shades

On Monday, August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be taking place across the United States. It is being called the “All-American Eclipse.” Looking at the Sun even partially covered can be harmful to your eyes. You should not look at the Sun even with sunglasses. Instead, it is recommended that you view the partial eclipse with special shades that filter out sunlight (ISO 12312-2 certified).  We will begin handing these out to any individuals, organizations, or businesses starting August 1st.

Since there is a limited supply, these Eclipse Shades are available on a first come first served basis. Limit 4 per family or organization. Learn More

August Children's Programs

It’s not too late to join us for a Pool Party at the YMCA this month! Pick up a reading log at any TCPL Library and start reading. Turn in completed reading log by Saturday, August 5 and receive your free ticket to the pool party. Kids can continue to read and win prizes all through the month of August. After completing four reading logs kids win a free ticket to a high school football game in the fall! Tazewell County Public Schools have partnered with the library in promoting summer reading. Kids who read succeed!

Transparent Language

With over 100 languages, Transparent Languages is a great place to begin learning a new language. Learn how to speak, read, and write a new language with easy to follow lesson plans.  There is also an App for this featured database. Learn More

Family Games @ Richlands Library

Join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Richlands Library for Family Board Games. Play classic games like Battleship, Chess, Clue, Candyland, Jenga and many more! We will also have several modern board games, including Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Sushi Go, Forbidden Desert, and Blokus. Feel free to bring your own games. Call 964-5282 for more info. Learn More

How to Create a Resume

The average employer only spends thirty seconds looking at each resume they come in contact with. This means that it is more important than ever to make sure you have a resume that highlights your skill sets and captures your potential employer’s attention. This session will be beneficial to people of all ages who are looking to learn more about what it takes to create a successful resume. This event will be on August 9, 2017 at 3pm at the Richlands Library. Learn More

Build Your Family Tree

Beginning your search into your family’s history is an exciting prospect, but with the plethora of resources online and in print, a person starting their family tree can quickly become overwhelmed. You will learn the basics on how to begin you search, including how to organize, search techniques, and where to find invaluable records. All participants will receive charts & forms. We will even look at the 1940 Census. This event will be on August 29, 2017 at 11 am at the Richlands Library. Learn More

Computer Classes

The Tazewell Main Library will be having computer classes every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 a.m all summer long. Different classes will be taught, including Microsoft Word Basics, Introduction to Computers, and How to Make a Gmail Account. Please contact the library at 276-988-2541 for a complete listing of the classes and to register. 

Full Listing of all Summer Computer Programs

Film Fridays

The Tazewell Main Library will be hosting a Film every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Each week we will be showing the different movies listed below: 

August 4th: Double Indemnity, PG-13
August 11th: Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom, PG
August 18th: Goosebumps, PG
August 25th: Guardians of the Galaxy, PG-13

Sit 'n Stitch

We welcome anyone interested in knitting and/or crocheting, whether you are a novice or experienced. This is a fun time for learning and exchanging ideas. Those who have needles, hooks, and yarn are encouraged to bring them; we will have limited materials available for those new to the craft.  Join us on Saturday, August 19 at 10am. Learn More

Chess Club

Come join the Tazewell Chess Club every third Saturday of the month at the Tazewell MainLibrary. This club is for all ages and all skill levels. We will have several boards, but please feel free to bring your own. Join us on Saturday, August 19 at 9am for the next chess club.  Learn More

Coming Up in August!

Children Programs
Adult Programs

Tazewell County Public Library

Bluefield: (276) 326-1577 | Richlands: (276) 964-5282 | Tazewell: (276) 988-2541