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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
Curbside Service is be available daily from 2pm-6pm through the library lobby.  
The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observation of Memorial Day.

            


newly added resources



Miss Humblebee's Academy



Mobile Printing



Digital Access Library Cards












MOBILE HOTSPOTS

We are now offering Wi-Fi hotspots for check out!

These devices are being provided free of charge thanks, in part, to grant funding. Hotspots may be placed on hold and picked up during our Curbside Delivery hours.

To place a hold on a hotspot, visit our catalog and search for ‘hotspot.’ They have a loan period of 1 week and can be returned in the outdoor bookdrop. Overdue hotspots will accrue late fees and be deactivated.

ORPL, unfortunately, cannot guarantee the Wi-Fi devices will always be free of charge, but we are thankful for the opportunity to provide these hot spots at no cost for as long as possible.


ASK A LIBRARIAN

Have a question or need help? Ask a Librarian!

Chat with or text Reference staff from your phone, device, or computer. Our convenient chat is accessible by clicking the "Ask a Librarian" button or by texting 865-324-0400. A friendly Reference staff member will respond to your question when chat is available. When staff is busy or unavailable, you can always email Reference@oakridgetn.gov or call the library at 865-425-3455.





CANNING, FREEZING, AND DRYING: SECRETS TO PRESERVING THE FLAVOR OF SUMMER

World Wise Wednesdays Presents: Canning, Freezing, and Drying: Secrets to Preserving the Flavor of Summer on Wednesay, May 19th, 2021 at 12:00pm!

Join UT Extension agent, Laura Clark, for a class to learn evidence-based methods for preserving food safely through canning, drying and freezing and which method will yield the best results for your produce.

Register for the event here.

Once you register, you will receive an email about how to access the program.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



BASIC MICROSOFT WORD 

Learn the fundamentals for Microsoft Word in this introductory class. Discover how basic features work in this word processing program to create basic documents.

Students will gain an understanding of the following:
  • Ribbon
  • Formatting
  • Saving
  • Printing
  • Basic Terminology
This knowledge can improve your understanding of how Microsoft Word functions. Great for beginners and a prerequisite for future classes on Word. Access to a computer with Microsoft Office will be useful for this class. Students can also build on this knowledge by taking LinkedInLearning tutorials from the library.

Register for the event here.

Once you register, you will receive an email about how to access the program.


THE POWER OF WATER

Join us this month as we explore the power of water as it moves across the Earth's surface. We will explore the basic anatomy of a watershed as well as the interactions between water and different physical features on Earth.

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up supplies for this month’s activity and your choice of a reusable water bottle or bag!






videos & webinars


Preserving the Flavor of Summer
World Wise Wednesday
May 19th @ Noon



Basic Microsoft Word
Technology Class

May 27th @ 1:00pm



The Power of Water
Wise Water Wednesday
May 26th