*** An important update from the City Manager on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ***
The public health situation is rapidly changing, here are the latest updates affecting City facilities
Click Here for more information

City of Oak Ridge Library Home   


THE LIBRARY IS OPEN. FACE MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Popular resources



Miss Humblebee's Academy



Mobile Printing



Wi-Fi Hotspots













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.




ADVENTURES IN SEED SAVING: HOW TO BE A BIODIVERSITY HERO!

World Wise Wednesdays presents Adventures in Seed Saving: How to be a Biodiversity Hero on August 18th at 12:00pm!

We look forward to seed catalogues in the winter and pour over them to plan for spring. Could our own behavior be decreasing the biodiversity of heirloom seed and open-source varieties? By saving seed, we gardeners preserve the past and the future in the present. Learn what type of seeds you can save and different methods to make you successful and self-reliant with your garden for years to come.

Register for the webinar 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 EXCEL PART I

Basic Excel skills will be taught in a two-part, in-person class where each class will be approximately 1 hour in length. Part I will be held on August 26th at 1:00pm.
Participants will be able to utilize and create basic Excel spreadsheets with simple formulas by implementing essential design elements for Basic Microsoft Excel Part I. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic math skills are required for this class.

Topics covered include:
  • Shortcuts 
  • Cell Formatting 
  • Copying, Inserting 
  • Creating Tables 
  • Spell Check, Freeze Cells 
  • Basic Formulas, EX: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Exponents
Space is limited to 7 participants. Click here for more information on how to register.


TEEN SPACE

Do you need a space for some quiet study time? What about an area where you can work on a group project? Or maybe even just somewhere to do fun activities and crafts? Look no further!

The Oak Ridge Public library is reopening its teen space starting August 4, 2021 from 2pm-5pm in the auditorium. After August 4th the teen space will be open every Wednesday from 2pm-5pm in the auditorium.





upcoming Programs


Adventures in Seed Saving:
How to Be a Biodiveristy Hero!

August 18th @ 12:00pm



Basic Microsoft Excel Part I
Library Auditorium
August 26th @ 1:00pm



Ms. Michaela's Storytime
Library Auditorium
Starting in August