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Meet the July Artist: Jon Woodhams

The Collierville Burch Library is pleased to have Jon Woodhams as our July artist.

An award-winning photographer, Jon is a member of Artists’ Link and the Bartlett Art Association in Bartlett, Tennessee, which has given him many opportunities to exhibit and sell his work in venues such as St. Francis (Bartlett), Sweet Pea’s Table in Bartlett, Dyersburg State Community College (Covington), WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, and Christian Brothers University’s Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery.

When he is not taking pictures or playing the piano, he is a book editor with a New York publisher by trade.

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Library Closed for Independence Day

The Collierville Burch Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day. fireworks 450

The Digital Bookmobile is coming back!

The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will be at the library on July 21st from 10 am - 4 pm. The 74 foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer is equipped with Internet connected PCs, high definition monitors and premium sound systems to help showcase the Collierville Library's digital eBook collection. Hands-on learning stations will give patrons an opportunity to search the digital collection, use supported mobile devices, and experience eBooks, audiobooks and more from the library's digital collection. Truck Picture opt

Free Yoga Classes in July

Practice the healing art of yoga by attending our FREE yoga classes on Wednesdays, July 1-29. Learn how to eliminate stress, increase strength and flexibility, and improve mind-body connection.

Teacher - Deborah Elam
When – Wednesday Evenings, July 1-29, 2015
Time – 6-7pm
Where – Story Telling Room, Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library

Bring your own mat. No registration for these classes. Walk-ins only to room capacity (15)

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Unkillable Mockingbirds

Join us to talk about Harper Lee & Southern literature with James Andrew Crank (Ph.D.), Assistant Prof. of American Literature, University of Alabama, on Thursday, July 2nd from 4-5 pm in the Halle Room.Unkillable Mockingbirds July2 2015 opt

In February of 2015, the literary world was galvanized by the announcement that Harper Lee would release a new novel, Go Set a Watchman, in July. That instant euphoria, however, diminished quickly when a series of articles questioned Lee’s consent in the matter of the novel’s publication. Examining the announcement of the “new novel” more closely, it became clear to scholars and popular readers alike that what is coming is neither “new” nor a “sequel” to Lee’s mega-successful American novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).