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Congratulations to Crystal and Ryan Johnson!!!!

Ku Long Heart- CongratsOn Thursday October 22nd our Distance Learning Librarian and Library Webmaster, Crystal Johnson gave birth to a healthy baby boy that she and her husband Ryan, named Duncan. We would like to send out a congratulations to the whole family!!!! We hope you enjoy every moment with your little boy!!!

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Haints and Boogers- 2015

A “roaring” success!!!

We had over 100 in attendance and at least that many to stay for refreshments. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our stories and food.

Thank you to all who contributed to the “spooktacular” evening, from the decorations done by Lelia Heinbach, to the stories told by Kathy Hipps, Carolyn Parker, Charles Tunstall and Meagan Stark. And a special thanks to former Library Director Jack Smith for joining us once more for spooky tales of East Tennessee.


Please enjoy these pictures from this year’s event. Until next year, remember “Life’s no fun without a good scare”.

MONSTER HUNT – 2015 Comments Off

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As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, the Thomas J. Garland staff implores you to face the monsters that appear on this most auspicious evening by participating in our annual Monster Hunt.

Do you dare to take the challenge by naming what monsters may lurk in the night? Take a bounty contract from the tree and conduct some research to see if you can name the monster described. If you think you  have found the name of the creature, tell a staff member at the Circulation desk. If you are correct, you will receive some monster bait (prize bag). Be cautious, as some of these creatures are crafty and hard to find.

Good luck and be safe!

A few rules for Monster Hunting:

  1. One Monster per student.
  2. You may team up and help each other with the research.
  3. You may ask the Master Sorcerers (librarians) for help with the searches.
  4. When you have completed your search, return the scroll you chose to the Circulation Desk. DO NOT throw them away.
  5. Be polite to others when they are searching. Don’t ruin the search by telling someone the answer if you know it and they do not.
  6. Remember to have fun!!!

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HAINTS & BOOGERS 2015 Comments Off
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Haints & Boogers – October 26th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

“Haints and Boogers: Ghosts and Spirits at Tusculum College and Upper East Tennessee” returns this fall! The library staff will tell chilling tales of paranormal activities around campus and in the surrounding communities. Join us fun night of fright Monday, October 26th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm on the main floor of the Thomas J. Garland Library.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Spooky treats will be served after the program!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us.


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