Don’t be left in the dark! Each of your local libraries will be holding events related to the upcoming solar eclipse.  Below is some information about the activities planned by Saltville Public Library!










Clinical Aromatherapy

The Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje

The Future of Making by Tom Wujec

Android Phones for Dummies

Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults by Theresa Regan

New River Guide by Bruce Ingram

Haunted Highlands by Joe Tennis

Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouths by Bruce Ingram

Living the Locavore Lifestyle by Bruce Ingram


The Bard’s Daughter by Sarah Woodbury

Back to Montana by Sally Repass

Stranger in Town: A Heart to Tame by Sally Repass

Wiffle Folk & Slabtown Sages by Allen Feltier



On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The sky will darken as the moon covers part of the sun in our region, resulting in a spectacular sight in the sky! The Tri-Cities will see a partial solar eclipse, while areas south and west of the Tri-Cities, including Nashville, Oak Ridge, Cookeville and Crossville, Tennessee will see a total solar eclipse.

In the Tri-Cities the eclipse will begin around 1:07 p.m. in the afternoon, with peak eclipse around 2:36 p.m. The eclipse will conclude around 4 p.m. eastern.

Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

To view the eclipse, you’ll need special glasses to protect your eyes. These glasses are available online and at Bays Mountain’s Planetarium, locally. Many local stores such as Walmart, Lowe’s and Ingles are also selling them.

At 2pm on August 21st, News 5 will provide live coverage of the eclipse with live reports from across East TN and the Tri-Cities.


Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrows

A toast to Murder by Allyson Abbott

The Moores are Missing by James Patterson

Nod by Adrian Barnes

Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere

Say No More by Liliana Hart

Raid  by K S Merbeth

Can’t Stop Lovin’ you by Lynnette Austin

Dark rites by Heather Graham


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Barely Legal by Stuart Woods

He Said, She Said by Erin Kelly

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

A House among the Trees by Julia Glass

Firstborn by Tosca Lee

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

His Guilt: The Amish of Hart County by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Legacy by Michael Phillips

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion




Marion Programs

Lego Nights (ages 5-11) are the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00.

Two-Gether Time (Ages 6 to 36 months) is held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 5th and concluding for the season on December 12th.

Pre-School Storytime (Ages 3-6) is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 6th and concluding for the season on December 13th. The themes for these programs can be found below.   If Smyth County Schools are closed due to bad weather, all library programs will be cancelled. Call 276-783-2323 EX 223 for more information.

Welcome to the Library

September 6, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15pm
The Number Three
September 13, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Jungle Boogie
September 20, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Fantastic Fall
September 27, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Brave Firefighters
October 4, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:00am
What Does the Fox Say?
October 11, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!
October 18, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Happy Halloween
October 25, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15pm
Costumes are encouraged!
Socks & Shoes
November 1, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Wear Your Favorite Shoes!
Opposites Attract
November 8, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Who’s in the Zoo?
November 15, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Bring a stuffed animal that you might find in a zoo!
Run, Turkey, Run!
November 22, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Schools are closed on this day, so all ages are welcome to attend!
Animals at Night
November 29, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Pajama Jam
December 6, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Wear your Pajamas to storytime today!
Happy Holidays
December 13, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am