Upcoming and Current Happenings

 Art in the Library

Art as Pain Therapy | January 8 through May 7, 2018

Complimentary Interventions, a nursing class taught by Dana Krause, is based on research showing that when a patient with chronic pain or disease concentrates and learns from a positive activity, their brain will temporarily redirect the pain pathway and concentrate on the new task, thus relieving the pain a bit.  This can be practiced and perfected so that the pain may actually diminish over time or be controlled.  Students in the class assume the patient role and complete two 16 x 20 scripture based acrylic paintings. The unsigned pictures are then donated to health care facilities throughout the region.  To date about 600-700 have been donated. This exhibit will be available on the library's first floor January 8 through March 29, 2018.

Along the Promenade | January 8 through May 7, 2018

"Along the Promenade" features the photography of Diane Profitt, a long-time resident of the Ooltewah-Collegedale area. She retired in August 2017 after having been employed by Southern Adventist University for over 41 years. Diane has enjoyed photography for a number of years with a particular focus on wildlife and nature. Before retiring, she enjoyed many walks “along the promenade” with her camera in hand. She and her husband spend most weekends on back road adventures searching for wildflowers, wildlife or other interesting places on roads less traveled. One of Diane’s favorite things to do with her photography is to create motivational posters. She has left a sample of a few as gifts to exhibit viewers.

Heidi E. Olson Paintings | January 8 through May 7, 2018

Influenced by her artistic father and creative grandmother, Heidi developed a love of drawing at a young age. During her college years, she completed many art classes and discovered her affection for oil-based painting. Heidi’s style involves the utilization of bright colors; ocean and landscape scenes are among her favorites. She enjoys hosting painting parties and sharing her artistic expressions with others. Heidi works as the office manager in the chemistry department at Southern Adventist University. She values time with her husband, Daniel, and their two Australian shepherds, Cali and Ares. This exhibit will be available on the library's second floor January 8 through March 29, 2018.


 Library Displays

Fake News  | April 2018

Learn how to spot and stop the spread of fake news with McKee Library. This display of informational posters and books will be available throughout the month of April on the library's main floor. For more information, visit the Identify Fake News research guide.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month  | April 2018

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an inspiring read from McKee Library's reading list. A display of books and films is available on the library's main floor throughout the month of April in the periodicals area.


 Upcoming Therapy Dog Visits

  • Thursday, April 5 from 3 to 4 pm
  • Thursday, April 12 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Tuesday, April 24 from 12 to 1 pm & 3 to 4 pm