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World Wise Wednesdays


Due to Coronavirus concerns, all Library programming will be held virtually until further notice. 

Canning, Freezing, and Drying: Secrets to Preserving the Flavor of Summer
May 19, 2021

Join UT Extension agent, Laura Clark, in this class to learn evidence-based methods for preserving food safely through canning, drying and freezing and which method will yield the best results for your produce.

Register for the event 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.



Solving Mysteries with DNA
April 21, 2021

World Wise Wednesdays Presents: Solving Mysteries With DNA- An introduction to using DNA testing to discover information about your genealogy. How to solve a family history mystery through the use of DNA testing along with traditional research methods.

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here!

Download this handout to follow along.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: A SPRING AND SUMMER PLANTING GUIDE
march 17, 2021

World Wise Wednesdays presents Gardening for Beginners: A Spring and Summer Planting Guide. 

This spring, garden with confidence! Are you contemplating starting a garden this spring? Whether you are putting out your very first garden, or are a gardener with some experience, you can learn from the experts at Beardsley Farm about what to plant when and how to succeed with a vegetable garden. Beardsley is an urban demonstration garden in Knoxville committed to increasing food security and helping gardeners succeed!

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



DON'T LEAF ME OUT: TREE IDENTIFICATION IN WINTER
FEBRUARY 17, 2021

World Wise Wednesdays presents Don't Leaf Me Out: Tree Identification in Winter. 

Join Althea Manges, a senior recreational forester at the University of Tennessee and local library clerk, in roaming the grounds of A.K. Bissell park, the Civic Center and surrounding areas. She’ll be teaching you how to identify trees using bark, buds, and clues you can find on site using library and online resources. Be prepared for some interesting tree facts and arts and crafts inspired by these locations.

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: OAK RIDGE
janUARY 21, 2021

World Wise Wednesdays presents Six Degrees of Separation: Oak Ridge. 

This webinar will focus on successful actors and musicians from Oak Ridge and the concept of “Bacon’s Law,” also known as “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” There is a good chance that you may have such a connection through some former Oak Ridgers who are now prominent in the entertainment world.

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here! 
Click here for a list of sources. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



re-imagine oak ridge
october 21, 2020

World Wise Wednesdays presents Wayne Blasius, Community Development Director. He will offer a presentation on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to define Oak Ridge’s downtown in a way that honors our past and enables an equally extraordinary future.

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here!
Click here to view the video Wayne shows in his presentation, and here to view a brochure of the plans for Downtown Oak Ridge.

For more information about Downtown Oak Ridge, visit the city's Community Development page or email Wayne Blasius at wblasius@oakridgetn.gov with questions and comments.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.





A Humor-Filled Life with Judy DiGregorio
september 16, 2020

World Wise Wednesdays presents local author and humorist, Judy DiGregorio, who will share the quirky funny turns her life takes every day in “A Humor Filled Life.”

Celebrate September and enjoy a hilarious and charming talk by Oak Ridge author and humorist, Judy Lockhart DiGregorio, who “makes you smile, chuckle and even belly laugh”…Darnell Arnoult. "Life among the Lilliputians" is "hilarious, touching, and often profound."…. Silas House review of her book. Judy’s three books: Life Among the Lilliputians, Tidbits: Light Verse and Observations, and Memoirs of a Loose Woman, are available for purchase on Amazon and through Celtic Cat Publishing.
This event was pre-recorded and only available to watch for a limited time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



A Guide to Creating a Landscape that Supports the Environment
august 19, 2020

World Wise Wednesdays presents Michelle Campanis, UT Arboretum Education Program Coordinator, who will share information on creating a landscape that enhances and supports our environment in East Tennessee.

Did you miss the webinar? Watch it here!

Click here for a list of sources provided by Michelle Campanis.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.



Quick and Healthy Recipes: Fresh Garden Vegetables
JulY 15, 2020

World Wise Wednesdays Presents: Barbara Peplies, Anderson County Health Department WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Nutritionist and Sabrina Greene, Anderson County Health Department Public Health Education Coordinator will present a timely program on cooking with the summer’s abundance of fresh vegetables to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Did you miss the webinar? Download the recipes here! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.