Library Events Include Family Stress Series And CPR Training

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Here are upcoming events at the Chattanooga Public Library:

Erlanger’s Family Stress Series at the Chattanooga Public Library  will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at the downtown branch. 

Erlanger's Behavioral Health Team understands the many challenges and stresses families encounter and has partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library to offer guidance and support through the program Family Stress: Solutions for Everyday Living. 

The October program will be Caregivers: Looking after yourself before you can look after others. Discussion will focus on what strategies caregivers can use to avoid becoming ill themselves. The meeting will also offer suggestions for grandparents who are raising children as well as for those in the "Sandwich" generation - people who are caring for both aging parents and their dependent children.

This program is free and open to everyone in the community.  For more information call the library at 643-7700. 

CPR and Basic First Aid Training: will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at the downtown branch. 

The Education Committee of the Mayor's Council for Women is offering CPR and basic First Aid  training to interested members of the Chattanooga community on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m.

CPR training is required for many jobs in the community. Sign up and receive continuing training that could help improve employment opportunities. An e-certificate will be issued upon completion of the training. There is a $5 (cash-only) class fee and space is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling 643-7700 or coming into the downtown branch of the Chattanooga Public Library. 

Annual Small Business Saturday at the Library: Call For Vendors : Deadline Oct. 7

The library is now accepting applications from vendors who are interested in selling at this year's Small Business Saturday Fair on Nov. 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Downtown Branch. This year they've added a Youth market at the South Chattanooga Branch for young entrepreneurs.

To apply for the SBS market downtown or the SBS Youth market at South Chattanooga branch please check the library's events page for this event and follow the links. 

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 7 and all vendors will be notified of their status on Oct. 14. Apply to be a vendor at this link.


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