We are happy to report that Trey Gwinn has accepted the newly created Technology and Outreach Coordinator position with RCLS. Trey has worked at Linebaugh as a Library Associate since March of this year. He has ten-plus years of experience writing training modules, training and supervising staff and volunteers, and creating digital content for public users while working at The Hermitage. Trey begins his new position on October 1st and though primarily be working out of the Technology Engagement Center (TEC), he will also be coordinating classes and training for our patrons at all branches throughout the system. We look forward to having him lead RCLS to a new level of partnership with our community and in coordinating our IT offerings to the public through this position.

If you would like to volunteer to teach a course at any of our branches, you can contact Trey at Check out all our upcoming class offerings by visiting You can filter by computer classes to find details for availability.



RCLS would like to spotlight several events happening this month.

Just a reminder that ALL branches of RCLS will be closed Monday, October 8, for Columbus Day.

Click the event links for more information!

  • upSTREAM at MGL We invite tweens to join in us for upSTREAM and explore Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math! Tuesdays, at 1 p.m.

  • MASTER GARDENERS CLASS at Linebaugh is Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. This month's topic is Harvesting and Houseplants. This will be the last class for this year. Be on the lookout for more in 2019!

  • JUNE HALL MCCASH Booksigning at Linebaugh, Tuesday, October 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • MIKE DOUBLER TALK: Grandson of Murfreesboro legend Uncle David Macon will be talking about his latest book Dixie Dewdrop on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in the Linebaugh Reading Room.

  • BOOK GROUPS: Our regular book groups will continue to meet in October. Click the links for more information! Groups by location include: ​

Linebaugh branch: The Afternoon Book Club, the Graphic Novel Groupthe Tuesday Book Club, and the Lit Wits Book Club.

Smyrna: Smyrna Saturday Book Club

MGL: Book Club @ MGL


To see a full listing of events across all of our libraries, check out our event calendar!


October 14-20 is Food for Fines Week

From October 14-20, all branches of RCLS will be collecting food donations. Bring your canned good to the front desk and staff will waive your fines for overdue items. Charges for lost or damaged items or referral fees cannot be waived. Each donated can will waive $1 in fines. Please bring only new, unopened cans within expiration date. 


Public restrooms at Smyrna Public Library have been renovated thanks to Friends of Smyrna Library. New floors were poured and walls painted to dramatically improve the facilities. 

The Linebaugh (Main Branch) Library continues to work torward their remapping of collecations and upgrades. The October 8th closure will be a work day for staff, as they move the adult fiction and large print collections to the 2nd floor, allowing the first floor area to be designated for all children and teen materials and programming. Linebaugh Branch Librarian, Carol Ghattas hopes to have everything completed by December and host an open house for the community.

Make sure to visit all our RCLS branch libraries to see the unique ways they serve their patrons.

Explore, Imagine, Engage @ RCLS!