Upcoming Events

  • Kerri Maniscalco Writing Contest for Grades 9–12 — through October 31 MORE>>
  • NEA Big Read: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — through November 13 MORE>>
  • Empty Stocking Fund Children’s Book Drive — through November 3o MORE>>
  • Friends Membership Drive Kickoff at Open Streets Knoxville — Sunday, October 29, 2–6 p.m. MORE>>
  • Cedar Bluff Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Holiday Hoedown Used Book Sale — Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. MORE>>
  • Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South — Sunday, November 12, 2 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: Nutshell — Monday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Evicted: Property and Profit in the American City — Wednesday, November 15, noon
  • Karns Branch Used Book Sale — Thursday, November 16, and Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Bearden Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Holiday Open House at the East Tennessee History Center — Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: News of the World — Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
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Photo Credit: Friends-sponsored author visits, such as that of Jon Meacham (shown here with Governor Bill Haslam) on President’s Day 2013, contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community. Photographer: Jack E. Williams