Upcoming Events

  • Knox County Public Library’s Summer Library Club: Read to the Moon — through July 31 MORE>>
  • Help Knox County’s Young Readers Reach the Moon — through July 31 DONATE HERE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt — Wednesday, June 19, noon MORE>>
  • The Book Behind My Story: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less— Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. MORE>>
  • Cedar Bluff Branch Sale —Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Jessica Wilkerson, author of To Live Here, You Have to Fight— Monday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: A Ladder to the Sky — Monday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • The Book Behind My Story: The Wind in the Willows  — Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m.
  • Bearden Branch Sale — Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America — Wednesday, July 24, noon
  • East Tennessee History Fair (includes Friends Used Book Sale) — Saturday, August 17 MORE>>
  • Burlington Branch Sale — Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24, 1–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming — Wednesday, August 28, noon
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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