Upcoming Events

  • Knox County Public Library’s Summer Library Club — through July 31 MORE>>
  • Friends Summer Library Club Chip-In Campaign — through July 31 DONATE HERE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System — Wednesday, June 27, noon MORE>>
  • Presidential historian Jon Meacham (ticketed event) — Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: The Atomic City Girls — Monday, July 9, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Powell Branch Used Book Sale — Saturday, July 14 MORE>>
  • Halls Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America — Wednesday, July 25
  • All Over the Page: Britt-Marie Was Here — Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.
  • East Tennessee History Fair (includes Friends Used Book Sale) — Saturday, August 18 MORE>>
  • Cedar Bluff Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: What You’re Getting Wrong About Appalachia — Thursday, August 30, 7 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