Upcoming Events

  • 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. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: Bluebird, Bluebird — Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Farragut Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15 MORE>>
  • Imagination Library Week — September 16–22
  • Powell Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia — Wednesday, September 26, noon
  • All Over the Page: The Stowaway — Monday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
  • Halls Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13 MORE>>
  • Friends of Libraries Week — October 21–27
  • Books Sandwiched In: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — Wednesday, October 24, noon
  • Howard Pinkston Branch Used Book Sale — Thursday, October 25, and Saturday, October 27 MORE>>
  • Cedar Bluff Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3 MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: Jamaica Inn — Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
  • Karns Branch Used Book Sale — Thursday, November 29, and Saturday, December 1 MORE>>
  • Bearden Branch Used Book Sale — Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer — Wednesday, November 28, noon
  • All Over the Page: A Gentleman in Moscow — Monday, December 10, 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