Upcoming Events

  • Empty Stocking Fund Children’s Book Drive — through November 19 MORE>>
  • Movies on Market Square — Fridays through October 19 MORE>>
  • Music on the Mezzanine: A History of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Sean McCollough — Thursdays through November 1 MORE>>
  • The Book Behind My Story: Meaningful Work: A Quest to do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul — Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Friends of Libraries Week — October 21–27
  • Books Sandwiched In: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — Wednesday, October 24, noon MORE>>
  • Howard Pinkston Branch Used Book Sale — Thursday, October 25, and Saturday, October 27 MORE>>
  • Used Book Sale at Freedom Christian Academy’s Children’s Consignment Sale (Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church) — Thursday, November 1, through Saturday, November 3 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. MORE>>
  • The Book Behind My Story: Think and Grow Rich — Thursday, November 15, 5:30 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