Upcoming Events

  • Friends of Tennessee Libraries Annual Meeting – Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In, Evening Edition: Kindred – Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Bad Feminist: Essays – Wednesday, March 29, noon MORE>>
  • Imagination Library’s Under the Big Top Gala – Thursday, March 30 MORE>>
  • Friends Annual Used Book Sale – Saturday, April 1–Tuesday, April 4 MORE>>
  • Farragut Branch Sale – Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • An Evening with Anne Lamott (sold out) – Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. MORE>>
  • National Library Week – April 9–15
  • All Over the Page: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – Monday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Rossini Festival Used Book Sale at the East Tennessee History Center – Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. MORE>>
  • A Historic Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin (sold out) – Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Why? Explaining the Holocaust – Wednesday, April 26, noon MORE>>
  • Halls Branch Sale – Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Karns Branch Sale – Thursday, May 4, and Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: The White Tiger – Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Burlington Branch Sale – Saturday, May 13, 1–5 p.m., and Monday, May 15, 4–8 p.m. MORE>>
  • An Evening with Nathaniel Philbrick – Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
  • Children’s Festival of Reading – Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities – Wednesday, May 24, noon MORE>>
  • Bearden Branch Sale – Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: The Magician’s Lie – Monday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. MORE>>
  • Cedar Bluff Branch Sale – Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel – Wednesday, June 28, noon MORE>>


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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