Upcoming Events

  • Kerri Maniscalco Writing Contest for Grades 9–12 — through October 31 MORE>>
  • East Tennessee History Fair – Saturday, August 19 MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – Wednesday, August 23, noon MORE>>
  • Library Card Sign-up Month — September 1–30
  • All Over the Page: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Monday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Book Release Celebration with YA Author Kerri Maniscalco — Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m. MORE>>
  • Books Sandwiched In: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin — Wednesday, September 27
  • An Evening with Author Denise Kiernan — Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m.
  • Friends of Libraries Week — October 15—21
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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