Upcoming Events

  • Books Sandwiched In: The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future — Wednesday, January 24, noon MORE>>
  • Challenged: What Is Censorship and How Common Is it? — Sunday, February 4, 2 p.m. MORE>>
  • All Over the Page: The Hound of the Baskervilles — Monday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Books Sandwiched In: The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For — Wednesday, February 28, noon
  • An Evening With Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote — Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.
  • All Over the Page: The Sandcastle Girls — Monday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Books Sandwiched In: The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of An American Life — Wednesday, March 28, noon
  • Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture With Nikki Giovanni — Thursday, April 5
  • All Over the Page: My Real Children — Monday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friends 2018 Used Book Sale — Saturday, April 14–Tuesday, April 17
  • Books Sandwiched In: Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Culture — Wednesday, April 25, noon
  • All Over the Page: Grunt — Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • Books Sandwiched In: Muslims and the Making of America — Wednesday, May 23, noon
  • All Over the Page: The Fever — Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Books Sandwiched In: A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System — Wednesday, June 27, noon
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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