Knox County Public Library

500 W Church Ave
Knoxville TN  37902

Phone: (865) 215-8750

Knox County Public Library

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Since 1885, the people of Knox County have been fortunate to have an impressive collection of library resources. Today, the Knox County Public Library is prouder than ever to offer more than one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks. From

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Home School Book Club

Home School Book Club
01:30 pm - 02/20/2018

At Knox County Public Library

NEW! A monthly book club for home schoolers, ages 8 - 12 years old. Meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month, February through May. The club will vote on the books...

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Reading Close to Home: Eudora Welty

Reading Close to Home: Eudora Welty
06:30 pm - 02/13/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Daring Greatly: The Life and Short Fiction of Eudora Welty “Daring Greatly” is part of “Reading Close to Home”, an ongoing series focusing on the lives...

All Over the Page

All Over the Page
06:30 pm - 02/12/2018

At Knox County Public Library

A discussion of: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Often called the best detective story ever written. Facilitated by Jesse Fox Mayshark,...

I Am Not Your Negro | Film Screening

I Am Not Your Negro | Film Screening
02:00 pm - 02/11/2018

At Knox County Public Library

James Baldwin died in 1987, leaving behind 30 pages of an incomplete manuscript. Baldwin’s plan for the book Remember This House was to address the deaths by assassination...

Challenged: What is Censorship and How Common is it?

Challenged: What is Censorship and How Common is it?
02:00 pm - 02/04/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Anyone can ban a book or put a title on a forbidden list, but when does it become censorship? What is censorship and when should we be concerned? Join our panel...

Saturday Stories & Songs

Saturday Stories & Songs
11:00 am - 02/03/2018

At Knox County Public Library

This Knox County elementary school librarian knows how to share fun stories and activities with children of all ages. Join Rachael for a storytime that will be sure...

Merry Merry: Santa Visits the Library

Merry Merry: Santa Visits the Library
10:30 am - 12/13/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to hear kids’ wishes at the library. Don’t forget your cameras! Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by...

We Read YA Book Club

We Read YA Book Club
06:00 pm - 11/30/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Join us for our last "We Read YA" book club of the semester! We will be discussing Jen Wilde's fabulous "Queens of Geek," a Swoon Reads publication that celebrates...

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Storytime

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Storytime
11:00 am - 11/28/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra string quartets are visiting our libraries this fall! Each performance combines children’s literature with classical music, sound...

Vietnam: East Tennessee

Vietnam: East Tennessee
02:00 pm - 11/12/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Knoxville’s history is America’s history, and the Vietnam War is a prime example. Thousands of young men and women from East Tennessee volunteered or were drafted...

Reading Close to Home: William Faulkner

Reading Close to Home: William Faulkner
02:00 pm - 11/05/2017

At Knox County Public Library

The American South gave the world biscuits, jazz, and a literature that stands among the best of the 20th century. Knox County Public Library is pleased to present...

Reading Close to Home: William Faulkner

Reading Close to Home: William Faulkner
02:00 pm - 11/05/2017

At Knox County Public Library

The American South gave the world biscuits, jazz, and a literature that stands among the best of the 20th century. Knox County Public Library is pleased to present...

Halloween Party

Halloween Party
02:00 pm - 10/31/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Shakespeare in Dystopia

Shakespeare in Dystopia
06:00 pm - 10/23/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Presented by Jen Horn of the Tennessee Stage Company After the collapse of civilization, what great author would you turn to for comfort? In Station Eleven, it’s...

Voices for Trans Youth - Community Meeting

Voices for Trans Youth - Community Meeting
10:30 am - 10/21/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Please join the Voices for Trans Youth Campaign for our October meeting. This event is open to anyone in the Knox County community who supports LGBTQ rights. We...

Movies on Market Square- Wall-E

Movies on Market Square- Wall-E
07:00 pm - 10/06/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Knox County Public Library is hosting the 14th year of Movies on Market Square presented by Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union. The series aims to highlight the...

Check out Chekhov: celebrating the short stories

Check out Chekhov: celebrating the short stories
06:30 pm - 10/03/2017

At Knox County Public Library

Join us for an in-depth look into the stories of Anton Chekhov, the father of the modern short story. Professor Natalia Pervukhin, author of ANTON CHEKHOV: THE...

Movies on Market Square- Guardians of the Galaxy

Movies on Market Square- Guardians of the Galaxy
07:00 pm - 09/29/2017

At Knox County Public Library

The silver screen is set to light up Market Square on Friday nights starting September 8 with The Goonies. Based on a community-wide vote, this year's lineup of...

We Read YA Book CLUB

We Read YA Book CLUB
06:00 pm - 09/28/2017

At Knox County Public Library

We had good discussion about Aaron Hartzler's 2nd book, "What we Saw" at our August book club. Discussion topics ranged from 1) how to disrupt the "boys will be...

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