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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Dementia Conversations

Dementia Conversations
02:00 pm - 05/22/2018

At Knox County Public Library

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, making...

Children's Festival of Reading

Children's Festival of Reading
10:00 am - 05/19/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Rock out at the 2018 Children's Festival of Reading! Kids will meet favorite authors; dance and sing along to great performances; participate in science experiments,...

Homeschool Book Club

Homeschool Book Club
01:30 pm - 04/17/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Lawson McGhee Library is offering a new series, a monthly Book Club for Home Schoolers, ages 8 - 12 yrs old. We'll meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month, February through...

Coffee, Donuts & a Movie: Victoria & Abdul

Coffee, Donuts & a Movie: Victoria & Abdul
10:30 am - 04/09/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Join us for coffee, donuts and a movie : Victoria & Abdul. Late in life, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk...

Landscaped: Photos by Casey Fox

Landscaped: Photos by Casey Fox
10:30 am - 04/02/2018

At Knox County Public Library

The Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop located inside the Knox County Public Library's Lawson McGhee Library will host Landscaped, an exhibit of photos by local artist...

Friends at Rothrock Used Book Shop's Birthday Celebration

Friends at Rothrock Used Book Shop's Birthday Celebration
10:30 am - 04/02/2018

At Knox County Public Library

The Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop located just inside the Knox County Public Library's Lawson McGhee Library is celebrating its 10th birthday in April, and you’re...

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
02:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal sign of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This...

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
02:00 pm - 03/21/2018

At Knox County Public Library

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you...

Emerging Writers

Emerging Writers
04:00 pm - 03/19/2018

At Knox County Public Library

Lawson McGhee Library will offer a ten-week writers' workshop. The workshop will focus on short fiction and poetry and will culminate in kids presenting their material...

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...

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...

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Mark @ Blogitude.com
Mark @ Blogitude.com
Saturday (23-Jun-18) was #PrideFest in #Knoxville (#knoxpride). Sunday (24-Jun-18) is #InternationalFairyDay. Som… https://t.co/fZUOQ9j2ky

School of Hard Knox Education
School of Hard Knox Education
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FXProm
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Kirsten Stephens
Kirsten Stephens
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Handsome&theHumbles
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ORNL FCU
Things got a little...strange...during the annual @KARMDragonBoats race this morning.

IBM Systems - Japan
IBM Systems - Japan
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Bijou Theatre
Bijou Theatre
#Knoxville are you ready for 2 SOLD OUT shows with Dennis Miller?! https://t.co/xhOrRPrr9s

Gina Holt
Gina Holt
Our yearly pic with Justin #pride #knoxville #pridefest @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum https://t.co/BzzuscM3Yf

Cleshon Bess
Cleshon Bess
We're #hiring! Read about our latest #job opening here: B2B Contact Center Representative - https://t.co/0qUKHYOuxt… https://t.co/finoAOETmg