What about Jane?
Knoxville likes to flaunt her literary giants -- and rightly so. After all, what other town our size can claim a significant handful of Pulitzer Prize- winning writers and an Oscar nod or two? We do have a lot to gloat about.
Teen Advisory Board to host its first College Fair
Knox County Public Library will host its first college fair organized by teens on Thursday, March 2, 2023, 3:30–5:30 at the Powell Branch Library.
Rock A While–Robert M. "Bob" Adams (1940-2023) of The Fabulous Six
When longtime local banker and early rock 'n' roll bandsman Bob Adams passed away on January 3, 2023, a piece of Knoxville’s music history went with him.
Zygmunt J. B. Plater Papers (MSC 1022)
The McClung Historical Collection is happy to make available the newly processed Zygmunt J. B. Plater Papers.
Lights! Camera! East Tennessee! Learn the story of our hometown and its ties to Hollywood
Get to know Knoxville's literary giants
The Walther Barth Film Collection at KCPL-TAMIS
Library book returned after 76 years
In the category of it's never too late, we received an interesting package in the mail this month.
Inaugural Storybook Trail unveiled in West View Park
Over 200 students from West View Elementary School made the trek to their neighborhood park to help cut the ribbon on the Library's inaugural Storybook Trail on Friday, Sept. 16.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County Honors Pastor John Unthank
When Pastor John Unthank took the podium, the luncheon crowd was on their feet giving him a rousing ovation. On Thursday, September 15, the Advisory Board for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County honored Pastor John at Cherokee Country Club for his work in children's literacy.
New Digital Collection featuring the Appalachian Expositions
An ongoing project at the Calvin M. McClung Collection recently led to the discovery of the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Appalachian Exposition supplements.
Knoxville Gospel Quartet Preserved on Rare Record
In Search of Fort Sanders
In memory of Dr. Charles H. "Charlie" Faulkner, October 16, 1937–July 21, 2022
Knox County Takes Top Spot as Best-Read Area in Tennessee
Will A. McTeer & A. S. Tilden Family Papers
The McClung Historical Collection’s newly processed McTeer-Tilden Personal Papers sheds light on a prominent early Blount County family, the McTeers.