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Station Eleven

Join us to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Each session will be facilitated by a trained moderator. Share your insights and see the novel from different angles. 

Truth and Consequences
Knox County Public Library announces the first in a monthly conversation about fake news, filter bubbles, and big data with a focus on how to identify credible and not so credible sources. These sessions will examine media and online coverage of healthcare, education, local news, and wealth inequality.

Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Kitty Wells, Homer and Jethro, Archie Campbell, Carl Butler, and many other legends of country music began their careers at WNOX-Radio, located on the 100 block of Gay Street in Knoxville. All of this talent made music described by singer Don Gibson as “That Knoxville Sound,” a sound rooted in traditional mountain melodies of the past.

Burlington Branch Library dedication

On Wednesday, June 29, family and friends gathered at the East Knoxville - Burlington Branch Library to dedicate the building to Donald Ancker Sherrod, Specialist 4th Class. Sherrod was born on June 2, 1943, to FJ and Mariana Sherrod. A 1962 graduate of East High School, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1963, serving a tour of duty in Korea before he volunteered for Vietnam in 1966, where he was killed in action. His courageous action under fire significantly contributed to the success of his company's defense. He was the first person from Burlington to die in the Vietnam War.

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