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Happy Birthday Dolly!

Join us to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. Seven participating library locations (see list below) will host free storytime programs with crafts and cupcakes, and children of all ages can help make Dolly Parton’s 8-foot-long birthday card. The Knox County Imagination Library program will celebrate its own milestone as well: since 2005, the program has mailed out 2.5 million books to Knox County children under the age of five. 

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.

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