Clean Your Desk, or POWER (Library) to the People

I recently discovered a seemingly mundane object in the bottom drawer of reference desk — something that launched me on a quest involving card catalogs, consultations with colleagues, online databases and a trip to the first stack, the lowest and darkest level of the Main library. What did I find? An extension cord — though one with a very unusual plug.

That All May Read

Have you ever walked into a library and wondered why books in braille aren’t neatly tucked on the shelves like their print counterparts?

June is LGBT Pride Month!

Historically, June is a momentous month for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movements—the Stonewall riots of 1969, the first Gay Pride parades, and last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision … Continued

A Revitalized Library for the Hilltop!

Come celebrate the grand reopening of CLP – Knoxville with us on Saturday, June 25! Enjoy the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:15, and then take a tour or enjoy one of the many activities that will available.

Ode to the Potboiler

Popular fiction and genre novels have always gotten bad raps by critics for not offering any literary value to readers. Many readers know, however, that some of the most popular … Continued

Vulnerability, Creativity, and The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir not only documents the frustrations and triumphs of writing about oneself, but also delves into the importance of vulnerability to making authentic and valuable connections.

What It Means To Be A Librarian

Librarians are not educators, but we provide learning experiences and foster reading every day through the materials we provide or programs we offer for all ages.

The Pretty One is Pretty Great

Zoe Kazan plays twins Laurel and Audrey in The Pretty One, a film about life and love and the unshakable bond between siblings.

SARK Recommends…

Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (known by her pen name, SARK) is a prolific artist and writer of books made to awaken the playful child within all of us and to … Continued

Apollo’s Fall From Grace

Rick Riordan is back with a new series! In the series, Apollo is sent to Earth in the body of a 16-year-old boy as punishment by Zeus. Read on for adventure, laughs and old friends.