CLP Blog

That All May Read

Mon., Jun. 13
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!

Mon., Jun. 13
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 guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry—all transpired during the month of June. Pride Month has been celebrated during June for years, but it wasn't recognized in an official capacity until just last week when…

A Revitalized Library for the Hilltop!

Mon., Jun. 13
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.
Cover image of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Ode to the Potboiler

Fri., Jun. 10
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 authors have at least dabbled in genre fiction and many one-hit wonder titles still resonate as powerful signifiers of an era. Household names that have surfaced from genre writing include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha…

Vulnerability, Creativity, and The Art of Memoir

Fri., Jun. 10
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

Thu., Jun. 9
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

Wed., Jun. 8
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...

Tue., Jun. 7
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 teach women how to heal from trauma and become their best selves. Anytime I feel creatively stagnant, I come back to her books for a lighthearted push to keep going. SARK uses colorful markers and watercolor…

Apollo's Fall From Grace

Tue., Jun. 7
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.

Preparing Yourself for Storytime Activities

Mon., Jun. 6
Storytime and activities go hand in hand, but finding a suitable activity is often a challenge. Here are a few simple tips on pairing an activity with your storytime.