Hot Summer Nights Concerts – Thursdays in August, 7 p.m. Enjoy the best music of the summer at this annual free concert series sponsored by Friends of the Blount County Library. Performances are in the (air-conditioned) Library’s Main Gallery. ►More Info
Library at Downtown Maryville Farmers Market – 4th Sat. (Aug. 26), 8 a.m.–noon. Library table has garden- and food-related book suggestions and library information. The Farmers Market is held at Founder’s Square, Downtown Maryville, near CBBC Bank.
Southern Mountain English – Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Sharon Lawson Room. Dr. Bethany Dumas, UTK English Prof. Emerita, will decipher the American English dialect referred to as “Southern Mountain English” and share her interpretation of it as a shaper of identity. Part of the Southern Appalachian Studies series. ►More Info
Pre-Owned Book Sale — Thursday, Sept. 7, Members Only, noon to 6. Friday–Saturday, Sept. 8–9, General Public, 9 to 5. Bag Sale all day Saturday, $5 with provided bags, books of your choice except for collectibles and specially priced books. Great selection of books, DVDs, children’s books, collectibles, and more. Sponsored by Blount County Friends of the Library. ►More Info
Friends’ Book Discussion Group – 2nd Wed. (Sept. 13), 10:15 a.m., Library Board Room. September’s selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. ►More Info
Appalachian Reads Book Discussion Group – Sat., Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. The Library’s new book group discusses favorite titles by regional authors, meeting every two months through May 19, 2018. September’s book is Long Man by Amy Greene, facilitated by Cynthia Spitler. ►More Info