Friends of Tennessee Libraries

Friends and Trustees Luncheon at the 2020 TLA Conference

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Where: Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN

Luncheon Topic: “The Necessity of Public Libraries in History and Journalism” (from the perspective of a veteran historian-journalist Jack Neely)

Jack Neely is executive director of the Knoxville History Project. He has become one of Knoxville’s most popular writers and its unofficial historian. Well known for his thoughtful, well-researched, and provocative pieces of long-form journalism, not to mention his books, speeches, and other public appearances, he has written several books about Knoxville and its history, most recently Historic Knoxville: The Curious Visitor’s Guide (2018), The Old City: A Short History (2019), and The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace (2015). His history of the Knoxville neighborhood of Bearden is scheduled for publication this spring.

Another highlight: Announcement of TLA/FOTL Friends of the Year

Signup Deadline: TBA

Cost: $25 per person

Friends members who want to attend this event only do not have to register for the TLA Conference. 

If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to Friends of the Tennessee Libraries and mail it to:

Friends of Tennessee Libraries
Marjorie Kaup Haines
P.O. Box 681493
Franklin, TN 37068-1493


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