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Mark your calendar: Sam Venable

The University of Tennessee Libraries now holds humorist Sam Venable’s papers. We invite you to celebrate with us. Sam will offer remarks. (Oh, boy, will he make remarks...) Join us Thursday, October 15, 2015—reception at 5:30, lecture at 6:30 in the John C. Hodges Library.

The Art of Distillation

From medieval alchemy to Tennessee moonshine Special Collections is building the definitive collection on the ancient art of moonshining.

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Big Orange STEM Symposium

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Library reaches out to prospective STEM students Each spring the UT Libraries holds a forum for high school students who are considering careers in science, technology, engineering, or math.

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Recent Highlights

Did you miss Dom Flemons at the Bijou? Dom Flemons performed old-time folk music at a March event sponsored by the Library Society and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library. Watch it here
David Madden’s literary journey Special Collections now holds writer David Madden’s manuscripts and papers. In April, Madden told the Library Society about the roots of his artistry in genres from fiction to poetry to Civil War history. Watch it here
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Great Smoky Mountains Colloquy The latest issue of our Great Smoky Mountains Colloquy includes a feature on the first settlers to come to the Smokies. Read it here

A Look Back

The UTK Librarian Our newsletter The UTK Librarian ceased publication several decades ago. The Fall 1987 issue includes an interview with Wilma Dykeman Stokely and photographs from the dedication of the renovated John C. Hodges Library. Read it here

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The Library Society of the University of Tennessee
653 John C. Hodges Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
P: 865-974-6903

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