Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Knox County Public Library's Books Sandwiched In: Dr. Zach McKenney

  • January 23, 2019
  • 12:00 Noon

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Lectures and Literature & readings

Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Zach McKenney for a consideration of Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, at noon on Wed., Jan. 23, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 South Gay Street).

"Amy Goldstein provides a harrowing account of the human consequences of plant shutdowns and the rippling effects that they have throughout affected communities," McKenney said.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. With intelligence, sympathy and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s biggest political issues. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class.

McKenney is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received his doctorate in sociology with a concentration in political economy and globalization. His dissertation was about the evolving relationship between states, corporations, and trade unions in the current era of neoliberal globalization. His research interests include social movements, social theory, qualitative research methods, and experiential learning.

Books Sandwiched In is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Knox County Public Library. Bring a sandwich or pick up something at a downtown restaurant. Drinks will be available for 50 cents.

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

We have so many programs and events that we are involved in, here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week and beyond:

East Knoxville History - Talk and Discussion with Jack Neely
Town Hall East on Monday Jan. 14 at 7:00pm

Bob Booker Remembers the Civil Rights Era
Maple Hall on Thursday Jan. 17 at 6:30pm

Jack Neely in Conversation with author Jim McKairnes and his new book, All in the Decade
Union Ave. Books on Sunday Jan. 20 at 2:00pm

For more information on upcoming events, visit http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/events/

Union Ave Books: Upcoming Events

  • January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2019

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Upcoming events:

Lorraine by Ketch Secor - Wednesday, January 16th @ 6pm
Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.

Whispers by Greg Howard - Friday, January 18th @ 6pm
A middle grade debut that’s a heartrending coming-of-age tale, perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Counting By 7s. Eleven-year-old Riley believes in the whispers, magical fairies that will grant you wishes if you leave them tributes. Riley has a lot of wishes.

All in the Decade by Jim McKairnes - Sunday, Jan 20, 2 PM
At some point between Watergate and The Love Canal, between Nixon and Carter, between Vietnam and Afghanistan, between POWs and Americans Held Hostage, between Robert Altman and Steve Martin, between The Supremes and The Ramones, between Helen Reddy and Blondie, between Joe Namath and Pete Rose ...

For more information on all our events, visit our website.

Free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com