Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Muse Knoxville: Art Inspirations - StoryMaking

Category: Fine Crafts, Kids & family, Literature & readings and Science & nature

StoryMaking is a special event that allows children to explore the materials in the art MakeSpace and other exhibits to help them imagine stories to write and play out. Your little ones will enjoy an engaging lesson on the stage, create with craft materials to help them unleash their imagination, and share stories with an audience.

September 2nd & September 23rd 2:00-3:30pm.

This activity is FREE with museum admission! All ages are welcome!

Please note that the Muse will be CLOSED September 6th-16th for the TN Valley Fair.

Note: We do NOT schedule large school groups during this time. The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Democracy and the Informed Citizen

  • September 11, 2018 — October 16, 2018

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

Join Knox County Public Library and Humanities Tennessee for an informative series to include trivia, voter registration, presentations, a panel discussion, and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public. For more info and the full schedule visit our webpage.

Sessions include:
• Constitution Day Trivia
• Electoral Anomalies with Jack Neely
• Why Aren't You Voting? An Interactive Conversation
• Does Every Vote Count? Voter Rights & the Disenfranchised
• Hacked. How Safe Are Our Elections? Mechanics of Voting
• Democracy & the Free Press Panel Discussion
• Money & Politics: The Complicated Truth of Peddled Influence
• Globalization, 'Globalism' and the rise of nationalism in Europe and North America
• Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
• When Democracy Worked: Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Choose Civility: How to Talk Politics & Still Be Friends

Union Ave Books: Upcoming Events

  • January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2018

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Upcoming events:

Sunday, September 9, 2 pm -Authors Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch will talk about their books,
Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond, and Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia.

Monday, September 10, 6 pm - Charles E. Smith will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Journal of a Fast Track Life.
Charles Smith's life story is that of a small town kid with no silver spoon whose first job was editor of the hometown newspaper he once delivered as an eight-year-old. Forty-two years later he was in Washington, D.C., serving in George W. Bush's administration as executive director of the Nation's Report Card (NAEP), arguably the most impactful federal initiative to improve education in modern times. In between, he served as editor of a daily newspaper, chancellor of two University of Tennessee campuses, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, and chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. While this book chronicles Smith's personal odyssey, the lessons imbedded in his story have broad application to readers seeking a pathway to success in any career.

Wednesday September 12th at 5pm - book signing with Mac Post for Urban Hikes (2nd Edition), raffle and $1 off beer at the Downtown Casual Pint post-event

Thursday September 27th at 6pm - poetry reading for Lindsey Alexander's Rodeo in Reverse

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