Category Archives: books

Southern Festival of Books: A party for book people

If you love books, make plans to visit Nashville for the annual Southern Festival of Books. This is a great chance to meet authors, hear them speak, get your books signed and hang out with other people who love books. … Continue reading

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Reading provides mental oxygen

Love this quote from science fiction author William Gibson on how reading science fiction enriched his life: Things might be different, science fiction told me, and different in literally any way you could imagine, however radical. Simply to know that … Continue reading

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Featured Book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Lots of people are talking about what made Steve Jobs so special. There are sure to be hundreds of books written about him in the next few years. The definitive word will probably be Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs. This is … Continue reading

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We’ve got new books! Browse the new books webpage.

Ever wonder what new books the library has to offer but can’t stop by to browse the shelves? No worries. Browse our new books webpage at The new books list is organized into subject categories as well as location. … Continue reading

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Your library is like a garden. You gotta pull the weeds.

Here’s the thing about gardening: you can’t just plant seeds and watch them grow. That would be nice, but it doesn’t work that way. You plant your seeds, you water them, and slowly they germinate, take root, and become a … Continue reading

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Major Project to digitize up to 40 million pages from 1700-1870, from the French Revolution to the end of slavery

The British Library and Google announced on June 20, 2011 a partnership to digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collections. This move opens access to one of the greatest collections of books in the world. The British Library selected … Continue reading

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Oak Ridge campus library hosts One City, One Book discussion of To Dance with the White Dog

On March 16th, Coffey Library will be hosting the 2010 “One City, One Book – Oak Ridge” book discussion group along with the Oak Ridge Public Library. The book discussion is part of “A Tribute to Literacy” put on by … Continue reading

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