The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club

By NPLF The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club – hosted by co-chairs Brooks and Bert Mathews and Deborah and Walter Clair, was held in the Special Collections Center of Nashville Public Library’s main branch on April 7, 2024. Carnegie Society members gathered in the Nashville Room – centered between the Civil Rights Room and the […]

Carnegie Society Book Club Celebrates the Story of Belle da Costa Greene

By NPLF Belle da Costa Greene’s impact on history is undeniable, leaving behind a profound legacy. In The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray, this year’s Carnegie Society Book Club selection, Greene’s extraordinary life story is portrayed through the lens of historical fiction. Initially serving as the personal librarian to J.P. Morgan […]

Artist Michael Shane Neal Tells His Library Story

By Michael Shane Neal Nashville Public Library hosts the largest collection of internationally recognized portrait artist and Carnegie Society member, Michael Shane Neal’s work. Shane has donated his time and talent to paint a portrait of all Literary Award honorees which can be seen at the main branch’s conference center. We asked him to share […]

Book Club History

By Claudia Schenck A Literary Gathering that’s Lots of Fun! Each spring, Carnegie Society members gather for good food and good conversation around discussion of a great book. Past Books: