Come hear Franklin author Rick Wornell read his first published children’s picture book, The Two-Toed Toad on the Road. The moral of this delightful adventure is the importance of friendship, and the story is one that both children and adults enjoy. Pre-release copies will be available at this reading for only $5. This special event for the whole family will be in the Library's meeting room.
Want to learn how to garden and be kind to the environment at the same time? Come to Amy Dismukes’ introduction to Organic Gardening! Her presentation is not so much "anti-chemical" as it is pro-gardening in an environmentally friendly manner. Amy will offer an overview of gardening in cooperation with the ecosystem of the home garden. In addition to explaining how to build/improve soil and plant nutrition using organic fertilizers, Amy will also demonstrate ways to grow a garden that is naturally resistant to pests and diseases.
A new book club is starting up for ladies only called Literary Ladies. We'll meet on the Third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the main library in Franklin. At our first meeting on April 21 we'll talk about our favorite books and what we'll read for the next couple of months. For more information, call and talk to Lindsay at 595-1243.
The Williamson County Public Library will be hosting the 2nd Annual Make-A-Thon: A Festival of Creativity from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
We are partnering with businesses, schools, and artisans local to Williamson County to show you what is available in your own backyard. Exhibitors include the NovaCopy 3D Printing, Tennessee Association of Woodturners, Bricks 4 Kidz, and many more! The festival will consist of live demonstrations, and hands on activities using robots, painting, 3D printing, and wood working, just to name a few! There will also be crafts, including take home artwork and lego construction for patrons of all ages! And the festival wouldn’t be complete without live music and food! There will be several food vendors on site with items available for purchase throughout the festival.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randi Peters with the Library at 615-595-1250.
Set in the Chicago suburbs and then the city itself, Elizabeth Shue decided to babysit when she found out her boyfriend stood her up. When her best friend calls for help from the downtown bus station, it's the babysitter to the rescue. But she can't leave her two charges, so she takes them with her and adventures ensue. This is Chris Columbus' debut movie, and he went on to direct Mrs. Doubtfire and later on the first two Harry Potter movies.
Decades ago, Charles Hanson began to study the ways that people get along with each other. He studied how we treat the people and things we love and how we treat those we don’t love. He was stunned to discover that there are only a certain number of ways to treat others, and for others to treat you. He realized that this was a secret that never should have been a secret at all. Even though his work has recently been published, his sister Elaine McClellan has also published a book relating these steps in a more readable manner. Mrs. McClellan will talk about her brother's research and her book.
We're showing as much of the first season of this popular comedy (and scientific) television show as we can in two hours. If you 've never seen this show, you're in for a treat. Come ready to laugh in any case as we watch the lives of four nerdy science geeks stay friends while dating and other annoyances. We'll have popcorn too.
Urbane William Powell, fun-loving heiress Myrna Loy and Asta their dog. One of the first detective movies, this movie became a classic and spawned several sequels. Oddly enough, the book the movie is based on was written by Dashiell Hammett, not known for humor.
Sherlock Holmes and science - a perfect match! Retired professor and enthusiastic Sherlockian Marino Alvarez will speak about Sherlock Holmes and his use of deduction and science in solving crimes. The mysteries starring Sherlcok Holmes ushered in the age of using forensic science to study the crime scene and to deduce who comitted the crime. If you like any of the CSI television shows, you'll want to some to this program.