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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Williamson County Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a space-themed magic show which encourages reading.

Sponsored by Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
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Geocaching 101 (and
Main Library
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2:00 p.m.

Do you like to get out in nature? Do you like to search for things, using GPS?  Consider learning about a new hobby – geocaching!  Come to the library and learn about searching and finding caches all over Middle Tennessee! 

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North and East of Fr
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 4 p.m.
Come and join us as we continue exploring the streets, homes, businesses, and the lives of inhabitants of Franklin in bygone days. Rick Warwick narrates his newest book, which will be available for sale ($20) at this event.

This program will be filmed by WC-TV and later aired on WC-TV cable channels and WC-TV YouTube Channel. Sponsored by The Special Collections Department at WCPL.
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Tween Time - Blast O
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2:30 - 4:00
Carry out a rescue, help the Martian get back home, and attempt to use tools under unique "space-like" conditions! These are just some of the fun activities you'll find at this Tween Time program. Don't forget to register to insure we have enough snacks for all. You must be ages 10-12 to attend.
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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00 p.m.

De-stress with adult coloring with a calming atmosphere of quiet while coloring in your own space-themed book.

Sponsored by Friends of the Nolensville Public Library.
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Constellation Cross
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:30 pm
Want to get up close with a constellation?  Maybe you want to make a take-home craft, too?  Come to the library on Tuesday, June 25 and make a constellation or two to put on your wall.  You'll get to choose from several designs.
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Nolensville
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:30 a.m.

Josh Justice, Wildlife Biologist with the Natural History Education Center, presents an out-of-this-world live animal show.

Sponsored by Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
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Is There Life on Mar
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 28, 2:00

The possibility of life on Mars has captivated us for generations. While we are now closer than ever before to reaching Mars and finding the answer; careful consideration of how, when, and why we should go is essential. Enter, David Weintraub.   In Life on Mars he tells the story of our relentless search for life on Mars. In addition to outlining the moral dilemmas that face scientists as they embark on the final stages of Martian exploration, Weintraub shows how Mars-mania has dominated our cultural consciousness since we first turned our sights on the planet. With NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission, Weintraub’s book is essential reading for anyone interested in space and humanity’s place in it.

David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal with It? (2014) as well as How Old Is the Universe? (2010) and Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System (2006). He is also the content editor of seven recent astronomy books for elementary-age readers.

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Garden Talk Series:
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tennessee summers are hot, humid and often dry. Meet plants that thrive when we sizzle. We’ll look at a variety of annuals and perennials, including some trendy herbs and succulents, to keep your garden colorful during the hottest months of the year. Presented by the Williamson County Master Gardeners Association Speakers Bureau.

 

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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:00 p.m.

Paint your own space-themed rock or one of your own design with Mrs. Erica. Ages 8+. Adults are welcome.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Calling Crafty Adults! Do you like to be creative and enjoy crafts and DIYs? Then, join us in the meeting room for our Adult Craft Program. We're going to make gorgeous tye-die art with shaving cream! It'll be something new and unique, it's free and you might make some new friends!

This program is designed for adults 18 and up. All material will be provided while supplies last. Registration Required.
Hope to see you there!

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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 10:30 a.m.

Space storytime & activity with Lon Max Maxwell, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

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Star Trek Trivia Aft
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 12, 2:00 pm
Boldly go...to the library for a night of Star Trek trivia! Come test your knowledge of Star Trek with refreshments and prizes! Questions will cover all movies and TV series so set phasers to stun the judges with your Star Trek expertise. Bring your own team or come early to be placed in a group of likeminded Trekkies for the chance to live long and prosper (and win prizes). Teams with members dressed in Star Trek apparel will received bonus points! Teams are made up of one to six individuals; play will consist of five rounds of ten (inter)stellar questions each, with a possible bonus round.
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Constellations: The
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 15, 6:00 pm
Many ancient cultures regarded the planets and stars as representatives or symbols of the gods or other supernatural forces that controlled their lives. For them, the study of the heavens was not an abstract subject; it was connected directly to the life-and-death necessity of understanding the actions of the gods and currying favor with them. Before the time of our scientific perspectives, everything that happened in nature—from the weather, to diseases and accidents, to celestial surprises such as eclipses or new comets—was thought to be an expression of the whims or displeasure of the gods. Any signs that helped people understand what these gods had in mind were considered extremely important.

This year's summer reading theme is A Universe of Stories, and Dr. JanaRuth Ford will share how intertwined the stars and human history are.

Dr. JanaRuth Ford is an Assistant Proffessor at MTSU in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  An MTSU instructor since 2004, Ford earned her bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University in 1977. She received her M.S. in 2004 from the University of Western in Sydney, Australia, and her PH.D. in Astronomy from the University of Southern Queensland in 2015.
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Bryan Shaffer in con
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:00 p.m.

Bryan Shaffer is a singer/songwriter from Detroit, mainly writing country songs.  In his new album Winter Blues, he changed gears, bringing in more genres, including blues, Motown, classic rock, pop, & hip hop. Instead of stereotypical country songs, these are honest, candid songs about love, fighting personal battles, and of course life -- including all the ups, downs, trials, & tribulations that come along with it.


 Mr. Shaffer’s concert is brought to you by Williamson County Public  Library and Southern Trace songwriters.  http://southerntracesongwriters.com/

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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Jacob Johnson entertains and educates with an interactive musical storytime.

Sponsored by Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
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Tween Time - LEGO Sp
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00 - 11:30
Attention Tweens ages 10-12! Come help us wrap up our Universe of Stories summer reading program with the LEGO Space Challenge, presented by Mark Osborne, robotics instructor with Williamson County 4-H. You won't want to miss this opportunity to get a LEGO EV3 robot moving on the Space Challenge mat. Space is limited and registration is required.
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Do you like to play chess or would you like to learn how?  Drop in and meet our Chess mentor Dr. Dan.  All skill levels welcome.  For ages 6 to 12 years.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Each presentation is about an hour long, so the second hour of each program will be devoted to Q&A, gathering resources, one-on-one conversations, and planning ses­sions.

Presented by the Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 3:00 p.m.

What would you bring back from the moon? Create your own version of sand art to carry home in a small corked bottle. Ages 8+. Younger children will need parental assistance.

Sponsored by Friends of the Nolensville Public Library.
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