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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
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 AM
Did you read your way through the maze in The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan at the library? Are you ready to play the game? In a partnership program with the Nolensville Library, the Nolensville Recreation Center has designed a maze game related to the book. Join your friends for a free maze game full of fun. This program is held at the Nolensville Rec Center.
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Commander Maury - Lo
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Maury enthusiast Russell Hooper will give an overview of Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury’s life and spend some time discussing his formative years here in Franklin during the early 1800’s. His older cousin and Franklin’s founder was Abram Maury. He will also discuss Cmdr. Maury’s experience at The Harpeth Academy and teachers there, the Rev. Gideon Blackburn and his lifelong mentor, Bishop James H. Otey.
 
He will also discuss his overall life, from his time at the U.S. Naval Observatory, his work on the First TransAtlantic Cable, his mapping of the World’s oceans, and his involvement in The American Civil War. Maury was entered into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in the Class of 1930 along with Walt Whitman and President James Monroe. The U.S. Navy’s newest Survey Vessel in the Pathfinder Class is the USNS Maury and is named in his honor. Hooper visited the USNS Maury recently and will discuss the visit.
 
Hooper will bring a few original letters written by Commander Maury as well as a few of his original books, including an 1855 edition of his groundbreaking “Physical Geography of the Sea” which is considered the first comprehensive textbook ever written on the science of Oceanography.
 
Registration is suggested but not required--we would like to know how many people to plan for.
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Tips and Tools for H
Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learn how you can:

  • Recognize and reduce the risk of senior financial exploitation
  • Guard yourself against identity theft
  • Plan financially and prepare for the unexpected

Our presenter, Cathy Askins, has been in banking for 28 years, providing loans, accounts and investment products to consumers and small business. She has volunteered as a budget coach with the Nashville Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years, volunteered with the United Way for 7 years and is currently on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Franklin. Cathy is the Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at the Regions Downtown Franklin Office.

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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2:00 PM
Enjoy live farm animals from Natural History Education Company.
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Geocaching and Orien
Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tracey Rodenbach will talk about geocaching, which she’s been doing for about 8 years. She has over 1200 logged finds and has about 12 caches hidden that she built.
Geocaching is a high tech "treasure hunt", using smart phones or handheld units to navigate to containers hidden all over the world. It is a great family sport that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. It will forever change the way you see the world!

Lon Maxwell will explain the basics orienteering and talk about competitive and long distance orienteering. He'll also give ideas to get the family, including kids, involved. He is a Cub Scout leader and orieteering enthusiast, and has been participating in orienteering events since 1989, including a 50 mile event across central Ohio..  He also teaches orienteering to Cub Scouts at the Natchez Trace District day camp.

 
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Fairview
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2 PM
Stop in and meet Ronald McDonald
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2:30-4:00 pm
Stop by and meet community friends involved in sports and fitness!
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 1 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 1, 10:00 am
Join us for this special interactive story time for parents, caregivers, and babies (0 to 18 months). Let's learn to love reading with songs, books, action rhymes, and more. Bring on the babies, and we'll bring on the early literacy fun. C'mon, let's play our way to reading success!
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Fairview
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10 AM
Making music with Jacob Johnson
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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10:30 AM
Enjoy the music of Rachel Sumner.
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Family Movie Matinee
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:30 pm
Join us in the meeting room for a free showing of The Good Dinosaur!
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 8 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:00 am
Join us for this special interactive story time for parents, caregivers, and babies (0 to 18 months). Let's learn to love reading with songs, books, action rhymes, and more. Bring on the babies, and we'll bring on the early literacy fun. C'mon, let's play our way to reading success!
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Environmental Injury
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
When we think about injury to plants, it makes sense to think insect, disease or human … right? That’s only partly correct. Plants are just like people in that they too can suffer from environmental conditions such as sunburn or freeze injury. Join us for a discussion about how environmental conditions, among several additional culprits, can cause injury to your landscape plants.
 
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Women’s Self D
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25, 6 p.m.)
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson county Public Library are offering this FREE women’s self-defense class on three consecutive Mondays starting on July 11.  The first class will be held here at the library. The second and third classes will be held at the Sherriff’s Department.

This class will teach women how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of assault.  The Equalizer Program can give a great boost of confidence for all women, including college students and mothers & daughters who want to attend together.  
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3:00-4:00
Join us and help make the Teen Department what you want! You’ll get to pick books, anime, and dvds for our collection, help us plan programs for the Teen Department, and work on special projects that cater to YOUR interests and talents.
Ages 12-18 only
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Nolensville
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 10:30 AM
Lots of fun with professional ventriloquist Jill Thatcher and her puppets.
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 15 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:00 am
Join us for this special interactive story time for parents, caregivers, and babies (0 to 18 months). Let's learn to love reading with songs, books, action rhymes, and more. Bring on the babies, and we'll bring on the early literacy fun. C'mon, let's play our way to reading success!
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