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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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Collecting and Savin
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 31, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Seed Savers Unite! It’s time to start collecting seeds from your garden! Let Amy Dismukes, UT/TSU Horticulture Extension Agent for Williamson County, show you how to gather and save seeds that you can use to start your garden next year…and hopefully also donate a few to the Williamson County Public Library’s Seed Exchange! The program is FREE and OPEN TO ANYONE who is interested in learning the basics of collecting and saving seeds.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 31, 4:30-5:30
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Join us for our GIRLS ONLY Teen book club! This month we will be discussing THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass. Stop by for fun discussion and snacks! Bonus if you bring some discussion questions!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
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Commander Matthew F.
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 31, 6:30 pm
Maury enthusiast Russell Hooper will give an overview of Commander 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 entire life, from his time at the U.S. Naval Observatory, his work on the First TransAtlantic Cable, his mapping of the World's oceans, his involvement in The American Civil War. Maury was 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 will name its newest Survey Vessel in the Pathfinder Fleet the USNS Maury in his honor.
 
Hooper will bring some original letters written by Commander Maury as well as some of his original books, including an 1855 first edition of his groundbreaking "Physical Geography of the Sea" which is considered the first comprehensive textbook ever written on the science of Oceanography. 

Russell Hooper is a private investor by day, but his passion is his extensive collection of Fontaine-Maury Family papers he’s acquired over the past several years. He calls his collection "The Pathfinder Papers" in honor of Commander Maury. His is considered the largest known collection of Maury's papers in private hands. His end goal is to eventually publish the letters and papers as The Pathfinder Papers. 
 
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Take a Stand to Prev
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10 a.m.
Join us in the library meeting room for a Remembering When™ fire and fall prevention presentation for older adults!  This event seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.  For more information and to register, contact Patty Norem at 615-465-5350 or email Patricia.Norem@tn.gov. Sponsored by Williamson County Health Dept. & the Franklin Fire Dept..
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Fairview
Thursday, Sep. 3, 6:30 PM
Living Healthy w/ essential oils
Anthony & Melissa Roselli
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 3:30-5:30
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Join us for a fun movie after school – GIRLS PICK! Which one will it be!?!?

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
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Raw Foods Demonstrat
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 1.
Want to learn how to eat better?  Want to incorporate more raw foods into your daily diet?  Wondering how to start?  You are in luck!   Susan Zumback, a raw food coach, will show us how to make a whole day's worth of meals using raw food.  She'll give us samples and recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper and a snack using raw foods!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 14, 4:00-5:00
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Join our NEWEST CLUB!  Star Wars fans, this one’s for you! Come dressed up as your fave Star Wars character, play Star Wars games and chat about all things Star Wars in this fun teen-led program!  

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fairview
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 5:30 PM
Wellness 101 w/ Karina Hammer
3 easy steps to creating a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.
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Essential Oils: Supp
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 6:30 p.m.
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Get prepared before the Fall and Winter seasons arrives with 100% natural and pure Essential Oils. Learn how to use the oils safely, especially for children, the elderly and people with sensitive skin issues.
 
 
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Bethesda
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6 pm
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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Our September choice is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.    Before Louise Brooks became a movie star in the 1920s and 30s, she was an unknown ingénue from Kansas.  The only way she was allowed to go to New York and stardom is to be accompanied by a chaperone.  We'll meet Monday, September 21 to discuss this book.


We'll be discussing Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan in October.  Horan, author of The Paris Wife, turns her attention to Fanny Osbourne, the American wife of Robert Louis Stevenson.  Her three children helped inspire him with one of his most famous novels - Peter Pan.

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 26, 2:00-4:00
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Join in on the fun that is our TEEN ADVISORY GROUP! 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!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 28, 4:30-5:30
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Join us for our GIRLS ONLY Teen book club! This month we will be discussing DRAMA by Raina Tegemeier. Stop by for fun discussion and snacks!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
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Essential Oils & Our
Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.
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Now that we've learned a little on how to take care of our health concerns with Essential Oils, let's share our wonderful experiences with our pets. Come and learn how to safely help these loved ones too!
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Board Game Night for
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Board game enthusiasts over eighteen are invited to have a night out with other grown-ups to play board games.  Bring your own or try out some the library has.
Teen Smashbros Brawl Gaming Club
Main Library
Sunday, Aug. 30, 3:30-5:30 (Sundays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
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Hone your Smashbros Brawl skills and get tips and tricks from friends in our weekly Smashbros Club! We’ve got the WiiU, the video game, 3 controllers plus a gamepad, you provide the skill! Feel free to bring your Nintendo DS too!

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Toddler Time @ Main
Toddler Time @ Main
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10:00 am and 11:15 am
Tuesday is for Toddlers! Come join us as we read, sing, dance, learn, shake our shakers and have fun.  Parents and Caregivers with wee ones ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to this special storytime.
 
Toddler Time @ Bethesda
Bethesda
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10:30 am
For children age 18-35 months and their parent or caregiver.  Today is Water Day!  Wear bathing suit and bring towel.
Preschool Story Time @Leipers Fork
Leiper's Fork
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 10:30 AM
For Children ages 3-5
Theme: Farmyard Fun
 Join us for songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and crafts.
This program is designed for parent and child participation.
This is a free program and is open to the public.
Class begins promptly at 10:30 AM on Tuesdays.
 
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