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Author Talk with Robert Grede author of The Spur and the Sash
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 22, 6:00 pm
Author Talk with Rob
We’re hosting a long distance book talk with Robert Grede, author of The Spur and the Sash.   Mr. Grede has written three business books; he runs a business consulting firm and has served as president to two colleges.  He had often wondered about the faded sash and tarnished spur his father had held on to for years.  He found out from family history that it was his great grand-father’s, who was a Sergeant in the Union Army during the Civil War.  Sgt. George Van Norman was wounded in the Battle of Nashville, and was assigned to protect the Elm Hill plantation.  He stayed in middle Tennessee after the war was over, but did make it back to his home state of Wisconsin.  Mr. Grede was so interested that he wrote this historic fiction novel based on the life of his great grandfather.
 
Robert Grede had been a carpenter, musician, teacher, author, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and dad.  For fun he writes string quartets.  He lives in Milwaukee.  The Spur and the Sash is his first novel.
 


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Banned Books & Button Making!
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Register Online
Celebrate Banned Books Week with us and come make a button with a quote from your favorite banned book!

* Preferred ages 11-18yrs *

 



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Whole Foods Presents: Healthy Fall Favorites
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Presents
Join Michael Martin (Cooking in Franklin coach) and Dori Wilbert (Healthy Eating specialist) to learn how to make tasty and nutritious autumn dishes.  Cooking demonstrations are included. 
 


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Lego Mindstorms
Main Library
Thursday, Sep. 25, 4;30pm-6:30pm
Register Online
Join us in the 2nd floor Teen Room and learn how to build, program, and control a Lego Mindstorm robot!!
4:30-6:30pm
* Preferred ages 11-18yrs *
 



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Teen Advisory Group
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Register Online
Want to help us plan programs, select books, dvds, and video games?
Want to make new friends & work on special projects, doing things that you love!?
Join our Teen Advisory Group!
2:00-4:00pm in our Teen Room on the 2nd floor!

* Preferred ages 11-18yrs *

(there will be snacks)


 



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Game On!
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 4:30-5:30pm
Register Online
Join us for WII Gaming 4:30-5:30p in our TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!

*For age 12-18 years*



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Artist & Songwriter Workshop, plus live music
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Artist & Songwriter
Join Darwin Moody, President of Embassy Music, at this free workshop for artists and songwriters.  Moody tells us, "We will be discussing the craft of songwriting -  lyric, melody, what makes a great hook, and how songs get discovered.
We will also be covering topics such as becoming an artist - the recording process, what labels are looking for in independent artists, marketing, promotion, etc.
In addition, we will be having a few of our artists performing live during the event for your audience."

 


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Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30
Legos At The Library
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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TEEN LOCK IN
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 5:30-8:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our FIRST EVER Teen Lock In!!
5:30-8:00pm
Permission slips are REQUIRED - Stop by the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor to pick up your permission slip

*For Ages 12-18 ONLY*
 



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Library CLOSED for Staff Day
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 8, all day
The Main library and all branches will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 8 for a professional development day. 



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TEEN DRAWING CLUB Kick Off!
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:00-5:00pm
Join us for our ALL NEW Teen Drawing Club!
We will have a special guest illustrator and author to Kick Off our club and teach teens about what goes on behind the scenes in the world of art and writing!
4:00-5:00pm

*Held in the Children's Activity Room on the 1st floor*

*For ages 12-18*
 



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An Evening with Storytellers featuring Eric Jacobson & Bryan Lane
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
An Evening with Stor

Please join us for this special, sesquintenial event.  As part of the 150th anniversary of this turning point in the war, hear authors Eric Jacobson and Bryan Lane as they share their insights, based on years of research, as to why the Battle of Franklin is the Greatest Story of the Civil War.
Doors open at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue, at 6:00 pm for wine and appetizers, and the program begins at 6:30 pm.
Proceeds from the $25 admission will benefit the Williamson County Library Foundation, which exists to give support for the library above and beyond what County money can provide.  Purchase tickets online or by mail.

Sponsored by The Williamson County Library Foundation.


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Bullets and Bayonets Launch Party
Main Library
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
Bullets and Bayonets
WCPL and Academy Park Press are pleased to announce the publication of Bullets and Bayonets: A Battle of Frankin Primer, an introduction for young people to the Battle of Franklin, one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War. Join us for a launch party to celebrate the debut of our latest publishing venture, just in time for the sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle. The launch event will feature President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address at 2:30, Margie Thessin, author of Lizzie's War, hands-on activities with a Civil War Traveling Trunk from the Tennessee State Museum, Civil War re-enactors, and much more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


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TEEN GAME NITE!
Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
Register Online

Join us for our first TEEN GAME NITE!
Featuring various board games and card games + snacks!
4:30-5:30pm
*For ages 12-18*



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TEEN CHESS CLUB
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our monthly Chess Club in the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!
2-4pm

*For ages 12-18*

 



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Theatre at the Library
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
A Reading of Eudora Welty's "Why I Live at the P.O."
One of the best ways to enjoy literature is to have someone read it to you.
Join Lanie Shannon for her reading of one of Eudora Welty's funniest short stories "Why I Live at the P.O."



  Sponsored by The Actors Reading Room.



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Belmont Classical & Jazz String Quartets
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
Belmont Classical &
Columbia State Community College's Lyceum Committee, in conjunction with the Library, will sponsor a student concert featuring classical and jazz string quartets from the Belmont University School of Music.


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LEGO Mindstorms and BRUSHBOTS -- Let’s Race!
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:30-6:30pm
Register Online
Join us and build a Lego Mindstorm and a Brushbot!
Great introductory and intermediate robotics skill building program!
4:30-6:30pm
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
*For ages 12-18*



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TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our monthly Teen Advisory Group meeting!
2:00-4:00pm
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
*For ages 12-18*
 



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HOW TO BECOME A ZOMBIE!
Main Library
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Get ready for Halloween and learn how to do your make-up ZOMBIE style!
Special guest Anna Capaldi will give teens a live demo tutorial about how to apply your make-up so you look just like a zombie!

3:00-4:00pm

In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!

*For ages 12-18 years*



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