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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2:00-3:00
Looking for a musical instrument that’s cool, fun, and different? Come blow some tunes on the saxophone! Local musician Presley Parker will do some demos and offer insight and advice about the music world. If you’re already a saxophone player, bring it! Little to no experience is required.
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Movie Matinee @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 23, 2:00 p.m.
The Pirates of Penzance is a musical for all ages!  It is romantic musical comedy film based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera of the same name. The film, starring Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, and Rex Smith, is an adaptation of the 1980 Joseph Papp production of Pirates.  This movie is rated G and runs 112 minutes.

Come enjoy the swashbuckling adventure, the fabulous fun and the rollicking romance.  It's probably the best version of any of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas out there!
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Bugs of Tennessee: P
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Is something bugging your garden? Learn how to identify symptoms and signs of many common insects and the damage that they cause in your garden. And then find out what to do about it! You will also learn to recognize beneficial insects, those that control other harmful or annoying members of the insect order. Remember, not all bugs are bad! And don’t forget to bring your insect (or its damage) for ID!

Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for the UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for homeowners and commercial clients on horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardener Program, and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

Registration is required for each individual planning to attend.  Do not add additional people in the note field as we will not be able to guarantee them a seat.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Learn more about this event or other library programs and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243, extension 1, or by visiting the library’s web site at
http://wcpltn.org.

The library e-newsletter provides subscribers with library news about programs like this and more.  Sign up to receive it via email by sending an email to
ref@williamson-tn.org with the subject line: Subscribe_Library_Bytes.

Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 AM

Two sessions, 10:30 & 11:30, available every Tuesday in June. Sign-up is required. Gretchen O'Sullivan presents a circle music session for parents and their children ages 0-5. Parent must be present and participate. Space is limited to 10 families per session. If a family has another child outside the age range, that child is welcome as well. Call 615-776-5490 to register or drop by the branch. When you register, ask about downloading the free song ahead of time.

Sponsored by Friends of Nolensville Public Library.
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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 11:30 AM

Two sessions, 10:30 & 11:30, available every Tuesday in June. Sign-up is required. Gretchen O'Sullivan presents a circle music session for parents and their children ages 0-5. Parent must be present and participate. Space is limited to 10 families per session. If a family has another child outside the age range, that child is welcome as well. Call 615-776-5490 to register or drop by the branch. When you register, ask about downloading the free song ahead of time.

Sponsored by Friends of Nolensville Public Library.
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Thomas Maupin, Maste
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 6:00 p.m.

Thomas Maupin is the next artist to perform at out library this summer in conjunction with our library and Southern Trace Songwriters.  These concerts will be on Tuesdays at 6:00 as part of our Summer Reading Program for Grown-ups.

Thomas Maupin was raised in a farming family in Eagleville known for dancers, in a time when community square dances were still common. He was an exceptional dancer from an early age, but it was not until middle age that Thomas gained notoriety for his buckdancing talent and innovations, when he began entering dance competitions at traditional music events, beginning in the 1970s. Over the years, he won over 60 championships throughout Tennessee and the South. Now, Thomas wants to inspire new generations with his dance heritage through exhibition performances, workshops, and teaching, often accompanied by his grandson Daniel Rothwell, who’s developed into a fine old-time banjo player.  In 2011 he earned the Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award, and in 2017, he received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship.


Southern Trace Songwriters is a full service booking, promotion, and management company. To date, Don has been able to garner studio time in legendary studios such as Castle Studios, and Sound Emporium in Nashville TN for his artists, book his artists in various venues around the country, as well as receive radio play and live interviews.    http://www.southerntracesongwriters.com/

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Gardening to Attract
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 2, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The more bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your garden, the better! Not only are they beautiful and delightful to watch, but they’re also necessary to keep your gardening growing. Join us and delve into the many secrets hiding in your landscape and learn which plants (including Tennessee natives) will help attract pollinators and keep them coming back. You will also learn to recognize beneficial insects that control other harmful insects.

Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for the UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for homeowners and commercial clients on horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardener Program, and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

Registration is required for each individual planning to attend.  Do not add additional people in the note field as we will not be able to guarantee them a seat.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Learn more about this event or other library programs and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243, extension 1, or by visiting the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org.

The library e-newsletter provides subscribers with library news about programs like this and more.  Sign up to receive it via email by sending an email to ref@williamson-tn.org with the subject line: Subscribe_Library_Bytes.

Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

 

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 6, 2:00-3:00
Stop by and make some art and some new friends! Bring your materials or use our sketchbooks and colored pencils. 
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Legos in the Library
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 7, 3:00- 4:30 P.M.
This is a great activity for kids ages 2-12. We have tables set up with Legos. Families build and have a great time together. We have larger legos for the  younger crowd.  Parents are asked to stay with their children. Come anytime between 3:00 and 4:30pm. It's a lot of fun!
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Main Library
Monday, 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 beautiful paper quilled music notes! 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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Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2:00-3:00
Want to learn how to do your makeup, complete with an Instagram ready pout? Stop by for a makeup demo with Heather! She provides the products, and your face is the canvas!
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Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 12, 5:30-6:30
Meet ventriloquist Jill Thatcher in this Teens only ventriloquism workshop. You will get the inside scoop on how to be a ventriloquist, complete with tips, tricks and practice with Jill. Plus you’ll get to meet a whole new cast of puppets!
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Opera 101 @Main
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 13, 2:00 p.m.

A fun, fast-paced talk with Nashville Opera’s Anna Young, highlighting some of the most famous moments in operatic history complete with video and audio clips.  Join us and learn about this all-encompassing art form and get the inside scoop with fun facts and exciting backstage stories!

Anna Steenerson Young accepted the position of Director of Education and Outreach for Nashville Opera in 2015 and runs the prestigious Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program. This year, Nashville Opera On Tour will be performing Anna’s original youth opera, The Enchanted Forest (a choose-your-own-adventure opera) to more than 22,000 children and families in Middle Tennessee. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director of Opera for the College of Charleston, a position she held following a successful career as a singer with opera companies across the United States. She was honored to create the role of ‘Emily’ in the world premiere of Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town for which she received glowing reviews in the National and International press, including The New York Times. She earned a Master of Music degree on full scholarship from the prestigious Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She comes to Nashville with her husband David who is also an opera singer as well as a resident physician in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Songwriting with Sco
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Originally hailing from the great Pacific Northwest, Scott is an award winning Nashville based performing singer/songwriter, a Top 40 charting recording artist in Europe and the creator/co-host of Radio/TV's "The Music Row Show", heard in 38 states via the historic 650AM, WSM and from 2012-2016 was seen nationwide on the BlueHighways TV network. Scott is proud to be an endorsed Larrivee Guitar artist and is excited to be a 2018 Durango Boots Ambassador.
He performs regularly in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner and the Commodore Grille as well as house concerts and many songwriting festivals around the country and overseas. Scott has been a featured performer on RFD TV's nationally televised "Market Day Report", the nationally syndicated "Chico & B-Man" Television Show and has been a featured artist on WSM Radio's "Coffee, Country & Cody", "Nashville Today w/Devon O Day" and "The Allnighter" with Marcia Campbell, Knoxville's "The Writers Block", several performances on WDVX's "Blue Plate Special" and "Tennessee Shines" as well as many other local TV and Radio programs across the US.
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Gardening on Steep S
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 16, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Williamson County is full of sloping lawns and rolling hills, but don’t let the steep slope of your yard scare you away from landscaping it. In this class, you’ll learn strategies for gardening on slopes so you can enjoy a beautiful and productive garden and keep your soil from washing away.

Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for the UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for homeowners and commercial clients on horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardener Program, and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

Registration is required for each individual planning to attend.  Do not add additional people in the note field as we will not be able to guarantee them a seat.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Learn more about this event or other library programs and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243, extension 1, or by visiting the library’s web site at
http://wcpltn.org.

The library e-newsletter provides subscribers with library news about programs like this and more.  Sign up to receive it via email by sending an email to
ref@williamson-tn.org with the subject line: Subscribe_Library_Bytes.

Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 16, 6:00 p.m.

 The July book is The Hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson.   He isn’t interested in all the fuss about his birthday. Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed  and makes his getaway.  He has many experiences, with lots of tales to tell.  A best-seller across Europe and a must read!                 

Our August book is The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.  Collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.   

The Literary Ladies Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Board Room of the Main Library in Franklin. New members are always welcome.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 2:00-4:00
Conquest is the game at our monthly Strategy Club. Join us for games of Risk, Stratego, Chess, and more.
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 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.
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Main Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Participants are invited to bring their own lunch and beverage to enjoy while listening to specialists from the Alzheimer's Association.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid South Chapter.

 

Registration is required for each individual planning to attend.  Do not add additional people in the note field as we will not be able to guarantee them a seat.

 

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Learn more about this event or other library programs and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243, extension 1, or by visiting the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org.

 

The library e-newsletter provides subscribers with library news about programs like this and more.  Sign up to receive it via email by sending an email to ref@williamson-tn.org with the subject line: Subscribe_Library_Bytes.

 

Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

 

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Karaoke at the Libra
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 6:00 p.m.

Karaoke is here at the library!  Come sing along to your favorite songs and watch your friends and neighbors sing their favorite songs – sometimes well but often badly.  But that’s the fun of it all!  If you’ve never tried karaoke, now is the time to try it out.  Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be handed out for participation!! 

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