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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
Saturday, May. 23, 2:00-4:00
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Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Stragegy Club! We play more strategy games in addition to Chess! Hone your skills and pick up tips and tricks from other players! 

BONUS: Get strategy and game tips from Chess Champion Amber!
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Goodwill Career Solu
Main Library
Wednesday, May. 27, 10:00 -11:00 a.m
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Is your resume standing out? Are you getting call backs from your interviews. Come to the Career Solutions workshop to learn 50 of the most common mistakes that job seeker make.

Shannon Duke, Career Counselor at Goodwill Career Solutions will serve as facilitator. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Franklin Goodwill Career Solutions.
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Matt Sandbank’
Main Library
Thursday, May. 28, 2:30 & 4 pm
Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory puppet show will delight and excite young audiences with “A Wild Goose Chase!”
Thursday, May 28 Two shows: 2:30 & 4 pm
Williamson County Public Library Meeting Room 
 
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Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Friday, May. 29, 6:00 pm
We are showing the classic movie Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as the heroic World War I soldier from Tennessee.  We are having a special program on Sergeant York on Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00; Park Ranger Justin Rexrode will reenact York's life in the army.  For monre information on this program, click here:  http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=246058&PK=

The movie is unrated and was released in 1941.  Running time is 134 minutes. 
Special features included on the DVD: Commentary by film historian Jeanine Basinger; 2 insightful documentaries; classic cartoon "Porky's preview"; vintage short "Lions for sale" and a Gary Cooper movies trailer gallery.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 30, 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

 
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Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 1, 9:00 a.m.
We are having a month-long scavenger hunt all around the library in June - yes, upstairs and downstairs - to showcase our library.  We will have another scavenger hunt for the month of July with different clues.  When you reach the final clue each month, you wil learn a prize! 

We hope that people will find areas of our library they didn't know exist.  Places you may want to go to again! 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2:00
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Sgt. York and the Great War, presented by Justin Rexrode, looks at war through the eyes of an American “Doughboy”, and gives visitors a hands on experience with the equipment and gear of WWI for the American soldier. The program primarily looks at the life of the war’s most decorated hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York  and the role Tennesseans played both at home and overseas. Mr Rexrode will have time for  “hands on” with the gear, weapons, and uniforms of the war. He will also include topics such as causes of the war in Europe and the role of the US after the conflict as a new world leader.

This presentation is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 4:00-6:00 (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 4:00-6:00pm)
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Explore the world of robotics with our Lego Mindstorm Club!  Under the guidance of Columbia State University Robotics professor Alan Fisher, teens will develop, build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots. T* LIMITED REGISTRATION*  

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
 
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Goodwill Career Solu
Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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 If the old adage, it's not what you know, but who you know," rings true, then networking can put you a step above the rest in your job search. Learn the importance and the how to for networking at job fairs and various events as well as social media opportunities such as LinkedIn.

Shannon Duke, Career Counselor at Goodwill Career Solutions will serve as facilitator. Light refreshments will be served. Join us in the meeting room for this free workshop. Sponsored by Franklin Goodwill Career Solutions.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2:30-5:30
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Want to be a hero? Join the quest this summer, as the Teen Library presents "An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons," the classic game of fantasy storytelling.

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
Escape the Ordinary:
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
We will show TED talks about people who are thinkcing outside to box and working toward changing a little (or big) part of the world.  Definitely food for thought!

Some of the talks include how to save the rainforest with a cell phone, the uses of sonar, how stress can be helpful and more!
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The Crockett Legacy
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Mary Watkins and Fount Smothers, both his descendants, will talk about one of our local historic heroes and first settlers, Andrew Crockett.  They will also bring historical items for “show and tell.”
             
Andrew Crockett was born in 1745 in Virginia; his Huguenot ancestors had fled France fearing religious persecution. He moved to Fort Chiswell, in SW Virginia, and made long rifles from iron he himself mined and smelted. He sold these rifles to Long Hunters and pioneers coming down the Wilderness Road and heading off into what would become Kentucky and Tennessee.  Many of the “Over the Mountain Men” who routed the British at the battles of King’s Mountain and Cowpens, did so with Crockett rifles. 
 
He served in the Virginia colonial militia and also under George Rogers Clark, fighting to protect the Northwest Territory from the British; in recognition of his services, he was able to choose 640 acres (one “section”) of land from Judge Richard Henderson’s Transylvania Land Company. Andrew chose his “section” on the Little Harpeth “creek” including what is now Crockett Park and Crockett School. 
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 4:00-6:00 (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 4:00-6:00pm)
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Explore the world of robotics with our Lego Mindstorm Club!  Under the guidance of Columbia State University Robotics professor Alan Fisher, teens will develop, build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots. T* LIMITED REGISTRATION*  

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
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2:30-5:30
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Want to be a hero? Join the quest this summer, as the Teen Library presents "An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons," the classic game of fantasy storytelling.

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
Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Thursday, Jun. 11, 6:00 p.m.
As we get ready for the Vanderbilt program "A History of Fashion", we thought we would show the documentary September Issue.  This film records the making of the largest Vogue Magazine issue yet, the 2007 September issue.  Here you can watch as Anna Wintour and her team put together this five pound massive issue!

The film is rated PG 13 for brief strong language and it runs 90 minutes.  For more information, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1331025/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 83% rating, which means it is not as boring as you think it is.
 
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Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cultural Obsession: Fashion Branding through the Ages by Alexandra Sargeant Capps, Vanderbilt Professor
 
Through the ages, elements of dress have signified status and embodied artistic inclinations of each era. Louis XIV said, “Fashion is the Mirror of History,” and so it was then and has been ever since!   We will look at examples of how civilizations and individuals past and present have used symbolic clothing styles and details to define themselves. We will explore the idea that our cultural obsession with lifestyle branding is really a recycled fashionable idea that is nothing new!
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 13, 2:00-4:00
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Join us as we watch an anime, discuss, and eat snacks!  
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
Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 15, 6:00 pm
Yes, you read correctly.  We decided to go out of this world to escape the ordinary!  We'll have Fred Kepner, an Education Specialist at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.   He’ll update us about Mars and the Curiosity Rover, the International Space Station, the Space Launch System and the future of Mars exploration as of 2015.  He may talk about where the scientists are in their planning of colonies on Mars, and other long range plans.  He’ll bring pictures of the Mars Rover and discus its findings.  Come with questions and be prepared to learn about the Red Planet.

 

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Kick-off for OLLI Cl
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Announcing a new partnership with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University) and Williamson County Public Library!  We'll have a table with information about OLLI and a list of classes they offer.  We will have catered refreshments and music!  We hope this is the first of many classes offered at our library in conjunction with OLLI and Vanderbilt University.

Professor Mitchell Korn will teach a special OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Venderbilt University) class taken from his popular Blair School of Music ”Symphony 101”  each Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in July.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 4:00-6:00 (Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 4:00-6:00pm)
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Explore the world of robotics with our Lego Mindstorm Club!  Under the guidance of Columbia State University Robotics professor Alan Fisher, teens will develop, build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots. T* LIMITED REGISTRATION*  

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
 
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