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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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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:00)
Register Online
10:00 spring semester: This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required.  Register online or call (615) 595-1243. 
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:45)
Register Online
10:45 Spring Classes - This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required - online, or call (615) 595-1243.  No drop ins please.
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Main Library
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 3:30-5:30
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TEEN MOVIE NITE – GODZILLA 3:30-5:30 Tuesday, March 31: It’s Godzilla, need we say more! C’mon by for an awesome movie and snacks!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
 
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Starting Seeds Indoo
Main Library
Thursday, Apr. 2, 6:00pm-7:30pm
It's too early to plant most seeds in your garden, but you can start them inside now.  Amy Dismukes, Williamson County's Horticulture Extension Agent, will show you how in this fun, hands-on presentation.
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 10:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:00)
Register Online
10:00 spring semester: This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required.  Register online or call (615) 595-1243. 
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 10:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:45)
Register Online
10:45 Spring Classes - This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required - online, or call (615) 595-1243.  No drop ins please.
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Seussical the Musica
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 4 p.m.

Seussical, musical theater based on some of the most famous books by Dr. Seuss, is coming to the Library!  Your favorite characters are all going to be here singing and dancing - Horton, the Cat in the Hat, and the people from Who-ville.  The performance will be 30 to 40 minutes, with time for kids to meet the characters afterwards.  They’re looking forward in seeing everyone!

This free show is being brought to us by Columbia State’s Commercial Entertainment Program.

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Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2:00-4:00
Register Online
Join us as we watch an anime movie and enjoy snacks!

For ages 12-18
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Theatre at the Libra
Main Library
Sunday, Apr. 12, 2:30 p.m.

The Ryman Diaries is a two actor play about Franklin native Mary Elizabeth Baugh and her husband, Captain Tom Ryman - the family that gave us The Ryman auditorium.  The play tells of their courtship and marriage and of the family's contribution to our heritage.

The Ryman Diaries was written by Debbie Watts and directed by Tom Dolan.  Watts and Dolan also portray Mrs. Ryman and the Captain.  The actors will present excerpts from the play followed by dialogue with the audience. This event is free, family friendly, and perfect for history lovers.

 

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A WCPL Special Poetr
Main Library
Monday, Apr. 13, 6:00 pm
These four Poet MDs have quite a following at Vanderbilt University! Luckily they will be at WCPL on Monday, April 13, to give a program of  poem readings.  Here is a brief introduction:

Brian Christman trained in Medicine/Pulmonary&Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt. In his time away from work he crafts wood and words with about equal amounts of sawdust.
 
 Doug Hester is an anesthesiologist at Vanderbilt; he is also a student in Masters level poetry program, and has published poems and stories in medical and literary journals.

Irène Mathieu is a writer and medical student at Vanderbilt University. Her poetry chapbook the galaxy of origins was published in 2014 by dancing girl press, and she has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and a Callaloo fellow.
 
Brenda Butka practices pulmonary medicine at Vanderbilt, and poetry at Sulphur Creek Farm in the Bells Bend area, where she lives with her husband. 
 
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:00)
Register Online
10:00 spring semester: This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required.  Register online or call (615) 595-1243. 
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:45)
Register Online
10:45 Spring Classes - This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required - online, or call (615) 595-1243.  No drop ins please.
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Main Library
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2:00-4:00
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Join us as we fire up the Wii, bring out the Uno deck, Jenga, break out Clue, test our vocab with Scrabble, and lots of other board and card games at our Game Afternoon! There might be a HUGE chess board too!
For ages 12-18
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Poetry Slam at WCPL
Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2:00 p.m.
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Join in with WCPL to celebrate National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 19!  Local poets will be on hand to recite some of their poems, and audience members will get some time as well.  We will also show a few TED talks related to poetry and poets.  If you like poetry, come to this program.  If you don't like poetry, you might just surprise yourself!

Local poets attending are Sandy Coomer, Catherine Moore, Suzie Richter and Nancy Fletcher-Blume.  Other interested poets are welcome to contact the Reference Department at ref@williamson-tn.org to be included.  Refreshments will be provided.
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Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 18, 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! 

For ages 12-18
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Apr. 20, 6:00 pm
The April book is Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall, and we will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6:00.  Starla has had enouogh of living with her strict grandmother in New Orleans and decides to go find her mother in Nashville.  She gets a ride from Eula, who is traveling with a white baby.   In 1963, this is unusual; Starla's life will never be the same.

Our May book is Round House by Louise Erdich, which won the National Book Award last year. 

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.
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Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:00)
Register Online
10:00 spring semester: This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required.  Register online or call (615) 595-1243. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Senior Strength & Ba
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7, 14, & 21 at 10:45)
Register Online
10:45 Spring Classes - This 30-minute beginning exercise class for ages 50 and up is especially for those who want to improve their strength and balance to be able to better perform everyday activities. The free eight week series is taught by Patty Norem, Williamson County Health Educator and certified personal trainer.  Classes will include use of light weights, balance training, and functional movement.  Registration is required - online, or call (615) 595-1243.  No drop ins please.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 25, 2:00-4:00
Register Online
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
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 3:30-5:30
Register Online
Check out this book turned movie! Action, adventure and hey, we bet you had to read the book for school!

For ages 12-18
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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