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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
Living Healthy with
Main Library
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 6:30-7:30 pm
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Come to this FREE class with Melissa Roselli to learn how essential oils are a powerful way to:
  • raise your mood
  • support emotional healing
  • build your immune system
  • assist in first aid and pain relief
  • clean the air in your environment
  • release stress and combat symptoms of hypertension and anxiety
  • use as household products like bug repellent, beauty, and cleaning products
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 9, 6:00 pm
If you can't get to Hawaii this summer, come watch Blue Hawaii at the library.  This is the first movie Elvis made after leaving the army. 

Chad Gates has just gotten out of the army and is enjoying life on the Hawaiian beaches.  His father wants him to get a job at his company, but Chad decides to work as a tour guide.  What a cushy job!
 
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Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Join us as we play Lethal Luau, a murder mystery from the series created by BEPUZZLED®.  There are 6 characters in this game, with 2 guests. And room for more who will be specatators at this unfolding mystery!  Each character will have a booklet that they must read before the game begins.  There are three rounds in this game, giving each of the characters time in the limelight.  Light refreshments will be provided.

You are welcome to sign up as a spectator or as one of these characters.  Please put the character you want to be in the Special Features section when you sign up:

Mr. Baggs - a clumsy tourist
Ms. Leilani - a hula dancer
Joey - a fanatic surfer
Nadia - a fashion model
Mrs. Day - wife of millionaire Mr. Day
Chief Honikaua Wiki-wiki - a chief of royal descent
EXTRAS
Rip tide - a scuba diver insructor
Birdie Putt - a professional golfer

When all are assembled, we will explain the rules of the game.  Next is the introduction of each character.  Then the fun starts...

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 11, 2:00-4:00
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 Join us as we watch an anime, discuss, and eat snacks!  

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Passport to the Worl
Main Library
Sunday, Jul. 12, 2:00 p.m.
Come learn about Ethiopian culture without leaving Franklin!  Information will be presented on the people, traditions, and folklore.  You can even get a taste of authentic Ethiopian culinary delights from Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant.  This program will be presented by the Marks family and friends. Sponsored by Sister Cities of Franklin & Williamson County, and the Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 3:00-4:00
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Join representatives from child-advocacy group THE DAVIS HOUSE as they give a presentation about becoming a hero through recognizing and helping to eliminate child abuse in the community.
This presentation will also touch upon various therapies used to help those affected by child abuse.
This program is intended for a mature teen audience.    
For ages 12-18 ONLY
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Board Game Play Test
Main Library
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 6:00 pm
Join us Wed. July 12th from 6-8 in the meeting room for a board game playtester's night. Come play a new, unpublished board game. Help out by giving the board game designers feedback about how the game played.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fairview
Saturday, Jul. 18, 10:00 am
Snowbird will read fun books about penquins, then meet and greet his fans!
Remember to bring your camera/phone to take a cool photo of you and
"the bird with the word."
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 20, 3:00-6:00
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It's heeerrreee!!! Join us as we break open our BRAND NEW xbox one, complete with awesome game selections. Bring your friends, we'll have tournaments, and snacks!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd Floor
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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 20, 6:00 pm
Our July book is We Are Water by Wally Lamb.  In Lamb's new book, Annie Oh has shocked her family by announcing she is marrying her friend and publicist--a woman.  We'll meet on Monday, July 20 at 6:00 at the Franklin location to discuss this novel. 

Our August  book is Still Life by Louise Penny.  This is the first book in Penny's acclaimed mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Armande Gamache and set in Quebec, Canada.   We'll meet on Monday, August 17 at 6:00 at the Franklin location to discuss this novel.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 10:00 am
Jacob Johnson and His Guitar
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Escape the Ordinary
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Most women have horror stories of ill-fitting bras.  Some bras can even lead to posture issues or worse.  We thought we could help remedy this problem with a bra-fitting program.

Janet Holcomb, foundation expert, will talk about why almost all women wear the wrong bra size and how we all continue to make this same mistake.  She'll do fittings over clothes for those attending.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 25, 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, Jul. 27, 3:00-4:00
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Join us for our GIRLS ONLY Teen book club! This month we will be discussing SAINT ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen! We’ll also chat about her other books if you haven’t gotten to read her latest novel! Stop by for fun discussion and 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
Tom Murdich Memorial
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 7:30 p.m.
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We are pleased to once again offer a FREE night for our library patrons at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.  This year, we are remembering Tom Murdic, NASA Ambassador for Tennessee, who passed away suddenly in March.  He was instrumental in setting up the first Dyer Night for WCPL library patrons.  It was a shock to everyone; he will be missed. 

What you might see in the night sky in late July.  The Delta Aquarids meteor shower, produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. Unfortunately, the nearly full moon will block out all but the brightest meteors this year. 

If the sky is clear we will view Saturn, Mars and other summer objects such objects as M13, a globular cluster 27,000 light years distant with 300,000 stars.
Attendees will also learn about the latest astronomical developments, see Dyer's new large format prints of the Milky Way, Carina Nebula and the Tarantula Nebula, plus view the newly expanded meteorite collection.

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fairview
Thursday, Jul. 30, 10:00am
The Animal Guy
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 31, 5:30pm-8:00pm
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It’s baaaack! Join us after-hours at the Library for our Teen Lock In! We’ll announce our Summer Reading Winners, give out prizes, play games, do crafts, watch movies, eat pizza and MORE!
Permission slip required
Pick up your permission slip at the TEEN DESK.  
For ages 12-18 ONLY
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Sizzling Summer Book
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m; and Monday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Mark your calendars for Saturday through Monday, August 1-3!  
Get great deals at the 3-day summer book sale on thousands of new and used books and more.  It's at the main library in Franklin only.  Choose from paperbacks, hardcovers, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, antique books, coffee table books, and media items such as audio books, CDs, DVDs, and videos.  Prices range from only 50 cents to $5. 

Member's Specials: 

        Member’s Jump Start Sale: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, for members of Friends of the WCPL only.  (Want to join?  You can get a year membership for $15 per person, or $25 per family.)
       Member's Jump Start BAG Sale: 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday

Open to the General Public:
     Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday. 
     On Monday, there will be a $5 Bag Sale all day!  Bags will be provided, and you can fill as many bags as you like for only $5 each.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the WCPL.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Sizzling Summer Book
Main Library
Sunday, Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m. (Saturday Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m; and Monday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Mark your calendars for Saturday through Monday, August 1-3!  
Get great deals at the 3-day summer book sale on thousands of new and used books and more.  It's at the main library in Franklin only.  Choose from paperbacks, hardcovers, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, antique books, coffee table books, and media items such as audio books, CDs, DVDs, and videos.  Prices range from only 50 cents to $5. 

Member's Specials: 

        Member’s Jump Start Sale: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, for members of Friends of the WCPL only.  (Want to join?  You can get a year membership for $15 per person, or $25 per family.)
       Member's Jump Start BAG Sale: 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday

Open to the General Public:
     Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday. 
     On Monday, there will be a $5 Bag Sale all day!  Bags will be provided, and you can fill as many bags as you like for only $5 each.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the WCPL.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Sizzling Summer Book
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturday Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m; and Monday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Mark your calendars for Saturday through Monday, August 1-3!  
Get great deals at the 3-day summer book sale on thousands of new and used books and more.  It's at the main library in Franklin only.  Choose from paperbacks, hardcovers, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, antique books, coffee table books, and media items such as audio books, CDs, DVDs, and videos.  Prices range from only 50 cents to $5. 

Member's Specials: 

        Member’s Jump Start Sale: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, for members of Friends of the WCPL only.  (Want to join?  You can get a year membership for $15 per person, or $25 per family.)
       Member's Jump Start BAG Sale: 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday

Open to the General Public:
     Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday. 
     On Monday, there will be a $5 Bag Sale all day!  Bags will be provided, and you can fill as many bags as you like for only $5 each.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the WCPL.
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