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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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The Animal Guy @ Fai
Fairview
Wednesday, May. 25, 10 am
Join Mr. Bob Tarter "The Animal Guy"
to learn about (and see) some amazing animals
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What Every Woman Sho
Main Library
Wednesday, May. 25, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Take your next financial steps with confidence. Learn how to:
  • Take charge of your income
  • Track your daily spending
  • Set short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals
Our presenter, Cathy Askins, has been in banking for 28 years, providing loans, accounts and investment products to consumers and small business. She has volunteered as a budget coach with the Nashville Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years, volunteered with the United Way for 7 years and is currently on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Franklin. Cathy is the Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at the Regions Downtown Franklin Office.
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Main Library
Wednesday, May. 25, 2:30-5:30
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. Led by our own "Mr. Howard," all you need is your imagination. Will you be a warrior, a wizard, an elf, a cunning rogue? The choice is yours— and adventure awaits! *LIMITED REGISTRATION* * MEETING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JUNE AND JULY FROM 2:30-5:30*
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NHECM Live Animal Sh
Main Library
Thursday, May. 26, 2:30, 4:00 & 6:00 pm
 
Climbing! Jumping! SOARING! Program will focus primarily on mammals and avian wildlife exhibits and address their unique anatomy that allows them to move throughout their environment.  Presented by a high school biology teacher, Shawna Adams, this scientifically-driven program will show audiences the importance of why all animals exercise and stretch their muscles and how to stay strong.
  Sponsored by The WCPL Foundation.
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, May. 27 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be sumbitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, May. 27, 10:00 am
Join us for this special interactive story time for parents, caregivers, and babies (0 to 18 months). Let's learn to love reading with songs, books, action rhymes, and more. Bring on the babies, and we'll bring on the early literacy fun. C'mon, let's play our way to reading success!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, May. 27, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
There are many companies, such as Ancestry.com, that now offer DNA testing to find out more about your ancestors. This introduction will cover the three types of DNA tests available now and will explain what they can and what they cannot do. Topics will include companies available, what kinds of tests are best for different questions, and what information you can expect to receive from a DNA test.

For more information, contact the Special Collections Department at 615-595-1246.
 
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CLOSED @ Fairview
Fairview
Saturday, May. 28, 9 am
The Fairview Branch will be CLOSED on
Saturday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 28, 1:30-4:30 pm
Coloring isn't just for kids.  Adults who color benefit from lower stress levels, reduced blood pressure and increased self-esteem.  On top of that, coloring is just fun.  Join our monthly adults-only coloring group on Saturday, May 28, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, in the library meeting room.  All coloring supplies are provided or feel free to bring your own.  Light refreshments will be served.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fairview
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10 AM
Join us for some Science Fun!!
Mr. Rich the "Super Science Guy"
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 3 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be sumbitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Try Out Tai Chi At T
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 4, 1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to try Tai Chi?  Want to know more about it for health?   Tai Chi was originally developed for self-defense, but has evolved into a graceful form of movements that are now used for stress reduction and flexibility. It is often described as meditation in motion.  Brian Wilson (not from the Beach Boys) will introduce us to Tai Chi and help us with positioning and movements.  Mr. Wilson will also be offering free Tai Chi classes at WCPL every Tuesday, starting soon!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fairview
Saturday, Jun. 4, 2 PM
Free beginners crochet class
Size G hook required
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Brazil:  Impeachment
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 6, 6:00 p.m.
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro in August with Brazil in the process of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, with the Zika virus threatening public health, and the economy in the midst of a severe recession.  Professor Eakin will talk about the nature of the crises in Brazil and the likely impact on the Olympic games. 

Marshall C. Eakin is a historian of Latin America specializing in the history of modern Brazil.  His major publications have concentrated on economic and business history, industrialization, and the processes of nationalism and nation-building--primarily in the twentieth century.  He has written a one-volume introduction to Brazil for beginners and two video courses with The Great Courses.  In 2007, Palgrave published his latest book, The History of Latin America:  Collision of Cultures.  His next book, Becoming Brazilians:  Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil will appear in 2017.  Eakin has taught in the Vanderbilt University Department of History since 1983. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2:00-3:00
Curious about fight scenes in books and movies? Want to learn a little yourself? Join a 3rd degree black belt from Elite Martial Arts and practice beginner-friendly self-defense and traditional weapon techniques in a fun, safe seminar designed just for teens!

*PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED* email eholt@williamson-tn.org , or stop by the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor to get your permission slip
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Chess: Rules of the
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Chess enthusiast Randy Bailin will be giving a program about chess rules and strategies.  Come with questions--perhaps even a demonstration or two.  We will also be starting up a monthly adult Chess Group which will start on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00.  Mr. Bailin will be the leader of this new club.

Registration requested but not required.
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 10 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be sumbitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 10, 10:00 am
Join us for this special interactive story time for parents, caregivers, and babies (0 to 18 months). Let's learn to love reading with songs, books, action rhymes, and more. Bring on the babies, and we'll bring on the early literacy fun. C'mon, let's play our way to reading success!
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What’s All Thi
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Interested in living life gluten free?  Want to know more about Gluten Free Foods? 

Carol Ann Baily, Chair of the Nashville/Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Celiac Support Association, will explain why there are so many gluten-free products on the market today. She will tell why those products are vital to people dealing with Celiac, an auto-immune disease that reacts to the presence of gluten, as well as to those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This program will inform you about the varied symptoms of Celiac disease and the necessity to follow a gluten-free diet in order to remain healthy. She will discuss how to share a gluten-free kitchen and how to enjoy gluten-free dining out.
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Raw Foods - Demonstr
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Susan Zumback is back showing us (and letting us taste) how good and easy raw foods can be.  This program is for kids who want to learn to eat better.  And for the parents who will be assisting them in this new way of eating.

Susan is a raw food coach who creates delicious meals with a blender, and more!  Let us know if you're coming by registering.  
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