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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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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jan. 23, 6:00 p.m.
  For our January book, we chose The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown.  The boys were the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
 
Our February book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  This first book of Swedish author Backman has been very popular with books clubs all over the world.  It is a story about Ove, who believed his life was finished but was forced to find out he still had something to do.
 
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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Fairview
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2 PM
Crochet Supplies
Hook size K
1 skein of # 4 medium weight worsted yarn

Knitting Supplies
Size 13 Knitting Needles
2 skeins of bulky yarn
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Feb. 3, 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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Writer’s Criti
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
The Writers' Critique Group is held at the Main Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am until noon to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work. These meetings are held in the Library Board Room. Ask at the Circulation Desk for location for directions.
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Garden Talk Series @
Main Library
Monday, Feb. 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Why start seeds? Maybe it’s to get a jump on the season or maybe you want varieties that are only available by seeds. Learn how to properly start seeds indoors for your garden and/or landscape. The WCPL’s Seed Exchange is starting back up in March, and you’ll be able to “check out” all sorts of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds – for FREE. It’s too early to plant them outside, but you can start most of them indoors during the winter. Join us for this exciting, hands-on presentation.
 
Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for 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 both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner 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.
 
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Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:00-5:00
Read a book and loved it? Read a book and disliked it? Doesn’t matter – we’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’ve been reading! Bonus: Ms Erin and Mr Howard will share their faves to stock up your reading list!
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Main Library
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00 p.m.
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Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Board of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 
 
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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Board of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 
 
We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Feb. 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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Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4:00-5:00
Check out on Valentine’s Day and join us for our monthly TAG meeting! We’ll discuss our upcoming programs and get some ideas from you too! Bonus: candy!
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Feb. 17, 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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Main Library
Friday, Feb. 17, 4:00-5:00
Check out on Valentine’s Day and join us for our monthly TAG meeting! We’ll discuss our upcoming programs and get some ideas from you too! Bonus: candy!
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Writer’s Criti
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.
The Writers' Critique Group is held at the Main Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am until noon to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work. These meetings are held in the Library Board Room. Ask at the Circulation Desk for location for directions.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2:00-4:00
Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Strategy Club. We play various strategy games in addition to Chess.
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Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00-5:00
Have you seen ROGUE ONE? Come chat about it – and the other movies in the series. Bonus: dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, play Star Wars games and chat about all things Star Wars!
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Reducing Risk For Al
Main Library
Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s disease is a complex brain disorder which is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Jeanette Norden will begin with a discussion of what is currently known about the anatomy and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, with an emphasis on how these relate to the signs/symptoms seen in individuals with this disorder. While for the vast majority of cases the cause of the disorder remains unknown, a number of factors – which can increase or decrease risk – have been identified. The talk will end with a discussion of how we can keep our brains healthy and significantly decrease our risk for developing this devastating disease. This talk is intended for the general public; no background in biology or medicine is necessary.
 
Dr. Jeanette Norden is Professor Emerita, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. From 1981-2013, she taught medical, graduate, and undergraduate students and acted as Director of Medical Education in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology until her retirement. Dr. Norden has won every award given by medical students, many of them multiple times. She was awarded the first Chair of Teaching Excellence at Vanderbilt University, and was the first recipient of both the Gender Equity Award of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Teaching Excellence Award given by the Vanderbilt Medical School. Most recently, she was awarded the Humanism in Medicine Award by the 2017 class of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University.
 
Dr. Norden participates in numerous outreach programs in Nashville and the surrounding communities by going to schools or by giving public lectures on topics related to the Neurosciences. For a number of years, she has taught very popular courses in Neuroscience as part of Osher Retirement Learning Center at Vanderbilt. She was highlighted as one of the most effective teachers in America in What the Best College Teachers Do (K. Bain, Harvard University Press, 2004). Dr. Norden has been invited to give over 150 presentations on teaching at Universities and Medical Schools. In 2007, she completed a 36-lecture DVD, Understanding the Brain, as part of the Great Courses series. In recognition of her impact on helping to educate the public about the brain and neurological disorders, in 2011 the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Center for Neuroscience at Vanderbilt established an annual Jeanette J. Norden Outreach Lectureship in her honor.
 

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Feb. 24, 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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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m.
 Our February book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  This first book of Swedish author Backman has been very popular with books clubs all over the world.  It is a story about Ove, who believed his life was finished but was forced to find out he still had something to do.
 
The book we chose for March is West with the Night by Beryl Markham.  Markham was a contemporary of Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. She grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She spent most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix.

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, except for January and February. New members are always welcome.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00-6:00
Join us after school for a special movie afternoon!
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Writer’s Criti
Main Library
Saturday, Mar. 4, 10:30 a.m.
The Writers' Critique Group is held at the Main Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am until noon to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work. These meetings are held in the Library Board Room. Ask at the Circulation Desk for location for directions.
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