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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Artist & Songwriter
Artist & Songwriter Workshop, plus live music
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Join Darwin Moody, President of Embassy Music, at this free workshop for artists and songwriters.  Moody tells us, "We will be discussing the craft of songwriting -  lyric, melody, what makes a great hook, and how songs get discovered.
We will also be covering topics such as becoming an artist - the recording process, what labels are looking for in independent artists, marketing, promotion, etc.
In addition, we will be having a few of our artists performing live during the event for your audience."

 


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Legos At The Library
Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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TEEN LOCK IN
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 5:30-8:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our FIRST EVER Teen Lock In!!
5:30-8:00pm
Permission slips are REQUIRED - Stop by the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor to pick up your permission slip or email teens@williamson-tn.org to request an electronic copy. Permission slips must be returned to the Teen Library Staff PRIOR to the event.

*For Ages 12-18 ONLY*
 



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The War of 1812, the
The War of 1812, the Natchez Trace and Franklin
Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:00 pm
Tony Turnbow, local lawyer and past president of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association, will talk about how Franklin and the Natchez Trace played a role in the War of 1812. 
Mr. Turnbow has practiced law in Franklin, Tennessee for over 29 years. He has served on the board of directors for several regional, statewide and local non-profit and civic organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc, and is also a member of the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. As an amateur historian, he has published articles related to the history of the Natchez Trace and written and produced a play about the death of explorer Meriwether Lewis.


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Library CLOSED for Staff Day
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 8, all day
The Main library and all branches will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 8 for a professional development day. 



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TEEN ARTISTS CLUB Kick Off!
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:00-5:00pm
Join us for our ALL NEW Teen Artist Club Kick off !

Featuring special guest illustrator Susan Eddy and author Julie Hedlund! The duo will teach patrons how to turn words into art.

4:00-5:00pm

*Held in the Children's Activity Room on the 1st floor*


 



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An Evening with Stor
An Evening with Storytellers featuring Eric Jacobson & Bryan Lane
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.

Please join us for this special, sesquicentennial event.  As part of the 150th anniversary of this turning point in the war, hear authors Eric Jacobson and Bryan Lane as they share their insights, based on years of research, as to why the Battle of Franklin is the Greatest Story of the Civil War.
Doors open at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue, at 6:00 pm for wine and appetizers, and the program begins at 6:30 pm.
Proceeds from the $25 admission will benefit the Williamson County Library Foundation, which exists to give support for the library above and beyond what County money can provide. Purchase tickets online or by mail.

Sponsored by The Williamson County Library Foundation.


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Bullets and Bayonets
Bullets and Bayonets Launch Party
Main Library
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
WCPL and Academy Park Press are pleased to announce the publication of Bullets and Bayonets: A Battle of Frankin Primer, an introduction for young people to the Battle of Franklin, one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War. Join us for a launch party to celebrate the debut of our latest publishing venture, just in time for the sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle. The launch event will feature President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address at 2:30, Margie Thessin, author of Lizzie's War, hands-on activities with a Civil War Traveling Trunk from the Tennessee State Museum, Civil War re-enactors, and much more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


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TEEN GAME NITE!
Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
Register Online

Join us for our first TEEN GAME NITE!
Featuring various board games and card games + snacks!
4:30-5:30pm
*For ages 12-18*



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TEEN CHESS CLUB
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our monthly Chess Club in the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!
2-4pm

*For ages 12-18*

 



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Theatre at the Library
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
A Reading of Eudora Welty's "Why I Live at the P.O."
One of the best ways to enjoy literature is to have someone read it to you.
Join Lanie Shannon for her reading of one of Eudora Welty's funniest short stories "Why I Live at the P.O."



  Sponsored by The Actors Reading Room.



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Family Board Games
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 3-4:30 pm
Join us for Family Board Games for ages 3-10. Play with members of your family or ask others to join you. We will provide the games and have some for different age levels. This will be in the Children's Activity Room.



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Belmont Classical &
Belmont Classical & Jazz String Quartets
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
Columbia State Community College's Lyceum Committee, in conjunction with the Library, will sponsor a student concert featuring classical and jazz string quartets from the Belmont University School of Music.


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LEGO Mindstorms and BRUSHBOTS -- Let’s Race!
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:30-6:30pm
Register Online
Join us and build a Lego Mindstorm and a Brushbot!
Great introductory and intermediate robotics skill building program!
4:30-6:30pm
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
*For ages 12-18*



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TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our monthly Teen Advisory Group meeting!
2:00-4:00pm
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
*For ages 12-18*
 



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HOW TO BECOME A ZOMBIE!
Main Library
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Get ready for Halloween and learn how to do your make-up ZOMBIE style!
Special guest Anna Capaldi will give teens a live demo tutorial about how to apply your make-up so you look just like a zombie!

3:00-4:00pm

In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!

*For ages 12-18 years*



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TEEN FRIGHT FEST!
Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 30, 3:30-5:30pm
Register Online
Get ready for Halloween and join in our FRIGHT FEST!
We'll be showing scary movies and eating pizza!
You don't wanna miss this!
3:30-5:30pm
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
*For ages 12-18 years* 



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Legos At The Library
Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 3:00-4:30
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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Legos At The Library
Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3:00-4:30
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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Legos At The Library
Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 7, 3:00-4:30
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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