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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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Nolensville
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 AM
Did you read your way through the maze in The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan at the library? Are you ready to play the game? In a partnership program with the Nolensville Library, the Nolensville Recreation Center has designed a maze game related to the book. Join your friends for a free maze game full of fun. This program is held at the Nolensville Rec Center.
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Geocaching and Orien
Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tracey Rodenbach will talk about geocaching, which she’s been doing for about 8 years. She has over 1200 logged finds and has about 12 caches hidden that she built.
Geocaching is a high tech "treasure hunt", using smart phones or handheld units to navigate to containers hidden all over the world. It is a great family sport that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. It will forever change the way you see the world!

Lon Maxwell will explain the basics orienteering and talk about competitive and long distance orienteering. He'll also give ideas to get the family, including kids, involved. He is a Cub Scout leader and orieteering enthusiast, and has been participating in orienteering events since 1989, including a 50 mile event across central Ohio..  He also teaches orienteering to Cub Scouts at the Natchez Trace District day camp.

 
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Women’s Self D
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25, 6 p.m.)
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson county Public Library are offering this FREE women’s self-defense class on three consecutive Mondays starting on July 11.  The first class will be held here at the library. The second and third classes will be held at the Sherriff’s Department.

This class will teach women how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of assault.  The Equalizer Program can give a great boost of confidence for all women, including college students and mothers & daughters who want to attend together.  
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Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3:00-4:00
Join us and help make the Teen Department what you want! 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.
Ages 12-18 only
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 16, 2:00-4:00
Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Strategy Club. We play various strategy games in addition to Chess..
Ages 12-18 only
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Main Library
Monday, Jul. 18, 4:00-5:00
Have you seen THE FORCE AWAKENS? 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!
Ages 12-18 only
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Women’s Self D
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25, 6 p.m.)
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson county Public Library are offering this FREE women’s self-defense class on three consecutive Mondays starting on July 11.  The first class will be held here at the library. The second and third classes will be held at the Sherriff’s Department.

This class will teach women how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of assault.  The Equalizer Program can give a great boost of confidence for all women, including college students and mothers & daughters who want to attend together.  
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Tom Murdic Library N
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 18, 7:00 p.m.
The Dyer Observatory, also known as the Arthur J. Dyer Observatory, is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Vanderbilt University. Built in 1953, it is located in Brentwood, Tennessee, and is the only university facility not located on the main campus in Nashville. The observatory is named after Arthur J. Dyer, who paid for the observatory's 24-foot (7.3 m)-wide dome, and houses a 24-inch (610 mm) reflecting telescope named for astronomer Carl Seyfert. Today, the observatory primarily serves as a teaching tool; its mission is to interest children in the fields of science and engineering. The observatory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 6, 2009. 

Patrons need to contact Dyer Observatory directly at 615-373-4897 to reserve a spot for this program. 
Thank you for signing up for our final Summer Reading Program event!  The gates open at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.  The program will start at promptly at 8:00.  
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Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 3:00-4:30
Everybody loves a hero. Or do they? From Voldemort to Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, villains are the new favorites. Cate Hart and Rae Ann Parker will discuss how filmmakers and authors make us root for the bad guys.

Ages 12-18 only
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Women’s Self D
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 25, 6:00 p.m. (Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25, 6 p.m.)
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson county Public Library are offering this FREE women’s self-defense class on three consecutive Mondays starting on July 11.  The first class will be held here at the library. The second and third classes will be held at the Sherriff’s Department.

This class will teach women how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of assault.  The Equalizer Program can give a great boost of confidence for all women, including college students and mothers & daughters who want to attend together.  
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 27, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Thousands of eBooks can be borrowed from the library with the READS database app for FREE! Library staff will introduce you to the free OverDrive Media Console app and show you how to download and use it. Bring your tablet or smart phone and your library card.

All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.

Fairview
Saturday, Jul. 9, 2pm
Crochet 101
Size G hook required
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This class is for people with limited experience using word processing software. Participants will become familiar with the Word 2010 Ribbon, learn the basic MS Word tools, how to create, save and print documents, basic formatting commands, and how to cut and paste text. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or the equivalent skills.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This class is for people with some experience using word processing software. Participants will learn how to insert clip art, create lists, make columns, format paragraphs, and create tables. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to MS Word I” or the equivalent skills.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.

 
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Thousands of eBooks can be borrowed from the library with the READS database app for FREE! Library staff will introduce you to the free OverDrive Media Console app and show you how to download and use it. Bring your tablet or smart phone and your library card.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Fairview
Saturday, Jul. 16, 2pm
Create and Relax at our Adult Coloring Group.
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you have or are you thinking about getting an iPad or iPhone? Come learn some of the basics.  This roundtable will cover searching, installing and removing apps, creating folders, and more. If you already have an iPad or iPhone, please bring it with you to the class.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Fairview
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6PM
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn basic digital photograph terminology, uploading and downloading, editing tips and tricks, and explore the free online photo editor PicMonkey. Be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a USB or CD with photographs so that you have something to practice with during the class.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 29, 10:00am - 11:30am

Ancestry.com is one of the most powerful and user friendly genealogy tools available, and patrons can access it free with a WCPL card within the library! This introduction will cover the basics of using Ancestry.com to search through census records, death certificates, family trees, and more to find your ancestors; as well as a few tips and tricks to help get more accurate results from your searches!
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
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