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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
Archaeology of Tatto
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Although tattoos are increasingly popular in American society, the practice is not a new one. Tattooing spans at least 5,000 years of human history, and has played an important role in hundreds of ancient, historic, and Indigenous cultures from around the globe. Come hear state archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf from the Tennessee Division of Archaeology discuss his research on ancient tattooing, including identification of the world’s oldest tattooed mummy, experimental work with bone needles, and his appearance on an episode of NOVA earlier this year discussing the tattoos on Ötzi the Iceman.  
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 6, 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
TEEN LOCK IN 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, August 6 Join us for a special hip hop performance (and workshop!) by STUDIO 615 as we kick off our LOCK IN and wrap up our Summer Reading Program! We’ll have pizza, sodas, games, and more! Plus we’ll announce our Summer Reading Winners! (You don’t have to be present to win).
*PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED AND DUE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 3!*
No permission slips will be accepted at the door.

REGISTER IN THE TEEN ROOM

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 3:00-4:00
TEEN ADVISORY GROUP 3:00-4:00 Tuesday, August 9 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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 13, 11:00AM-4:00PM
RISK TOURNAMENT 11:00-4:00 Saturday, August 13 Take your strategy skills to the next level and join us for a fun RISK game tournament! We’ll have prizes for the winners! All skill levels welcome!
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 23
BUTTON MAKING 3:30-4:30 Tuesday, August 23 Jazz up your book bag with awesome personalized buttons that you make yourself! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn how you can:
  • Recognize and reduce the risk of senior financial exploitation
  • Guard yourself against identity theft
  • Plan financially and prepare for the unexpected

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.
 
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.
 
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This class is an introduction to Excel for those with little or no experience using spreadsheets. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet, perform simple formatting (alignment, numbers, font style, and size), sort, print, and save a spreadsheet. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
 
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
Sunday, Jul. 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This class is for participants with some experience with basic spreadsheets. This class offers an introduction to simple formulas as well as cell references. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to MS Excel I” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
 
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.

 
Bethesda
Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30 pm
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 8, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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.

Main Library
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:00PM-5:00PM
STAR WARS CLUB 4:00-5:00 Monday, August 15 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!
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This class covers creating an individual profile, the newsfeed, networking, privacy settings, creating an avatar, navigation, applications and status updates.

 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.

Bethesda
Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 pm
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 19, 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.
 
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2:00PM-4:00PM
CHESS & STRATEGY CLUB 2:00-4:00 Saturday, August 20 Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Strategy Club. We play various strategy games in addition to Chess.
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 22, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Learn about Twitter, what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage personally or for your business. Class includes step-by-step site navigation and account set up and maintenance.

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, Aug. 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Can’t tell your hardware from your software or your mouse from your monitor? Beginners can learn about the parts of computers and the Windows operating system – the basics needed to start using a computer. This class is for those with very limited or no experience with computers. It is not a typing or keyboarding 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, Aug. 26, 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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