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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
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2:00-4:00
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Join us as we close out the summer ‘teen library style’! We’ll have snacks, video games, board games, and more! Ring in the school year right!

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Child Safety at Home
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m.
Gigi Rose, from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will talk about how to keep a house safe from exploring toddlers and children.  She'll cover key injury areas in the home and how to mitigate them and share formation about resources about home safety, safe sleep, and safety equipment. She'll also talk about car seat safety.

Ms. Rose also heads up Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play Program which gives information to expectant mothers, new moms and dads, grandparents, daycare workers, educators, and anyone else who would like to learn more about keeping babies and children safe at home and at play.


 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2:00-4:00
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Join us as we watch a AVATAR, discuss, and eat snacks!  

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
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Identity Theft -- An
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Find out what you need to know and what you need to do to protect yourself from identity theft. An East Tennessee native and graduate of Newcomb College and Tulane Law School, Mary Neil Price has practiced business and banking law in Middle Tennessee for over 25 years. Her experience in matters involving banks and financial institutions has given her an in-depth look at the issue of identity theft, both from an institutional and consumer perspective. Ms. Price practices with McKenzie Laird, PLLC, a boutique transactional law firm in Green Hills, Nashville, Tennessee.  
 
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Thursday Night at th
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:00 pm
Battleground, the classic movie William Wellman directed, is about a group of men fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.  Join us as we build up to our Spirit of '45 program on Saturday, August 15  http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=252510&PK=.

Battleground was filmed in B&W in 1949 and is considered one of the best World War II movies ever made.  Starring Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban, James Whitmore, Leon Ames and George Murphy, the movie follows a squad from the 101 Airborne Division as they hold off the Germans in the Ardennes in the winter of 1944, in what later became the Battle of the Bulge. 

The movie is unrated and is 118 minutes long.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041163/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
 
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Spirit of ’45:
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
A Conversation with History
Join us for personal interviews and informal discussion with a WW II generation panel.  Talk and listen to those who lived or were in the service during World War II.  Panel guests will include a fighter pilot, a ground soldier, a nurse, a bomber pilot, a spouse of a Tuskeegee airman, a woman who fled Germany as a child, and a resident who remembers Franklin and Williamson County during the  war years. 

If you haven't guessed the names yet, those speaking are George Blackburn, Betty Fuller, Jimmy Gentry, Jerry Neal, Inge Smith (Miss Inge), Stan Tyson, Togue Uchida and Kate Kinnard White (J. C. White). 

World War II Exhibition at the Williamson County Archives from August 15 through November 10.  Contact the Archives at http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/index.aspx?NID=26 or call 615-790-5462.

Spirit of '45 Tribute  - Placing a wreath on the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Franklin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, to remember those did not return from war.

Sponsored by The Williamson County Public Library and The Spirt of  '45http://www.spiritof45.org/home0.aspx
“Honor the legacy of the Greatest Generation!”
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2:00-4:00
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 Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Strategy Club! We play various strategy games in addition to Chess!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 17, 4:00-5:00
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Star Wars fans, this one’s for you! Come dressed up as your fave Star Wars character, play Star Wars games and chat about all things Star Wars at our NEW Teen Star Wars Club!
For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3:30-5:30
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Join us as we fire up our new XBOX ONE, bring out the Uno deck, Jenga, break out Clue, test our vocab with Scrabble, and lots of other board and card games at our Game Afternoon! And get your turn at our GIANT CHESS BOARD!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:00-6:00
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Join us as we break out Risk and Halo Risk, at our first ever Risk Game Club! Like it & we'll make it a monthly event!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2:00-4:00
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Join us for an afternoon showing of Godzilla vs. King Kong, complete with snacks!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 31, 4:30-5:30
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Join us for our GIRLS ONLY Teen book club! This month we will be discussing THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass. Stop by for fun discussion and snacks! Bonus if you bring some discussion questions!

For ages 12-18
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
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Commander Matthew F.
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 31, 6:30 pm
Maury enthusiast Russell Hooper will give an overview of Commander Maury's life and spend some time discussing his formative years here in Franklin during the early 1800's. His older cousin and Franklin's founder was Abram Maury.  He will also discuss Cmdr. Maury's experience at The Harpeth Academy and teachers there, the Rev. Gideon Blackburn and his lifelong mentor, Bishop James H. Otey.
 
He will also discuss his entire life, from his time at the U.S. Naval Observatory, his work on the First TransAtlantic Cable, his mapping of the World's oceans, his involvement in The American Civil War. Maury was into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in the Class of 1930 along with Walt Whitman and President James Monroe.  The U.S. Navy's will name its newest Survey Vessel in the Pathfinder Fleet the USNS Maury in his honor.
 
Hooper will bring some original letters written by Commander Maury as well as some of his original books, including an 1855 first edition of his groundbreaking "Physical Geography of the Sea" which is considered the first comprehensive textbook ever written on the science of Oceanography. 

Russell Hooper is a private investor by day, but his passion is his extensive collection of Fontaine-Maury Family papers he’s acquired over the past several years. He calls his collection "The Pathfinder Papers" in honor of Commander Maury. His is considered the largest known collection of Maury's papers in private hands. His end goal is to eventually publish the letters and papers as The Pathfinder Papers. 
 
Teen Smashbros Brawl Gaming Club
Main Library
Sunday, Aug. 2, 3:30-5:30 (Sundays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
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Hone your Smashbros Brawl skills and get tips and tricks from friends in our weekly Smashbros Club! We’ve got the WiiU, the video game, 3 controllers plus a gamepad, you provide the skill! Feel free to bring your Nintendo DS too!

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Knitting Group @ Nolensville
Nolensville
Friday, Aug. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Come be a member of our weekly knitting group. Members of the group are at all skill levels of knitting, and help each other with new stitches, new projects, and encouragement.  New members are always welcome.
Library Lego Club @ Nolensville
Nolensville
Saturday, Aug. 8, 11:00 a.m. (Every Saturday morning the library is open)
Bring your kids to the library and let their imagination soar as they build and create with Legos and Duplo blocks in this weekly program. Lego Club helps children develop motor skills, social skills, and allows their imagination to soar.
Teen Smashbros Brawl Gaming Club
Main Library
Sunday, Aug. 9, 3:30-5:30 (Sundays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
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Hone your Smashbros Brawl skills and get tips and tricks from friends in our weekly Smashbros Club! We’ve got the WiiU, the video game, 3 controllers plus a gamepad, you provide the skill! Feel free to bring your Nintendo DS too!

For ages 12-18 only
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Introduction to PowerPoint
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Do you have a public speaking engagement or presentation? Learn how you can use PowerPoint to enhance it. This class will show participants the basics in creating a PowerPoint slide show, from changing the slide background and colors to adding clip art and sounds. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Teen Monopoly Tournament
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:00-8:00
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Join us for our annual Monopoly Tournament! Lots of fun complete with prizes for the top 3 winners! All skill levels welcome!

Ages 12-18 ONLY
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Microsoft Publisher is a software program used to create a variety of promotional materials, such as brochures, invitations and business cards. We will identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Publisher program. Participants will create and format text boxes; insert WordArt and other graphics; and design a flier and business card. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

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