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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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Main Library
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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.

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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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Main Library
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2:30-4:00 pm
Stop by and meet community friends involved in sports and fitness!
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 1 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 1, 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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Family Movie Matinee
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:30 pm
Join us in the meeting room for a free showing of The Good Dinosaur!
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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 8 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 8, 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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Environmental Injury
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
When we think about injury to plants, it makes sense to think insect, disease or human … right? That’s only partly correct. Plants are just like people in that they too can suffer from environmental conditions such as sunburn or freeze injury. Join us for a discussion about how environmental conditions, among several additional culprits, can cause injury to your landscape plants.
 
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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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Summer Reading Progr
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 15 ( )
This summer you are invited to Exercise Your Mind and READ!  No registration is required. Adult participants are invited to submit book reviews to enter for prizes. Book review forms are available starting May 13 and can be submitted starting May 31 so participants have 2 weeks to read a book and submit a book review for a prize. Our book review entry box will be waiting for you to put your reviews in starting May 31.  

Each week after Memorial Day, we will be giving out prizes for lucky readers!  Plus there will be interesting program on chess, geocashing, tai chi, and more so stay tuned!  This summer reading program/contest will run from May 14 through July 29.  Plenty of time to win a prize!

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 15, 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
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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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 16, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Yes we have Chess!  Would you like to learn to play Chess or take your skills to the next level?  Join Mr. Jayson, our Chess mentor, on the third Saturday of month from 3:00 - 4:30.  For ages 12 yrs and under.  (**Note: No Jr. Chess Club on Saturday, May 21)
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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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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Our July book is Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner.  Addie and Valerie were eight when they first met and decided to be best friends forever. During  their teenage years, everything changed. Later, Val went on to fame and fortune. Addie stayed behind in their small Midwestern town. When, twenty-five years later, Val shows up at Addie’s front door in trouble, Addie has to help her friend.   (We were going to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes,but there was such a long waiting list, we decided to choose another book.)

Our August book is All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, the story of a blind French girl and a German boy who meet  in occupied France as both are trying to survive the devastation of World War II.  

The Literary Ladies Book Club meets the third Monday of each month in the Board Room of the main branch at the Franklin location.  The Board Room is on the second floor of the library.  The book group reads all genres and non-fiction too!  We welcome new members.
 
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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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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 Monday 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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