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Learn About Reflexol
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m.
What is reflexology? According to Dr. Andrew Weil, it is a healing therapy that works with points on the feet and hands which can affect the health of the body. These pressure points in our hands and feet are connected with other parts of the body. Through the application of pressure on particular areas of the hands or feet, reflexology promotes health and relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalized function in the related area in the body. Current scientific studies by Dr. J. Manzanares, MD have been able to establish the nervous system is the main mechanism for reflexology.
 
Come by and hear more about this alternative health therapy, see a reflexology demonstration, and learn to locate key reflex points in your hands for your own natural self-care and stress relief.
Presenter Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR has been a Registered Certified Reflexologist in Tennessee since 2004. She studied reflexology at the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) and received her certification in 2003. She practiced massage therapy and reflexology at Integrative Medicine Centers in both Chicago and Nashville, and taught reflexology in massage therapy schools before co-founding East Meets West Holistic Education Center. This led Ms. Tossing to found the Nashville Academy of Reflexology in 2013 to provide a professional certification program in the art and science of reflexology, authorized in the State of Tennessee, where students can learn to become reflexologists. The school provides a community reflexology clinic for interns to gain practical experience. 
 
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Seed Savers Unite --
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 29, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
September is a prime time to begin collecting seeds from your garden and landscape! Let’s get started by learning how to properly collect, store and save seeds. Not only will you learn more about getting a “jump on the season” but you’ll also become familiar with the Williamson County Public Library’s Seed Exchange and how it works ... maybe you’ll become a seed saver and donate a few to the program yourself!

Attendees will receive some seed collecting supplies, courtesy of Harpeth True Value Homecenter.

 
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Today’s SEC (S
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Just before football season starts, David Williams II, Vice Chancellor for athletics and university affairs and Athletics Director at Vanderbilt University will offer his perspective on the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
             
Williams has been instrumental in directing Vanderbilt athletics toward national prominence in several areas. He has placed a strong priority on retaining top coaches and staff while also hiring nationally prominent coaches. Athletics programs and student athletes at Vanderbilt also have been positively impacted by a wide variety of facility projects overseen by Williams.  In addition to his overall guidance of Vanderbilt athletics, Williams is active with the SEC and NCAA in matters of negotiations, reforms, enforcement and planning. He has been a member of the SEC group that has negotiated ESPN and CBS television partner contracts. He also serves as chair of the NCAA Infraction Appeals Committee and was a member of the NCAA Enforcement Working Group.

A native of Detroit, Williams holds a bachelor of science in social science and master of arts in education from Northern Michigan University, where he ran track. He also earned a master of business administration and a J.D. from the University of Detroit as well as a LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He taught for a decade as a teacher and coach in the Detroit public school system before going to law school.  
           
Williams has volunteered in several leadership roles in the Nashville community since arriving from The Ohio State University in 2000. One of his most recent community efforts is serving as co-chair of the transition team for new Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Shawn Joseph. The transition team is part of the 100-day plan guiding Joseph’s entry into the school district. 
 
 Williams' lecture is part of "Vanderbilt at the Library," in which the university's professors share their expertise monthly with the public on a wide range of research projects. For more information on the lecture series, call Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations at 615-343-0556.

Registration is encouraged for each talk.



 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Sep. 2, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Sep. 9, 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
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 4:00-5:00
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.
In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Ages 12-18
 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Sep. 16, 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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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 17, 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, Sep. 19, 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!

In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Ages 12-18
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Denise Hicks will di
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Denice Hicks will take the audience "behind the scenes" of the Shakespeare in the Park production of A Comedy of Errors when she lectures at the Williamson County Public Library Wednesday, Sept. 21.   Ms. Hicks, artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, will also conduct a Q&A with the audience during this free talk.
 
For the first time in its 29th season of Shakespeare in the Park, the festival will bring one of its summer productions to Williamson County. A Comedy of Errors will run September. 29 through October 2 at Academy Park, formerly the campus of Battle Ground Academy.  General admission to Williamson County Shakespeare in the Park is free to the public, with a suggested $10 per person donation. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with the play at 7:30 p.m. More information is available by clicking on the festival's website.
 
The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's shortest play, gets a uniquely local spin with original music by David Olney, Lari White, Stan Lawrence and Jack Kingsley. The show is one of the festival's signature works as it is set in 1960s Nashville. This family-friendly performance is directed by Hicks, who has served in a variety of roles at the festival since 1990.    

Educated at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Hicks moved to Nashville in 1980 to perform at the Opryland Theme Park. She was an original company member of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and was among the founders of both the Darkhorse Theater and of People’s Branch Theatre. 

Hicks' talk is part of the series "Vanderbilt at the Library," in which the university's professors and community partners share their expertise monthly with the public on a wide range of initiatives.  

 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Sep. 23, 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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Cameron Sutphin - Fo
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 24, 4:00 p.m.
Like Woody Guthry and Pete Seeger before him, Cameron Sutphin has been traveling around the United States performing classic country music and folk music as a solo acoustic artist.  His debut album, My Guitar and Me, was released in 2011.  These songs resonated with his love of folk and old country music.  His follow up album, Reason to Believe, has a more personal touch.  Come to the library to Cameron sing his songs and play his guitar!

Please let us know if you're coming by registering!
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Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 4:00-5:00
Join us after school for a fun afternoon of board games including RISK, UNO, SCRABBLE, and more!

In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor
Ages 12-18
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Sep. 30, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Oct. 7, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Oct. 14, 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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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 15, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Oct. 21, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Oct. 28, 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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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, Nov. 4, 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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