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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
Monday, Apr. 27, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.
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Learn about growing warm-season vegetables in Tennessee -- what works, what doesn't, and some tricks of the trade -- from Amy Dismukes, Williamson County Horticulture Agent.  Registration is required and seating is limited.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 3:30-5:30
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Check out this book turned movie! Action, adventure and hey, we bet you had to read the book for school!

For ages 12-18
In the Teen Room on the 2nd floor
 
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Make-A-Thon: A Festi
Main Library
Saturday, May. 2, 11am - 3pm
The Williamson County Public Library will be hosting its third annual Make-A-Thon: A Festival of Creativity from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  We are partnering with businesses and artisans local to Williamson County to show you what is available in your own backyard.  Exhibitors include the Middle Tennessee Space Society, the Tennessee Association of Woodturners, Bricks 4 Kidz, and many more.  There’s something for everyone!

The festival will consist of live demonstrations, and hands on activities that will range from using robots to knitting, and from flying models to using Garage Band.  There will be crafts, including Lego construction, Origami, and take home art projects for patrons of all ages.  Be sure to see the Southern Academy of Irish Dance perform, too.  Several food trucks will be on site with items available for purchase throughout the festival.  You can even adopt an adorable pet from the Williamson County Animal Center’s mobile unit.

This event is free, open to the public, and fun for the whole family.  For more information, contact Randi Peters with the Library at 615-595-1250.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 2, 12:00-2:00
Got Mindstorms? We do! We’ve got 4 core kits and 2 expansion kits, AND the software already loaded on our MAC and PCs, so c’mon out and put your building and programming skills to the test!

NO REGISTRATION! ALL 12-18 year olds are welcome!

In the TEEN ROOM on the 2nd floor!

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 2, 3:00-4:00
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Join us for our first TEEN POETRY SLAM

We will announce our Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

Bring your original poetry and have your voice heard!


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
Passport to the Worl
Main Library
Sunday, May. 3, 2 p.m.
Come learn about Indian culture!  Information will be presented on the people, traditions and folklore of India.  Attendees will take a journey of the senses by tasting Indian culinary delights, seeing the captivating sights of Indian dance, and hearing the mesmerizing sounds of Indian music.
Presented by Chris & Melissa Hancock and friends
Music & Dance provided by Upasana Performing Arts Center

  Sponsored by Sister Cities of Franklin & Williamson County, and by the Library.
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Hot Topics in Astrom
Main Library
Friday, May. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Billy Teets will talk a little about the Dyer Observatory and also what will be visible in the summer sky this year, including some upcoming celestial events.  He will show us how to create “star wheels” to help us locate objects in the evening sky throughout the year.  He will also talk about exoplanets which are planets that have been discovered around stars other than the Sun.  Exoplanet research has become one of the hottest fields of astronomy over the past decade.

Dr. Billy Teets is the outreach astronomer at Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory.  He was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee, and received his B.S. in Physics in 2004 from Austin Peay State University.  He was accepted into the Vanderbilt University graduate program in 2005 and received his Ph.D. in (astro)physics in 2012.  He has worked at Dyer Observatory since 2006, starting as a part-time student helper, then becoming the staff astronomer in late 2012.  As Dyer’s outreach astronomer, you can find Billy giving tours around the observatory, operating telescopes at public events, working with school groups that visit Dyer during field trips and answering questions about space and physics enthusiastically.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 9, 2:00-4:00
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Join us as we watch an anime movie and enjoy 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
Young at Heart: Your
Main Library
Tuesday, May. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm
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Are your beloved furry friends getting older?  Are you wondering how to help them age comfortably? Join us at the Main Library to hear Dr. Emily Hubbard, of the Williamson County Animal Hospital, present information detailing what you need to know to help your furry ones age gracefully. After the presentation, she will lead a discussion to help answer your questions and learn how to keep your pets happy and healthy in their old age.
  Sponsored by Williamson County Animal Hospital.
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Reducing Stress Thro
Main Library
Wednesday, May. 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Join William Smith, retired Army Lt Colonel as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 16, 9:00-5:30
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Join us as we kick off Summer Reading with our Teen Tinycon!  We will have special guests to help us kick off an AWESOME summer! We’lll also have a costume contest, comic book making station, pizza, and more!

Events going on ALL DAY!

Registration for Summer Reading begins, including special coupons & prizes! 

 Bonus if YOU come dressed up as your fave character!

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
Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, May. 18, 6:00 pm
Our May book is Round House by Louise Erdich, which won the National book Award last year.  Ms. Erdich is Native American and usually writes about issues encountered by Native Americans.  We'll meet on Monday, May 18 at 6:00 at the Franklin branch to discuss this book

Our June book is The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  This is a short book, perfect for summer vacations.  We'll meet on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 at the Franklin branch to discuss this novel.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 23, 2:00-4:00
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Show off your skills at our monthly Chess & Stragegy Club! We play more strategy games in addition to Chess! Hone your skills and pick up tips and tricks from other players! 

BONUS: Get strategy and game tips from Chess Champion Amber!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, May. 30, 2:00-4:00
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Join in on the fun that is our TEEN ADVISORY GROUP! 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!

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, Jun. 15, 6:00 pm
Our June book is The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Mr. Fikry owns a small bookstore in New England whose life is changed when a baby is left on his doorstep.   We'll meet on Monday, June 15 at 6:00 at the Franklin branch library to discuss this book

Our July book is We Are Water by Wally Lamb.  In Lamb's new book, Annie Oh has shocked her family by announcing she is marrying her friend and publicist--a woman.  We'll meet on Monday, July 20 at 6:00 at the Franklin location  to discuss this novel.
 
NO Toddler Time @ Ma
NO Toddler Time @ Main
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 28,
NO Toddler Time at Main today as we prepare for our Summer Reading Program.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics I
Main Library
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2:00pm-4:00pm
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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.
 
No Preschool Story time@Main
Main Library
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 10:00-10:30am

We're taking a two week break  from Story times starting April 27 thru May 9, 2015, so that we can get ready for our Summer Reading Program. We have lots of fun activities and prizes planned for our Summer Reading Program that starts Saturday, May 16 and ends Saturday August 1, 2015. More details will be coming in May.
 

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics II
Main Library
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2:00pm-4:00pm
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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.

 
No Preschool Story time@Main
Main Library
Thursday, Apr. 30, 10:00-10:30 am

We're taking a two week break  from Story times starting April 27 thru May 9, 2015, so that we can get ready for our Summer Reading Program. We have lots of fun activities and prizes planned for our Summer Reading Program that starts Saturday, May 16 and ends Saturday August 1, 2015. More details will be coming in May.

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