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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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Writer’s Criti
Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.
The Writers' Critique Group is held at the Main Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am until noon to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work.   These meetings are not held in the Meeting Room.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for location.
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Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00-4:00
Show off your skills at our monthly Strategy Club. We play various strategy games including Risk, Stratego, and Chess.   
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Yes, We Have Chess!  Junior Chess Club, for ages 12 yrs & under.  All skill levels welcome.  Come and meet your new Chess mentor, Dr. Dan.
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Main Library
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4:00-6:00
Get into the holiday spirit and watch THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS with us in the Teen Room!   
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Best Reads Book Disc
Main Library
Thursday, Dec. 21, 1:00

Best Reads Book Group meets then third Thursday of each month at 1:00 in the Williamson Room on the library's second floor.  They have been meeting at the library for quite a few years and are always happy to welcome new members.

Their upcoming titles are:

 October 19                 The Color of Water by James McBride  

November 16             The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  

December 21              Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash   

2018

January 18                   The Door by Magda Szabo (Reading the New York Review of Books Classics translation)  

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 4, 4:00-5:00
Join us as we trim the tree, hang the lights, and more, to make our Teen Room festive for the holiday season! BONUS: Bring your cookie decorating skills (and your appetite) and decorate cookies for the holidays! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!
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Main Library
Monday, Jan. 8, 5-7pm
Calling Crafty Adults! Do you like to be creative and enjoy crafts and DIYs? Then, join us in the meeting room for our Adult Craft Program. We're going to make incredibly useful and sturdy T-shirt Tote Bags (no sewing required)! It'll be something new and unique, it's free and you might make some new friends!

This program is designed for adults 18 and up. Scissors will be provided but please bring a T-shirt to turn into a tote bag. Registration Required.
Hope to see you there!
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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 11, 6:00

Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Bored of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Apples to Apples, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 

 

We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.

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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m.

Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Bored of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Apples to Apples, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 

 

We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.

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Best Reads Book Disc
Main Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:00

Best Reads Book Group meets then third Thursday of each month at 1:00 in the Williamson Room on the library's second floor.  They have been meeting at the library for quite a few years and are always happy to welcome new members.

Their upcoming titles are:

 October 19                 The Color of Water by James McBride  

November 16             The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  

December 21              Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash   

2018

January 18                   The Door by Magda Szabo (Reading the New York Review of Books Classics translation)  

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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jan. 20, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Yes, We Have Chess!  Junior Chess Club, for ages 12 yrs & under.  All skill levels welcome.  Come and meet your new Chess mentor, Dr. Dan.
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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jan. 22, 6:00
Our January book is The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.  Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed and the result changed her life so much for the better. ***We'll meet on January 22, because we are closed on January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday***
 

Our February book will be Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.  Clay, a laid-off tech guy, finally finds a job at a 24 bookstore.  Things get strange when he realizes that there’s not a lot of business, but people come in and check books out.  Curious, Clay enlists his friends to help him figure out what’s going on.


The Literary Ladies Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Board Room of the Main Library in Franklin. New members are always welcome.
 
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Author talk: The Wor
Main Library
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2:00 p.m.

Professor James Owens will be talking about his new book The World is Just a Book Away, which is an anthology which captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world’s most prominent people.  At first glance, the 60 people in this anthology may not seem to have much in common—yet they all share their personal love of books and reading. His book contains the personal stories of 5 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more.  He will have his book available for sale after the talk.  Dr. Owens will also be speaking at Belmont University about his book.  

 

James J. Owens is a professor of management communication at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. James is Founder and CEO of the international children’s charity The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA), which promotes literacy by developing libraries and educational programs. Since its inception in 2008, WIJABA has built 90 libraries, touching the lives of more than 70,000 children in 3 countries. James collected and edited the 60 essays in this book over the course of 15 years. His profit from this book will benefit the charity. James is also a writer, a corporate leadership coach, and a motivational speaker. He lives with his son Alexander in Santa Monica, CA. For more information please visit www.wijaba.org.

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Nashville Ballet pre
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Nashville Ballet's Aesop’s Fables weaves together four popular fables -- The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Wind and the Sun and The Ants and the Grasshopper-- to impart a little wisdom to little ones.  The whole family will enjoy these wonderful dancers.
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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:00

Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Bored of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Apples to Apples, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 

 

We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.

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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:00 p.m.

Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Bored of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Apples to Apples, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 

 

We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.

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Starting Seeds Early
Main Library
Monday, Feb. 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Why start seeds? Maybe it’s to get a jump on the season or maybe you want varieties that are only available by seeds. Learn how to properly start seeds indoors for your garden and/or landscape. The WCPL’s Seed Exchange is starting back up in March, and you’ll be able to “check out” all sorts of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds – for FREE. It’s too early to plant them outside, but you can start most of them indoors during the winter. Join us for this exciting, hands-on presentation.

Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for the UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for homeowners and commercial clients on horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardener Program, and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Feb. 17, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Yes, We Have Chess!  Junior Chess Club, for ages 12 yrs & under.  All skill levels welcome.  Come and meet your new Chess mentor, Dr. Dan.
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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Mar. 8, 6:00

Are you having trouble finding a game partner?  Bored of your games and want to play new ones?  We have the group for you!  Join the Adult board Game Night group—make new friends and learn new games.  We play Balderdash, Fact or Crap, Apples to Apples, Scruples, Outburst and more!  Feel free to bring your own game(s), too! 

 

We meet in the Williamson Room, on the second floor, behind the Special Collections Department.  Ask at the Reference Deck for directions.

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Vegetable Gardening
Main Library
Monday, Mar. 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Want to learn how to garden and be kind to the environment at the same time? In this program, we will focus on the different vegetables that grow well here in our area. We’ll discuss environmental stewardship and its components and offer a basic overview of gardening emphasizing low impact methodology. By improving/building soil health, utilizing companion and trap crops, and practicing specific, easily implemented cultural controls, you can improve the overall health of your garden with the aim of growing a naturally resistant garden.

Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for the UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for homeowners and commercial clients on horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardener Program, and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

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