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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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Garden Talk Series @
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The more bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your garden, the better! Not only are they beautiful and delightful to watch, but they’re also necessary to keep your gardening growing. Pollination is required in order for many plants to produce the fruits and seeds they need to survive. Some plants even require specific insects for pollination! Join us and delve into the many secrets hiding in your landscape and learn which plants will help you attract and keep these beneficial buddies coming back.
 
Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for 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 both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner 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.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 2:00-4:00
 Keep cool on the summer afternoon and join us in the Teen Room to watch BIG HERO 6!.
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Fire Safety with the
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 6 p.m.
Do you know the difference between Hollywood fires and real fires? How would you survive a fire if one breaks out in your house?  What are the top 10 fire safety tips directly from Firefighters?  Learn this and more from the City of Franklin Fire Department.
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Do You Have a Leaky
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6:30 p.m.
 If you struggle with allergies or intolerances, skin issues like acne or rosacea, gas/bloating, moodiness, foggy memory, fatigue or joint pain, come learn about Leaky Gut and how to repair it!
Crystal Chester, registered dietician and nutritionist, will talk about gut related health problems.  She believes that being healthy is not supposed to be hard.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in for a meet and greet with community friends devoted to making a difference!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 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!
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 1, 1:00-2:30
Stop by and make some art and some new friends! Bring your materials or use our sketchbooks and colored pencils!  
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2:30 pm
Bring the whole family for a screening of Finding Dory!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 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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Garden Talk Series @
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 10, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Why use native plants in your yard? Plants native to Tennessee are adapted to our local growing conditions. Although they may have their own struggles, they generally require less maintenance. Many are host specific for our wildlife and provide food and shelter. Find out which plants work best in Middle Tennessee in your landscape.
 
Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for 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 both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner 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.
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 10, 4:00-5:00
Have you seen ROGUE ONE? 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!
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Build a Better Robot
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 10, 6 p.m.
Looking for a fun family activity this summer?  Join us for our Robot Building Competition and try building the best looking robot you can with materials such as pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, paper cups, etc..., your robot just might win you a prize!


 
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It’s Always A
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 6:30 p.m.
People often think of January (New Year’s Resolutions) or Springtime (Spring Cleaning) as prime times to declutter and get things in order.  But who says you have to stick to a certain date on the calendar to get organized?  Join us for a fun and informative program that will give you inspiration, tips, and specific strategies to tackle overwhelming organizing projects...any time of the year.

Certified Professional Organizer® Sara Skillen owns a professional organizing and coaching business serving the Greater Nashville area. Her mission is to help busy people from all walks of life manage their stuff, their time, and their technology.  In particular, much of her client base experiences the organizing challenges associated with ADD/ADHD.   An active blogger and speaker, Sara's tips and ideas have been featured in Fast CompanyEnterpreneur, Angie’s List Experts, CrusherTV, Living Inspired with Karen Shayne, and NOU Magazine, as well as her own blog “Sorting Through the Haystack”.  Sara is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), CHADD, Williamson Inc., and is also an Evernote Certified Consultant.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Join us for a play based on the popular French fairy tale!
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Adult Board Game Nig
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 13, 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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 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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Countdown to the Aug
Main Library
Friday, Jul. 14, 1:00 to 3:00
The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, will be the first total solar eclipse visible across the United States in nearly a century.  The average person will get a few chances in a lifetime to see a partial solar eclipse, but the opportunity to observe a total solar eclipse is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness one of the most awe-inspiring sights of nature.  This talk will cover the basics of eclipse mechanics, how to safely observe a solar eclipse, what one can expect to see, and information specific to the August 21, 2017.  No prior knowledge of eclipses is required, and questions are welcomed and highly encouraged!

Dr. Teets, who grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, went to Austin Peay State University, where he graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in physics. He earned his doctorate in astrophysics from Vanderbilt in 2012.  He began working at Dyer Observatory in 2006 as a student assistant and was promoted to staff astronomer in 2012.  He offers public tours of the observatory, works with school groups that visit the observatory, operates the telescopes at public events, among other responsibilities.
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Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 15, 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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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 17, 6:00 p.m.
 Our July book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and Werner, a German boy, grow up and meet occupied France in the village of Saint-Malo, while both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Our August book is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult.  This is the story of how a small town deals with a tragedy that lasted nineteen minutes.  The star witness has a hazy memory and the town is feeling divided.

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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Help your Local Anim
Main Library
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 6 p.m.
Have you ever heard of a feral cat before? What are they? How does Williamson County Animal Center care for a feral cat? How are they cared for? Learn all the ins and outs of feral cats, their care in Williamson County, and how you can help!
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