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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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Twitter Book Club
All Locations
Thursday, Apr. 24 ,7:00pm
Join us for a VIRTUAL book club! We will be discussing Rainbow Rowell's novel ATTACHMENTS
Log in to your Twitter account and tweet with us!
 
 


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A. Turk Author Presentation & Book Signing
Main Library
Thursday, May. 1 ,5:30-7 p.m.
Join well known Nashville attorney-turned-author A. Turk for a presentation about his debut novel, an intriguing legal thriller First Do No Harm.  The book introduces his fictitious alter ego Benjamin Davis, who faces dramas based upon Mr. Turk's 30 years of  courtroom experiences. 
 


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2014 Make-A-Thon: A Festival of Creativity
Main Library
Saturday, May. 3 ,10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
The Williamson County Public Library will be hosting the 2nd Annual Make-A-Thon: A Festival of Creativity from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

 We are partnering with businesses, schools, and artisans local to Williamson County to show you what is available in your own backyard.  Exhibitors include the NovaCopy 3D Printing, Tennessee Association of Woodturners, Bricks 4 Kidz, and many more!
The festival will consist of live demonstrations, and hands on activities using robots, painting, 3D printing, and wood working, just to name a few!   There will also be crafts, including take home artwork and lego construction for patrons of all ages! And the festival wouldn’t be complete without live music and food! There will be several food vendors on site with items available for purchase throughout the festival.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Randi Peters with the Library at 615-595-1250.
 
 


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Thursday Night at the Movies
Main Library
Thursday, May. 8 ,6:00 p.m.
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Set in the Chicago suburbs and then the city itself, Elizabeth Shue decided to babysit when she found out her boyfriend stood her up.  When her best friend calls for help from the downtown bus station, it's the babysitter to the rescue.  But she can't leave her two charges, so she takes them with her and adventures ensue.  This is Chris Columbus' debut movie, and he went on to direct Mrs. Doubtfire and later on the first two Harry Potter movies.


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What Is This Thing Called Love?
Main Library
Monday, May. 19 ,6:30 p.m.
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Decades ago,  Charles Hanson began to study the ways that people get along with each other.  He studied how we treat the people and things we love and how we treat those we don’t love. He was stunned to discover that there are only a certain number of ways to treat others, and for others to treat you. He realized that this was a secret that never should have been a secret at all.  Even though his work has recently been published, his sister Elaine McClellan has also published a book relating these steps in a more readable manner.  Mrs. McClellan will talk about her brother's research and her book.



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Big Bang (popular TV show)
Main Library
Saturday, May. 31 ,1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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We're showing as much of the first season of this popular comedy (and scientific) television show as we can in two hours.  If you 've never seen this show, you're in for a treat.  Come ready to laugh in any case as we watch the lives of four nerdy science geeks stay friends while dating and other annoyances.
We'll have popcorn too. 


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Friday Night at the Movies - William Powell & Myrna Loy classic
Main Library
Friday, Jun. 13 ,6:00 p.m.
Urbane William Powell, fun-loving heiress Myrna Loy and Asta their dog.  One of the first detective movies, this movie became a classic and spawned several sequels.  Oddly enough, the book the movie is based on was written by Dashiell Hammett, not known for humor.
 


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Literary Elements and the Science of Sherlock Holmes
Main Library
Tuesday, Jun. 17 ,6:30 p.m.
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Sherlock Holmes and science - a perfect match!  Retired professor and enthusiastic Sherlockian Marino Alvarez will speak about Sherlock Holmes and his use of deduction and science in solving crimes.  The mysteries starring Sherlcok Holmes ushered in the age of using forensic science to study the crime scene and to deduce who comitted the crime. If you like any of the CSI television shows, you'll want to some to this program.


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Forensic Anthropology and the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT-Knoxville (a.k.a The Body Farm)
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 12 ,1:00 p.m.
 Janna Andronowski, an instructor at the Anthropology Department at UT, will introduce the methods employed by forensic anthropologists at the Forensic Anthropology Center in their examination of human skeletal remains, as well as the Anthropological Research Facility, both at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A visual presentation and hands-on demonstration will show how forensic anthropologists extract vital information on the identity of unknown individuals and the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
The field of forensic anthropology applies the science of biological anthropology to the legal process for the purpose of identifying skeletal, significantly decomposed or otherwise unidentifiable human remains. As a sub-specialty of Anthropology, experts in this field draw upon knowledge of both biological and cultural processes in the examination of human remains.
 
 


Pre-School Story Time@ Main
Main Library
Wednesday, Apr. 23 ,10:00am
Pre-School Story Tim
Join us as we  learn the alphabet with exciting stories, puppets,and songs for 3-5 year olds. Each week features different activities: dance a song with scarves, act out a short play,speak a little Spanish or sign language. Come be part of the fun!
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