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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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9/11 Retrospective
Main Library
Saturday, Apr. 30, 1:00 pm
Come hear one of the First Responders who was only two blocks away when called into action!  Terry Callendrillo is a Survivor and Family Member of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Terry was there from the beginning to the end.  He brings a unique perspective to his recounting of the events, with both an engineering twist, as well as that of an emergency responder.  He continues to serve the WTC community as a board member of the WTC Rescuer Foundation, and remains active in community response and in disaster planning.

Please join us to hear his story.
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Main Library
Wednesday, May. 4, 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!
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No Snuggle Bug Baby
Main Library
Friday, May. 6, 10:00 am
There will be no storytime this week as we are busy preparing for our Summer Reading Program. Sign ups start Saturday, May 14, 2016!
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Back to Basics: Orga
Main Library
Monday, May. 9, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Want to learn how to garden and be kind to the environment at the same time? Why not reduce your environmental impact? This program is not so much “anti-chemical” as it is “pro-gardening.” We will focus on the components of environmental stewardship and offer a basic overview of gardening with emphasis on 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.
 
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CSAs: What Can They
Main Library
Thursday, May. 12, 1:30 p.m.
Cindy Delvin, from Delvin Farms, will be talking about CSAs (Consumer Supported Agriculture.)
With CSAs, consumers can be certain that their food is produced in the safest of environments.  If you are interested in having fresh and local food monthly or weekly, CSAs are for you.

Delvin Farms has been growing local produce since 1972 on a 140 acre farm located in College Grove along the Harpeth River.  They grow a large variety of certified organic vegetables ten months out of the year.   In 1997, the Delvins began the process of turning the farm into a certified organic operation and the farm became certified organic in 1998.  Delvin Farms is one of the local businesses at the Franklin Farmer’s Market every Saturday.


 
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No Snuggle Bug Baby
Main Library
Friday, May. 13, 10:00 am
There will be no storytime this week as we are busy preparing for our Summer Reading Program. Sign ups start Saturday, May 14, 2016!
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Main Library
Saturday, May. 14, 1:00-3:00
Join us as we welcome local authors and a literary agent for our annual Summer Reading Kickoff Author Panel! Learn about writing and publishing from the various angles of our panelists! 
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, May. 20, 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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Tomatoes 101
Main Library
Monday, May. 23, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tomato trouble? Help is here! Learn how to distinguish between tomato diseases and disorders. By knowing what you are dealing with, you’ll be able to make an educated decision on treatment. This can save you not only time but money (and we all know time is money!). Join us for an all-inclusive discussion about the trials and tribulations of the tomato … and how you and yours can survive the season!

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The Food System and
Main Library
Tuesday, May. 24, 6:30 p.m.
J.B. Ruhl, an expert in environmental, natural resources and property law at Vanderbilt Law School, will provide an overview of our vast and highly-regulated global food system and the push for reform.

"Every piece of food and drop of drink you put in your mouth is the end product of a social-economic-environment system—the food system," said Ruhl, who is also co-director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program. "Think back to last night's dinner, whether a quick fast food meal or one home-cooked from scratch. Where did it come from? Do you have any concerns about how all of the ingredients were handled, processed and prepared along the way? Why are a growing number of people advocating for change through the New Food Movement?"

Ruhl's talk will be based on a popular law school seminar that he teaches with topics that include agriculture and the environment, food safety regulation, the farm-to-table movement, sustainable agriculture, and more.

Ruhl taught at Florida State University College of Law before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011. He began his academic career at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he taught and earned a doctorate in geography. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Main Library
Wednesday, May. 25, 2:30-5:30
Want to be a hero? Join the quest this summer, as the Teen Library presents "An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons," the classic game of fantasy storytelling. Led by our own "Mr. Howard," all you need is your imagination. Will you be a warrior, a wizard, an elf, a cunning rogue? The choice is yours— and adventure awaits! *LIMITED REGISTRATION* * MEETING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JUNE AND JULY FROM 2:30-5:30*
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Snuggle Bug Baby Lap
Main Library
Friday, May. 27, 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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Bugs of Tennessee (P
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Is something bugging your garden? Learn how to identify symptoms and signs of many common insects and the damage that they cause. And then find out what to do about it! You will also learn to recognize beneficial insects, those that control other harmful or annoying members of the insect order. Remember, not all bugs are bad!
 
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jun. 18, 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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Thugs of Tennessee (
Main Library
Monday, Jun. 27, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Are the leaves on your favorite plant withered, covered in black spots, or curling and distorted? Is the growth of your fruit trees stunted? Do you see unusual growth on the trees in your backyard? Your plants could be suffering from a variety of diseases, including blight, rot or cankers. We will discuss the basics of plant pathology and how you can identify these pathogens by the damage they cause. Bring a sample for diagnosis.
 
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Environmental Injury
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
When we think about injury to plants, it makes sense to think insect, disease or human … right? That’s only partly correct. Plants are just like people in that they too can suffer from environmental conditions such as sunburn or freeze injury. Join us for a discussion about how environmental conditions, among several additional culprits, can cause injury to your landscape plants.
 
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Jul. 16, 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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Fall Gardening
Main Library
Monday, Jul. 25, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Your garden starts winding down in the fall, but there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy. There are many plants that prefer the cool temperatures of the fall and winter … and many that don’t. Get tips on practical landscape maintenance as well as hints on preserving and protecting your plants.
 
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Trees of Tennessee
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a virtual tour of Tennessee’s landmark, historic and heritage trees. Did you know you can have a back yard arboretum? Come and learn about the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and its many collaborative partners who work secretly across the state to certify these serene nature areas for your viewing pleasure!
 
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Jr. Chess Club @ Mai
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 20, 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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