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Legos At The Library
Legos At The Library @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 3:00-4:30
Please join us for an afternoon of creative fun with Legos at the Main Branch of the library!  Ages 2-12 are welcome, parents must stay with children.  Blocks are provided--please do not bring yours from home.


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Lego Mindstorm Club
Main Library
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us to build, program, and command a Lego Mindstorm
4:30-6:30 Sunday November 2
Held in the Teen Room
*ages 12-18*
 



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Passport to the Worl
Passport to the World - Russian Federation
Main Library
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2:00 p.m.

Save the date to visit Russia without leaving Franklin!  The meeting room at the Library will be transformed into the Russian Federation, where you will experience that country's culture, music and food.  This Passport event will be presented by Olga Alexeeva and friends, with music presented by Natasha Borzilova. 
Sponsored by
Sister Cities of Franklin & Williamson County and the Williamson County Public Library



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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 21-Nov. 25)

Register now for a free 6-week program to help you to improve your health – one step at a time.  Hours are from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25.  

Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a fun, skill-building program designed for anyone living with diabetes, or a family member, friend, or care-giver of an individual with diabetes.  Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their care and work effectively with their health care professionals.  

The workshop will be held at the main library and will be led by specially trained educators from the UT Extension and the Williamson County Health Department.  To register, please contact Patsy Watkins at 615-790-5721, ext. 15, or pwatkin2@utk.edu  

 




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Book Sale
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m.; & Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Choose from thousands of new and gently used books, DVDs, and more at the huge fall Book Sale, held in the meeting room at the Main/Franklin library. Prices range from just 50 cents to $5! 

Before the sale opens to the general public on Saturday, there will be a Members Jump Start Sale from 9-10 a.m. especially for Friends of the WCPL members.
All day Monday will be a $5 per Bag Sale!


  Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Williamson County Public Library.



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Anime Club!
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us to watch and discuss popular Anime titles!
Saturday November 8 from 2-4pm in the TEEN ROOM
For ages 12-18years
 



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Book Sale
Main Library
Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m. (Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m.; & Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Choose from thousands of new and gently used books, DVDs, and more at the huge fall Book Sale, held in the meeting room at the Main/Franklin library. Prices range from just 50 cents to $5! 

Before the sale opens to the general public on Saturday, there will be a Members Jump Start Sale from 9-10 a.m. especially for Friends of the WCPL members.
All day Monday will be a $5 per Bag Sale!


  Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Williamson County Public Library.



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Book Sale
Main Library
Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m.; & Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Choose from thousands of new and gently used books, DVDs, and more at the huge fall Book Sale, held in the meeting room at the Main/Franklin library. Prices range from just 50 cents to $5! 

Before the sale opens to the general public on Saturday, there will be a Members Jump Start Sale from 9-10 a.m. especially for Friends of the WCPL members.
All day Monday will be a $5 per Bag Sale!


  Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Williamson County Public Library.



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Editing Digital Holiday Photos
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Learn basic digital photograph terminology, uploading and downloading, editing tips and tricks and explore the free online photo editor PicMonkey. This class will be geared to helping you create photographs you can use to make your own festive holiday cards.  Be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a USB or CD with photographs so that you have something to practice with during the class.
 



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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 21-Nov. 25)

Register now for a free 6-week program to help you to improve your health – one step at a time.  Hours are from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25.  

Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a fun, skill-building program designed for anyone living with diabetes, or a family member, friend, or care-giver of an individual with diabetes.  Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their care and work effectively with their health care professionals.  

The workshop will be held at the main library and will be led by specially trained educators from the UT Extension and the Williamson County Health Department.  To register, please contact Patsy Watkins at 615-790-5721, ext. 15, or pwatkin2@utk.edu  

 




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Creating Holiday Photo Cards
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Learn how to create eye-catching holiday cards with your own digital photos using Microsoft Word. Please be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a flash drive or CD containing your photograph so you’ll have something to practice with during the class.  *Prerequisite:  “Editing Digital Photos” or the equivalent skills.
 



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Thursday Night Movie
Thursday Night Movie
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:00 pm
Gary Cooper stars as one of Tennessee's most famous war heroes.  Alvin York was from Fentress County, Tennessee, grew up poot and had some problems with alcohol.  After straighetning himself out, he registed for the draft in 1917.  Although he was a pacifist and troubled by the war, he chose to fight and become the most decorated soldier in U. S. history.  Gary Cooper starred in this biographical film and earned an Oscar for his portrayal.

This movie is 134 minutes long and is unrated, but was released in 1941.   Call us at 615-595-1243 to learn more about the movie.


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Teen Chess Club
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Join us for Teen Chess Club
Saturday, November 15
2:00-4:00pm
*ages 12-18*



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Family Board Games @
Family Board Games @ Main
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 15, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Join us in the Children's Activity Room for Family Boards Games!  We've got Chess, Checkers, Sorry!, Chutes and Ladders and more!
 


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Teen Artists Club
Main Library
Monday, Nov. 17, 4:00-5:00pm
Register Online
Join us for our Teen Artists Club
Bring your materials, create your artwork, and display it in the Teen Room!
Monday, November 17
4:00-5:00pm
In the Teen Room
*ages 12-18*
 



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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 21-Nov. 25)

Register now for a free 6-week program to help you to improve your health – one step at a time.  Hours are from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25.  

Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a fun, skill-building program designed for anyone living with diabetes, or a family member, friend, or care-giver of an individual with diabetes.  Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their care and work effectively with their health care professionals.  

The workshop will be held at the main library and will be led by specially trained educators from the UT Extension and the Williamson County Health Department.  To register, please contact Patsy Watkins at 615-790-5721, ext. 15, or pwatkin2@utk.edu  

 




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Author James Knight
Author James Knight discusses the Battle of Nashville and Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m.
November 30th marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Just two short weeks later, on December 15, 1864, yet another decisive battle was raged by Confederate General John Bell Hood in Nashville, Tennessee.  Why did Hood choose to fight again?  What was there to gain?

Join author and historian James Knight as he discusses the Battle of Nashville and Hood's Tennessee Campaign on November 18th at 6 p.m., in the Main Library Meeting Room.

Mr. Knight is a Williamson County resident and author of several books.  His current book is titled Hood's Tennessee Campaign: the Desperate Venture of a Desperate Man. 


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Drowning in Paper?
Drowning in Paper? Organizing and Taming the Paper Explosion
Main Library
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30 pm
 
Are we truly becoming a "paperless" society?  While the idea may be catching on, most of us are still struggling with the volume of paperwork that comes into our homes.  Join Sara Skillen, Professional Organizer and owner of SkillSet Organizing, for an informative and entertaining program on the best methods for getting the mountains of paper under control - whether from work, school, snail mail or even our own buying habits.  Learn what to keep (and how to keep it) and what to toss as Sara takes you step by step through the various types of paper clutter.  She will also talk about some of the ways technology can make assist in clutter busting.
 
 


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Teen Advisory Group
Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2:00-4:00pm
Register Online
Want to help the Teen department? Select books, dvds, audiobooks, and video games for the collection? Work on special projects including social media and teen programs?
Join us for our Teen Advisory Group meeting
Saturday, November 22
2:00-4:00pm
In the Teen Room
*ages 12-18*



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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop
Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 21-Nov. 25)

Register now for a free 6-week program to help you to improve your health – one step at a time.  Hours are from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25.  

Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a fun, skill-building program designed for anyone living with diabetes, or a family member, friend, or care-giver of an individual with diabetes.  Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their care and work effectively with their health care professionals.  

The workshop will be held at the main library and will be led by specially trained educators from the UT Extension and the Williamson County Health Department.  To register, please contact Patsy Watkins at 615-790-5721, ext. 15, or pwatkin2@utk.edu  

 




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