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Library Events

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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Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 3:30-5:30
Stop by the Teen Room after school and join us for a fun movie! Movie TBD!  
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Author Night at the
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:00 pm
Learn how to design & self-publish your book or E-book FOR FREE with our new publishing database!
 
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Pre-School Hands on
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 9, 10:00am- 10:30am
Dave Spak, professional drummer and Vanderbilt Therapeutic Music Specialist, will be giving an interactive drumming program for children ages 3-5. Dave can accommodate all children, including those with autism, attention deficit disorder and children with disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities.  Join us for a half hour of movement and drumming fun!  Parent/caregiver will need to stay with the child.
  Sponsored by A Franklin Noon Foundation Grant.
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Garden Talk Series @
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 18, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September is prime time to begin collecting seeds from your garden and landscape! Let’s get started by learning how to properly collect, store, and save seeds. Not only will you find out how to get a “jump on the season,” but you’ll also become familiar with the NEW Williamson County Public Library’s Seed Exchange and how it works ... maybe you’ll become a seed saver and donate a few to the program yourself!
 
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.
 
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Literary Ladies Book
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Our September book is West with the Night by Beryl Markham.  This is her autobiography—she had an interesting life.  She was an aviator, racehorse trainer, renowned beauty, all while she lived in Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.  She was also a good friend of author Isak Dinesen, aka Karen Blixen.

We'll be discussing One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson in October. The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh, who became the first man to cross the Atlantic by planet.  Also, Babe Ruth was beginning his home run record.   Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days and the South was drenched by flooding of the Mississippi basin. The gangster Al Capone had his reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer premiered and more, related only as Bill Bryson can.

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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Garden Talk Series @
Main Library
Monday, Sep. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Are those pesky weeds hogging your landscape? Learn about selective versus non-selective herbicides (and WHY IT MATTERS) and how to work with pre-and-post-emergent controls in your environment.
 
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10 and 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays are for toddlers!  Caregivers and their little ones aged 18 months to 3 years are welome to join us as we sing, listen to stories, shake our shakers and have fun. 
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn how to compose, send, read, reply to, forward, and delete messages. We’ll also cover folders, address book, and e-mail terminology and etiquette. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” AND “Introduction to the Internet” or equivalent skills.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Job Fair:  Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room.  Representatives from Hampton Inn & Suites will conduct on the spot interviews for a new Berry Farms location in Franklin.  They will be hiring thirty or more people for all positions.  Openings include Front Office Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Front Desk, Night Audit, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Breakfast Host, and more.

Sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites.
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10:00 A.M.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Come join us for a half hour of stories, songs, puppets and finger plays. Learn the alphabet, keep rhythm with scarves and shakers, learn a  little bit of Spanish and a few signs in American Sign Language. We'd love to have you join us!
 
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:00 A.M.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Come join us for a half hour of stories, songs, puppets and finger plays. Learn the alphabet, keep rhythm with scarves and shakers, learn a  little bit of Spanish and a few signs in American Sign Language. We'd love to have you join us!
 
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
This class is for people with some experience using word processing software. Participants will learn how to insert clip art, create lists, make columns, format paragraphs, and create tables. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to MS Word I” or the equivalent skills.
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you have or are you thinking about getting an iPad or iPhone? Come learn some of the basics. This roundtable will cover searching, installing and removing apps, creating folders, and more. If you already have an iPad or iPhone, please bring it with you to the class. (Meeting Room)
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ancestry.com is one of the most powerful and user friendly genealogy tools available, and patrons can access it free with a WCPL card within the Library! This introduction will cover the basics of using Ancestry.com to search through census records, death certificates, family trees, and more to find your ancestors, with some tips and tricks to help you get more accurate search results!
 
All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email ref@williamson-tn.org if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Please note that classes with less than 8 registered to attend will be canceled.
 
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10 and 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays are for toddlers!  Caregivers and their little ones aged 18 months to 3 years are welome to join us as we sing, listen to stories, shake our shakers and have fun. 
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 10:00 A.M.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Come join us for a half hour of stories, songs, puppets and finger plays. Learn the alphabet, keep rhythm with scarves and shakers, learn a  little bit of Spanish and a few signs in American Sign Language. We'd love to have you join us!
 
Main Library
Thursday, Aug. 31, 10:00 A.M.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Come join us for a half hour of stories, songs, puppets and finger plays. Learn the alphabet, keep rhythm with scarves and shakers, learn a  little bit of Spanish and a few signs in American Sign Language. We'd love to have you join us!
 
Legos in the Library
Main Library
Saturday, Sep. 2, 3:00- 4:30 P.M.
This is a great activity for kids ages 2-11. We have tables set up with Legos. Families build and have a great time together. We have larger legos for the  younger crowd.  Parents are asked to stay with their children. Come anytime between 3:00 and 4:30pm. It's a lot of fun!
Main Library
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 10 and 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays are for toddlers!  Caregivers and their little ones aged 18 months to 3 years are welome to join us as we sing, listen to stories, shake our shakers and have fun. 
Main Library
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 10:00 A.M.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Come join us for a half hour of stories, songs, puppets and finger plays. Learn the alphabet, keep rhythm with scarves and shakers, learn a  little bit of Spanish and a few signs in American Sign Language. We'd love to have you join us!
 
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