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WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AT FRANKLIN
1314 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone 595-1250
 
The Main library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20.
 
FOR ADULTS
 
Best Reads Book Group:  1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.  The group will discuss My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira.  New members are always welcome.
 
Drowning in Docs: Organizing Paper for the New Year.  6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.  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.  Presented in conjunction with January being National Get Organized Month.  
 
Friday Morning Movie:  11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17.  Warm up with laughter in January with this comedy classic that features Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.  Witnesses to a mob hit disguise themselves as girls and hit the road with a troupe of female singers in this 1959 movie.  Unrated.
 
i101 Class:  2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the meeting room.  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.

Writers Critique Group:  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 (first and third Saturdays of each month) to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work.  Please ask at the front desk for location.
 
Featured Artist – Meg Dillard:  Paintings by talented Williamson County artist Meg Dillard are in the gallery hall throughout January.  
 
Grid Row: During January, artwork by students of Laine Barley is in the New Books section.  Sponsored by the Arts Council of Williamson County. 
 
FOR TEENS
Anime Marathon:  Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19.  Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, in the meeting room.  Eleven total hours of the best and most popular Anime.  Free refreshments and popcorn!  
 
Homework and Healthy Snacks:  3:30-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and want to work on your homework in the YA room, we will provide a healthy snack to help keep you focused.
 
FOR CHILDREN
 
Preschool Storytimes:  10 a.m. each Wednesday, and 10 a.m. each Thursday, for children ages 3-5 years, with their parent or caregiver. 
 
Toddler Storytimes:  10 and 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Children from 1½ to 2 years, with their parent or caregiver, may attend this free program.  
 
BETHESDA 
4905 Bethesda Road
Thompson’s Station, TN  37179
Phone 790-1887 
 
COLLEGE GROVE   
8607 Horton Highway
College Grove, TN  37046
Phone 368-3222
 
The College Grove branch will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20.
 
Preschool Story Time 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan.16, Theme: Mmm…Pancakes!
 
Tuesday Morning Book Club 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan.21, The book club will discuss
The Round House by Louise Erdrich. New members are welcome.
 
FAIRVIEW
2240 Fairview Blvd.
Fairview, TN  37062
Phone 224-6087 
 
The Fairview branch will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day.
 
Income tax forms are available at the library. Call us at 224-6087 to see which ones we have. Call 211 or 615-830-7940 to get an appointment for help with forms.
 
Toddlers’ Story Time Program for ages 18-35 months: 10 a.m. every Tuesday.
 
Preschool Story Time Program for ages 3-5 years: 10 a.m. Wednesday, the 15th. Claire Nugent, our special guest, will present a musical program. Be ready to move around!
 
Spanish Classes for Children: 4:30-5:30 Friday, January 17 and every Friday in January.
 

BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
8109 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN  37027
Phone 371-0090
 
Evening Book Discussion. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 15. Join us for a discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.  Call 371-0090 ext. 8510 for more information on library book discussions.
 
Guided Meditation Classes. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 15.  This weekly class offers a gentle guided meditation designed to help you hit the reset button on your nervous system, and to bring you to a sense of peace and calm in one short hour. Class fee $5.00. Call 371-0090 ext. 8510 to register.
 
Teen Books 'n' Crafts. 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16.  Join us for a discussion of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and make a beaded bracelet.  Please register online or call 371-0090 ext. 8040.
 
Scale Down Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 16.  This free 8-week program combines education and exercise. Participants will learn about important topics such as: Know Your Numbers. How to Avoid Chronic Conditions, Eating out, and Exercise.  Call 371-0090 ext. 8510 to register.
 
Laughter-cise Class. 11:15-12:00 noon, Friday, January 17. Research shows that one minute of continuous laughter is equal to ten minutes on a rowing machine!  This class is designed for adults to experience their “inner child” and laugh unconditionally. Class fee $5.00.  Call 371-0090 ext. 8510 to register.
 
Stitching for Charity. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Tuesday, January 21. Knit and crochet  lap quilts for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; hats & scarves for local shelters and non-profit groups; baby items for local hospitals, and a variety of other project.  Bring your knitting needles and/or crochet hooks… we'll provide the yarn and instructions. If you have any questions please call Robyn Zandi, Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8510.
 
After School Explorers. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21. Grades K-2.  Explore the world through books, games, activities, and crafts.  Registration required! Call 371-0090 ext. 8290 to register.
 
Exercise Classes at the Library. Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Tai Chi classes offered weekly at various times. $5.00 per class. Call 371-0090 ext. 8510 for dates and times and to register. 
 

Posted on: 1/6/2014

 
 

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