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As we enter the holiday season, I like to reflect on the traditions that make this time of year special. My family and I always observe the holidays with a house full of decorations and music. We also have our favorite holiday movies–we watch everything from Christmas Vacation to White Christmas and all the classics in between. Of course, Nashville Public Library is a part of this season, too. After all, the traditions we keep reflect the things we care about–and our library shows the world we are a diverse, welcoming community that values reading, education, and empowerment for everyone. The best thing about making merry at NPL? Our holiday concerts, craft times, and other events are free.

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Plus, you can build your holiday playlists and get something to read, watch, or listen to during holiday travel with our free streaming movies, music, and TV–all you need is your free Nashville Public Library (NPL) card. I hope you will spend some time at our library and with our books, movies, and music during the season of bundling up and getting cozy with the friends and the entertainment you enjoy. We’d be honored for NPL to give you another reason to smile this winter. A Free Nashville Public Library Card: Best. Gift. Ever. library.nashville.org/getacard

Happy reading,

Kent Oliver Director of Nashville Public Library

COVER PHOTO: Meet Uriah Bacon, age 6. Uriah loves reading, swinging, and going on walks. He is one of NPL’s biggest fans, and his latest favorite book is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.

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More than 2 million titles in print, e-book, and audio book formats Streaming movies and music Nearly 6,000 databases and online learning resources One free library card

Who Can Get A Card? A Nashville Public Library card is free if you live in Davidson County or the Goodlettsville city limits, work for Metro Nashville government, or only wish to borrow print and other non-digital materials.

2 Minutes to 2 Million Free, online registration is quick and easy Get Your Card Now: library.nashville.org/getacard

Not you? You can still get a NPL card for a $10 annual membership.

How to Get Your Library Card Online Davidson County residents can go to library.nashville.org/getacard for immediate access to all the Library’s online materials.

In Person Get a card in person at any NPL location to immediately begin borrowing print and other non-digital materials. All you need is ID (driver’s license, learner’s permit, school or military ID, passport, another ID with your date of birth, or voter registration card) and proof of address (lease/deed agreement or mail, pay stub, or utility bill dated within the last month). For more information about library cards for people living outside Davidson County, children, young adults, and educators, call any NPL location or visit library.nashville.org/getacard. WINTER ‘18-’19 | UNBOUND

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“What I love about the Studio is its openness to everyone and how much is possible there. I’ve developed friendships with people that I never thought I would have because of having the space in common.” - Rachel, Studio NPL Student

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WISHING CHAIR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS December & January

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Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. December 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, January 4, 5, 11, 12 At the Main Library Don’t miss Wishing Chair Productions’ Cinderella! This is a musical telling filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor’s most beautiful puppets. This show is recommended for children ages 3–12, but all are welcome. Run time: 35 minutes. Group accommodations are not available for these show times. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more.

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ANANSI THE SPIDER

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 At the Main Library This colorful marionette and hand-and-rod puppet play is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes. Recommended for children ages 3–12, but all are welcome. Run time: 30 minutes. Group accommodations are not available for these show times. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more.

NPL’S PUPPET TRUCK

A Traveling Truck of Tall Tales and Terrific Treasures

COMING TO A LIBRARY LOCATION NEAR YOU Showing This Winter

ELLINGTOWN Join Duke Ellington, the great master of jazz, as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions!

Check your favorite NPL location for show dates and times NPL’s Wishing Chair Productions is made possible by The Blakney Foundation, Cal Turner Family Foundation, Judy and Steve Turner, Community Partnership Fund, Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Ensworth School, The Willard R. and Frances J. Hendrix Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, Delek Fund for Hope.

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Salon@615 Bringing best-selling authors to Nashville! For authors and the most up-to-date information on Salon@615, visit salonat615.org

Salon@615 is a partnership of Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, and BookPage.

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Did you know a third of people who make New Year’s resolutions don’t keep them past January? We asked our readers what they want to accomplish in 2019 and matched them with free library resources to get there. Because, this year, we’re determined to make the goal–but not break the bank.

Juanita F. Edmondson Pike Branch Library Retired

Christopher P. Main Library Musician

Juanita’s resolution for 2019: do some recommended exercise each day.

Christopher’s resolution for 2019: spend more quality time with his kids and invest in their learning.

We have the perfect initiative for Juanita. It’s called Be Well at NPL, and it includes free exercise classes, health education workshops, healthy cooking and nutrition demonstrations, and more.

Boy, is that right up NPL’s alley, or what?!

Every day, all around the county, Juanita can attend a free Medicare seminar, a yoga class, or a meditation session. Right at her home branch library, Edmondson Pike, she can take advantage of Senior Medical University 101–monthly health-related presentations for seniors (and lunch, too!). By taking advantage of free events like this—and as she meets others who have similar goals to build a support network—Juanita should have no trouble getting some exercise every day in 2019. Learn more library.nashville.org/bewellatnpl Be Well is made possible by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, HCA Foundation, and National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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This is the perfect time for Christopher and his children to learn about outer space during Nashville Reads, our yearly citywide book club. This year, we’re all reading Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. It’s the true story of four brilliant African-American women who helped the U.S. to soar into the galaxy. Solar System Ambassador Theo Wellington is bringing “Living in Space” and “Counting Stars” presentations for families to NPL. Maybe Christopher’s children will be inspired to study engineering or space travel! Learn more: nashvillereads.org And, after Nashville Reads ends, Christopher should take advantage of ReadyRosie, a free subscription to get fun, easy tips for incorporating reading and literacy into everyday home life. Learn more: library.nashville.org/content/readyrosie


Andrea Z. Goodlettsville Branch Library Employee at a local nonprofit Andrea’s resolution for 2019: learn Spanish and have a conversation in it. ¡Que bueno! Andrea can use Transparent Language Online, free with her library card. It’s a comprehensive languagelearning program, offering everything from alphabet lessons to speaking practice. From Afrikaans to Zulu— and all points in between, including Spanish!—Transparent can get you speaking the language you want to master. Learn more: library.nashville.org/content/transparent-language Plus, Andrea’s free library card also gets her free audio books and e-books in Spanish with our online Odilo collection.

MORE FREE LIBRARY TOOLS TO STAY ON TRACK You want to: SAVE (MORE) MONEY We recommend: Fierce Finance series at Southeast Branch Library This monthly gathering series is focused on embracing a serious attitude and behavior to improve your financial future. You want to: SHOP SMARTER We recommend: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has been published since 1936 by a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy. From automobiles to computer software, get the best value for your money, and help keep your family safe.

Learn more: library.nashville.org/content/odilo

It can be tough to stick to new goals, especially if it’s cold and dreary outside. But venture out anyway: our librarians are here to offer free resources and cheer you on as you stick to your resolutions.

You want to: UP YOUR WORK GAME We recommend: Lynda.com Build your skillset with free courses on business, management, audio and music, CAD software, web design, video production...the list goes on and on–all you need is your free library card. You want to: BEGIN A NEW HOBBY We recommend: ArtistWorks Get free video tutorials on beginner-toadvanced music, art, and voice classes, taught by professional musicians. You want to: READ MORE We recommend: Millions of free books Your free library card gets you free books— on our shelves or online. We’re here to help you find what you’re looking for and recommend other titles you might enjoy, too. We also recommend: NPL Book Clubs Our book clubs are open to everyone. You can find everything from fantasy to philosophy, from mystery to manga.

ALL THIS AND MORE AT: library.nashville.org

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Hygge. Lagom. Gezellig. Ikigai. Different countries and cultures have words to describe the concept of comfortable living. It’s cold outside. The sun refuses to show, and no amount of hot tea is enough to cure your winter-time blues. It might be time to warm up from the inside out with a good book.

COMFORT FOOD

The Big Book of Casseroles: 250 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food Bubbling cheese, golden bread crumbs, tender vegetables, and succulent meats—what’s not to like about casseroles? Comfort food just doesn’t get any cozier or more convenient. For hot-from-the-oven dinners, cooks need look no further than The Big Book of Casseroles— because serious comfort food never goes out of style.

THE COMFORT OF TOUCHING YOUR TOES (WITHOUT PULLING A MUSCLE) Even The Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health

THE COMFORT OF BALANCED LIVING

Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it.

Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of “lagom.” The Swedish concept of “lagom” (pronounced “lah-gom”) roughly translates to “not too little, not too much, just right.”

With only five minutes of stretching a day, you’ll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits, such as better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more!

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and life. “Lagom” provides simple solutions to juggle everyday priorities, reduce stress, eat well, and save money with lessons on the importance of downtime, being outdoors, and Sweden’s coffee break culture.

THE COMFORT OF SOMETHING WARM TO WEAR

Hygge Knits: 9 Cosy Hygge Style Knitting Patterns for Sweaters, Socks, Slippers and More

THE BEST COMFORT OF ALL: LOVE An American Marriage: A Novel

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

Capture the spirit of “hygge”—the Danish art of finding pleasure in simple things—with this collection of cozy knitted projects. Featuring a range of small and large projects for garments and snuggly home accessories, this is the perfect hygge—knitting pattern collection to keep the winter cold at bay.

Get These Titles And More: catalog.library.nashville.org

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Story Time with Wishing Chair Productions Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM Story Time is a weekly must for children of all ages. You won’t want to miss the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle, and read lots of wonderful books for your family. You never know who will show up in the Puppet House! Recommended for ages 0-6 but all are welcome. Performed in the Children’s Theater. Run time: 30 min. Group accommodations are not available for this event. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. READing Paws 1st Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 1:00 PM Ages 5-12 are welcome to come read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5785 to register. Group accommodations are not available for this program. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Kid Craft Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Dec 4, 5, Jan 8, 9, Feb 5, 6 10:00 AM Join us for a fun craft while you’re here for story time! For ages 3-5. Group accommodations are not available for this program time. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Homeschool Friends 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 1:30 PM Children ages 5-8 who are homeschooled are welcome to join us for themed activities. Group accommodations are not available for this program. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Living In Space with Theo Wellington Thursday, Dec 13 1:30 PM Let’s pack for a trip to the International Space Station. What do we need to bring? Do astronauts really eat the astronaut ice cream they sell in gift shops on Earth? We’ll look at what it is like to spend time working —and playing—in space. For ages 5-12.

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Cinderella Fridays and Saturdays: Dec 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, Jan 4, 5, 11, 12 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM Don’t miss Wishing Chair Productions’ Cinderella! This is a musical telling filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor’s most beautiful puppets. Recommended for ages 3-12 but all are welcome. Presented in the Children’s Theater. Run time: 35 min. Group accommodations are not available for this show time. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Homeschool Tweens 4th Thursdays: Dec 27, Jan 24, Feb 28 1:30 PM Homeschoolers ages 8-13 are welcome to join us in the Children’s Department as we explore a new topic every month. Group accommodations are not available for this program. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Friday, Jan 18 and Saturday, Jan 19 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM Dollywood’s Imagination Library and Little Engine Playhouse present: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Based on the book by Patty Lovell, Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy–and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. But her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. Intended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome. Presented in the Children’s Theatre. Run time: 25 min. Group accommodations are not available for this event. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. Anansi The Spider Fridays and Saturdays: Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM This colorful marionette and hand-and-rod puppet play is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes. Recommended for ages 3-12 but all are welcome. Performed in the Children’s Theatre. Run time: 30 min. Group accommodations are not available for this event. Call (615) 862-5785 to ask about programs for groups of 10 or more. LEGO Contest Saturday, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Sunday, Feb 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Come see all the amazing entries on display for our 8th

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Annual LEGO Contest! Vote for your favorite, then come to the awards ceremony on Sunday. Online registration goes live in January. Visit library.nashville. org/lego to learn more.

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Music Production Master Class Every Monday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Lean how to make beats, produce music tracks, and record live musicians and singers in Studio NPL’s audio production suite. These workshops are open to producers of all levels, as well as songwriters, singers, rappers, and anyone interested in producing their own music. Complete the certification program to be cleared to run your own recording sessions. For teens in grades 9-12. Hosted by Southern Word. Photography and Graphic Design Every Monday 3:30 PM With an introduction to the vocabulary of photography, the mechanics of a camera, and basics of photo composition, students will gain a robust foundation for exploring their world through a camera lens and the art of graphic design. For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. New Year, New You Every Monday when school is in session 3:30 PM Make 2019 the best year yet: create crafts to help you achieve your goals, including a savings bank and whiteboard calendar. For teens in grades 7-12. Mindfulness in Practice Every Tuesday when school is in session 3:30 PM Drawing, sitting, eating, watching sports—all of these activities are opportunities to be mindful. Join us for one hour as we leave the past and future in their respective places, let go of our fears and worries, and focus on the present moment. For teens in grades 7-12. Video and Film Production Every Tuesday 3:30 PM Teens dive into various roles of those involved in the film and television industry, including storyboarding and scriptwriting, voice-over training, lighting, and advanced camera operation. This class also builds on the real-world career skills needed in these fields. For teens ages 12-18 in grades 7-12.

Music Production Studio Every Tuesday through Friday 3:00 PM Teen producers of all levels, including songwriters, singers, and rappers who are interested in producing their own music, will learn how to make beats and make music tracks using Logic Pro. Participating artists will have access to Studio NPL’s recording studios. Hosted by Southern Word. Wired Wednesdays Every Wednesday 3:30 PM Teens use software to design and print 3D models, vinyl decals and graphics, and invent with robotics and engineering tools. They learn STEAM skills while acquiring techniques to invent their world. For teens in grades 7-12. Fiction Writing Workshop Every Wednesday 3:30 PM These workshops are for teens interested in creating short stories and other forms of fiction. Workshops lead to publishing a final anthology. For teens in grades 9-12. Hosted by Southern Word. Bob Ross Color-Along Every Wednesday when school is in session 3:30 PM Come relax, color, and experience “The Joy of Painting” with iconic TV personality Bob Ross. For teens in grades 7-12. Live Your Best Life Every Thursday when school is in session 3:30 PM How can you live your best life? By taking care of yourself: mind, body and soul. Join us as we get active, eat healthy, and release stress to make 2019 our best year yet! For teens in grade 7-12. Power of the Pen Every Thursday 4:00 PM Weekly workshop for teens interested in writing and performing spoken word and other forms of poetry. For teens in grades 9-12. Live Music Friday Every Friday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Join Studio NPL for live music performance practice and lessons. Bring your own instrument or use one of ours. For teens ages 12-18 in grades 7-12. Studio NPL Open Lab Every Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Teens: drop by the Studio and use innovative technology tools to produce 3D printed designs,

vinyl stickers, electronics, robotics, videos, graphic design, and more. A rotating staff of mentors are available to assist in pop-up programming. For teens ages 12-18 in grades 7-12. Flashback Friday with Metro Archives Fridays: Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 15 3:30 PM There’s more to the Library than books. Learn about the intriguing, historic surprises Metro Archives has hiding in its stacks. Although this event takes place in the Main Library Teen Center, adults and children are also welcome. LEGO Contest Saturday, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Sunday, Feb 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Come see all the amazing entries on display for our 8th Annual LEGO Contest! Vote for your favorite, then come to the awards ceremony on Sunday. Online Registration goes live in January. Visit library.nashville. org/lego to learn more.

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Lunchtime Yoga Every Monday 1:00 PM Come practice yoga with a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. All you need are comfy clothes and a yoga mat or towel. Beginners to intermediates welcome. Class held in the Children’s Theater, 2nd floor. Great Books Reading and Discussion Program Every Tuesday 4:45 PM Explore the classics. Dec 04: Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book 4 Dec 11: Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book 5 Dec 18: Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book 6 Jan 08: Melville, Moby Dick, Etymology, Extracts, Ch. 1-9 Jan 15: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 10-22 Jan 22: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 23-35 Jan 29: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 36-44 Feb 05: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 45-54 Feb 12: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 55-67 Feb 19: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 68-81 Feb 26: Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 82-90 Job and Housing Help from Metro Social Services Every Tuesday 9:00 AM City-employed social workers help Davidson County residents, 18 years and older, who are


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homeless or at imminent risk of losing their housing. They do not provide direct financial assistance to library patrons, but instead refer people to community organizations that can help them obtain or keep housing and employment. HOLIDAY CONCERTS Held in the 2nd floor Courtyard Gallery The Ukedelics Saturday, Dec 1, 11:00 AM Nashville’s premier ukuklele band presents “Uked-up” versions of holiday songs across many genres. The Nashville Belles | 10th Annual Performance Saturday, Dec 1, 12:00 PM Under the direction of Christina Watson, an all-female a cappella group sings beautiful four-part arrangements. Providence Players Tuesday, Dec 4, 10:45 AM Christmas songs both old and new, performed on the woodwind instrument known as the recorder. The Grand Old Dulcimer Club Sunday, Dec 16, 2:30 PM Holiday favorites played on the mountain dulcimer, from the club founded in 1999 by Vanderbilt Blair School of Music professor David Schnaufer. Providence Pipes Tuesday, Dec 18, 10:45 AM Christmas music from medieval times to the present, played on the recorder.

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Mother Goose Moments Every Monday 10:15 AM Babies may join Ms. Donna for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, ABCs, 123s, stories, and more. For ages birth-24 months. Family Fun Time Every Monday 6:30 PM Join Ms. Katie Sue for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. For ages 3-5. Books in Motion Every Tuesday 10:15 AM Join Ms. Katie Sue for a special story time where we will celebrate books, movement, and dancing! For ages 3-5.

Bicinium Friday, Dec 21, 10:45 AM Musical duo Karl Rehmer and Linda Rising present holiday songs, performed on the woodwind instrument known as the recorder. Shakespeare Allowed! 1st Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 12:00 PM Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Dec 01: “The Comedy of Errors” Jan 05: “The Taming of the Shrew” Feb 02: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” Lunchtime Meditation 1st Mondays: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4 12:15 PM Every week, join us during your lunch break to quiet and calm the mind with meditation techniques taught by Yoga Alliance certified instructor Jo-Jo Jackson. All are welcome—no registration required. Meditation held in the Children’s Theatre (2nd floor). Thinking Out of the (Lunch)Box Wednesday, Dec 5 11:30 AM Vanderbilt Professor David Wood partners with Nashville Public Library for a series of lunchtime talks with a philosophical flavor. Location: 1st Floor, Conference Center, Room 1

Adventure Club Every Tuesday 4:00 PM School-age children can join Ms. Megan for crafts, activities, special guests, movies, and more! There’s something new every week. For grades K-4. Story Time Every Wednesday 10:15 AM Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, ABCs, 123s, stories, and much more with Ms. Donna and Bear! For ages 3-5. Crayon Kids Every Thursday 10:15 AM Join Ms. Katie Sue at the library for some crafty fun! For ages 3-5. Grow Baby Every Friday 10:15 AM Join Ms. Megan for an engaging program geared toward babies (0-24 months) and

Panel Discussion: A Comics Book Club 1st Wednesdays: Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6 12:00 PM Marvel vs. DC? Fantagraphics vs. Drawn & Quarterly? Join us for Panel Discussion, a comics book club for adults. We meet in the Main Library Commons, 3rd floor. Dec 05: Sabrina Jan 02: TBD Feb 06: TBD

Movies @ Main 2nd and 4th Saturdays: Dec 8, 22, Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23 2:00 PM You’re invited to Movies @ Main in the Commons! Dec 08: Ready Player One Dec 22: Won’t You Be My Neighbor Jan 12: Mission Impossible Fallout Jan 26: Ocean’s 8 Feb 09: Groundhog Day Feb 23: Crazy Rich Asians

Killer Thrillers Book Club 1st Thursdays: Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 12:00 PM Join us for a book club devoted to reading mysteries and thrillers, both classic and contemporary. Meets in The Commons, Main Library, 3rd Floor. Dec 06: A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee Jan 03: The Deep Blue Good-By, by John D. MacDonald Feb 07: A Sudden Light, by Garth Stein

2nd Wednesday Book Club 2nd Wednesdays: Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13 12:00 PM 2nd Wednesday Book Club engages in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary and classic titles. Take part in the discussion or listen while you lunch. Meets in The Commons, 3rd Floor. Dec 12: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara Jan 09: TBD Feb 13: TBD

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Outreach 1st Fridays: Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1 10:00 AM An outreach worker with Supportive Services for Veteran Families will be at the Main Library (3rd floor Commons) to help veterans and their families gain access to resources needed for permanent housing. The program is available to low- and very low-income veteran households where the family is at risk for homelessness or is homeless. The program is provided free of charge through a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Word Art Poetry Discussion Group 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 12:00 PM Join us for Word Art, a gathering for the appreciation of poetry. Explore the selected works of primarily American poets, together with a few poets from all over the world. For more information, please call (615) 862-5816. Adults and teens are welcome.

their caregivers. We’ll have fun with stories, songs and rhymes, as well as creative play and sharing time!

Hanukkah, Kwanza, Bodhi Day, Solstice, or New Year’s Eve, December holidays are the perfect time to send your best wishes to friends and family. Join us for a card making extravaganza. We will provide all the supplies for your card making needs. This is a free, self-directed make-and-take program. For ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

Storyland Saturday Every Saturday 10:15 AM Join us at the library for some super stories, songs, and silliness! For ages 3-5. READing Paws: Read with Snickers 1st Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 1:30 PM Visit with Snickers the Wonderdog, your canine friend who loves to listen while you read aloud. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Call (615) 862-5854 or stop by the Children’s Desk to reserve your time with Snickers. Holiday Card Making Extravaganza Saturday, Dec 8 1:00 PM Whether it’s Christmas,

LEGO Club 2nd Sundays: Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10 3:00 PM Imagine, think, and build something awesome with LEGO blocks! For ages 4 and up. Polar Express Evening @ the Library Tuesday, Dec 11 5:30 PM Celebrate the season with a special reading of the popular holiday picture book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, followed by a screening of the full-length feature film. Reading

Mental Health Cooperative Outreach 3rd Wednesdays: Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20 1:00 PM Mental Health Cooperative outreach workers host drop-in visits in the third-floor study rooms. They can provide counseling and assist people experiencing homelessness in applying for benefits. Wolf Tickets and Pickled Peppers Poetry Writing Workshop Saturdays: Jan 12, Feb 2, 23, Mar 16 11:00 AM This 6-week poetry writing workshop focuses on basics in poetry composition—rhythm, rhyme, meter—and launches into examinations of free verse, contemporary approaches, and a host of fun and interesting figures of speech. Each session presents new material and practice opportunities. Attendance is limited to fifteen, so call and reserve your place early. For adults and teens. For more information, contact Paul Smethers at paul.smethers@ nashville.gov or (615) 862-5816. LEGO Contest Saturday, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Sunday, Feb 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Come see all the amazing entries on display for our 8th Annual LEGO Contest! Vote for your favorite, then come to the awards ceremony on Sunday. Online registration goes live in January. Visit library.nashville. org/lego to learn more.

starts at 5:30 p.m. with the film to follow. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring blankets and pillows if you want to spread out on the floor! Rated G. 99 minutes. For ages 3-12, but all are welcome. Winnie the Pooh Celebration Saturday, Jan 19 2:00 PM Grab your favorite stuffed animal and join us for a celebration of Winnie the Pooh. We will enjoy some of Winnie the Pooh’s favorite adventure stories and treats. For ages 3-6, but all are welcome. Super Bowl Party Saturday, Feb 2 3:00 PM Who says Super Bowl parties are just for adults? Join us at the library as we celebrate football and Super Bowl 53. Wear your football attire and enjoy some games and snacks the day before the big game! For ages 5-12, but all are welcome!

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Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 3-7, but all are welcome. The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Tuesday, Feb 12 4:00 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For grades K-4. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, with Michael McLendon Saturday, Feb 23 10:30 AM Hear the story of spiteful Manyara and considerate Nyasha as a professional storyteller performs this African tale that evokes the Cinderella story we all know and love. For ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Meet Mr. Lincoln Tuesday, Feb 26 4:00 PM Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President, gives an enlightening, informative, and educational look at his life. For grades K-4.

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Teen Studio Every Monday through Thursday when school is in session 4:00 PM Join us for different activities each week, including crafts, gaming, simple circuits, and more! For grades 5-12. Music Production Every Thursday when school is in session 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Drop-in space for teen producers, songwriters, singers, and rappers to learn skills in beat production, recording, or instrumentation and collaborate with each other. For grades 5-12.

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Teen Tech Lab Every Friday when school is in session 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Teens work with a Studio NPL mentor on innovative technology projects including music, video, photography, design, textiles, and more. Projects vary each week. For grades 5-12. Strangest Things: Tabletop Gaming Saturdays: Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9 1:00 PM Come to the library and play all your favorite tabletop games! BYOG (bring your own games) or play the games on demo from NPL. From Settlers of Catan to Dungeons and Dragons, any card game, board game, role-playing game is accepted. We’ll have snacks and movies available all day. Show up any time with your friends and family, or come join a group! All are welcome at our table(s). For ages 12 and up. Atari Club Mondays: Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25 4:30 PM Come play various cartridge games on Atari consoles. Guest consoles, like Nintendo, Sega, and Sony, will make appearances, too! This program is for teens and adults. No registration is required. Homeschool Studio 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19 11:00 AM Drop in for different activities each month, including crafts, gaming, 3D printing, and more! For homeschool students in grades 5-12.

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English Conversation Club Every Monday 5:00 PM A native English speaker leads an informal conversation time. Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun and relaxed environment. Conversations can cover a variety of topics. All adults are welcome; please do not bring children. Registration is not required. Gentle Yoga Every Wednesday 4:30 PM Stretch, strengthen, balance, breathe, laugh, and relax with certified yoga instructors Kristina Giard-Bradford and Rebecca Dandekar. No experience necessary, but you must be able to move from standing to the floor repeatedly without assistance. Bring your own mat and other yoga props if needed.

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Mature children ages 11 and older are welcome to participate with a parent-signed waiver. If you are pregnant and have not practiced yoga before your pregnancy, we recommend you not participate, but rather find a prenatal class. Scrabble Group Every Thursday 1:30 PM Play Scrabble the old-fashioned way—on a board! All levels of players are welcome. Bring your board if you have one. BellyTone Bone-Building Toning Every Thursday 5:45 PM BellyTone(c) is a freshly unique method of toning the total core and the entire body with no stress to joints. The class includes extended floor work so participants must be able to move freely without assistance. Bring a mat and a set of very light hand weights. Class is geared toward adults, but older teens, 15 and up, are welcome to participate with parental supervision. Bellevue Branch Library Book Sale Saturday, Dec 1: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, Dec 2: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Choose from an assortment of books, movies, and music! Proceeds benefit Bellevue Branch Library and make our programs possible. Cash or credit only. Senior Health Lunch and Learn: Preventing Falls Tuesday, Dec 4 11:30 AM Unnecessary falls can affect the rest of your life. Join Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing to assess your personal risk of falls and to learn valuable ways to prevent injury. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Please call (615) 630-1657 to register. Bellevue Writers Group 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 4, 18, Jan 15, Feb 5, 19 6:00 PM Bellevue Writers Group welcomes anyone who writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or screenplays. Join us as we share our writing challenges and works in progress. Knitting Tips and Tricks Wednesday, Dec 12 5:30 PM Regardless of your skill level, you need to check out these essential knitting tips and tricks to make your projects as successful as possible. These ideas will also help you save time and add more fun to your knitting! Presented by Knit and Crochet Tennessee.

Registration required. Please call (615) 862-5854 to register. Novel Conversations 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 6:00 PM Join us for lively book discussions of fiction and non-fiction titles. Dec 13: 1984, by George Orwell Jan 10: An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones Feb 14: The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah Songwriters Group 3rd Saturdays: Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16 11:00 AM Are you a songwriter looking for an ear? Join our songwriters group! Bring your song, lyric sheets and a device to play your MP3(s) for the group. Works in progress or final demos are welcome. For more information about this group, contact ninapacent@bellsouth.net. Strangest Things: Tabletop Gaming Saturdays: Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9 1:00 PM Come to the library and play all your favorite tabletop games! BYOG (bring your own games) or play the games on demo from NPL. From Settlers of Catan to Dungeons and Dragons, any card game, board game, role-playing game is accepted. We’ll have snacks and movies available all day. Show up anytime with your friends and family, or come join a group! All are welcome at our table(s). For ages 12 and up. Atari Club Mondays: Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25 4:30 PM Come play various cartridge games on Atari consoles. Guest consoles, like Nintendo, Sega, and Sony, will make appearances, too! This program is for teens and adults. No registration is required. Financial Success Tuesdays: Jan 15, 22 5:45 PM Are you wondering where your money goes every month? Interested in investing, but don’t understand your options? This two-part workshop led by Nashville State instructor Cindy Stone offers a practical financial framework for budgeting, investing, insurance, credit, student debt, and more. You will receive a notebook filled with valuable information and a step-by-step plan for your financial security. Registration is required; call (615) 862-5854 to sign up. Mac and Cheese Makeover Saturday, Jan 26 2:00 PM There’s nothing better on a cold day than a hot serving of mac

and cheese. If you’re gluten or dairy intolerant, then you may think this comfort food is a thing of the past. Well, think again! In this workshop and cooking demo with wellness educator and health coach Amber Robertson, you’ll learn how to make mac and cheese that’s free of gluten and dairy, but still packed with flavor and nutrients. Retelling History with Historic Photographs Saturday, Feb 9 12:00 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 23 2:00 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear.


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Preschool Story Time Every Tuesday 10:30 AM Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 3-5. Kid Zone Every Wednesday 4:15 PM Join us for a different craft, game, or activity each week. For grades K-6. Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday, Dec 8 1:00 PM Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for stories, balloon animals, and photos with Santa! Hunger Awareness Story Time: Maddi’s Fridge Tuesday, Jan 8 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Maddi’s Fridge by Louis Brandt, the story of two best friends who go to the same school, play at the same park, and live in the same neighborhood—but who have one really big difference: Sofia has a refrigerator full of food; Maddi doesn’t. For grades K-4. Tales of Br’er Rabbit with Michael McLendon Tuesday, Feb 12 10:30 AM Storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon presents “Tales of Br’er Rabbit,” the story of a trickster who succeeds because of his wits and not his brawn, provokes authority figures, and bends social mores as he sees fit. For ages 3-12.

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Willy-Nilly Wednesdays Every Wednesday when school is in session 3:00 PM Stay late and explore the world of STEAM with our Studio NPL mentors and librarians. For grades 6-12. Television and Tabletop Thursdays Every Thursday, except Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7 3:00 PM Whether it’s playing the XBox or pulling out all of the board games, bring your friends to geek out over your particular passion. For grades 6-12. Gift MakerSpace Tuesdays: Dec 4, 11, 18 3:00 PM Embrace your inner elf and make a present for a loved one with your magical STEAM talents and Studio resources. For grades 6-12. Southern Word Beats and Music Production 1st Thursdays: Dec 6, Feb 7 3:30 PM Southern Word Beats and Music Production : Drop-in space for teen producers, songwriters, singers, and rappers to learn skills in beat production, recording, or instrumentation and collaborate with each other. For grades 6-12. Be Well at NPL presents: Healthy Snacking with Caroline Pullen Monday, Dec 10 4:15 PM Caroline Pullen, Second Harvest food bank nutrition manager, will help us find the most tasty, healthy, and convenient snacks, especially for this holiday season. For grades 6-12. 3rd Annual Festival of Lights Wednesday, Dec 12 3:00 PM Celebrate the holidays with snacks, STEAM, and the

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Little Movers Storytime Every Monday 10:30 AM Join Ms. Alicia for a 30-minute story time of fun, interactive stories and songs. A 15-minute play and social time will follow story time. For ages 1-2, but all little ones are welcome.

Preschool Power Story Time Every Monday 11:30 AM Join Ms. Alicia for 45 minutes of fun and interactive stories, songs, and art all while developing important early literacy skills necessary for reading. For ages 3-6, but all children are welcome. READing Paws 1st Tuesdays: Dec 4, Feb 5 4:00 PM School age children can come cuddle up with a canine friend

infamous soda bottle ring toss. For grades 6-12. Movie Madness Mondays: Dec 31, Jan 14 4:00 PM Movie Madness featuring one of your favorite holiday movies! Grades 6-12. Smooth Move Competition Tuesday, Jan 8 3:00 PM Make a healthy snack of smoothies and show off your best moves with Just Dance! Prizes will be awarded for the top dancers. For grades 6-12. Be Well at NPL presents: 10 Habits for a Better Life Tuesday, Jan 22 4:15 PM Health coach Holly Ladd will guide us from New Year’s Resolutions to the Power of Habit, making our true selves better in the long-term. For grades 6-12. Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Monday, Feb 4 4:15 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For grades 6-12.

workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For grades 6-12. The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Monday, Feb 11 4:15 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For grades 6-12. Retelling History with Historic Photographs Tuesday, Feb 26 4:15 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. For grades 6-12.

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Gentle Yoga Every Tuesday 10:15 AM Join Small World Yoga for a gentle yoga class tailored to seniors. You may borrow one of our mats, or bring your own. Adults of all abilities welcome.

Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 5 4:15 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this

Just Right Smoothies Every Tuesday 11:15 AM Enjoy delicious smoothies and learn how to make smoothies of your own.

who will listen while they read a good book to him/her. Sign up for your spot to read. Limited space; registration is required for a specific 15-minute time period. Call (615) 862-5859 to register. For grades K-3.

and go as they please. For ages 2-6.

Mommy and Me Creative Time 2nd Fridays: Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 11:00 AM Caregivers and their children create together with a variety of art activities. This is a drop-in program, so families can come

Community Yoga Every Tuesday 5:15 PM Join Small World Yoga for a beginner-friendly, community

Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 2 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 3-9.

yoga class. Borrow one of our mats, or bring your own. Computer Help Every Wednesday 5:30 PM Get help with your computer or electronic device. Ask Ms. Bryant, the librarian. Appointments are recommended but not required. Adult Coloring Night Every Thursday 6:00 PM Cozy up in the library and join us for an evening of tea and coloring. Learn about the mental health benefits of this simple art form. Meditation with Jo-Jo Jackson 2nd and 4th Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, 24, Feb 14, 28 1:00 PM Meditation is the practice of personal observation and inner awareness to bring about a sense of profound peace. By meditating, we can learn to quiet and calm the mind, relax the body, and restore an overall sense of well-being. Join Jo-Jo Jackson, ERYT, for a guided meditation group. No experience required! Crock Pot Luck Last Mondays: Jan 28, Feb 25 5:30 PM Learn how to make delicious meals that can be prepped in 30 minutes or less, then cooked in a crock-pot. Hidden Figures Book and Movie Discussion Saturday, Feb 16 11:00 AM Join us as we discuss the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. We will also discuss the movie, “Hidden Figures,” based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Light refreshments will be served.

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Studio NPL at the Donelson Branch 1st Thursdays: Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 4:30 PM Use innovative technology tools to produce 3D-printed designs, vinyl stickers, electronics, robotics, videos, graphic design, and more. For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12.

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DIY Time 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10 4:30 PM If you love Pinterest and DIY, join us for a fun craft. For grades 5-12.

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Basic Yoga Every Wednesday 6:00 PM Join longtime Donelson resident and yoga practicioner Richard Loller as he leads this beginner-friendly class. Learn to practice mindfulness, focusing on proper breathing, muscle relaxation, and postures. Bring your mat or borrow one of ours. Hip D Hookers Knit and Crochet Circle Mondays, except Dec 31 5:30 PM Join us for a fun and informative knitting circle headed up by members of Knit and Crochet Tennessee. Alma Thomas: Color and Pattern with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 16 2:00 PM When Michelle and Barack Obama chose to hang Watusi (Hard Edge), Sky Light, and Resurrection, Alma Thomas became the first female African-American artist to have her work installed in the permanent collection of the White House. In this workshop, we invite you to recreate Thomas’ colorful patterns with reuse materials, embodying Thomas’ style within a different medium. For adults, but all are welcome.

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Preschool Story Time Every Monday 10:15 PM Join us for stories, songs, and fun. For ages 2-4. STEAM for Tweens: Magnificent Machines Saturdays: Dec 8, Jan 5, Feb 9 2:00 PM Challenge yourself in our engineering program. We are creating machines to move items with efficiency and speed. Bring your friends and work as a team. Registration is required. Please call (615) 865-5860 to register. For ages 8-12. Dec 08: Holiday Fun! Jan 05: Magnificent Machines Feb 09: Amazing Inventions LEGO at the Library 4th Saturdays: Dec 22, Jan 26, Feb 23 10:30 AM Come build with LEGO: bring your imagination and we provide the materials. For ages 3-12. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Monday, Jan 14 10:15 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 2-4. Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us

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Story Time Every Monday 10:30 AM Join us as we read books, play games, sing songs, and meet new friends! For ages 0-5. Game Time with TOTAL 1st Mondays: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4 4:30 PM Whether it’s a classic like Connect 4 or something more

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modern like LEGO Avengers, we bust out the Xbox and board games to wind down after a long school day. Ages 10-18. Cookie Decorating Monday, Dec 17 4:30 PM Come decorate delicious holiday cookies. All materials are provided. Please call (615) 862-5851 to reserve a spot. For ages 7-18. Mark Bradford: Map Your World with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 5 4:30 PM African-American artist Mark Bradford creates thick, collaged

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the Xbox and Wii. For ages 12-17.

The Legend of John Henry with Michael McLendon Wednesday, Feb 6 10:30 AM Hear storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon tell “The Legend of John Henry,” a “steel-driving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. For ages 3-12, but all are welcome.

Creative Constructions Tuesdays in Jan 3:00 PM Channel your inner builder in this imagination-driven program. The sky is the limit when you believe in yourself! For ages 12-17.

Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Saturday, Feb 16 2:30 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For ages For ages 8-18, but all are welcome. Night Time Story Time Thursday, Dec 20 6:30 PM Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to our next night time story time. Join us for stories, songs, and a cute craft at this fun event. For ages 2-7.

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Gaming Monday Every Monday 3:00 PM Compete against your friends on

paintings of neighborhoods and cities he visits. For his large paintings, he walks the streets of the neighborhood he wants to feature, collecting billboards, papers, and debris from its streets. His finished works reflect the overall feel of the place—maps that aren’t precise, but reflect the spirit of the place. For this workshop, take reuse materials and create an abstract map of your neighborhood or an important place in your life. For ages 9-18, but all are welcome.

Maker Tuesday Every Tuesday 3:00 PM Unleash your imagination in our Maker Space. For ages 12-17.

Cypher Every Wednesday 3:00 PM Emcees, poets, DJs, rappers, spoken word artists, and producers develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. For ages 12-17. Teen Theater Every Thursday 3:00 PM Relax and unwind with a movie in our teen space. For ages 12-17. Dec 06: This Christmas (2007) Dec 13: Krampus (2015) Jan 10: The Hunger Games (2012) Jan 17: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Jan 24: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, pt 1 (2014) Jan 31: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, pt 2 (2015) Feb 07: Roots (1977) Feb 14: Roots (1977) Feb 21: Roots (1977) Feb 28: Roots (1977) Tech Thursday Every Thursday 3:00 PM Explore cutting-edge technology with Studio NPL. For ages 12-17. Make a Holiday Candle Tuesday, Dec 4 3:00 PM Cut through the winter chill with the light and warmth of your own holiday candle. For ages 12-17.

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How Much Space is in Space? with Theo Wellington Monday, Dec 3 4:15 PM How far is it to the Moon? What about to Mars? We’ll explore the scale of the solar system: the size of the planets and how far apart they really are. Participants can take home their own scale model of solar system distances! For ages 10-18.

Paint a Watercolor Holiday Postcard Tuesday, Dec 11 3:00 PM Send a holiday wish to distant friends made through your own imagination. For ages 12-17. Design Valentine’s Day Cards Tuesday, Feb 12 3:00 PM Let that special someone know how you feel by hand-crafting a beautiful message of affection. For ages 12-17. Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Saturday, Feb 16 2:30 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For ages For ages 8-18, but all are welcome. Make Your Own African-American Hero Button Tuesday, Feb 26 3:00 PM In honor of African American History Month, emblazon the visage of an African-American hero on a button to display proudly, inspiring discourse. For ages 12-17.

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Yoga Every Tuesday 6:30 PM Practice the art of yoga with us. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own mat or towel.

Mark Bradford: Map Your World with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 5 4:30 PM African-American artist Mark Bradford creates thick, collaged paintings of neighborhoods and cities he visits. For his large paintings, he walks the streets of the neighborhood he wants to feature, collecting billboards, papers, and debris from its streets. His finished works reflect the overall feel of the place—maps that aren’t precise, but reflect the spirit of the place. For this workshop, take reuse materials and create an abstract map of your neighborhood or an important place in your life. For ages 9-18, but all are welcome.


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Community Yoga Every Wednesday 4:30 PM Join Small World Yoga for a beginner-friendly, community yoga class. Borrow one of our mats or bring your own.

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Music and Movement Every Monday 10:30 AM Shake those wiggles out! Have some fun with music and movement activities and a story. Come enjoy songs, dance, and rhythmic play. Ages 0-5. Family Night Story Time Every Monday 6:30 PM Bring the family and join us for stories, songs, and other fun activities. For ages 0-5. Bouncing Babies Story Time Every Tuesday 10:30 AM Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for bouncing rhymes and sensational stories. We share the best practices to promote early literacy skills and enjoy play time to nurture your child’s developing skills. For ages 0-2. After School Club Every Tuesday 4:00 PM Join us for an adventure in a fun afternoon of reading, games, crafts, and a snack. This program has limited space; please see the Children’s Desk to register. Grades K-4. Little Listeners Story Time Every Wednesday 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and a lot of early literacy fun. For ages 3-5. Music and Movement Every Thursday 10:30 AM Shake those wiggles out! Have some fun with music and movement activities and a story. Come enjoy songs, dance, and rhythmic play. Ages 0-5.

Learn Qigong 2nd Mondays: Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11 4:30 PM Learn the basics of Qigong, a Chinese healing art that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Certified instructor Kerry Miller leads the sessions.

READing Paws Wednesdays: Jan 30, Feb 27 4:00 PM School age children can come cuddle up with a canine friend who will listen while they read a good book to him. Sign up for your spot to read to Zarth, a READing Paws German Shepherd. Limited space; registration is required for a specific 15-minute time period. Call (615) 880-3957 to register. For grades K-3. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, with Michael McLendon Monday, Feb 4 6:30 PM Hear the story of spiteful Manyara and considerate Nyasha as a professional storyteller performs this African tale that evokes the Cinderella story we all know and love. For ages 0-5, but all are welcome. Retelling History with Historic Photographs Tuesday, Feb 5 4:00 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. For grades K-4. Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Shack Thursday, Feb 7 10:30 AM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For ages 0-5. Banjo: From Nothing to Something Tuesday, Feb 12 4:00 PM Explore the history and progressive sound of the banjo, which Africans brought to the Americas. See different styles of banjos and learn about their influence on American music. Presented by the National Museum of African American Music. For ages 5-9.

Inner-G Juice: Juices and Smoothies Tuesday, Jan 8 2:00 PM Harvest your Inner G by fortifying your insides with nutrients to help restore the body’s natural functions. Please join us and a nutritionist from Inner-G Juice. Spice It Up: Seasonings to Support Your Health Tuesday, Jan 15 2:00 PM Discover the bold flavors and

Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 23 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Tuesday, Feb 26 4:00 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For grades K-4.

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Yoga Tuesdays Every Tuesday 6:00 PM Stretch, strengthen, balance, breathe, laugh, and relax with certified yoga instructors from Small World Yoga. Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats available for class use, or bring your own. All ages and abilities welcome. Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) Citizenship Class Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:15 AM To begin the process of becoming an active citizen of the U.S, NICE’s classes teach civics, American history, and interviewing skills. After registration, students are placed into appropriate class groups and receive citizenship instruction twice weekly. The program also consists of civic participation

health benefits of spices! Join Amber Robertson, Wellness Educator and Health Coach, in a workshop and cooking demo where you’ll learn about the health benefits of spices from around the world and how to use them in your meal preparation. Add some spice to your life and your meals! Make and Taste Cooking Demo 3rd and 4th Tuesdays: Jan 22, 29, Feb 19, 26 2:00 PM Make cooking accessible to

activities and practice USCIS examinations. To register, call NICE at 615-315-9681. English Conversation Club Every Wednesday 10:00 AM NPL’s English Conversation Club is an informal conversation time led by a native English speaker. Practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed environment. Conversations can cover a variety of topics. All adults welcome, but not suitable for children. No registration required. Zumba Every Thursday in Dec and Every Wednesday in Jan, Feb 5:30 PM Every class feels like a party! You don’t have to know how to dance - just move your body and follow the lead. Evening English Conversation Club Every Thursday 5:30 PM NPL’s English Conversation Club is an informal conversation time led by a native English speaker. Practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun, relaxed environment. Conversations can cover a variety of topics. All adults welcome, but not suitable for children. No registration required. Gentle Yoga Every Friday 10:15 AM Join Small World yoga for a gentle yoga class. All ages and abilities welcome! DIY Sugar Scrub Class Saturday, Dec 1 11:00 AM Come to our sugar scrub class and learn to put together your own sugar scrub to take home using essential oils. For ages 10 and up. Senior Medical University 101 1st Mondays: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4 11:30 AM Join us for a monthly healthrelated program for seniors

everyone by demonstrating delicious recipes that are quick, easy, and affordable. Grocery Tote Bag Tuesday, Feb 5 2:00 PM Make a grocery tote bag from an old t-shirt (no sew). Chair Massage Tuesday, Feb 12 12:00 PM Come join us and get a free chair massages from Mind Body Institute massage therapists.

made possible through a partnership between NPL and other community agencies. Lunch provided. Please call to register. 615-880-3957. Tennessee WIC Mobile Clinic 1st Wednesdays: Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6 10:00 AM The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, health care and nutrition education to children up to the age of five, and to pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women. To qualify for the Davidson County WIC program, families must live in Davidson County and meet low-income guidelines. 1st Thursday Book Club 1st Thursdays: Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 10:15 AM Join us every month for informal book discussions, alternating fiction and nonfiction titles. Call 615-80-3957 for book information. 3rd Thursday Book Club 3rd Thursdays: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 6:00 PM Discuss contemporary fiction and nonfiction titles with fellow book fans. The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For adults, but all are welcome.

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Toddler Time Every Monday 10:30 AM Join us for 15 minutes of stories and songs and 15 minutes of socialization through play time. For ages 18 months-3 years. Baby Ball Every Wednesday 10:00 AM This lapsit story time includes songs, rhymes, stories, and play time. Ages 0-17 months. Preschool Power Every Wednesday 10:30 AM Join us for songs, awesome books, and cool crafts. For ages 3-5. Tween Time Every Wednesday 3:30 PM Join us for different games, snacks, and fun activities. For ages 7-12. Tween Zine Tuesday, Jan 8 3:30 PM Zines, short for magazines, are self published works of art and literature. Join us to learn all about zines and create your own! For ages 7-12. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Wednesday, Jan 16 10:30 AM

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Toddler Tales Every Monday except Dec 31 10:30 AM Toddler Tales is full of stories and songs for 1 and 2 year olds. Sounds of Storytelling Every Tuesday except Dec 11, 18 10:30 AM Experience an exciting blend of music, storytelling, and movement for children at this story time featuring violinist Suzanne Potter and storyteller Audrey Campbell. For ages birth to 4.

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Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 3-5. Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 5 3:30 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For ages 8-12. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, with Michael McLendon Wednesday, Feb 20 10:30 AM Hear the story of spiteful Manyara and considerate Nyasha as a professional storyteller performs this African tale that evokes the Cinderella story we all know and love. For ages 3-5. The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Tuesday, Feb 26 3:30 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds

Little Learners Every Wednesday except Dec 26 10:30 AM Miss Lana presents stories and talks about colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. Stay after story time to do a variety of crafts. For ages 3-5. Play and Learn Every Wednesday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Every Sunday, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Did you know young children do the majority of their learning through play? There are many other benefits as well! Drop in and play carefully selected games with your children. For children 2-7 years old. Wee Wigglers Every Thursday except Dec 27 10:30 AM We’ll sing, read, and rhyme with plenty of time set aside for play! This program is tailored to

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to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For ages 4-10, but all are welcome.

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Music Production Workshop Every Monday 4:30 PM Teen musicians of all levels, including producers, songwriters, singers, and rappers, learn how to make beats, record music, and more with Southern Word. Under the guidance of an experienced teaching artist, students are able to collaborate and explore their musical interests as they learn how to create beats using Logic Pro software, record instruments, and develop their song technique. Whether you want to find friends to jam with or work on a personal music project, this is the space for you! Hosted by Southern Word. For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Teen Time Every Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 PM Join us in the teen space for arts and crafts activities and video/ board games. Homework help is available. Snacks are provided. For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Studio NPL: Learning Lab Every Wednesday 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM Join us in the teen space with a Studio NPL mentor as we learn how to design and print in 3D,

babies’ developmental needs. For infants 0-12 months and their grown-ups. Big Kids Club Every Thursday except Dec 27 4:00 PM Join our Big Kids Club for a variety of activities from crafts and stories to games and STEAM activities. A snack is provided. For ages 5-9. LEGO Building Fun 1st Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 10:30 AM The LEGO League is designed for families — parents are encouraged to stay and build with their children. LEGO bricks, Duplos and Mega Bloks are provided. Ages 1 and up. Artsy Afternoons Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 12, Feb 2 3:00 PM

create vinyl stickers with a vinyl cutter, explore photography, video, robotics, button making, STEAM crafts and more. For teens ages 12-18, grades 7-12. The Legend of John Henry with Michael McLendon Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM Hear storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon tell “The Legend of John Henry,” a “steel-driving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. For ages 12-18, but all are welcome.. Global Education presents Nyama Drum Ensemble Saturday, Feb 16 11:00 AM Nyama Drum Ensemble, directed by Shannon Holland, shares popular and traditional rhythms emanating out of The Great Mali Empire of West Africa, and original creations. For ages 12-18, but all are welcome.

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Goodlettsville Vinyl Club 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19 6:00 PM Join us to discuss, listen to, and enjoy vinyl records. Bring your own or listen to ours! Senior Movie Day Thursdays: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 12:30 PM Monthly movie viewings chosen for seniors by seniors. Potluck included, so bring a favorite dish, or sample others.

Easy and fun, no-rules-apply art experiments! Find your artistic side as we explore a different media each month in this open-ended art program for ages 3-12. READing Paws 2nd and 4th Saturdays: Dec 8, Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23 1:00 PM Visit the story room for a chance to cuddle up with a canine friend who will listen while you read. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Registration is required so call 862-5863 to reserve your spot! Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Monday, Dec 31 11:00 AM Come celebrate the New Year at the library! We’ll have snacks, art activities, dancing, and we’ll make our own noisemakers. When it gets close to noon, we’ll

Page Turners Book Club Tuesdays: Jan 29, Feb 26 6:30 PM Join the Page Turners for lively book discussions the last Tuesday of every month. Jan 29: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Feb 26: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Childbirth and New Parent Education Courses Saturdays: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 10:30 AM Join the East Nashville Doulas as they provide information on what to expect when expecting. The classes cover everything from understanding natural birth to preparing for life after giving birth. Feb 02: Nutrition for Pregnancy and Postpartum Feb 09: Comfort Measures for Labor Feb 16: Informed Decisionmaking for Your Birth Feb 23: The Importance of the Golden Hour (the hour after birth) and Newborn Care Jewelry Making Basics: Lapidary and Rock Identification Class Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM Interested in jewelry making? Curious about stones and gems? The Middle Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society will be presenting on an aspect of jewelry making called lapidary, the method of cutting, polishing and engraving gems. They will also be speaking about different stones and minerals; samples of these stones will be available for viewing.

count down to the Noon Year. For ages 2-10. Toddler Tales: Hunger Awareness Monday, Jan 28 10:30 AM Join Miss Kristi for stories of empathy and kindness, of families and friends working together to prepare and share a comforting meal. For 1- and 2-year-olds. Little Learners: Hunger Awareness Wednesday, Jan 30 10:30 AM Join Miss Lana for stories of families and friends working together to prepare and share a comforting meal. For 3-5 year olds.


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Big Kids Club: Hunger Awareness Thursday, Jan 31 4:00 PM Join us as we discuss the problem of hunger in America and learn about how much money it takes to feed a family. For ages 5-9. Toddler Tales: African American History Month Mondays in Feb 10:30 AM Join Miss Kristi in a celebration of African American History Month with stories written and illustrated by African-American authors and illustrators. For ages 1-2. Little Learners: All that Jazz Wednesday, Feb 20 10:30 AM Join us for a jazzy story time that will have you dancing in your seat and maybe on the floor. Crafts will include a self portrait with a positive dream, an African mask and a few other jazzy crafts. See you cool cats then!

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Teen Time Every Monday through Friday when school is in session 2:00 PM Hang out, do homework, or join us for arts, crafts, gaming, movies, and more! For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Studio NPL: Digital Programs Every Monday and Thursday when school is in session 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Join us in the Teen Center and use innovative technology tools to produce 3D-printed designs, vinyl stickers, electronics, robotics, videos, graphic design, and more. For teens ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Studio NPL: Music Production Workshops Every Tuesday when school is in session except Dec 18 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Teen producers of all levels— including songwriters, singers, and rappers—learn how to make beats and music tracks using Logic Pro. Hosted by Southern Word. For teens age 12-18, in grades 7-12. African American History Month: Collages in the Style of Kehinde Wiley Wednesday, Feb 13 2:00 PM Join us to learn about the life and art of Kehinde Wiley, and create collages in a similar style. For teens age 12-18, in grades 7-12.

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First Tuesday at the Metro Archives 1st Tuesdays: Dec 4, Feb 5 12:30 PM Dec 4: Dr. Thomas Flagel discusses Union fortification of Tennessee during the Civil War. Feb 5: Tori Mason from Grassmere and Jennifer Randles from the Tennessee State Library and Archives discuss the Grassmere Collection digitization project. Microsoft Excel for Beginners Tuesdays: Dec 4, Jan 29 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Current Events Discussion Group 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 4, 18, Jan 15, Feb 5, 19 10:15 AM Join this lively, informal group for a discussion of current events. Learn Qigong 1st Tuesdays: Dec 4, Feb 5 6:30 PM Learn the basics of Qigong, a Chinese healing art that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Certified Qigong instructor Kerry Miller leads. Getting Started with OverDrive: eBooks and More Wednesdays: Dec 5, Feb 13 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn all about how to download ebooks and audiobooks from one of the library’s eContent providers, OverDrive. Bring your library card information and a mobile device if you have one. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Counting Stars with Theo Wellington Wednesday, Dec 5 6:30 PM How many stars can YOU see in the night sky? Globe at Night is a citizen science program to measure the effects of light pollution. See how you can both contribute to this effort and help eliminate wasted light to preserve the beauty of the night sky. Carnegie Writers Group 2nd and 4th Saturdays: Dec 8, Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23 3:00 PM The Carnegie Writers Group is a community peer-to-peer writing group for diverse writers in all stages and genres of writing.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Tuesdays: Dec 11, Feb 5 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including formulas and functions, sorting, and conditional formatting. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. BellyTone Bone-Building Toning 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: Dec 11, Jan 8, 22, Feb 12, 26 6:30 PM BellyTone is a unique method of toning the total core and the entire body with no stress to joints. The class includes extended floor work so participants must be able to move freely without assistance. Bring a mat and a set of very light hand weights. League of Women Voters of Nashville: Hot Topics 2nd Wednesdays: Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13 6:00 PM Join the League of Women Voters of Nashville for an informative, non-partisan presentation on current local and state public policy issues and legislative actions. Getting Started with Hoopla: Free Movies, Music, and More Wednesdays: Dec 12, Feb 20 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Find out how to access all that Hoopla has to offer: music, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and comics! Bring your library card information and a mobile device if you have one. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Ukulele Jam 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Feb 14 6:00 PM It’s ukulele jam time! Bring your own uke, or one checked out from the library. No experience required. We’ll strum easy tunes for newbies and trickier ones for experienced players. We’ll have a few extra ukes on hand. Getting Started with Freegal: Free Digital Music Wednesday, Dec 19 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free music that is yours to keep is available from the library through Freegal, one of the library’s eContent providers. Find out how to access this content in an introductory class. Bring your library card information and a mobile device if you have one. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863. Getting Started with RBdigital: Free Digital Magazines Wednesday, Jan 9 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn about the digital magazine content available for your mobile device through RBdigital. Bring

your library card information and a mobile device if you have one. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Learn Google Drive Wednesday, Jan 16 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Take advantage of Google’s cloud storage service. Learn how to upload and download files, as well as how to share and simultaneously edit files with other users. A Gmail account is necessary to participate. Participants can sign up for an account during class. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Travel Chats: Exploring Nature in New York City Thursday, Jan 17 6:00 PM Join us to chat and watch videos about the parks, shores, wetlands, trails, and wildlife in New York City, as well as the many organizations that can guide you there. Snacks included. Basic Computers for Beginners Wednesday, Jan 23 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn about the various parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. We also explore the Internet using web browsers and search engines. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Vegetarian Cooking Wednesday, Jan 30 6:00 PM You don’t have to sacrifice flavor and heartiness when making a vegetarian meal. Join Functional Nutrition Consultant Amber Robertson of Bliss Holistic for an interactive discussion and cooking demo that will get you excited about eating more veggies. Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, or an omnivore seeking to increase your consumption of vegetables, come learn how to build a balanced meal that’s totally plant-strong!

Cigar Box Guitars: From Nothing to Something Sunday, Feb 10 2:30 PM Delve into the history and sound of the Cigar Box Guitar. These instruments have been around since the Civil War and have been used in Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Ragtime, and Jazz music. Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables Tuesday, Feb 12 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn how to create Pivot Tables to summarize, analyze, explore, and present data in Microsoft Excel. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Who Picked this Book? Club: NPL at Lipscomb Tuesday, Feb 12 3:30 PM This event is at Beaman Library, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. A partnership between Lipscomb University and Nashville Public Library, Who Picked This Book? Club meets on Lipscomb University’s campus. The book club is open to the general public. Copies of the book can be picked up at Beaman Library or Green Hills Branch Library. Call (615) 862-5863 for book information. Microsoft Word for Beginners Tuesday, Feb 19 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners Tuesday, Feb 26 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register.

Getting Started in Social Media Wednesday, Feb 6 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Are you curious about Facebook? Heard about Twitter, but don’t know what it is? Has someone asked you to look at their Pinterest boards? Join others just like you to learn about social networking and why it’s “what’s happening” today on the Internet. We’ll look at the many versions of social networking and how you can find something that interests you. Basic computer experience is needed, but this class is designed for people new to social networking. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register.

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Movers and Groovers: Preschool Story Time Every Tuesday 10:30 AM Join us for a fun-filled program with stories, songs, dancing, rhymes, and a special craft! For ages 0-5. After School Adventure Club Every Thursday 4:30 PM Have an adventure at a fun afternoon of reading, games, and crafts. A snack will be offered. For grades K-3.

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Baby and Me Story Time Every Tuesday 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Stories and activities for the caregiver and the baby to do together. Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes. For babies 0-24 months. Preschool Story Time Every Wednesday 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time, for children up to age 6, lasts up to 30 minutes. Parents are welcome to bring their children to enjoy stories, finger plays, and activities. Dance Party Every Thursday 6:30 PM Kids can loosen up, get silly, learn some new songs, and get a fun workout. Parents are welcome too. For Kids ages 2-10. Eat Your Colors Story Time Wednesday, Jan 16 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM Carol Pullen from Second Harvest Food Bank will explore the benefits of each color of fruits and vegetables through an interactive lesson. A healthy snack will be included. Spoons Playing: From Nothing to Something Monday, Feb 11 4:30 PM Hear the “Spoons Man” play! Explore the history, development, and use of spoons

Read, Play, Grow Every Saturday 10:00 AM Join us for fun activities that develop and promote literacy skills in your child. Ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Tuesday, Jan 8 10:30 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 0-5.

Hunger Awareness Story Time: Maddi’s Fridge Thursday, Jan 10 4:30 PM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Maddi’s Fridge by Louis Brandt, the story of two best friends who go to the same school, play at the same park, and live in the same neighborhood - but who have one really big difference: Sofia has a refrigerator full of food; Maddi doesn’t. For grades K-3. Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

playing across musical genres. Start creating your own music with spoons! Presented by the National Museum of African American Music. For ages 4-10, but all are welcome.

while having coffee and donuts! Dec 06: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Jan 03: Ocean’s 11 (1960) Feb 07: It Happened One Night (1934)

Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Shack Thursday, Feb 14 6:30 PM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For ages 2-10, but all are welcome.

Hermitage House of Cards 2nd and 4th Saturdays: Dec 8, 22, Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23 10:30 AM Like to play cards? Want to learn new card games? Join this fun group of card game enthusiasts for various friendly card games.

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Teen Tuesday Hangout Every Tuesday 4:30 PM Join us in the teen studio for varying activities including video gaming, board games, arts, crafts, and more. Refreshments provided. For ages 12-18 Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For ages 12-18, but all are welcome.

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Coffee and Classic Movies 1st Thursdays: Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 10:30 AM Enjoy watching a classic movie

The Vinyl Spinners Club 2nd Tuesdays: Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 6:30 PM The Vinyl Spinners meet to listen to an assortment of albums and discuss music. Remember to bring your vinyl. Unsolved Mystery Discussion Group 2nd Thursdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 10:30 AM Bring your curiosity and discuss some of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. The Loopty Throughs 3rd Saturdays: Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16 10:00 AM Join other knitters, crocheters, and needleworkers for a time of fun as well as learning, while working on your own project. Remember to bring your supplies. 3rd Tuesday Book Club 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19 6:30 PM Discuss fascinating books with other book enthusiasts. We always welcome new members.

The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Thursday, Feb 21 4:30 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For grades K-3.

Not Your Average Movie Night 3rd Thursdays: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 5:30 PM Watch an awesome movie while enjoying popcorn and other refreshments. Dec 20: Gremlins (1984) Jan 17: The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Feb 21: Rebecca (1940) Be Here for Bingo 4th Wednesdays: Dec 26, Jan 23, Feb 27 2:00 PM Enjoy a few rounds of Bingo for prizes, while meeting other community members. And bingo’s what we play, O! Juices and Smoothies: Drink Your Nutrients Wednesday, Jan 23 6:30 PM Come for an informative session on making healthy smoothies. Health Coach Amber Robertson provides tips on making your own smoothies and juices. Kehinde Wiley: Patterns and Portraits with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM Artist Kehinde Wiley is best known for his presidential portrait of Barack Obama; he has been painting portraits of African Americans from his community for years. He interviews his subjects, then finds the perfect pattern from wallpaper or fabric to paint within the background of his subjects. The portraits often reference famous paintings from art history. For this workshop, create a collage portrait of someone in your life, incorporating reuse wallpaper or fabric patterns to reflect the identity of the person.

Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 23 2:00 PM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

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Wellness Wednesday Every Wednesday 4:00 PM It is the adults’ turn to relax. Join us for a nice calming evening with adult coloring, movement, or simply gaining new knowledge to improve your lifestyle.

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Wonder Baby Every Monday 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM Join us for an enriching program geared towards babies (0-24 months) and their caregivers. We’ll have fun with stories, songs, sign language, puppets and creative play—all designed to stimulate and enrich the newest members of our community, as well as get them excited about learning the world around them! As a bonus, caregivers get the opportunity to share tips and stories with other folks in the neighborhood. So bring all your fingers and toes and let’s learn! Preschool Story Time Every Wednesday 10:30 AM Mr. Andrew invites preschoolers and their caregivers to an interactive and fun-filled story time event! Weekly programs include stories, songs, sign language, puppets and crafts designed specifically for children ages 2-5. Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit the Library Saturday, Dec 8 10:30 AM Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to come to the library to hear a story, share your last-minute wishes, and enjoy a surprise. For ages 0-10.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating Saturday, Dec 22 2:00 PM It is our annual kids cookie decorating event. Cookies, icing, and sprinkles, oh my! Best of all, there is no clean up for Mom and Dad. All you need to bring is your imagination. For ages 4 and up Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Wednesday, Jan 23 10:30 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 2-5. Tales of Br’er Rabbit with Michael McLendon Saturday, Feb 2 10:30 AM Storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon presents “Tales of Br’er Rabbit,” the story of a trickster who succeeds because of his wits and not his brawn, provokes authority figures, and bends social mores as he sees

Looby Library 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd. 615.862.5867

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Getting Crafty at Looby Every Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00 PM Make a craft, solve puzzles, and play games. For children and teens, grades K-6.

fit. For ages 4-10, but all are welcome. Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 9 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 5 and up.

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Christmas Crafts: Alcohol Ink Pendants Saturday, Dec 1 2:00 PM Using alcohol ink and foil, crafters will make up to 6 pendants that they can give as gifts or enjoy themselves. The pendants are very lightweight and could be used as earrings. All supplies furnished. Limit 12 participants. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, ages 12-17. Holiday Craft: Abstract Canvas Ornaments Saturday, Dec 8 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Create festive miniature abstract paintings on canvas to adorn your Christmas tree. Limit 12. Registration is required. Please

Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 16 2:00 PM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 12 months and up.

Movies at Looby Every Thursday 4:00 PM Come join us for a movie every week! For children and teens, grades K-6. Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Shack Tuesday, Feb 12 4:00 PM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For grades K-6, but all are welcome.

call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, ages 12-17. Make Tub Tea Bags for a Cozy Bath Time Saturday, Jan 19 2:00 PM Soak your troubles away with a fragrant, relaxing Tub Tea. Tub Tea Bags make a great gift for yourself or a friend. All supplies provided. Limit 12 participants. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, ages 12-17. Retelling History with Historic Photographs Tuesday, Feb 12 6:00 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. For ages 13 and up. Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 16 2:00 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this

Madison Library 610 Gallatin Pike S 615.862.5868

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School-Ready Story Time Every Monday in Jan and Feb 10:30 AM Get your preschooler ready for the classroom with our literacy-rich story time! We’ll read favorite books, tell stories, create art, and sing and dance. All activities are geared to prepare your child for success in school and a lifetime of learning. Best for ages 3-5. Lapsit Story Time for Babies Every Wednesday in Jan and Feb 10:30 AM Join us for baby playtime to get your young library lover hooked for life! We’ll sing songs, dance with tickle rhymes, and enjoy a sociable playtime where your baby can meet other babies and you can meet other grown-ups. All activities are geared toward baby brain development and reading readiness. Best for ages 0-17 months. After School Hangout for Kids Every Thursday

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Christmas Crafts: Alcohol Ink Pendants Saturday, Dec 1 2:00 PM Using alcohol ink and foil, crafters will make up to 6 pendants that they can give as gifts or enjoy themselves. The pendants are very lightweight and could be used as earrings. All supplies furnished. Limit 12 participants. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, ages 12-17. Holiday Craft: Abstract Canvas Ornaments Saturday, Dec 8 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Create festive miniature abstract paintings on canvas to adorn your Christmas tree. Limit 12. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, aged 12-17. The Knitting Circle 3rd Saturdays: Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16 10:00 AM Join other knitters, crocheters, and needleworkers for a time of fun as well as learning,

4:30 PM Come hang out and shake off your school day at the library! We’ll play games, conduct fun (and possibly gross) science experiments, make cool stuff, and just have a good time. Best for grades K-6. Toddler Tumble Every Friday in Jan and Feb 10:30 AM Join us for a story time perfect for tumbling, toddling walkers! We’ll read favorite books, sing and dance, share a sociable playtime and build the skills your toddler needs to make the jump from the terrible twos into the terrific threes. All activities are geared to promote brain development, self-regulation, and social-emotional awareness. Best for ages 18 months to 3 years. Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Thursday, Feb 7 4:30 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist

while working on your own project. Remember to bring your supplies. DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes Saturday, Dec 15 2:00 PM Learn how to make DIY sugar scrub cubes for that last minute holiday gift or a little indulgence for yourself. Teens ages 13-17 and adults are welcome. Supplies provided. Limit 12. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. Prepping the Garden for Early Spring Planting Saturday, Jan 12 10:30 AM Dan Harrell, Community/School Garden Coordinator at the UT Agricultural Extension in Davidson County, presents an informational session on how to get your garden ready for early spring crops. Make Tub Tea Bags for a Cozy Bath Time Saturday, Jan 19 2:00 PM Soak your troubles away with a fragrant, relaxing Tub Tea. Tub Tea Bags make a great gift for yourself or a friend. All supplies provided. Limit 12 participants. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5866 to register. For adults and teens, age 12-17.

of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For grades 3 and up. Cigar Box Guitars: From Nothing to Something Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM Delve into the history and sound of the Cigar Box Guitar. These instruments have been around since the Civil War and have been used in Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Ragtime, and Jazz music. For grades 4 and up. Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Monday, Feb 11 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 3 and up. Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Shack Thursday, Feb 21 4:30 PM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For grades K-6.


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Ndebele Painted Houses with Turnip Green Thursday, Feb 28 4:30 PM The Ndebele people of southern Africa are known for their colorful painted houses. In this workshop, explore examples of painted houses, then create model houses from reuse materials and paint them in colorful styles. For grades K-6.

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Studio NPL Every Monday and Wednesday 2:30 PM Studio NPL is a learning lab for photography, video, coding, circuits, and more. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Creative Tuesdays Every Tuesday 2:30 PM Get creative as we craft, screenprint, finger knit, code, draw, and more. For teens in grades 7-12. Card and Board Gaming Club Every Wednesday 2:30 PM Play a variety of card and board games with us, or bring your own to share! For teens in grades 7-12. Throwback Thursdays Every Thursday 2:30 PM Come for discussions and activities about pop-culture ideas and modes of thinking from moments in history no

North Library 1001 Monroe Street 615.862.5858

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Preschool Story Time Every Wednesday 10:00 AM Miss Cloreace shares stories with a different theme. Ages 3-6, but all are welcome. Kids Craft Every Wednesday 10:45 AM After Story Time Miss Cloreace presents a selection of coloring sheets with captions, or a craft based on the story time theme, accompanied by music. For ages 3-6, but all are welcome. How Much Space is in Space? with Theo Wellington Wednesday, Dec 5 10:00 AM How far is it to the Moon? What

sooner than 1999. For teens in grades 7-12. New Year’s Eve Movie Marathon Monday, Dec 31 1:00 PM Join us for movies and hot chocolate in the Teen room. For teens in grades 7-12. Hunger Awareness Month Teen Cooking Club Mondays: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 3:00 PM Join us to learn about and make cheap, nutritious meals and snacks. For teens in grades 7-12. Teen Gardening Thursday, Jan 10 5:00 PM Join us to learn how to get your garden ready for early spring/ cold-tolerant crops, and help us get started on planning the teen room’s garden! For teens in grades 7-12. Teen Cooking Club Monday, Feb 4 3:00 PM Join us to learn about and make cheap, nutritious meals and snacks. For teens in grades 7-12. Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Monday, Feb 11 5:00 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice

about to Mars? We’ll explore the scale of the solar system: the size of the planets and how far apart they really are. Participants can take home their own scale model of solar system distances! For ages 3-8, but all are welcome. Counting Stars with Theo Wellington Saturday, Dec 29 1:00 PM How many stars can YOU see in the night sky? Globe at Night is a citizen science program to measure the effects of light pollution. See how you can both contribute to this effort and help eliminate wasted light to preserve the beauty of the night sky. For ages 9-18, but all are welcome. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Wednesday, Jan 23 10:00 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library?

some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For grades 6 and up.

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Second Thursday Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing Thursday, Jan 10 6:00 PM When a quiet town on the North Carolina coast is rocked by a murder, the locals suspect the mysterious “Marsh Girl”. Paleo Foods: Not Just for Cavemen Thursday, Jan 17 11:00 AM Learn the benefits of eating paleo and why the paleo approach is less about eating like a caveman and more about getting back to nature. Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Amber Robertson of Bliss Holistic for an interactive discussion and cooking demo that will teach you the basics of eating Paleo. Make a Pine Cone Bird Treat Wednesday, Jan 23 1:00 PM Make a pine cone bird treat with peanut butter and seeds and learn about other feeders for your backyard feathered friends. We provide all supplies. Cooking for One for the Week Thursday, Jan 24 11:00 AM Join registered dietitian Caroline Pullen from Second Harvest Nutrition Education for a look at planning menus and cooking to last the whole week.

Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Maddi’s Fridge Wednesday, Jan 30 10:00 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Maddi’s Fridge by Louis Brandt, the story of two best friends who go to the same school, play at the same park, and live in the same neighborhood - but who have one really big difference: Sofia has a refrigerator full of food; Maddi doesn’t. For ages 3-7, but all are welcome.

Boost Your Immunity Through Nutrition Thursday, Jan 31 11:00 AM Learn about some immunityboosting foods to keep your body’s defense mechanisms strong after the holiday season. Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Amber Robertson of Bliss Holistic for an interactive discussion and cooking demo that will get you excited about eating for immunity. African American History Month Documentary: A Ballerina’s Tale Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise and potentially career-ending injury, alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Unrated. 2015. 85 min. Chicago Style Steppin’ Thursday, Feb 7 6:00 PM Chicago Style Steppin’ is a social dance that promotes physical activity, improved health and fun. Come to learn and practice this dance derived from the Windy City. African American History Month Film: Southside with You Tuesday, Feb 12 6:00 PM The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed the future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side. PG-13. 2016. 84 min.

The Legend of John Henry with Michael McLendon Wednesday, Feb 6 10:00 AM Hear storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon tell “The Legend of John Henry,” a “steeldriving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. For ages 3-10, but all are welcome. Global Education presents Afro-Latin Dance Team Wednesday, Feb 20 10:00 AM Global Education Center’s Afro-Latin Dance Team shares cultural traditions from Latin American countries like Cuba, Brazil and Peru. For ages 3-10, but all are welcome. Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Wednesday, Feb 27 10:00 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets

Global Education presents Nyama Drum Ensemble Friday, Feb 15 2:00 PM Nyama Drum Ensemble, directed by Shannon Holland, shares popular and traditional rhythms emanating out of The Great Mali Empire of West Africa, and original creations. For adults, but all are welcome. Nashville Reads Book Club: Hidden Figures Thursday, Feb 21 6:00 PM The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. African American History Month Documentary: The Gospel According to André Saturday, Feb 23 2:00 PM From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life and career are on full display. PG-13. 2017. 94 min. Alma Thomas: Color and Pattern with Turnip Green Monday, Feb 25 5:30 PM When Michelle and Barack Obama chose to hang Watusi (Hard Edge), Sky Light, and Resurrection, Alma Thomas became the first female African-American artist to have her work installed in the permanent collection of the White House. In this workshop, we invite you to recreate Thomas’ colorful patterns with reuse materials, embodying Thomas’ style within a different medium.

of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 3-10, but all are welcome. The event is presented at Hopewell M.B. Church, 908 Monroe Street, across the street from the library.

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Counting Stars with Theo Wellington Saturday, Dec 29 1:00 PM How many stars can YOU see in the night sky? Globe at Night is a citizen science program to measure the effects of light pollution. See how you can both contribute to this effort and help eliminate wasted light to preserve the beauty of the night sky. For ages 9-18, but all are welcome.

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Fresh Freedom: Freedom Song Analysis Saturday, Feb 9 3:00 PM Listen to songs about freedom from the Library’s Civil Rights Collection. Use contemporary lyrics to create and sing your own freedom song using the traditional call-and-response method. For ages 12-18, Adults Welcome. The Life of Roger Arliner Young, Marine Biologist, with Belle Meade Plantation Saturday, Feb 16 1:00 PM Join us to look at the life of Roger Arliner Young, a marine biologist who was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology! Born in the late 19th century, Young fought against the odds

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Family Story Time Every Monday 10:30 AM Join us for stories, crafts, and fun as children learn the joy of reading. For children ages 0-5 and their families. KidZone Every Thursday 4:30 PM Have you ever wanted to be STEAM-powered? Join us every Thursday for different Science-Technology-EngineeringArts-Math-inspired activities. For children in grades K-6, but all are welcome. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Monday, Jan 14 10:30 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends

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to overcome not only racial prejudice, but also gender inequality, to obtain her Ph.D. in 1940. Be inspired by Young’s story: do some hands-on animal science experiments, and make a sea animal craft and a bookmark in her honor. For ages 10-17.

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Personalized Tech Help (By Appointment Only) Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by appointment Are you still wanting to learn about computers and are unsure where to start? From the basics of email account setup and Office products to troubleshooting your devices, get one-on-one help with a staff member! By appointment only!

help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 0-5. Passport to Understanding presents People of Africa Saturday, Feb 2 2:00 PM Global Education Center presents Passport to Understanding, an interactive journey through the music, toys, crafts, dance, and other traditions of West and East Africa. For grades K-6, but all are welcome Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Monday, Feb 4 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 0-5, but all are welcome. Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Saturday, Feb 9 2:00 PM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and

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Eat Smart, Move More! Wednesdays: Dec 12, 19 3:00 PM Join us as we learn new recipes and healthy cooking skills for adults to manage eating better when you don’t always have time. There will be kitchen tool giveaways at each class to enhance your own kitchen! North Branch Library Book Sale Saturday, Dec 15 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Join us for the North Branch Library Book Sale. Peruse our wide selection of items. Proceeds benefit North Branch Library. Cash and cards only. Hardbacks and DVDs: $2 Softbacks: $1 Audiobooks: $3 to $5 Paperbacks: $.50

well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For grades 4 and up. Spoons Playing: From Nothing to Something Saturday, Feb 16 2:00 PM Hear the “Spoons Man” play! Explore the history, development, and use of spoons playing across musical genres. Start creating your own music with spoons! Presented by the National Museum of African American Music. For grades 4 and up.

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Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Thursday, Feb 7 6:30 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and

Retelling History with Historic Photographs Saturday, Feb 2 1:00 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. Fresh Freedom: Freedom Song Analysis Saturday, Feb 9 3:00 PM Listen to songs about freedom from the Library’s Civil Rights Collection. Use contemporary lyrics to create and sing your own freedom song using the traditional call-and-response method. For ages 12-18, Adults Welcome.

African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For ages 13 and up.

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Art Journal Swap Meet Tuesdays: Jan 8, Mar 5 6:30 PM Share techniques and materials with others who create art journals. This informal workshop encourages exploration and connection in a friendly environment. Art journals and extra supplies are available for beginners. Old Hickory Book Club 3rd Tuesdays: Jan 15, Feb 19 6:30 PM Join us for friendly and informal monthly discussions of literary works. Speak with branch staff or call (615) 862-5869 for titles.

Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 23 1:00 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear.

Beading with Betsy Tuesday, Feb 5 6:30 PM We use beads from all around the world to create one-of-akind bracelets. Participants get to take home their creations. Class size is limited to 10, so signup is preferred. Speak to branch staff to sign up.


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Family-Friendly Movie Every Thursday 4:00 PM Spend your Thursday night with us watching a family-friendly movie. Refreshments are served. For children and teens in grades K-12, and families. Popsicle Stick Snowman Craft Monday, Dec 3 4:00 PM This cute craft will make a perfect addition to your Christmas tree or wreath! For Grades K-6.

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Preschool Story Time Every Monday 10:30 AM Join Ms. Lou Anne for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 2-6. Baby and Me Story Time Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM; Every Thursday at 11:30 AM Join Ms. Lou Anne for stories and activities for caregiver and baby to share together. For babies 24 months or younger. Kids Yoga 1st Saturdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 10:30 AM This yoga class, tailored just for kids, gives your child the opportunity to move, play, breathe, and wind down from a busy week. Parents, feel free to join in with your child, too! Yoga mats are provided. Class instructed by Habitat Yoga. For ages 3 and up. Preschool Story Time: Ornament Making Monday, Dec 3 10:30 AM Let’s get the season started by making our very own winter ornament suitable for display. We’ll have seasonal stories and songs, too! For ages 3-6. Kids Movie Matinee 1st and 3rd Fridays: Dec 7, 21, Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15

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Drinking Straw Christmas Tree Craft Monday, Dec 10 4:00 PM This fun and creative Christmas tree craft is cute and easy to make and uses supplies found right around your own home! For Grades K-6. Old Rock Day Monday, Jan 7 4:00 PM Old Rock Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate old rocks and fossils. Perhaps you can start a rock collection. You can go out on a field trip in search of old fossils (the rock kind). Or, if you choose, you can just play with old rocks. For Grades K-6. Snack Bingo Monday, Jan 14 4:00 PM The classic Bingo Game with a board full of yummy snacks. Come join us for some yummy fun and prizes! For Grades K-6.

4:00 PM Join us for a family-friendly film for kids! Dec 07: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Dec 21: Rise of the Guardians (2012) Jan 04: The Incredibles 2 (2018) (This showing starts at 3:30 PM) Jan 18: WALL-E (2008) Feb 01: Cool Runnings (1993) Feb 15: The Princess and the Frog (2009) Kids Time: Holiday Party Thursday, Dec 13 4:30 PM Join us for some holiday fun with food and games! Leave with a great 3D snowflake to dress up your room for winter! Ages 6-12. Teens welcome. Preschool Story Time: Holiday Party Monday, Dec 17 10:30 AM Tis the season! Let’s celebrate with festive games, food, and activities! For ages 3-6. Kids Time: T-shirt Totes Thursday, Jan 10 4:30 PM Join us to make your own no sew t-shirt tote. As we celebrate Hunger Awareness Month, learn to appreciate that most of us can fill it up with food, but some out there can’t. Ages 6-12. Teens welcome. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Monday, Jan 14 10:30 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by

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National Kazoo Day Craft Monday, Jan 28 4:00 PM What do you do on National Kazoo day? Why, play the kazoo, of course! Kazoos are simple to make and easy to play. Simply hum a tune into the kazoo, and you’re an expert. Join us and make your own and play in our kazoo band! For grades K-6. Freedom Quilts and the Underground Railroad Monday, Feb 4 4:00 PM Freedom quilts and the history of their use by the Underground Railroad as a secret code for fugitive slaves relates geometry, literature, and history, providing an interdisciplinary approach to this important topic. Grades K-6. Valentine’s Day Craft Monday, Feb 11 4:00 PM Spread love with this fun and sweet craft! For Grades K-6.

Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 2-6. Ms. Lou Anne’s Puppet Playhouse Thursdays: Jan 31, Feb 28 4:30 PM Join Ms. Lou Anne and get creative with puppets. We make up our own plays and show off our improv skills as we get silly and have some fun. Hang on for a very interactive time. You never know what will happen at Ms. Lou Anne’s Puppet Playhouse! Ages 4-12. Preschool Story Time: African American History Month Monday, Feb 4 10:30 AM Join us as we learn about African Americans who made life better for all of us! We’ll have a special craft and lots of fun! For ages 3-6. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Tuesday, Feb 5 6:30 PM Bring a special friend - a favorite stuffed animal or doll for some extra-special fun! We’ll have a story time just for you and your friend and then leave our friends to have their very own sleepover...wonder what they might get into? Pick your friends up the next day during regular business hours and see photos of their adventures! Ages 3-12. Preschool Story Time: Valentine’s Day Monday, Feb 11 10:30 AM

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Game Night Every Wednesday 4:00 PM Everyone is a winner when you’re having fun! Join us for interactive games and lots of fun including Just Dance, Dance Central, Kinect Sports and Zumba. For teens in grades 7-12, but all are welcome. Mason Jar Snow Globe Craft Monday, Dec 17 4:00 PM Make a glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe for Christmas this year! A great winter craft to make if you aren’t expecting a White Christmas. You can use it as a calming jar as well! For Grades 6-12.

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Life Skills Every Tuesday 11:30 AM Come for Adult Literacy with Charles Jackson or/and free debate led by Dr. Raymond Kinzounza. Debate topics are selected weekly by participants. Free French Class Every Saturday 10:30 AM Learn to speak French through songs and dialogues with Dr. Raymond Kinzounza.

Black History Month Trivia Monday, Feb 25 4:00 PM Test your knowledge about black

Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you have a special valentine? Come to enjoy stories and make a card to give your valentine on this special day of love. For ages 3-6. Kids Time: Valentine’s Day Thursday, Feb 14 4:30 PM Come be my valentine! We’ll have fun with stories and crafts. Make a card for your special person! Ages 6-12. Teens welcome.

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Women’s Work: Health and Medicine at The Hermitage Saturday, Feb 16 10:30 AM African-American women at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage were critical to the health and well-being of all people on the plantation, black or white. Using herbs and other medicinal plants, enslaved women oversaw the care and treatment of illness, injuries, and assisted women through childbirth. Explore their stories. Discover how they gained medical knowledge, and practice some of the recipes they used to keep people healthy. For ages 10-16, adults welcome.

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Tech Help (By Appointment Only) Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment Do you need help with email, Microsoft Office, or getting started with computers? Do you need help learning how to use your smartphone? Would you like to use NPL’s free online music,

movies, eBooks, magazines, and eAudiobooks? We can help! Set up an appointment for one-onone technology assistance. Sessions are by appointment only and are limited to 30 minutes. ¡Hablamos español! We offer appointments in Spanish. To make an appointment, stop by, call (615) 862-5870, or email kevin.mcmahon@nashville.gov. Job Help (By Appointment Only) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment Need help with your résumé or applying for jobs online? Make an appointment for one-on-one help. Sessions are by appointment only and are limited to 30 minutes. ¡Hablamos español! We offer appointments in Spanish. To make an appointment, stop by, call (615) 862-5870, or email timothy. allman@nashville.gov. Writers Meetup Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM Saturdays: Dec 8, 22, Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, at 3:00 PM Meet other writers, discuss craft, and get feedback on your work. If you bring something for critique, show up early and ask a staff member to make copies for the group. Writers of all levels are welcome! For more information, email kevin.mcmahon@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-5870. BalancED Yoga Every Thursday 6:30 PM Join BalancED for Renewed’s free community yoga program. Classes are offered throughout


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the year and the focus of each class is body positivity. Explore mindfulness and self-acceptance through the practices of yoga and meditation. All levels are welcome. Yoga mats provided in limited quantity. Make a Rug from Old T-Shirts Monday, Dec 3 5:30 PM In this class, you’ll learn how to cut an old t-shirt into yards of t-shirt yarn and upcycle it into a crocheted rug for your kitchen,

Southeast Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy / Suite 201 615.862.5871

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Little Bookworms Every Tuesday except Dec 18 10:30 AM Join us for an interactive story time that will include songs, rhymes and a special craft every week! For ages 3-5. Babies and Books Every Thursday except Dec 20, 27 10:30 AM Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us for tickle rhymes, wiggle songs and colorful stories as we share the best practices to promote early literacy skills. For ages 0-2 Craft Hour Every Friday 10:30 AM If you have a crafty kiddo who loves creating works of art, bring them to Craft Hour! We have a variety of crafts each week. For ages 2-7, but all are welcome. LEGO Mania Every Saturday 10:30 AM Bring your creativity to LEGO Mania where children will create masterpieces of their very own. You supply the imagination, and we’ll provide the LEGO bricks. For ages 5-12. Crafternoon Thursdays: Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 14 4:00 PM Let your creativity fly at this month’s Crafternoon. What will you create? For ages 4-12. Children’s Holiday Party Thursday, Dec 13 4:00 PM Join us for a special holiday party at the Southeast Branch. We’ll have music, snacks, games, activities and more. For ages 3-12, but all are welcome.

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bathroom or bedroom. Knowing how to crochet is not required as the instructor will demonstrate. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric shears if you have them and one crochet hook of any of the following sizes: 9mm (M/N), 10mm (N/P), 12mm or 15mm (P/Q). Class size is limited and sign-up is required. Email annie. herlocker@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-5870 to reserve a spot. For adults 18 and up. Friends of the Richland Park Library Meeting 2nd Mondays: Dec 10, Jan 14,

Read, Play, Grow: Preschool Tuesdays: Dec 18, Jan 8 10:30 AM Join us for independent, free-play activities that develop and promote early literacy skills in your child. For ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome. Read, Play, Grow: Babies and Toddlers Thursdays: Dec 20, 27, Jan 3, 10 10:30 AM Join us for independent, free-play activities that develop and promote early literacy skills in your child. For ages 0-3, but all ages are welcome. Southeast Science Lab 3rd Thursdays: Jan 17, Feb 21 4:00 PM Budding scientists and experimenters are invited to our new Southeast Science Lab series. Join us for hands-on experiments and science fun! For ages 6-12. Global Education presents Smooth Moves with Summer Shack Tuesday, Feb 5 10:30 AM Summer Shack and Global Education provide a hip-hop journey for the entire family. For ages 2-5. Children’s Cooking Class Thursday, Feb 7 4:00 PM Want to learn some cool, tasty, simple recipes you can cook at any age? Then Ms. Anna for this month’s cooking class. For ages 5-12. Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Saturday, Feb 16 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 0-12.

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Feb 11 6:30 PM Learn how to get involved with fundraising and advocacy for the Richland Park Branch! The Richland Park Friends are actively seeking new members and encourage you to attend a meeting. Richland Park Book Club 4th Saturdays: Dec 22, Jan 26, Feb 23 1:00 PM Join us for a lively book discussion. For more information or to find out how to get a copy of the book, call (615) 862-5870

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3D Printing Every Monday 3:00 PM Discover how to design 3D models on TinkerCAD, then print them on our Makerbots! Play with 3Doodlers and learn about 3D construction, joining, and finishing techniques. For ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Visual Arts and Technology Every Tuesday 3:00 PM Rotating programs allow teen patrons to explore their artistic side through a variety of media and tools. Drop by the Teen Room and use innovative technology to produce visual art such as vinyl stickers, paintings, robotics, sculptures, textile art, and more. For ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Cypher Every Wednesday when school is in session except Dec 19 4:00 PM Teen poets, emcees, DJs, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Hosted by Southern Word. For ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Music Studio Every Thursday 2:00 PM Teens can learn instruments, explore beat-making, jam with peers, and venture into new musical avenues! A professional music mentor teaches guitar, keyboard, drums, ukulele, bass, and more in the Studio. For ages 12-18, in grades 7-12. Friday Flicks Every Friday 3:00 PM Discover your new favorite film or documentary as we explore the library’s vast collection of motion pictures appropriate for teens. For ages 12-18, in grades 7-12.

or email annie.herlocker@nashville.gov. Sign-up not required. Come join the conversation! Monthly title selection to be announced. Spanish Conversation Group 4th Tuesdays: Jan 22, Feb 26 6:00 PM ¡Bienvenidos amigos! Want to dust off that old high school or college Spanish? Come practice Spanish with your friends, learn some new words and phrases, and meet new people. We’ll play games and have interesting discussions in Spanish. All skill levels welcome.

STEM: African-American Women’s Roots with Saran Thompson Tuesday, Feb 5 4:30 PM Highlight the life and accomplishments of a few important African-American women in STEM fields through spoken word with Saran Thompson. For ages 12-18 in grades 7-12. Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 12 4:00 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For ages 12-18 in grades 7-12. Ndebele Painted Houses with Turnip Green Tuesday, Feb 19 4:00 PM The Ndebele people of southern Africa are known for their colorful painted houses. In this workshop, explore examples of painted houses, then create model houses from reuse materials and paint them in colorful styles. For ages 12-18 in grades 7-12.

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Yoga Every Monday 6:30 PM Come practice yoga for free at the library! All you need are comfy clothes and a yoga mat. Beginners to intermediates welcome. Start your week off right with free yoga. For ages 18 and up only. English Conversation Club Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM Every Thursday at 10:00 AM A native English speaker leads

Ankara Fabrics: Wax-Resist Patterns with Turnip Green Saturday, Feb 9 2:30 PM Ankara fabrics are brightly colored cotton fabrics created through a wax-resist process called batik. Many African and African-American cultures are known for wearing these wonderful fabrics, most often during special occasions. In this workshop, make a wax resist of your own special pattern and create a bag or item to wear. For adults, but older teens are welcome.

an informal conversation time. Come practice your speaking skills, meet new people, and learn English in a fun and relaxed environment. Conversations can cover a variety of topics. All adults are welcome; please do not bring children. Registration is not required. Adult Education High School Equivalency Classes Every Friday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Earn your high school equivalency diploma (GED). FREE HiSET classes are offered in partnership with the YWCA Family Literacy Center. Start writing the story of your family’s success today! Call (615) 269-9922 for more information. Southeast Branch Writers Group 1st and 3rd Saturdays: Dec 1, 15, Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Calling all adult and teen writers! We host a writers group for adults and teens to share their work and gain feedback from fellow writers. WIC Mobile Lab 1st Mondays and 3rd Tuesdays: Dec 3, 18, Jan 7, 22, Feb 4, 19 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Families new to WIC benefits may attend the new WIC Mobile Clinic to pick up vouchers instead of going to their WIC clinic location. WIC Mobile pick-up sites are designed to be closer and more convenient for families, often within walking distance of participants’ homes. Fierce Finance 2nd and 4th Saturdays: December 8, 22, January 12, 26, February 9, 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM A monthly gathering focused on embracing a serious attitude and behavior to improve your financial future. Each month covers a different topic. Each session stands alone. For more information, contact JoAnn Scaife at joascaife@gmail.com.


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Family Story Time Every Wednesday 10:30 AM Join us for reading, musical movement, singing, crafts, nursery rhymes, puppets, and more. For ages 18 months5 years. Global Education presents Nyama Drum Ensemble Wednesday, Feb 6 10:30 AM Nyama Drum Ensemble, directed by Shannon Holland, shares popular and traditional rhythms emanating out of The Great Mali Empire of West Africa, and original creations. For ages 0-5, but all are welcome.

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Winter Celebrations Story Time Thursday, Dec 6 4:30 PM Enjoy winter stories, songs, and activities. For ages 5-8. 12 Days of Christmas Thursday, Dec 13 3:30 PM Do you know the lyrics to the “12 Days of Christmas”? Join us as we sing and celebrate the Christmas holiday season. For ages 9-13. Happy New Year Thursday, Jan 10 4:30 PM Let’s bring in the New Year and celebrate with fun stories and activities. For ages 5-11. Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Thursday, Jan 17 4:30 PM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time and craft based on Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear’s friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way. For ages 5-8.

Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown Wednesday, Feb 20 10:30 AM Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. For ages 0-5, but all are welcome.

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Chair Yoga 1st Wednesdays: Dec 3 at 10:30 AM; Jan 2, Feb 6 at 6:00 PM Join registered yoga instructor Barbara Clinton at a new time for a 45-minute introductory easy yoga class using chairs. Gentle Yoga Monday, Dec 10 at 10:30 AM 2nd Wednesdays: Jan 9, Feb 13 at 6:00 PM At a new time beginning in January, join registered yoga instructor Barbara Clinton for a gentle yoga class. Borrow one

Fresh Freedom: Freedom Song Analysis Wednesday, Feb 6 3:30 PM Listen to songs about freedom from the Library’s Civil Rights Collection. Use contemporary lyrics to create and sing your own freedom song using the traditional call-and-response method. For ages 9-11, but all are welcome. Valentine’s Day Story Time and Craft Thursday, Feb 14 4:30 PM Listen to stories about this fun-filled holiday and make a special card to give to a parent or loved one. For ages 5-8. The Legend of John Henry with Michael McLendon Tuesday, Feb 19 4:30 PM Hear storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon tell “The Legend of John Henry,” a “steel-driving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. For ages 5-17, but all are welcome. Stamp on History Thursday, Feb 21 4:30 PM Mr. Roderick Townsend will highlight significant African-American historical figures who have been honored by the United States Postal Service on stamps in the Black Heritage Series. For ages 5-17, but all are welcome.

of our mats or bring your own. Adults of all abilities and ages are welcome. Thompson Lane’s Holiday Bash Saturday, Dec 8 1:00 PM We love the holidays and want to share the holiday spirit with you! There will be games, trivia, crafts and more to celebrate the holiday season. Stretching Your Food Dollar Thursday, Jan 10 10:30 AM Join Caroline Pullen of Second Harvest Nutrition Education and learn techniques to create and maintain your food budget and save money by understanding grocery store pricing. No registration required. 30 Minute Meals Thursday, Jan 17 10:30 AM Join Caroline Pullen of Second Harvest Nutrition Education and learn effective ways to create meals in 30 minutes or less with fewer steps. No registration required.

A Moment In African American History: George Washington Carver Wednesday, Feb 27 4:00 PM Read stories about inventor George Washington Carver and discuss some of the products that he invented using peanuts. Also, plant some seeds and decorate a flower pot to take home. For ages 5-11, but all are welcome. Spoons Playing: From Nothing to Something Thursday, Feb 28 4:30 PM Hear the “Spoons Man” play! Explore the history, development, and use of spoons playing across musical genres. Start creating your own music with spoons! Presented by the National Museum of African American Music. For ages 5-17, but all are welcome.

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Crockpot Cooking Demo Thursday, Jan 24 2:30 PM Interested in quick meal options? If so, come enjoy and learn how to make delicious meals that can be cooked in 30 minutes or less using a crockpot. Registration required. Please call (615) 862-5873 to register, or see branch staff.

Fresh Freedom: Freedom Song Analysis Thursday, Feb 7 10:30 AM Listen to songs about freedom from the Library’s Civil Rights Collection. Use contemporary lyrics to create and sing your own freedom song using the traditional call-and-response method.

Spring Garden Prep and Cold-Tolerant Crops Tuesday, Jan 29 10:30 AM Learn how to get your garden ready for early Spring, including which crops are cold-tolerant, with Dan Harrell of the UT Agriculture Extension.

Banjo: From Nothing to Something Thursday, Feb 14 3:30 PM Explore the history and progressive sound of the banjo, which Africans brought to the Americas. See different styles of banjos and learn about their influence on American music. Presented by the National Museum of African American Music. For adults, but all are welcome.

Soul Food Makeover Saturday, Feb 2 2:30 PM Learn how to make your favorite soulful recipes healthy but maintain it’s delicious flavors with Chef Gregory Newson of Sultry Soul. This is a cooking demonstration and tasting. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5873 or see branch staff to register.

Bank, will teach an interactive and fun class about healthy snacking. Teens will also get to help prepare and enjoy a healthy snack. For ages 12-17.

Bank, will discuss tips and tricks to make your food budget last longer while eating nutritious foods. This interactive class will also include a cooking demo.

The Legend of John Henry with Michael McLendon Tuesday, Feb 19 4:30 PM Hear storyteller Michael Diallo McLendon tell “The Legend of John Henry,” a “steeldriving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. For ages 5-17, but all are welcome.

Stamp On History Monday, Feb 4 11:00 AM Mr. Roderick Townsend will highlight significant African-American historical figures who have been honored by the United States Postal Service on stamps in the Black Heritage Series.

Retelling History with Historic Photographs Tuesday, Feb 26 4:15 PM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians. For grades 6-12.

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Holiday Game Day Thursday, Dec 20 3:30 PM It’s almost time for winter break. Meet your friends at the library to enjoy a chilly afternoon of holiday games and activities. For ages 12-17.

Let’s Decorate for the Holiday Monday, Dec 10 11:00 AM Christmas is almost here! Share and receive decorating ideas and tips to make your home look fun and festive.

Healthy Snacking Wednesday, Jan 30 3:30 PM Caroline Pullen, Registered Dietitian at Second Harvest Food

Stretching Your Food Dollar Tuesday, Jan 22 11:00 AM Caroline Pullen, Registered Dietitian at Second Harvest Food

Fresh Freedom: Freedom Song Analysis Monday, Feb 11 11:00 AM Listen to songs about freedom from the Library’s Civil Rights Collection. Use contemporary lyrics to create and sing your own freedom song using the traditional call-and-response method. Retelling History with Historic Photographs Monday, Feb 25 11:00 AM Peer into the past with the Library’s collection of photo archives. Interpret them for yourself; then, get the true story from our expert librarians.

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All locations closed: Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day Tuesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 18 – Presidents Day

LOCATIONS AND HOURS Main Library

Hermitage Branch Library

615 Church Street (Nashville) 37219 • (615) 862-5800 Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3700 James Kay Lane (Hermitage) 37076 • (615) 880-3951 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Inglewood Branch Library

General Information Interlibrary Loan Deaf & Hard of Hearing Metro Archives Account Services Overdues & Fines Renewal Line Talking Library

Children’s Department Conference Center Popular Materials Nonfiction Reference Service Special Collections Teens

4312 Gallatin Pike (Nashville) 37216 • (615) 862-5866 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

(615) 862-5800 (615) 862-5780 (615) 862-5750 (615) 862-5880 (615) 862-5789 (615) 862-5792 (615) 862-5890 (615) 862-5874

(615) 862-5785 (615) 862-5727 (615) 862-5852 615) 862-5793 (615) 862-5793 (615) 862-5782 (615) 862-5774

Bellevue Branch Library 720 Baugh Road (Nashville) 37221 • (615) 862-5854 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bordeaux Branch Library 4000 Clarksville Pike (Nashville) 37218 • (615) 862-5856 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Donelson Branch Library 2315 Lebanon Pike (Nashville) 37214 • (615) 862-5859 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

East Branch Library 206 Gallatin Avenue (Nashville) 37206 • (615) 862-5860 Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Edgehill Branch Library 1409 12th Avenue South (Nashville) 37203 • (615) 862-5861 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Edmondson Pike Branch Library 5501 Edmondson Pike (Nashville) 37211 • (615) 880-3957 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Goodlettsville Branch Library 205 Rivergate Parkway (Goodlettsville) 37072 • (615) 862-5862 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Green Hills Branch Library 3701 Benham Avenue (Nashville) 37215 • (615) 862-5863 Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hadley Park Branch Library 1039 28th Avenue North (Nashville) 37208 • (615) 862-5865 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Looby Branch Library 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd. (Nashville) 37228 • (615) 862-5867 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Madison Branch Library 610 Gallatin Pike South (Madison) 37115 • (615) 862-5868 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

North Branch Library 1001 Monroe Street (Nashville) 37208 • (615) 862-5858 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Old Hickory Branch Library 1010 Jones Street (Old Hickory) 37138 • (615) 862-5869 Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Pruitt Branch Library 117 Charles E. Davis Blvd (Nashville) 37210 • (615) 862-5985 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Richland Branch Library 4711 Charlotte Avenue (Nashville) 37209 • (615) 862-5870 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Southeast Branch Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway (Antioch) 37013 • Suite 201 (615) 862-5871 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thompson Lane Branch Library 380 Thompson Lane (Nashville) 37211 • (615) 862-5873 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Watkins Park Branch Library 612 17th Avenue North (Nashville) 37203 • (615) 862-5872 Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday: Closed


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Unbound Magazine, Winter 2018  

Library events and initiatives, December 2018 - February 2019

Unbound Magazine, Winter 2018  

Library events and initiatives, December 2018 - February 2019

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