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UNBOUND library.nashville.org

Winter 2017/18 • Issue No. 19

News from Nashville Public Library

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Reading for a Reason • September 8, 2017

Readers Tell Nashville Who, What and Why They Read During 12-Hour Marathon People from across Nashville celebrated books and community during a twelve-hour “Reading for a Reason” marathon on September 8. Nearly one hundred readers spoke about the people, books, and causes that inspire them to read while reading aloud from their favorite written works. The event was a true community celebration of NPL’s 2017 Library of the Year win.


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Reading for a Reason 1 Nashville Public Library Day 3 Fun for the Family 4 Foundation News 5 Nashville Reads 6 Story & Craft Times 7 January is Nutrition and Hunger Awareness Month 8 At Your Library 9-27 AFRICAN African American History Month 16 AMERICAN Hunger Awareness 17 HISTORY MONTH Metro Council Goes on Record 28 - 29 Did you Know? 30 - 31 Library Cards, Locations, and Hours 32- 33 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

In this issue of Unbound, I want to share more updates with you about our Library as the 2017 Library of the Year.

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award. That’s because these opportunities are my chance to brag – not about an award, but about the people behind it:

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The Library Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon. Contact (615) 862-5760 for location and information about Library Board meetings. Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to Sandy Cohen at 862-5750 or 862-5752.

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apps connect with us Unbound is a Nashville Public Library quarterly publication. Visit www.library.nashville.org to view an online copy.

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- The businesses and individuals that support NPL so generously through the Nashville Public Library Foundation. When you think about how great our Library community is, you can see: It’s not just my privilege to brag – it’s my job! And I’m not alone. In September, nearly a hundred people participated in our “Reading for a Reason” community reading marathon. Meanwhile, Mayor Megan Barry declared Sept. 28 to be “NPL Day,”AMERICAN and the Metro Council gave us a AFRICAN ringing endorsement of their own, too.

HISTORY MONTH You can read more about these events in the following pages. What I want to say right now is “thank you.” Thank you for being one of the people who make Nashville Public Library an organization that offers so many reasons to get inspired, get involved - and, yes, get on the megaphone.

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Mayor Proclaims “NPL Day� Mayor Megan Barry joined the NPL family to celebrate the patrons, volunteers, employees, and library supporters behind the 2017 Library of the Year award on September 28, which she proclaimed to be Nashville Public Library Day.

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The library’s troupe of professional performers will perform five shows this winter. December A Child’s Calendar

Main Library John Updike’s collection of poems for children is transformed into a delightful musical puppet show that takes us through the seasons month by month. Sarah Hart and Brian Hull score this special adaptation with original music. 30 min. Recommended for ages 2-8, but all are welcome. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec 8-30, 2017 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

December Sailors and Maidens

Main Library Sailors and Maidens returns to our stage with their own pleasing brand of puppet storytelling and variety show. 30 min. Recommended for ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday, Dec 2 10:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m.

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Main Library 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. 30 min. Recommended for ages 0-8, but all are welcome. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan 12-20, 2018 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

February Tall Tale Circus

Main Library Come see Pecos Bill, Calamity Jane, John Henry and Johnny Appleseed – live and in person, in this musical extravaganza for the whole family! You may even see a big blue ox…if you’re lucky! In the Children’s Theater. 40 min. Recommended for ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb 16-24, 2018 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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Wishing Chair Puppet Truck Productions is proud to present Anansi the Spider

Anansi the Spider is a colorful marionette and hand-and-rod puppet play, which is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes.

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Check the back of the book for branch listings, or visit library.nashville.org for locations and times.

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Salon@615 bringing best-selling authors to Nashville!

For a list of authors and the most up-to-date information on Salon@615, visit www.salon@615.org Salon@615 is a partnership of Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, and BookPage. half_page_ad.pdf

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Proud to announce the 2018 Nashville Reads selection: The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South By John T. Edge

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Join your neighbors, friends, and colleagues for book discussions and events highlighting the city’s history, cuisine, and people. s.org Nashville Reads is a partnership of: Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Office of Mayor Megan Barry, Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee, and BookPage


See You This Winter @ the Library!

We have close to 1,000 children’s events (including more than 400 story times) in December, January, and February! Check each location’s listings for details. Programming and events are subject to change. Please call the branch or visit our website at www.library.nashville.org for the most up-to-date information.

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January is Nutrition and Hunger Awareness Month

How in the world can we sort out the buffet of confusing information about what we should and shouldn’t eat? Should I be eating eggs? Is butter better than margarine? What do I do with bone broth? Here are a few recent titles and a classic work on world hunger to help you navigate the dining room.

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats by Maryn McKenna

Bone Deep Broth: Healing Recipes With Bone Broth by Taylor Chen and Lya Mojica

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The Food Lover’s Cleanse: 140 Delicious, Nourishing Recipes That Will Tempt You Back Into Healthful Eating Bon Appétit by Sara Dickerman

Real Food Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating & What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted

The Handy Nutrition Answer Book by Patricia BarnesSvarney and Thomas E. Svarney

Whole Cooking and Nutrition: An Everyday Superfoods Approach to Planning, Cooking, and Eating with Diabetes by Katie Cavuto

Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently by David Ludwig

The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the Twenty-First Century by David Rieff

Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made With Everyday Ingredients by Sarah Britton

Diet for a Small Planet: The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans Eat by Frances Moore Lappé


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Hunger Awareness Story Time: Bear Wants More Jan 2-3 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:30 AM Did you know January is Hunger Awareness Month at the Library? Join us for a story time 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. History Month

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Signing Story Time Every 1st and 3rd Monday and following Thursday 10:00 AM Come learn how to use sign language to increase communication and literacy skills through songs, activities, reading, and sign! For babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, and their caregivers. Homeschool Friends Every 2nd Thursday 1:30 PM Children ages 5-8 who are homeschooled are welcome to join us for themed activities. Homeschool Tweens Every 4th Thursday 1:30 PM Homeschoolers ages 8-13 are welcome to join us in the Children’s Department as we explore a new topic. READing Paws Every 1st Saturday 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. Sailors and Maidens Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday, Dec 2 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM Sailors and Maidens returns to our stage with their own pleasing brand of puppet storytelling and variety show. 30 min. Recommended for ages 5-12, but all are welcome. Kid Craft Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Dec 5, 6, Jan 2, 3, Feb 6, 7 10:00 AM Join us for fun crafts. For ages 3-5. A Child’s Calendar Fridays and Saturdays, Dec 8 - Dec 30 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM John Updike’s collection of poems for children is transformed into a delightful musical puppet show that takes us through the seasons, month by month. Sarah Hart and Brian Hull score this special adaptation with original music.

Ellingtown Fridays and Saturdays, Jan 12 - 20 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM 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. 30 min. Recommended for ages 0-8, but all are welcome. Tall Tale Circus Fridays and Saturdays, Feb 16 - 24 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM Come see Pecos Bill, Calamity Jane, John Henry and Johnny Appleseed – live and in person, in this musical extravaganza for the whole family! You may even see a big blue ox…if you’re lucky! 40 min. Recommended for ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

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Studio NPL Graphic Design and Photography Every Monday 4:00 PM Join Studio NPL mentors at our Main space to explore studio photography, lighting, and graphic design. Patrons will have the opportunity to use specialized professional level cameras, lighting, and software. All levels welcome. For teens age 12-18. Music Production Audio Suite Every Monday through Friday 3:00 PM A mentor facilitates these

times as a combination of focused music production workshops and open access to the Studio NPL audio suite. Reserve times at the Studio NPL desk. For grades 9-12.

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Playmakers Every Tuesday, except Dec 19, Jan 2 3:30 PM A program for playing and making. For teens in grades 7-12. Film and Media Production Every Tuesday This Studio NPL workshop delves deeper into the various roles of those involved in the film and television industry, including storyboarding and script writing, voice over training, lighting, and camera operation. This class also builds on the real-world career skills needed in these fields and includes guest mentors from the film and television industry. Open to beginners and experts in middle and high school, ages 12-18. Fiction Writing Workshop Every Wednesday, except Dec 20 and 27 3:30 PM Teens work with mentors to create short stories and other forms of fiction. Workshops lead to the publishing of a final anthology. For ages 12-18. Hosted by Southern Word. Fandom Club Every Wednesday, except Dec 20, 27 3:30 PM Fandoms, unite! Geek out as we explore the art of fandom through discussions and debates, DIY fan art, cosplay, viewing parties, and more! For teens in grades 7-12. Come and Craft It Every Thursday, except Dec 21, 28 Join us for a variety of fun crafts that would make great gifts, too! For teens in grades 7-12. The Power of the Pen Every Thursday 4:00 PM Teens work with mentors to learn the art of writing spoken word poetry and song verse. Writers of all genres are welcome. For ages 12-18. Hosted by Southern Word.

Main Library continued Cook and Craft Every Thursday in Jan and Feb, except Feb 1 3:30 PM Don’t miss creating fun and useful crafts and even more fun and tasty food creations. If you attend the first week of each craft, you are guaranteed a spot for the second. For teens in grades 7-12. Jan 4 and 11: Tumblers & Frappes Jan 18 and 25: Soup Bowls & Soup Mix Feb 8 and 15: Tea Cups & Tea Bags Feb. 22 and Mar 1: Salad Plates & Salad Mix Live Music Jam Every Friday 3:00 PM — 5:30 PM A day to celebrate live music and performance. The Studio NPL music teacher brings out our collection of guitars, drums, keyboards, and more and offers instruction in basic music theory and performance. Special musical guests are invited throughout the series to jam with us. Bring your own instrument or jam with ours! Open to middle and high school students aged 12-18. Studio NPL Open Lab Every Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Teen patrons are welcome to drop by the Studio to start or finish Studio NPL projects, refresh skills on any technology, or just hang out and tinker. Rotating staff of mentors are available to assist in pop-up programming. For grades 7-12. Adulting for Teens Fridays, Dec 1, 8, Jan 5, 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Teens, learn tips that will help make you successful adults. How to dress to impress, how to write the perfect résumé, and how to handle that upcoming paycheck are examples of what you could learn. For teens in grades 7-12. Flashback Friday with Metro Archives Fridays, Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 23 3:30 PM There’s more to the Library than books. Learn about the intriguing surprises Metro Archives has hiding in its stacks. This event takes place at the Main Library Teen Department.

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Ryman Auditorium: Soul of Nashville Through Feb 23 Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Ryman Auditorium by exploring her rich history. Learn more about riverboat Captain Thomas G. Ryman, Reverend Sam Jones, and the legendary Lula C. Naff. You’ll be dazzled by the diverse range of artists who have performed at one of the most iconic venues in the world! In the Courtyard Gallery, 2nd floor. Visualizing Uncle Tom: Pictorial Interpretations of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Through Feb 23 Join us as we rediscover Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel that caused America to examine its humanity. This exhibit deconstructs the figure of “Tom” to look at how a noble character transformed into a pop culture stereotype. In the Art Gallery, 1st floor. Talking Walls Exhibit Dec 1-31 Talking Walls is a quarterly installation at the Main Library, celebrating the realm of words and thought through poetry and ideas. The walls of the library are the palette for an array of colorful quotations and poems that patrons can take off the walls and keep. December’s theme is “Words of Wisdom from the World’s Philosophers.” Lunchtime Yoga Every Monday 1:00 PM LEARN 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 Theatre, 2nd floor.

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Introduction to Computers Every 1st and 2nd Monday 2:00 PM A great beginner’s overview of computer concepts. Know nothing about computers? Afraid of computers? Fear no more; come to our introduction class on computers, and see how fun and powerful computers can be. Dec 4: The Basics Dec 11: Starting with Google Jan 8: The Basics Jan 16: Social Media Basics Feb 5: The Basics Feb 12: Googling Like a Pro First Tuesday at the Metro Archives Every 1st Tuesday 12:30 PM Monthly presentations on the people, places, events, and traditions in Nashville history. Dec 5: Joyce Blaylock. Jan 2: TBA Feb 6: TBA Job and Housing Help from Metro Social Services Every Tuesday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM City-employed social workers help Davidson County residents, 18 years and older, who are 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. Great Books Reading and Discussion Program Every Tuesday 4:45 PM Explore the classics. Plato: Phaedrus. Dec 5: To 241d (20 pages). Dec 12: To 257b (20 pages). Dec 19: To end (32 pages). Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels. Jan 2: Part 1, Chapters 1-3. Jan 9: Part 1, Chapters 4-8. Jan 16: Part 2, Chapters 1-4. Jan 23: Part 2, Chapters 5-8. Jan 30: Part 3, Chapters 1-5. Feb 6: Part 3, Chapters 6-11. Feb 13: Part 4, Chapters 1-6. Feb 20: Part 4, chapters 7-12. Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound. Feb 27: Complete (40 pages). Job Lab Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Drop into Job Lab for personal help creating a résumé, searching for a job, and more. In the Computer Classroom, 3rd floor. Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Every Wednesday through Dec 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Every Saturday through Dec 9, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday, Dec 15, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Join a Certified Healthcare Navigator from Get Covered Tennessee for one-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance. No appointment required. Panel Discussion: A Comics Book Club Every 1st Wednesday 12:00 PM Marvel vs. DC? Fantagraphics vs. Drawn & Quarterly? Join us for Panel Discussion, a comics book club for adults. Meets in The Commons, 3rd Floor. Mental Health Cooperative Outreach Every Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 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. Operation Stand Down Veterans Outreach Every Wednesday 3:00 PM An outreach worker with Operation Stand Down Tennessee will assist any veteran with questions on how to connect to the resources and benefits they’ve earned. Job search and placement, transitional and permanent supportive housing, 9-11 GI Bill Advice, and legal aid assistance are just a few of the services provided by OSDTN. VA Drop-In Every Wednesday, beginning Dec 20 3:00 PM Get assistance creating and accessing your benefits through MyHealtheVet, a service for veterans and their families to access their health records, contact doctors, and more.

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eAudiobooks, and streaming video from library eContent provider OverDrive. Learning Tableau Public: Data Visualizations for Presentations Saturday, Feb 17 11:00 AM Need something to push that presentation over the top? Want to make interesting dashboards that will get your message across? Come learn the ins and outs of Tableau Public free software and how to take your data to the next level. Tablet Help Wednesday, February 21 11:00 AM Got a new tablet? Already have a tablet but don’t know how to make it work? Drop in for oneon-one help with your tablet.

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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 for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. For ages 3-5. Adventure Club Every Tuesday 4:00 PM School-age children can join us 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 and 11:15 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 at the library for some crafty fun! For ages 3-5.

Programming and events are subject to change. Please call the branch or visit our website at www.library.nashville.org for the most up-to-date information.


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Grow Baby Every Friday 10:15 AM An engaging program geared toward babies (0-24 months) and their caregivers. We’ll have fun with stories, songs, and rhymes, as well as creative play and sharing time!

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. Passport to Understanding presents People of Africa Tuesday, Feb 27 4:00 PM Global Education Center presents Passport to Understanding, an interactive journey through the music, toys, crafts, dance, and other traditions of West and EastMonth History Africa. For grades K-4.

READing Paws: Read with Snickers Every 1st Saturday 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 to reserve your time with Snickers. For ages 5-12.

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Cookie Decorating Party Sunday, Dec 10 3:00 PM Celebrate the season by decorating cookies! We will turn store-bought cookies into yummy creations for sharing. Space is limited. Sign up at the Children’s Desk or call (615) 862-5854 to register. For ages 3-12.

Music Production Every Thursday when school is in session 4:30 PM Play instruments and learn to make beats and music tracks. For ages 12-18. Teen Tech Lab Every other 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 ages 12-18.

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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 arts, crafts, simple circuits, 3D printing, and more! For grades 5-12.

LEGO Club Every 3rd Sunday 3:00 PM Imagine, think, and build something awesome with LEGO blocks! For ages 4 and up.

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Polar Express Day at the Library Tuesday, Dec 12 5:30 PM - 7:45 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 starts at 5:30 PM 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.

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is full of top-rated magical holiday spending tips. Bellevue Library continued out of felt and learn about Americans experiencing hunger. For grades 5-12. Food Desert Craft Monday, Jan 8 4:00 PM What is a food desert? Make a punny craft and find out exactly what it means! For grades 5-12. Tin Can Bank Craft Thursday, Jan 18 4:00 PM Create a bank out of a tin can. Take it home and use it to save money to donate to our neighbors experiencing hunger. For grades 5-12. Create Your Own Mini Notebooks Monday, Feb 5 4:00 PM Do you need a place to record your innermost thoughts? Come create a mini notebook and learn about some famous African American authors. For grades 5-12. Celebrate American Heart Month Monday, Feb 26 4:00 PM LEARN Did you know that February is

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American Heart Month? Help spread awareness about heart disease with this heart-related craft. For grades 5-12.

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Gentle Yoga Every Wednesday LEARN 4:30 PM Stretch, strengthen, balance, breathe, laugh, and relax with certified yoga instructors. No experience necessary. You must be able to move from standing to the floor repeatedly without assistance. Bring your own mat/other yoga equipment. Mature children ages 11 and older may join in with a parent-signed waiver. If you are pregnant and new to yoga, we recommend you find a prenatal class instead. Novel Conversations Every 2nd Thursday 6:00 PM Join us for lively book discussions. Dec: American Heiress: The GROW THRIVE Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty

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Scrabble Group Every Thursday 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Play Scrabble the old-fashioned way - on a board! All skill levels GROWwelcomed. THRIVE are Bring your board if you have one.

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BellyTone® Bone-Building Toning Every Thursday 6:00 PM LEARN BellyTone 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. Mature children ages 11 and older are welcome to participate with a parent-signed waiver. Health Insurance Sign Ups Every Friday through Dec 15, 11:00 AM — 5:45 PM Every Sunday through Dec 10,

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2:00 PM — 4:45 PM A certified healthcare navigator will help you register for health insurance. Get free, personal assistance during the Marketplace open enrollment period, Nov 1 - Dec 15. The healthcare navigator will help you enroll in an insurance plan, answer your questions, or help you apply for TennCare. The navigator does not represent any insurance company and receives no commission. Make an appointment: call (844) 644-5443 or go to www. getcoveredtenn.org. Walk-ins also welcome.

the lens of art. Refreshments will be served and a brief discussion will be held after the screening. Dec 2: Moonrise Kingdom Jan 13: Brick Feb 10: The Untouchables

clothing, small housewares, and children’s toys to share with the community. Bring a tote bag for your new finds. All items will be free. Everything left at the end of the swap will be donated to Goodwill. Clothing must be clean and in good condition. All types and sizes are welcome. Housewares and toys must be clean and in working condition with all components.

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Friends of the Bellevue Branch Library Meeting Every 2nd Saturday 10:15 AM Find out how you can get involved with fundraising and supporting the Bellevue Branch! New members are always welcome. Songwriters Group Every 3rd Saturday 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 song for the group. Works in progress or final demos are welcome. For more information about this group, contact ninapacent@bellsouth. net. Books and Brews Every last Saturday 11:00 AM Join us for book discussions at Black Abbey Brewery, 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville. To join the e-mail list, contact andrew. palmer@nashville.gov. Dec 30: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami Jan 27: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Feb 24: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Bellevue Chess Club Every last Saturday 1:00 PM Sharpen your chess skills or just learn how to play. All ages and skill levels welcome. Film as Art Saturdays, Dec 2, Jan 13, and Feb 10 2:30 PM Want to deepen your knowledge of film? Join us as we watch films through

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Keep MLK’s Dream Alive with Your Own Danny Lyon Style World-Changing Art Tuesday, Jan 9 4:30 PM Photographer and Civil Rights activist Lyon wrote, in 1974: “We dream of works of art and social realism that have the power to change men and History Month transform society.” Brainstorm real solutions for how to transform society. Then, make a multi-media piece to inspire others toward progress. For grades 6-12.

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Learn preschool concepts with Ms. Alicia while participating in fun and interactive stories, songs, and art. The program is structured for children with autism. For ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

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Lyrics and Spoken Word: From Nothing to Something

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Internet Basics Tuesdays, Dec 5, Jan 9, and Feb 6 11:00 AM This class introduces you to the Internet. We explain web addresses, search engines, web pages, and browsers. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please call (615) 880-3957 to register.

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11:00 AM Learn daily routines and techniques that will increase the quality of your life by being intentional about how you use your time and energy. No registration required.

Basics of Organic Gardening Monday, Feb 12 4:30 PM Learn the basics of organic gardening, including which fertilizers and pesticides are natural and safe to use.

Hip Hop Dance Every Thursday in Feb LEARN 6:00 PM Join us for a fun, family workout where you move to the beat with local dancer Kyle Reed for a weekly dance class infused with hip hop, jazz, ballet and tumbling. No previous dance experience is required to join the fun. BellyTone® Saturdays, Dec 9, Jan 13,LEARN and every Saturday in Feb 10:30 AM Join us for a safe, freshly unique method of toning the total core and the entire body with no stress to joints, which directly affects the stabilizer muscles, digestive, and genitourinary system. No registration is required. 3rd Thursday Book Club Every 3rd Thursday 6:00 PM Join the 3rd Thursday Book Club as we discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles with other book fans. Craft Saturdays Saturdays, Dec 2 and Jan 6 2:00 PM If you consider yourself a crafty person or would like to learn cool, new crafts, be sure to join us on the 1st Saturday of every month. You will learn something new. It’s free, and you might make some new friends! Materials are limited. Registrations is required. Please call (615) 880-3957 to register. Senior Medical University 101 Mondays, Dec 4 and Feb 5 11:30 AM Join us for a monthly healthrelated program for seniors made possible through a partnership between the library and other community agencies. Lunch is provided. Registration is required. Please call (615) 880-3957 to register.

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Edmondson Pike’s Holiday Event Saturday, Dec 16 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM We love the holidays and want to share the holiday spirit with you! There will be karaoke, games, trivia, and more to celebrate the holiday season. Word Basics Tuesdays, Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 20 11:00 AM Learn how to create and edit a Word document. Use basic formatting tools, plus save and retrieve documents. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please call (615) 8803957 to register. Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint Fridays, Dec 22, Jan 26, Feb 23 11:00 AM Come learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please call (615) 8803952 to register. Computer Basics Tuesdays, Jan 2, Jan 30, Feb 27 11:00 AM Want to begin using a computer? Need practice using a mouse and keyboard? This class introduces first-time and novice computer users to common computer terms and

Crockpot Cooking Demo Saturday, Jan 6 11:00 AM Interested in quick meal LEARN 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) 880-3957 to register. Stretching Your Food Dollar Monday, Jan 8 6:00 PM Learn techniques to create and maintain your food budget and save money by understanding grocery store pricing. No registration required. Spring Garden Prep and ColdTolerant Crops Saturday, Jan 13 1:00 PM Learn how to get your garden ready for early spring and know which crops are cold-tolerant with Dan Harrell of the UT/ Agriculture Extension. Documentary: King, Man of Peace in a Time of War Saturday, Jan 13 2:00 PM Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King by watching this documentary. Weigh Less, Live More: A NonDiet Approach to Weight Loss Saturday, Jan 20 11:00 AM If you’ve tried diet after diet with little success or if you’ve ever put your life on hold until you could drop the weight, you are not alone. In this wellness presentation, you’ll learn techniques to approach weight loss from a non-diet perspective, discover some of the biggest contributing factors to weight gain in our society, and rather than counting every calorie and exercising until you’re exhausted, you will learn how to shift your focus so that weight loss actually becomes secondary to a pleasurable life. Winter Indoor Herb Garden Monday, Jan 22 5:30 PM Learn how you can enjoy fresh herbs all winter long. No registration required. 10 Habits for a Better Life Saturday, Jan 27

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Teen Time Every Monday-Friday when school is in session 2:00 PM – 5:00 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 Mondays and Thursdays 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.

DIY Together Every 3rd Tuesday 6:30 PM Do it yourself... together! DIY Together is a community for crafters, DIYers, makers, hobbyists, and learners of all types to discover new skills together. Come learn a new skill and teach others a hobby you enjoy. League of Women Voters of Nashville: Hot Topics Every 2nd Wednesday 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.

Sunday, Dec 10: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday, Dec 11 - Thursday, Dec 14: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday, Dec 15: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, Dec 16: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Microsoft Word for Beginners Tuesdays, Jan 9 and Feb 20 10:30 AM Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register.

Basic Computers for Beginners Wednesday, Jan 10 10:30 AM Learn about the various parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. We will also Studio NPL: Music Production Adult Coloring exploreTHRIVE the Internet using web LEARN GROW Workshops Wednesdays, Dec 6, Jan 3, 31, browsers and search engines. Every Tuesday when schoolHISTORY is MONTH Feb 28 at 3:00 PM Registration is required. Please in session Thursdays, Dec 14, African Jan 18, Feb American call (615) 862-5863 to register. HISTORY MONTH 3:00 PM 15 at 6:00 PM Teen producers of all levels— A proven stress-reducer for Classical Guitar Concert: Grant including songwriters, singers, many people, adult coloring Ferris and rappers—learn how to has seen a recent rise in Sunday, Jan 14 make beats and music tracks popularity. Drop by and enjoy 2:30 PM using Logic Pro. Hosted by the relaxation of coloring! Grant Ferris, NashvilleSouthern Word. For teens age Materials are provided. based guitarist, composer, 12-18, in grades 7-12. AFRICAN AMERICAN and songwriter, performs a Travel Chats MONTH selection of classical guitar HISTORY Thursdays, Dec 7 and Jan 11 African American History works, including original 6:00 PM Month: Paintings of Alma pieces. Mr. Ferris holds a Dec 7: Lee McFadden presents Thomas Masters of Music in Classical African Animals in Tanzania Wednesday, Feb 21 Guitar Performance from the (2016): Join us to watch 2:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of and discuss Lee McFadden’s Join us to learn about the life Music. He has studied under amazing video about Tanzania. and art of Alma Thomas, and virtuoso guitarists David Jan 11: Anne Leonard presents AMERICAN AFRICAN create paintings in a similar Tanenbaum, Ricardo Iznaola, San Francisco’s Poet Travelers: Masakazu Ito, and Jonathan HISTORY MONTH Leathwood. History Month

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Green Hills Library continued Microsoft Excel for Beginners Tuesdays, Jan 16 and Feb 27 10:30 AM Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Getting Started in Social Media Wednesdays, Jan 17 and Feb 21 10:30 AM 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 is “what’s happening” today on the Internet. We 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. BellyTone® Bone-Building Toning Tuesdays, Jan 23, Feb 13, Feb 27 LEARN 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. Getting Started with OverDrive: eBooks and More Wednesday, Jan 24 10:30 AM Learn all about how to download ebooks and audiobooks to your mobile device from one of the library’s eContent providers, OverDrive. Bring your library card information and your mobile device to this class. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5863 to register. Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners Tuesday, Jan 30 10:30 AM Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Registration is required. Please call (615) 8625863 to register. Getting Started with Hoopla: Free Movies, Music, and More Wednesday, Jan 31 10:30 AM

Green Hills Library continued 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. Juices and Smoothies: Drink Your Nutrients Wednesday, Jan 31 6:30 PM LEARN To juice or not to juice? Is blending better? In this workshop, learn the difference between juices and smoothies, the kinds of equipment you need to make them, and the nutritional benefits of incorporating both juices and smoothies into your life. Join integrative nutrition health coach Amber Robertson, of Bliss Holistic, for an interactive discussion and cooking demo that will have you juicing and blending in no time.

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Résumé Help Every Monday 6:00 PM Join senior business consultant Saundra Robinson for résumé help. Please bring your résumé saved on a flash drive, and she will give you individualized assistance to brush it up. Space is limited, and to sign up, please call (615) 880-3951 ext. 73878. The Vinyl Spinners Club Every 2nd Tuesday 6:30 PM The Vinyl Spinners meet to listen to an assortment of albums and discuss music. Remember to bring your vinyl. 3rd Tuesday Book Club Every 3rd Tuesday 6:30 PM We always welcome new members. Call (615) 880-3951 for more information and the latest book titles. December 19: Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart January 16: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls February 20: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Be Here For Bingo Every 4th Wednesday 2:00 PM Enjoy a few rounds of Bingo for prizes, while meeting other community members. And Bingo’s what we play, O! Small World Yoga Every Wednesday LEARN 5:30 PM Breathe and stretch with Small World Yoga in this beginnerfriendly class. Borrow one of our mats or bring your own. All ages and abilities welcome. Coffee and Classic Movies Every 1st Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dec 7: Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Jan 6: The Apartment (1960) Feb 1: From Here to Eternity (1953) Not Your Average Movie Night Every 3rd Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dec 21: Dragnet (1987) Jan 18: Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Feb 15: Clash of the Titans (1981) Board Game Blowout Every 1st Saturday

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10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Come to the library and enjoy playing various board games, including chess, checkers, and even Monopoly! All ages welcome. The Loopty Throughs Every 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 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. Hermitage House of Cards Every 4th Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Like to play cards? Want to learn new card games? Join this fun group of card game enthusiasts for various friendly card games. Coupon Swap Every day in January For Hunger Awareness Month, we are holding a coupon swap. Bring some, take some. Recipe Contest Every day in January Bring in your favorite recipes, and at the end of the month, voters will choose their favorites. The library will then create a pamphlet filled with the winning recipes. Vision Board Party

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Old Hickory Library continued Beading With Betsy Tuesdays, Dec 5 and Feb 6 6:30 PM We will use beads from all around the world to create one-of-a-kind bracelets. Participants will take home their creations. Class size is limited to 10. Registration is preferred. Call (615) 862-5869 to register. Old Hickory Chess Club Every 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 PM Every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 PM Come join us at the Old Hickory Branch for chess in a relaxed atmosphere. We’ll help you learn and improve your game. Get some competition. Adults and teens of all skill levels welcome.

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Blow Skiing Game Tuesday, Dec 19 2:00 PM Join us for this fun winter-time game! For ages 8-13.

Valentine’s Day Craft Wednesday, Feb 14 4:00 PM Show someone how much you care with fun and easy Valentine’s Day craft! For ages 8-13.

Make Apple Smiles Snacks Tuesday, Jan 9 4:00 PM Apple smiles are a fun and tasty treat that are sure to keep you grinning! For ages 8-13. Make a Marshmallow Snowman Tuesday, Jan 23 4:00 PM Glue mini marshmallows together to create your perfect snowman! Practice counting and learning about shapes as well with this craft. Eat a few marshmallows while you’re at it! For ages 8-13.

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Polar Express Photo Booth Saturday, Dec 2 1:00 PM The Friends of the Richland Park Library present a holiday photo opportunity celebrating the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Bring along your camera and take photos of the whole family in front of a backdrop themed from the book. Perfect for this year’s holiday card or letter. Enjoy a children’s holiday craft as well. For kids of all ages. This is a fundraiser event for the Friends of the Richland Park Library that is free to the public. Donations are welcome, but not required.

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Contemporary artist El Anatsui is inspired by “huge piles of detritus from consumption,” like bottle tops and tin cans, seen in West Africa due to limited recycling technology. Explore his work, then use materials diverted from American landfills to make your own artwork. For ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

BalancED Yoga Every Thursday 6:15 PM LEARN Join BalancED for Renewed’s free community yoga program. Classes are offered throughout the year, and the focus of each class is body positivity. You’re invited to join at any point to explore mindfulness and self-acceptance through the practices of yoga and meditation. All levels are welcome. You must bring your own yoga mat and must register online prior to your first class at http:// renewedsupport.org/balancedregistration/. If you have questions about registration, call us at (615) 862-5870.

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One-on-One Job Help Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, by appointment Need help with your resumé or applying for jobs online? Make an appointment for one-on-one help. Sessions are by appointment only and are limited to one hour. ¡Hablamos español! We offer appointments in Spanish. To make an appointment, stop by, call (615) 862-5870, or email timothy.allman@nashville.gov. One-on-One Tech Help Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, by appointment Do you need help with email, Microsoft Office, or just to get 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 audiobooks? We can help! Set up an appointment for one-on-one technology assistance. Sessions are by appointment only and are limited to one hour. ¡Hablamos español! We offer appointments in Spanish. To make an appointment, stop by, call (615) 862-5870, or email kevin.mcmahon@nashville.gov. Writers Night Every Monday, Dec 4-Jan 15 Every Wednesday, Jan 24-Feb 28 6:00 PM Chat with other writers, or use the space to work on your own projects independently. If you’re bringing something for the group to critique, show up early and ask staff to make copies for you. Writers of all levels are welcome! For more information, email kevin. mcmahon@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-5870.

Friends of Richland Park Branch Meeting Every 2nd Tuesday 6:00 PM Find out how you can get involved at the Richland Park Branch. New members are always welcome. Richland Park Book Club Every 4th Saturday, except Dec 23 1:00 PM Join us for a lively book discussion. Open to newcomers. For more information or to find out how to get a copy of the book, call (615) 862-5870 or email annie. herlocker@nashville.gov. Dec: no meeting Jan 27: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly Feb 24: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout Polar Express Photo Booth Saturday, Dec 2 1:00 PM The Friends of the Richland Park Library present a holiday photo opportunity celebrating the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Bring along your camera and take photos of the whole family in front of the Polar Express themed backdrop. Perfect for this year’s holiday card or letter. Enjoy a children’s holiday craft as well. For kids of all ages. This is a fundraiser event for the Friends of the Richland Park Library that is free to the public. Donations are welcome, but not required. Getting Started with Digital Books Wednesday, Jan 10 6:00 PM

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Learn how to use your library card toTHRIVE check out eBooks and GROW eAudiobooks to read on your smartphone, tablet, Kindle, or computer. iPads are provided, but feel free to bring your own personal device. Registration is required. To register email kevin.mcmahon@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-5870. Creative Writing Workshop for Immigrants and Refugees Every Monday, beginning Jan 22 6:00 PM This free eight-week workshop explores writing creatively from life experiences and the imagination. We discuss short pieces of fiction, memoir, and poetry as a class, then write our own. Our class environment is diverse and welcoming, with supportive feedback from the instructor and other students. We welcome English learners with all levels of experience with creative writing (including none!). For more information, visit porchtn.org/outreach. To sign up or ask questions, email Anna Silverstein at anna@ porchtn.org. WNBA Book Club Saturday, Feb 17 10:15 AM Book club hosted by the Women’s National Book Club. Newcomers welcome. Group meets every other month. For more information, visit http:// wnbanashville.org/book-groupdiscussions.

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Read, Play, Grow: Preschool Every Tuesday in Dec 10:30 AM Please join us for fun activities that develop and promote early literacy skills in your child. For ages 3-5. STEAM Stations Every Tuesday in Dec 4:30 PM Join us for fun STEAM-related activities that develop and promote literacy skills in your

Southeast Library continued child. For children in grades K-2. Little Bookworms Story Time Every Tuesday, beginning in January 10:30 AM Parents, bring your children for a fun-filled program with stories, songs, rhymes, and a special craft! For ages 3-5. Lee, Juega, Aprende (Read, Play, Grow) Todos los miércoles en diciembre 10:30 AM Por favor acompáñenos a disfrutarse de un programa divertido con actividades que le ayudaran a sus niños a prepararse para leer. Para niños de 2-5 años. Hora de Cuentos Todos los miércoles, comenzado en enero 10:30 AM Bienvenidos a nuestra Hora de Cuentos! Acompáñenos a leer, cantar, y jugar en un programa que será muy divertido para toda la familia. Nature Squad Every Tuesday, beginning in Jan 4:30 PM Come learn to plant and grow your own food! This fun, hands-on program develops an understanding and appreciation of nature in kids ages 4 and up. Children age 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the Children’s Desk when you arrive to reserve your spot. Read, Play, Grow: Babies and Toddlers Every Thursday in Dec 10:30 AM Please join us for fun activities that develop and promote early literacy skills in your child. Ages 0-2. Babies and Books Every Thursday, beginning in January 10:30 AM Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us for tickle rhymes and wiggle songs. We will share the best practices to promote early literacy skills. For ages 0-2. Rockstar Readers: Reading Tutoring at Your Library Every Thursday, beginning in

Southeast Library continued Jan 4:30 PM Children in grades 2-4 can receive free reading tutoring. Participation is limited; registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5871 or visit the Children’s Desk to register. LEGO Mania Friday, Dec 1, 4:30 PM Every Friday, 2:00 PM, beginning in Jan Join us for LEGO Mania and bring your creativity! Bring your imagination, and we’ll provide the LEGO bricks! Children can create masterpieces of their very own. A snack is also provided. For ages 5-12. Read, Play, Grow: All Ages Every Saturday in Dec 10:30 AM Join us for fun activities that develop and promote literacy skills in your child. For ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome. Saturday Story Time Every Saturday, beginning in Jan 10:30 AM Join us for a fun time with stories, eBooks, songs, and rhymes. For ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome.

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Gaming Daze Every Monday 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Every week, teen gamers are invited for an afternoon of gaming. Explore our selection of Xbox, Wii and board games, or bring one from home for a group gaming session. For grades 7-12. Art and Tech Every Tuesday 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Join us every Tuesday in the Studio for a special Art and Tech project. Activities will include painting, vinyl stickers, 3D pens and prints, perler beads, rainbow looms, soldering, Little Bits, and more! For grades 7-12. ACT Prep Every Tuesday, Feb 6 - Mar 27 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Do you need help preparing for the ACT? Learn study tips, test structure, and more. For ages 14-18. Registration is required. Please call (615) 862-5871 to register. Cypher Every Wednesday 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 teens in grades 7-12. Music Studio Every Thursday, except Dec 28, Jan 4 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Teens can learn instruments, explore beat-making, and venture into new musical avenues! We teach guitar,

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12 Days of Christmas Wednesday, Dec 20 1:30 PM Do you know the lyrics to the “12 Days of Christmas”? Join us as we sing and celebrate the Christmas holiday. For ages 12-17.

Be Well at NPL is our investment in mental and physical health for the citizens of Nashville. Whether you’re 6 or 60, an athlete in your prime or just starting out, you’re welcome to take part in free exercise, meditation, cooking, and other healthy living programs. Check the back of Unbound for listings at your closest NPL location, and for the most up-to-date information, visit https://library.nashville.org/event/be-well-npl.

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The Metro Council Goes on Record as Recognizing Nashville Public Library as 2017 Library of the Year WHEREAS, in 1897, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Library Law, which authorized cities of 20,000 or more to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms; and

WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library was established in 1898 and was then known as the Howard Library; and WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library now has twenty-one locations across the city, over 350 employees, more than 500 volunteers, and serves over 680,000 Davidson County residents; and

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2017, Nashville Public Library was named the “Library of the Year” by the Library Journal magazine, which described Nashville Public Library as “a model for the nation and the world.”; and

WHEREAS, an awards judge and director of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library described Nashville Public Library as “a champion of diversity and inclusiveness and a literacy gladiator;” and

WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library has broad engagement with the local school system and renowned educational initiatives, such as the

early reading outreach program Bringing Books to Life, and the student accessibility program Limitless Libraries, both of which are unique in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library is distinctive in having Wishing Chair Productions, its own resident puppet troupe and puppet truck program, which proudly preserves Tom Tichenor’s 79-year-old puppetry legacy; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, Nashville’s first International Puppet Festival, held at the Main Library, reached over 15,000 children and adults and is now one of the library’s most popular programs; and

WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library is home to the Civil Rights Room and Collection, a space that houses a collection of 150 oral histories, photographs, periodicals, manuscripts, and news accounts; and

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WHEREAS, the Civil Rights Room and Collection is accessible to all Nashvillians and was created to preserve and honor the stories of local

and national civil rights pioneers, as well as provide a forum for conversations about current civil rights issues and complex community dynamics; and

WHEREAS, much of Nashville Public Library’s strength and vitality comes from the community that has embraced it, including the Friends of

Nashville Public Library, as well as individual and corporate members of the community who support Nashville Public Library generously through the Nashville Public Library Foundation, whose public-private partnerships enable the Library to find innovative ways to meet community needs; to offer these services and resources at no cost to local families; and to reach even more of Nashville’s students, families, and lifelong learners; and

WHEREAS, Nashville Public Library helps meet challenges and the opportunities we all face as a growing city as demonstrated through its

other notable programs and services such as Studio NPL, NPL BoomBox, as well as health literacy, adult education, and digital literacy efforts; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes Nashville Public Library for its momentous achievement and

honors the library’s continuous commitment to community education and engagement, fulfilling its mission to inspire reading, advance learning, and connect our community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY: Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Nashville Public Library, its patrons, staff, board members, supporters and volunteers for their hard work and achievement of the Library Journal’s 2017 Library of the Year award. Section 2. That the Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Library Director Kent Oliver. Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

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Did You Know? Nashville Public Library is a place for wellness and health literacy. NPL offers free activities and resources, including yoga and cooking classes, in a program called Be Well at NPL. In 2016, NPL reached more than 15,000 people, delivering 989 health and wellness workshops. Thanks to the many individuals, corporations and foundations who support the Library through the Nashville Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer Be Well programs at no cost to participants.

People from around the world choose to make a home in Nashville. They visit Nashville Public Library to get immigration forms, take free ESL classes, and use free resources to prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. These services are part of the city’s “Pathway for New Americans” initiative. Thanks to generous individuals, corporations, and foundations that support the Nashville Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer this initiative at no cost to the community.

People of all backgrounds still struggle in a very real, local “digital divide.” Everyday tasks - banking online, emailing teachers and bosses, researching health information – remain out of reach. With access to tools and training through the Library’s Digital Inclusion initiative, digital learners can become “digital citizens.” Thanks to support from corporations, individuals, and foundations through the Nashville Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer these resources and services to individual learners and partnering organizations at no cost to the community.

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At Nashville Public Library, we believe children will learn to read – and later read to learn – if they first begin by reading for fun. That’s what makes Bringing Books to Life, the Library’s early reading outreach program, so important. NPL’s team of educators gives Pre-K reading workshops for teachers, parents, caregivers, and families, on weekends and evenings, across Nashville, in English and Spanish. What’s more, the Library offers these workshops at no cost to students, teachers, or families, thanks to support from individuals, corporations, and foundations through the Nashville Public Library Foundation.

In 2016, nearly 7,000 people benefitted from more than 800 adult literacy classes and workshops at NPL. The Library’s Adult Education efforts cover a wide spectrum of literacy topics, all designed to meet very real, local needs. Thanks to support from individuals, corporations, and foundations through the Nashville Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer space, resources, and services to individual learners and partnering adult literacy organizations at no cost to the community.


The Nashville After Zone Alliance Nashville After Zone Allance (NAZA),

Nearly 10,000 scholars, researchers, and tourists visit the Library’s Civil Rights Room every year. Nashville Public Library preserves a collection of oral histories, photographs, periodicals, manuscripts, news accounts, and more – all collected from people who created and witnessed the dramatic moments that make up Nashville’s Civil Rights history. Thanks to donations made through the Nashville Public Library Foundation, NPL can offer civil rights and human rights education programs to people across our community.

housed at NPL, is a nationally recognized network of after-school programs at 40+ schools and community centers across the city. Through NAZA, students get academic support and participate in project-based learning and enrichment activities. Plus, NAZA’s summer program gives more than 400 young people the opportunity to explore future careers.Thanks to funding through the Metro Government of Nashville and the Nashville Public Library Foundation, NAZA serves students at no cost to families.

Through a partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools called Limitless Libraries, Nashville Public Library supports students’ success by giving them on-campus access to its collection of two millionplus books, databases, and other resources. Individuals, corporations, and foundations have embraced Limitless Libraries through the Nashville Public Library Foundation.

The Library’s Wishing Chair crew of professional performers uses puppetry to bring stories and tales to life. They inspire children, families, and people of all ages to experience literacy in a new way. Wishing Chair offers special story times and full-scale puppetry productions in the Main Library’s Children Theatre, while NPL’s traveling Puppet Truck takes shows to locations across the city. Thanks to the many individuals, corporations, and foundations that support the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Wishing Chair can reach nearly 100,000 people a year.

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Get Your Free Library Card Who can get a card? Library cards are free for all residents of Davidson County, employees of Metro Government, and persons living within the Goodlettsville city limits.

Where do I get a card?

The Gift That Keeps on Giving Commemorative Library of the Year Library Cards

Sign up for a card online (www.library.nashville.org) and gain immediate access to all online library materials. You may also apply for a library card in person at any library location. If you get a card in person, it allows immediate access to all library materials.

How do I get a card? To get a card, present your ID and proof of address at any Nashville Public Library location. See Accepted Forms of ID below for documents that satisfy the proof-of-address requirement. If you are age 14 or older, you may register online to receive access to online library materials.

Accepted Forms of ID Driver's license or learner's permit School ID (if under 18) Military ID Passport ID only with date of birth Mail postmarked in the last month Pay stub issued in the last month Voter registration card Lease/deed agreement Current utility bill dated within one month

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Get Your Nashville Public Library 2017 Library of the Year Commemorative Library Card . You can either exchange your current card at no cost to you or ask for the commemorative card as a new patron. Visit any NPL location or visit https://library.nashville.org/get-card,. Offer Expires January 1, 2018.

Types of Library Cards There are several different types of library cards to suit different situations. If you are under 18 or do not have one of the approved forms of ID, consult this list to find a card that is right for you. • Online Card - Ages 14 and Up • Children's Card (full privileges) Ages 13 and Under • Power Card (limited privileges) Ages 13 and Under • Young Adult Card - Ages 14-17 • Educator Card • Nonresident Cards • Courtesy Cards

Your library card is good at all 21 Nashville Public Library locations and for all digital services. library.nashville.org/getacard


Locations and Hours Main 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. System-wide Numbers General Information (615) 862-5800 Interlibrary Loan (615) 862-5780 Deaf & Hard of Hearing (615) 862-5750 Metro Archives (615) 862-5880 Account Services (615) 862-5789 Overdues & Fines (615) 862-5792 Renewal Line (615) 862-5890 Talking Library (615) 862-5874

Main Library Numbers Children’s Department (615) 862-5785 Conference Center (615) 862-5727 Popular Materials (615) 862-5852 Nonfiction (615) 862-5793 Reference Service (615) 862-5793 Special Collections (615) 862-5782 Teens (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 Road (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 - 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

Hermitage Branch Library

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.

All library facilities will be closed Sunday, December 24, 2017; Monday, December 25, 2017; Tuesday, December 26, 2017 for Christmas Holidays All libraries will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year’s Day All libraries will be closed January 15, 2018 for Martin Luther King Holiday February 19, 2018 for Presidents Day

Inglewood Branch Library

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

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. Closed until Fall 2018 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 Park 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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Profile for Nashville Public Library

Unbound, Winter 2017  

Library events and initiatives, December 2017 - February 2018

Unbound, Winter 2017  

Library events and initiatives, December 2017 - February 2018