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Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry Hosted by Ciona Rouse w/ Constance Bynum, Liza Kawaller and Saran Thompson

Presented by Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, Nashville

August 28, 2015

Join your host Ciona Rouse for a jam packed poetry event full of local and nationally known talent!  Lyrical Brew takes place the last Friday of each month at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt.  Always free parking in the 2525 garage behind the bookstore! This month's edition features Constance Bynum, Liza Kawaller and Saran Thompson.

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Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hermitage Branch, Hermitage

September 15, 2015

We'll discuss American Gods by Neil Gaiman. We always welcome new members. For more information call (615) 880-3951 ext 227.


Adult Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

September 15, 2015

Join us for a friendly and informal discussion each month. Readings are selected by group consensus.


Chick Lit for Chicklets Panel

Presented by Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs at Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs, Brentwood

September 17, 2015

Jen Malone, Gail Nall, and Stephanie Faris discuss and sign their books geared toward tween girls: You're Invited, Breaking the Ice, and 25 Roses.


Dinner with an Author

Presented by Putnam County Library Friends at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Cookeville

September 19, 2015

The Putnam County Library Friends 8th Annual Dinner with an Author will be Saturday, September 19, 2015.  We are very excited about this year’s author, Denise Kiernan.  Ms. Kiernan’s...more

Artful Tales: The Goose Girl

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

September 20, 2015

Enjoy this FREE family program, geared toward everyone ages three and up! Listen and play along as an art-related story comes to life. Then, head upstairs to the studios and make an artwork...more

TenX9 Nashville Storytelling

Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

September 21, 2015

Tenx9 (Ten by Nine) is a Belfast-originated monthly storytelling night where 9 people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Everybody has a story. ordinary stories,...more

Book Signing with Don Winston at The Mad Platter

Presented by BookManBookWoman Bookstore at The Mad Platter Restaurant, Nashville

September 22, 2015

Join former Nashvillian and best-selling author Don Winston as he signs and discusses his new book, The Gristmill Playhouse. Don Winston grew up in Nashville and graduated from Princeton...more

Salon@615 Special Edition: Jonathan Franzen, Purity

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

September 23, 2015

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus...more

Poet’s Corner Featuring Amy Wright

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

September 24, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by Amy Wright, author of four chapbooks and the forthcoming full-length poetry collection, Mudlick, the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press,...more

Green Hills Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

September 24, 2015

Join us for an informal discussion of the selection of the month. Visit the Green Hills information desk to pick up a copy of the book.


David Olney in Residence

Presented by The 5 Spot and The 5 Spot at The 5 Spot, Nashville

September 3 - September 25, 2015

Legendary Singer-songwriter, Actor and Author David Olney and band settle into East Nashville's 5 Spot on Thursday in September...more

Book Launch Party | Everyday Makeup Secrets by Daniel Klingler

Presented by McKay Used Books at McKay Used Books, Nashville

September 25, 2015

Enjoy an open house with a demo, book overview and Q&A at 7 p.m. Stop in for a first look at the book, a short presentation and light refreshments.

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4th Annual Storytelling Festival

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Standing Stone State Park, Hilham

September 26, 2015

Join in the fun at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at Standing Stone State Park on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 3 pm. Hear storytellers weave their magic of the...more

Fall Book Frenzy

Presented by University School of Nashville at University School of Nashville, Nashville

September 26, 2015

Please join us Saturday, September 26 at USN’s Cheek Gymnasium for an incredible sale of new and gently used books and media.  Choose options to educate and inspire readers of all ages -...more

Ten×9 Nashville Storytelling

Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

June 29 - September 28, 2015

Ten×9 Nashville Storytelling, the first satellite of Belfast’s popular Ten×9 storytelling event, is a monthly community...more

Preschool Story Time: Banned Books Week

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Donelson Branch, Nashville

September 28, 2015

Can the adults tell which book has been controversial? Join us for story time during American Library Association's Banned Books Week to find out.


The Band of Poets

Presented by Bobby's Idle Hour at Bobby's Idle Hour, Nashville

September 29, 2015

Poetry readings by some of Nashville's most gifted writers.  Music before and after. 


Book Surfers Kids' Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Southeast Branch, Antioch

September 30, 2015

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for book discussions, games, and fun! Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Desk. For ages 8 and up.


Salon@615: Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), Furiously Happy

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

September 30, 2015

Jenny Lawson has been blogging about her life for almost a decade on her popular, award-winning blog The Bloggess. In 2012,...more

Salon@615: Ruth Reichl, My Kitchen Year

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 1, 2015

Ruth Reichl is the author of Delicious! a novel published by Random House in May 2014. She was Editor...more

Moving In

Presented by InFlux at Landmark Booksellers, Franklin

October 2, 2015

InFlux presents "Moving In", a mobile art gallery exhibiting exciting new ceramics by middle Tennessee artists. In conjunction with Tennessee Craft and Landmark Booksellers, we...more

Shakespeare Allowed!

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 3, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. This month we will read "The Taming of the Shrew."


The House That Music Built: A Night of Music and Storytelling

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 4, 2015

We hope you'll join us for an evening of music and storytelling as the Nashville music community comes together to benefit Habitat for Humanity.


Nashville Retrospect with Allen Forkum

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hermitage Branch, Hermitage

October 7, 2015

Mr. Forkum, editor of the Nashville Retrospect, will speak on his newspaper and Nashville history.


A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

October 8, 2015

Novel Conversations Book Club meets every 2nd Thursday at 6:00pm. New members are always welcome for an easygoing book discussion. Please call (615) 862-5854 for more...more

Teen Book Discussion Group

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 9, 2015

Teens discussing teen books chosen by teens! For teens in grades 7-12.


Vanderbilt Divinity School Cole Lectures w/ Nikky Finney

Presented by Vanderbilt Divinity School at Vanderbilt University - Divinity School, Nashville

October 8 - October 9, 2015

Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 2015 Cole Lectures to be delivered by Nikky Finney, John H. Bennett, Jr. Endowed Professor of Creative Writing and Southern...more

Southern Festival of Books: Karima Bennoune

Presented by Family of Abraham at War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

October 10, 2015

Karima Bennoune will speak on Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Extremism at the ...more

27th annual Southern Festival of Books

Presented by Humanities Tennessee at War Memorial Plaza and Nashville Public Library, Nashville

October 9 - October 11, 2015

A local treasure and a fixture of fall in the South; a star-studded literary lineup; a must-attend for millennials; a time-honored family tradition: the Southern Festival of Books will return to...more

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 9 - October 11, 2015

Don't miss out on the bargains at our weekend-long sale! With every purchase, you support Friends of the Nashville Public Library.

 


Book Sale

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

October 17, 2015

Stock up on great books, movies and music–at fabulous prices–at the Inglewood Branch Friends of the Library Book Sale! We have a variety of fiction, nonfiction, music CDs and movies from which...more

Salon@615: Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 19, 2015

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but...more

Adult Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

October 20, 2015

Join us for a friendly and informal discussion each month. Readings are selected by group consensus.


Books to Get You Talking Nashville | Book Club

Presented by Books to Get You Talking Nashville at Bongo Java Nashville (Belmont), Nashville

August 19 - October 21, 2015

The Books to Get You Talking Nashville Book Club Meets at 7:30 PM on third Wednesday each month at Bongo Java on Belmont Blvd. Coming up:

August 19th, "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson...more

Salon@615 Special Edition: Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Presented by Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books at Hume Fogg Magnet High School, Nashville

October 21, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert will discuss her new book, Big Magic : Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth is best known for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her...more

Poet’s Corner Featuring Ron Turner

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

October 22, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free poetry reading by Ron Turner. Turner’s work has appeared in On Fathers by H. Jackson Brown, and Southern Voices in Every Direction, edited by Margaret...more

Patriot Tour 2015 featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

October 23, 2015

For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to twenty...more

Book Surfers Kids' Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Southeast Branch, Antioch

October 28, 2015

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for book discussions, games, and fun! Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Desk. For ages 8 and up.


Singing the Legacy: Jazz, Spirituals and Folk Songs

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edgehill Branch Library, Nashville

October 29, 2015

Come hear masterful song and story from the soul of American music (spirituals), the heart of American life (folk songs), and the spirit of America's original sound (Jazz). Connye Florance and...more

NaNoWriMo Kickoff

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

October 29, 2015

What is NaNoWriMo? It's National Novel Writing Month. Learn more about this writing challenge and discover tips and resources for writing a novel.


Salon@615: Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 30, 2015

Advance tickets available October 16. Deborah Harkness will discuss her new book The Book of Life. This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of tickets will be available on-site 30...more

2015 Bell Witch Fall Festival

Presented by Community SPIRIT, Inc. at Bell School Grounds, Adams

September 27 - October 31, 2015

The Bell Witch Fall Festival is an annual fall event in Adams, Tennessee, celebrating the area and its colorful history. For 2015, two new lecture-type events have been added...more

“Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones,” an exhibit at the Granville Museum

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Granville Museum, Granville

May 29 - November 1, 2015

GRANVILLE, Tenn. – The public now has an opportunity to visit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones,” an exhibit at the Granville Museum through November 1, 2015. It illustrates...more

First Thursday Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edmondson Pike Branch, Nashville

September 3 - November 5, 2015

Join this Book Club for informal book discussions, alternating fiction and non-fiction titles. Call (615) 880-3957, ext. 73789 for information on each month's selection.


Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Moving Target

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

September 3 - November 5, 2015

First Thursday of the month for the Killer Thrillers Book Club, a book club devoted to reading mysteries and thrillers, both classic and new.


Teen Book Discussion Group

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

November 6, 2015

Teens discussing teen books chosen by teens! For teens in grades 7-12.


Literary Award Patrons Party

Presented by Nashville Public Library Foundation at Private Residence - address upon registration

November 6, 2015

The Patrons Party is a special evening honoring 2015 Literary Award recipient, Jon Meacham. Hosted at a private home, this evening is a unique opportunity to meet Mr. Meacham and be part...more

Shakespeare Allowed! | Two Gentleman of Verona

Presented by Nashville Public Library and The Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

November 7, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. This month we will read "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."


2nd Wednesday Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

September 9 - November 11, 2015

2nd Wednesday Book Club has been meeting for more than a decade, engaging in thought provoking discussions of contemporary and classic titles. Take part in the discussion or listen while you...more

Some Luck, by Jane Smiley

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

November 12, 2015

Novel Conversations Book Club meets every 2nd Thursday at 6:00 p.m. New members are always welcome for an easygoing book discussion. Please call 615-862-5854 for more information.September: One...more

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