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Preschool Story Time

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

February 2, 2015

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fun!

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Hadley Park Urban Fiction Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hadley Park Branch , Nashville

February 7, 2015

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month for a lively book discussion. Contact the branch for the current selection.

"The Caged Bird Sings" with Paula Larke and Bolanile Ajanaku-Habib

Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

February 7, 2015

The series, Phenomenal Woman: That’s Me, is an annual celebration of the contributions of women in art, politics, religion, science and social justice inspired by the life and work of...more

Preschool Story Time

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

February 9, 2015

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fun!


Twilite Story Hour

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

February 10, 2015

Join us for The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats with an extra cool craft to follow.


Studio NPL: Cypher

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

February 10, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Salon@615: Samantha Shannon, The Mime Order

Presented by Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

February 10, 2015

 Samantha Shannon will discuss her novel The Mime Order.

About The Mime Order

After a cliff-hanger and months of wait comes The Mime Order, the eagerly...more

Story Time

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

February 11, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, ABCs, 123s, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


Studio NPL: Cypher

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

February 11, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Novel Conversations: Mom & Me & Mom

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

February 12, 2015

New members are always welcome for an easy-going book discussion the second Thursday of each month. Dec. 11: We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. Jan. 8: A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre....more

Manga Night

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

February 12, 2015

Hang out with other otaku teens and discuss manga, anime, and cosplay!

Religions and Extraterrestrial Life

Presented by University Club of Nashville

February 12, 2015

Come and beat the winter cold by enjoying a celebrated Vanderbilt professor and author discuss life on other planets and religion. Explore new worlds and meet new friends at our meet and greet at...more

Carnegie Writers Group

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

February 14, 2015

Second and fourth Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. The Carnegie Writers Group is a community peer to peer writing group for diverse writers in all stages and genres of writing.

READing Paws

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

February 14, 2015

Second and fourth Saturdays, visit the Story Room for a chance to cuddle up with a canine friend who will listen while you read. Registration is required. Bring your own book or choose one from the...more

Salon@615: Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates

Presented by Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

February 14, 2015

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, will discuss his latest novel.

About We Are Pirates

A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the...more

Artful Tales: The Emperor’s New Clothes

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

February 15, 2015

Artful Tales is a 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 art studio and make an...more

Amazing Grace and More!

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

February 17, 2015

Join us for inspiring stories to celebrate African American History Month.


Twilite Story Hour

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

February 17, 2015

Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Join us for a fun family evening filled with stories and crafts!


Third Tuesday Book Club

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

February 17, 2015

Title for this month is to be determined.

Studio NPL: Cypher

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

February 17, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Story Time

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

February 18, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, ABCs, 123s, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


Third Thursday Book Club

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

February 18, 2015

Join us for a lively discussion of Unlucky 13 by James Patterson.


African-American Authors and Illustrators Story Time

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

February 18, 2015

We'll read a selection of the best works by outstanding children's book authors and illustrators in storytime. You might discover a new favorite!

African-American Authors and Illustrators Story Time

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

February 18, 2015

We'll read a selection of the best works by outstanding children's book authors and illustrators in storytime. You might discover a new favorite!

Nursery Rhyme Time

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

February 19, 2015

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:30 AM. Nursery rhymes lead to successful readers. Enjoy traditional and not-so-traditional rhymes through stories, songs, and finger plays. Ages 18 months and...more

Third Thursday Book Club

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

February 19, 2015

Join the First Thursday Book Club for informal book discussions, alternating fiction and non-fiction titles. Call 880-3957, ext. 227 for information on each month's selection.

Foodies and Books

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

February 19, 2015

Foodies & Books is a group interested in exploring cookbooks and other forms of food literature. February's topic will be Pasta dishes.

READing Paws

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

February 21, 2015

Visit the storytime room to cuddle up with our canine friend, Sophie, who will listen while you read a good book to her. Space is limited and registration for a specific time period is required. ...more

Hadley Park Urban Fiction Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hadley Park Branch , Nashville

February 21, 2015

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month for a lively book discussion. Contact the branch for the current selection.

Sunday Puppet Shows at The Parthenon

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

January 11 - February 22, 2015

Philosophy for children? Philosophy in a puppet show? Really? Yes, really. Join us at the Parthenon, Sundays at 1:00pm, for a 15 minute interactive performance of the "Allegory of the...more

Preschool Story Time

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

February 23, 2015

Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. be part of the fun, sharing stories, songs, dancing and sometimes crafts!


Shakespeare Reading Group

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

February 24, 2015

Did you know that Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the English language - after the various authors of the Bible? Come discuss a different play each month. Dec. 30: Richard III....more

Around the Town with Kevin Lewis

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

February 24, 2015

Enjoy stories that transport us by train, boat and truck by talented African American author, Kevin Lewis.


Twilite Story Hour

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

February 24, 2015

Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Join us for a fun family evening filled with stories and crafts!


Fourth Tuesday Book Discussion - Between Shades of Gray

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

February 24, 2015

A friendly and informal discussion of the selection of the month. February's selection will be this year's Nashville Reads selection, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

Studio NPL: Cypher

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

February 24, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Story Time

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

February 25, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, ABCs, 123s, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


Rhythm, Blues, and Langston Hughes

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

February 25, 2015

Experience the rhythmic, musical nature of language in selected works by Langston Hughes. Gain insight into the history and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and the roots of popular American music...more

Poet's Corner ft. Kelly Falzone

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

February 26, 2015

Poet’s Corner at Scarritt Bennett Center, a free monthly poetry reading, will feature Kelly Falzone.

Kelly Cass Falzone has been writing poetry since age eleven but...more

Carnegie Writers Group

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

February 28, 2015

Second and fourth Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. The Carnegie Writers Group is a community peer to peer writing group for diverse writers in all stages and genres of writing.

READing Paws

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

February 28, 2015

Second and fourth Saturdays, visit the Story Room for a chance to cuddle up with a canine friend who will listen while you read. Registration is required. Bring your own book or choose one from the...more

Southern Word Grand Slam Semifinal

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Southern Word at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

March 6, 2015

Join us as the region’s top youth poets, emcees, and spoken word artists compete for top lyrical honors, a chance to appear at the statewide finals and a shot to travel to the Brave New...more

Poetry Out Loud Tennessee State Competition

Presented by Tennessee Arts Commission at Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville

March 14, 2015

Come out and watch as qualifying students across the state of Tennessee compete for the honor of going to the Poetry Out Loud National Competition in Washington, DC. The event will be mceed by...more

Artful Tales: “I’ll Be Free”

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

March 15, 2015

Artful Tales is a 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 art studios and make an...more

Lipscomb Lifelong Learning: As the Page Turns Book Club WOW (Women Only Welcome)

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University, Nashville

September 19, 2014 - April 17, 2015

Instructor: Kay Wyatt, retired Lipscomb Academy English professor

Note: This is a year-long class meeting six times.

This women’s book club returns with the first discussion...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 1: Friday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University

February 20 - April 17, 2015

"As the Page Turns" Book Club
WOW (Women Only Welcome)
Fridays, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17
Instructor: Kay Wyatt, retired Lipscomb Academy English...more

The Great Eastern: Storytelling in the Heart of East Nashville

Presented by The Great Eastern

May 6, 2014 - May 5, 2015

The Great Eastern is a monthly storytelling show that takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Cult Fiction Underground in East Nashville. Each month we have a theme, 4-5 booked...more

4th Annual Storytelling Festival

Presented by Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma 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 spoken word...more

Franklin on Foot "The Widow of the South" Tour

Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

The Widow of the South, written by long-time Franklin resident and Historic Carnton Plantation Association board member Robert Hicks, centers on the life of Carrie McGavock, the mistress of...more

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