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Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone

Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall, Nashville

July 7, 2015

Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his ...more


Rob Bell - Everything is Spiritual

Presented by Rocketown at Rocketown - White Building, Nashville

July 15, 2015

Rob Bell is a bestselling author, international teacher, and highly sought after public speaker. His books include The New York Times bestseller Love Wins, along with Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus...more

N&XT Lab

Presented by N&XT at 100 Taylor Street Arts Collective, Nashville

July 16, 2015

N&XT Lab is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to come together to collaborate on new work and adaptations of familiar work.

Four work-in-progress concepts/pieces are given...more

Book Signing with Dr. Rae

Presented by Psychologist and Certified Life Coach Dr. Rachel Elahe at Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore, Nashville

July 18, 2015

Distinguished Psychologist and Certified Life Coach Dr. Rachel Elahee, more fondly known as Dr. Rae, released...more

Artful Tales: Red, Purple, Gold: Yes, Please!

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

July 19, 2015

Enjoy this FREE family program, geared toward everyone ages three and up! Listen to an original story about a little girl who learns that making dreams come true for others can lead to the...more

Author Talk & Book Signing: John Quiñones

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

July 19, 2015

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt will welcome journalist and broadcaster John Quiñones into the bookstore for a very special discussion and book signing for the release of his...more

RENT: the musical

Presented by South Jackson Civic Center at South Jackson Civic Center, Tullahoma

July 10 - July 19, 2015

Come see Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning retelling of the classic Italian opera, "La Boheme" at South Jackson Civic Center on July 10-12 and 17-19. Set in New York City during the AIDS...more

La Dolce Vita

Presented by Green Door Gourmet at Green Door Gourmet , Nashville

July 19, 2015

Green Door Gourmet and The Porch Writers’ Collective present La Dolce Vita: An evening of wine, food, words, and music.

Featuring a Wine Tasting, Farm-Fresh Italian Supper,...more

That Time of the Month | 3rd Anniversary & Book Launch Show

Presented by That Time of the Month at Tin Cup Coffee, Nashville

July 22, 2015

Join That Time of the Month as the comedy storytelling collective unveils its collection of the most memorable stories from the TTOTM’s three year run...more

Poet’s Corner ft. Sarah Kai Neal

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

July 23, 2015

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a free monthly reading by a featured local poet at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Poet’s Corner.


TNT | Stephanie Pruitt: Embodiment: Poetry Through the Five Senses

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

July 23, 2015

Words spring from the two-dimensional page to become an experience to touch, taste, smell, hear, and see. Literary and conceptual artist Stephanie Pruitt collaborates with a chef, a new...more

Local Hero: Robert Churchwell

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

July 25, 2015

Please join us in the Auditorium with Gloria Churchwell, author of Robert Churchwell: Writing News, Making History - A Savannah Green Story, as she joins Nashville Public Library to...more

The Page Turners Book Club

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

July 27 - July 28, 2015

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.


Author Event with Mark Claypool, Author of We're In This Together

Presented by Educational Services of America at Parnassus Books, Nashville

July 28, 2015

Mark Claypool, President and CEO of Educational Services of America is signing copies of his book We're In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education at...more

#NPLMightyMidweek

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

June 10 - July 29, 2015

Join us every Wednesday through July at 3:30pm. Create! Design! Craft! Build! Be mighty in your midweek by exploring your inner creative GENIUS. For grades 7-12.


Revolutionary Readers

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

July 1 - July 29, 2015

When the Revolutionary War arrived in Andrew Jackson’s hometown of Waxhaw, South Carolina, he was a school boy of twelve. During the War, Jackson served as a messenger, scout, and fighter,...more

Dan Washburn, Author of The Forbidden Game: Golf in China

Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books, Nashville

July 30, 2015

Parnassus Books welcomes author Dan Washburn for a discussion and signing of his book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream. Dan will appear in conversation with...more

Shakespeare Allowed!

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

August 1, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. This month we will read Titus Andronicus.


Grant Writing Seminar

Presented by Middle Tennessee Council at Jet Potter Scout Office, Nashville

August 3 - August 4, 2015

Join us for a two-day grant writing seminar with the Middle Tennessee Council.


Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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

August 6, 2015

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Rated PG-13. 102 min.


First Thursday Book Club

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

June 4 - August 6, 2015

Join the First Thursday 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.


Bellevue 18+ Anime Club

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

August 11, 2015

Every 2nd Tuesday at 6:00pm. Attention, all adult anime fans: Bellevue Branch hosts an anime club for adults. Meet other fans as we watch and talk about anime.


Studio NPL: Cypher

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

August 12, 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

Summer Challenge Finale

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

August 13, 2015

Join us for the East Branch Library's Summer Challenge Wrap-up Party: log your points and claim your prizes!


Manga Night

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

June 11 - August 13, 2015

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


Poetry Reading: Oluwakemi Elufiede

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

August 15, 2015

Author Oluwakemi Elufiede reads from her inspirational poetry anthology Sunshine Never Rains. The author will have books available for purchase.


Preschool Story Time

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

June 8 - August 17, 2015

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


3rd Tuesday Book Club

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

June 16 - August 18, 2015

Every third Tuesday at 6:30pm. We always welcome new members.


Studio NPL: Cypher

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

August 19, 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

Third Thursday Book Club

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

June 18 - August 20, 2015

Join us for a lively discussion.


Third Thursday Book Club

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

June 18 - August 20, 2015

Join the Third Thursday Book Club as they discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles with other book fans. Call (615) 880-3957, ext. 73789 for information on each month's...more

Storyland Saturday

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

June 6 - August 22, 2015

Come to the library for some super stories, songs, and silliness! (No Storyland Saturday on June 20 or July 4.)


Family Fun Time

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

June 1 - August 24, 2015

Join Ms. Katie for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft! Ages 3-5.


Mother Goose Moments

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

June 1 - August 24, 2015

Mother Goose Moments features songs, rhymes, and finger plays with babies birth through 2 years old and their caregivers.


Preschool Story Time

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

June 15 - August 24, 2015

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.


After School Book Club

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

July 28 - August 25, 2015

A fun, informal discussion about today's hottest books and yesterday's classics.


Fourth Tuesday Book Discussion

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

June 23 - August 25, 2015

An informal and friendly discussion based on the book of the month.

June | The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

July | I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for...more

The Page Turners Book Club

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

August 24 - August 25, 2015

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.


Great Books Reading and Discussion Program

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

June 2 - August 25, 2015

Every Tuesday. Explore the classics.


Studio NPL: Cypher

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

August 26, 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

East Adult Book Club

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

August 27, 2015

Enjoy lively discussion on this month's book pick. Call (615) 862-5860 for titles


Krayon Kids

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

June 4 - August 27, 2015

Join Ms. Katie at the library for some crafty fun.


Green Hills Book Club

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

June 25 - August 27, 2015

Every fourth Thursday. An informal discussion of the selection of the month. Visit the Green Hills information desk to pick up a copy of the book.


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

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

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.


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

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

“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

Literary Award Gala

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

November 14, 2015

The Nashville Public Library Literary Award was established in 2004 to recognize distinguished authors and other individuals for their contributions to the world of books and reading....more

Civil War Book Club 2015

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

January 24 - December 19, 2015

Belle Meade Plantation Civil War Book Club – The meetings will start at 3:00pm on the dates listed below inside the Belle Meade Mansion. Please check in at the Visitor Center to get directions...more

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