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    Salon@615: R.J. Palacio, 365 Days of Wonder

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Harding Academy, Nashville

    November 3, 2014

    365 Days of Wonder is a collection of quotes and wise words for every day of the year. It is the companion novel to #1 New York Times bestselling Wonder, which has sold over 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2012. The book’s message to Choose Kind has reached the hearts of readers across the country and was embraced widely by numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, ...more


    My Best Little Buddy 72 Hour Online Book Signing Event to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music

    October 31 - November 2, 2014

    Part of a continuing series of book signings to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman is hosting a 72 hour online book signing during the Halloween...more

    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 3, 2014

    Join Ms. Lou Anne for reading, singing and crafts. Ages 2 to 6.


    Wonder Baby

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

    November 3, 2014

    Mondays at 10:30 AM. Come for an engaging program geared toward babies (0-24 months) & their caregivers. We'll have fun with stories, songs, sign language, music & creative play! Bring...more

    Movie Madness

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

    November 3, 2014

    Come watch a movie with us!


    Family Story Time

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

    November 3, 2014

    Want to hear some really good books and have some fun too? Then come visit Miss Jess and find out just how fun reading can be! All ages welcome.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    November 4, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Faust's Goethe (Part One, Prologue). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    November 4, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Faust's Goethe (Part One, Prologue). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Maker Tuesday

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

    November 4, 2014

    Construct, craft, and create in the Teen Center for an adventure in creativity.


    Painting Fun

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

    November 4, 2014

    Using recycled materials and paint, we'll have fun creating an artistic masterpiece.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 4, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 11:15 AM. For preschoolers age 3 - 4. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more!


    U.S. Federal Census Collection

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

    November 5, 2014

    Learn how to use the library edition of Ancestry.com to search U.S. Census records.


    Global Reads Book Club

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

    November 5, 2014

    Each month, the Global Reads Book Club will meet to discuss a book set in a different country or culture around the world. November's selection: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.


    Children's Story Time

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Thompson Lane Branch, Nashville

    November 5, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Join us for reading, musical movement, singing, crafts, nursery rhymes, puppets and more. For Preschoolers and School Age children.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 5, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10 AM. Mr. Andrew invites preschoolers and their caregivers to a fun-filled story time event designed for children ages 2-5. You never know what Mr. Andrew will do next - see for...more

    Life in Colonial America for Kids

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

    November 5, 2014

    We will explore the life of children who lived in Colonial America: what type of clothing they wore, the games they played, the food they ate, the stories they listened to, and even the chores...more

    Killer Thrillers Book Club

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

    November 6, 2014

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


    First Thursday Book Club

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

    November 6, 2014

    Join the First Thursday Book Club as they alternate fiction and non-fiction titles and discuss in an informal manner. Call 880-3957, ext. 227 for information on each month's selection.


    Spoken Word Workshop

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

    November 6, 2014

    Speak, share, and express yourself through poetry with Southern Word.


    Great American Ideas

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

    November 7, 2014

    Each week we read a classic American text and discuss it together. This week we will discuss Washington's Inaugural and Farewell Addresses. For more information contact Ron Perry at...more

    Great American Ideas

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

    November 7, 2014

    Each week we read a classic American text and discuss it together. This week we will discuss Washington's Inaugural and Farewell Addresses. For more information contact Ron Perry at...more

    Wii, Xbox Kinect, & Games

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

    November 7, 2014

    There's always a lot going on the in Teen Center! Come dance, sing, battle, and exercise using the Wii. Use the Xbox Kinect or play board games such as Chess, Checkers, Mancala, cards, Guess...more

    Great American Ideas

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

    November 7, 2014

    Each week we read a classic American text and discuss it together. This week we will discuss Washington's Inaugural and Farewell Addresses. For more information contact Ron Perry at...more

    Literary Award Gala

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

    November 8, 2014

     The 2014 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Gala will be held at Main Library and honor an author who has contributed to the world of books and reading.


    Workshop: Printed Books: Exploring Spirituality in Art

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

    October 4 - November 8, 2014

    Local printmaker and bookbinder Sarazen Haile will give a six-day workshop exploring the theme of spirituality in art while exploring the works in Frist Center exhibitions ...more

    Family Double Feature - Mary Poppins

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

    November 8, 2014

    Mary Poppins arrives from the sky to take care of the rowdy Banks children. With chimneysweep Bert, she takes them on unforgettable adventures. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Rated G....more

    Preparing and Planting Bulbs

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

    November 8, 2014

    An introductory workshop presented by Master Gardeners of Davidson County exploring several types of flowers grown from bulbs, including tips for preparation and planting in time to enjoy spring...more

    Shakespeare Allowed!

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

    November 8, 2014

    The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Nashville Public Library invite you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud, in a reading circle. This month we will read The Tempest.


    2nd Annual Books From Birth Fall Market

    Presented by Books From Birth of Middle Tennessee at Embassy Suites - Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro

    November 8, 2014

    This is the annual fundraiser for Rutherford County Books from Birth. Admission is free, but a donation to the Books from Birth booth at the entrance is encouraged.  More than 35 vendors will...more

    Book Signing: The Heart of Radnor Lake with Cynthia S. Brown

    Presented by East Side Story at East Side Story, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    Join us for a book signing with The Heart of Radnor Lake author and photographer Cynthia S. Brown. 

    The Heart of Radnor Lake is a spiritual coffee table book...more

    Education & Arts Series with Robert Benson

    Presented by St. Timothy Lutheran Church at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Hendersonville

    November 9, 2014

    Nashville resident and critically acclaimed writer on the contemplative life, Robert Benson will be the featured speaker at St. Timothy Lutheran Church for the first of three events in the 2014-15...more

    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 10, 2014

    Join Ms. Lou Anne for reading, singing and crafts. Ages 2 to 6.


    Wonder Baby

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

    November 10, 2014

    Mondays at 10:30 AM. Come for an engaging program geared toward babies (0-24 months) & their caregivers. We'll have fun with stories, songs, sign language, music & creative play! Bring...more

    Movie Madness

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

    November 10, 2014

    Come watch a movie with us!


    Family Story Time

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

    November 10, 2014

    Want to hear some really good books and have some fun too? Then come visit Miss Jess and find out just how fun reading can be! All ages welcome.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    November 11, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Faust's Goethe (Part One, Parts 1-2). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    November 11, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Faust's Goethe (Part One, Parts 1-2). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Maker Tuesday

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

    November 11, 2014

    Construct, craft, and create in the Teen Center for an adventure in creativity.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 11, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 11:15 AM. For preschoolers age 3 - 4. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more!


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    November 11, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Faust's Goethe (Part One, Parts 1-2). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    The Gathering: Donald Miller

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Allen Arena, Nashville

    November 11, 2014

    The Gathering is Lipscomb's weekly spiritual service for the entire undergraduate student body. The guest speaker on Nov. 11 will be Nashville-based author Donald Miller.

    Miller...more

    Presumed Innocent - 2nd Wednesday Book Club

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

    November 12, 2014

    The 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

    Make Your Own Jewelry with Susan Eaddy!

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

    November 12, 2014

    Clay illustrator Susan Eaddy shows fun tips in working with polymer clay. Anyone can make beads, medallions, scrapbook icons or treasure boxes. Susan will share her tools & secrets for making...more

    Children's Story Time

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Thompson Lane Branch, Nashville

    November 12, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Join us for reading, musical movement, singing, crafts, nursery rhymes, puppets and more. For Preschoolers and School Age children.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    November 12, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10 AM. Mr. Andrew invites preschoolers and their caregivers to a fun-filled story time event designed for children ages 2-5. You never know what Mr. Andrew will do next - see for...more

    Little Libraries

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

    November 12, 2014

    Create a Little Library: a small, unique box to hold books for the public. The box will be placed in your community when finished.


    Let's Get Acquainted With Some Native American Customs

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

    November 12, 2014

    We will explore the lives of various Native Americans and some of their folk tales and beliefs.


    Salon@615 - Chris Van Allsburg, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

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

    November 12, 2014

    Author and Illustrator Chris Van Allsburg will discuss his latest book.

    About The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

    Being a pet store hamster isn’t much fun for Sweetie...more

    Novel Conversations

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

    November 13, 2014

    New members are always welcome for an easy-going book discussion the second Thursday of each month. 9/11-Have Mother, Will Travel. 10/9-In the Time of the Butterflies. 11/13-The Vacationers.


    Thanksgiving Special Event

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

    November 13, 2014

    What are YOU thankful for? I'm thankful we'll have cool crafts and yummy treats today. So come join us!


    Spoken Word Workshop

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

    November 13, 2014

    Speak, share, and express yourself through poetry with Southern Word.


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