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Preschool Story Time

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

May 6 - May 27, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 AM. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and a lot of fun.

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Story Time in the Garden

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

May 28, 2015

School is out, and spring is here! Join us in the Garrett Family Gardens for an evening story time with stories, songs & a craft! Ages birth to 5 years old.


Salon@615: Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life

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

May 28, 2015

Deborah Harkness is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life. A history professor at the University of...more

Lyrical Brew: An Evening of Local Poetry Hosted by Ciona Rouse

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

May 29, 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....more

BlogPaws Pet Blogging & Social Media Conference

Presented by BlogPaws/Pet360 at Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville

May 28 - May 30, 2015

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Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Presented by The Arts at Center Street at The Arts at Center Street, Nashville

May 30, 2015

The Arts at Center Street presents an Open Mic Night for poets and spoken word artists, featuring local poet Benjamin Reese. 

Sign-ups begin at 8:00pm, event...more

Salon@615: Steve Inskeep, Jacksonland

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

June 4, 2015

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance tickets are limited.


Clarksville Writers Conference

Presented by Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville

June 4 - June 5, 2015

The Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, on the campus of Austin Peay State University, 

The keynote speaker for the Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, on the...more

Puppet Truck presents Puss in Boots

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

June 6, 2015

Wishing Chair Productions is proud to present a brand new, jazz-infused, marionette version of the classic Brother's Grimm story. With Nashville favorites Chris Walters' score and Connye...more

Shakespeare Allowed!

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

June 6, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. This month we will read Henry VI, Part III.


Preschool Story Time

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

June 8, 2015

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.


Bellevue 18+ Anime Club

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

June 9, 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.


Kickstarting a Dream, with Author Susan Eaddy

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

June 9, 2015

Susan Eaddy describes the successful launch of her fifth book from the hybrid model of book publishing; a crowdfunding campaign between author, agent, and small publisher. If you want to publish a...more

Sue Langford, Fantasy Burned, Secret Heart | Book Signing and Meet and Greet

Presented by Sue Langford - Author at Joe's Crabshack, Nashville

June 11, 2015

Fantasy amd Secret series author Sue Langford (Dirt Road Fantasy, Fantasy Burned, Secret Heart, Secrets and Lies) will be available for autographs and...more

Friends of the Bellevue Branch Library Book Sale

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

June 11, 2015

Get bargains on gently used recent and vintage hardcover and softcover books, plus children's books, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds to benefit Bellevue Branch Library programs.


Novel Conversations

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

June 11, 2015

New members are always welcome for an easygoing book discussion. Please call (615) 862-5854 for titles.


Margaret McMullan, Every Father's Daughter and Aftermath Lounge | Reading and Signing

Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books, Nashville

June 12, 2015

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Friends of the Bellevue Branch Library Book Sale

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

June 13, 2015

Get bargains on gently used recent and vintage hardcover and softcover books, plus children's books, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds to benefit Bellevue Branch Library programs.


Friends of the Bellevue Branch Library Book Sale

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

June 14, 2015

Get bargains on gently used recent and vintage hardcover and softcover books, plus children's books, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds to benefit Bellevue Branch Library programs.


Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville | Anthology Release Show

Presented by East Side Story at Belmont University - McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville

June 15, 2015

East Side Story, Nashville’s only all-local bookstore, will publish an anthology titled Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville to benefit the Arts & Business Council of...more

Authors R My Idols for Book 'Em with Denise Grover Swank, Lauren Miller, Kim Holden and Rysa Walker

Presented by UtopYA at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

June 20, 2015

Are you an avid reader who wants to meet and hang out with their favorite authors? Meet bestselling authors Denise Grover Swank, Lauren Miller, Kim Holden and Rysa Walker at Authors R My Idols...more

He-Roes and She-Roes with Dee Kimbrell, Interactive Storyteller

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

June 20, 2015

Dee Kimbrell celebrates the hero residing in each child using a great story, the simplest costume and a child's imagination.


UtopYA

Presented by Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

June 18 - June 21, 2015

An uplifting, collaborative and educational conference for writers, those who want to be writers, and those who want to support writers, whether fans or service providers.

utopYA is a...more

Artful Tales: Is It Deep Enough? How Brer Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs

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

June 21, 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 studios and make an artwork...more

What Happens in Hamlet?

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

June 2 - June 23, 2015

Dr. Larry A. Brown of Lipscomb University leads a discussion of Shakespeare's tragedy and its various interpretations on stage and screen. Dr. Brown teaches World Literature, Theater History,...more

Poet’s Corner ft. K.A. Brauchler

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

June 25, 2015

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


East Adult Book Club

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

June 25, 2015

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


Salon@615: Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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

June 25, 2015

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and...more

Alice in Wonderland

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

June 19 - June 27, 2015

Based on the book by Lewis Carroll, this fanciful and arresting interactive show is performed with live performers as well as shadow and hand puppetry.


The Page Turners Book Club

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

June 29 - June 30, 2015

Being Dead is No Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe


Meet Abraham Lincoln

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

July 2, 2015

Experience history firsthand with this enlightening, informative and educational look at the life of the 16th President; just as if Abraham Lincoln himself were telling it.


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...more

Shakespeare Allowed!

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

July 11, 2015

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


"Come Burn Through Your Story" Writing and Performance Retreat w/ Minton Sparks

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

July 10 - July 12, 2015

Minton Sparks’ Nashville Writing and Performance Institute is celebrating our 4th year. We are responding to requests to extend our one-day workshop. Come join our three-day...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.


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.


#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.


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.


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

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