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MP&F Speaker Series: A Conversation with Dana Thomas

Presented by McNeely Pigott and Fox at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

April 27, 2015

MP&F Public Relations for a celebration of New York Times best-selling author Dana Thomas’ new book, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Parnassus Books will handle book sales on-site. The event is free and open to the public; but seating is limited, and reservations are ...more


Star Wars Day: May the Fourth be with You

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

May 4, 2015

Celebrate this special day by making an origami Yoda.


Bellevue Writers' Group

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

May 5, 2015

The Bellevue Writers' Group is devoted to adults of all ages who write prose fiction and literary nonfiction. Join us as we share our works, receive and provide feedback, and discuss our love...more

Fairytale Fun

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

May 7, 2015

In honor of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, join us for some fairytale fun.


First Thursday Book Club

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

May 7, 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.


Frist Center Art Trunk: Telling Tales

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

May 7, 2015

Enjoy learning about early American skills and crafts inspired by narrative-based artworks and stories from 19th century American Art. Registration is required for this special 3-week series. We...more

Friends of the Bellevue Branch Library Meeting

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

May 9, 2015

Find out how you can get involved at the Bellevue Branch. New members are always welcome. Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.


The Edge of Sanity: Psychological Trauma in the Civil War

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

May 9, 2015

Dr. Michael Adams, an author on books about the Civil War, will speak on “The Edge of Sanity:  Psychological Trauma in the Civil War,” a program...more

Walker Percy: Faith, Philosophy and Fiction (A Visual and Textual Exhibit)

Presented by Aquinas College at Aquinas College Nashville, Nashville

March 19 - May 10, 2015

The Center for Faith & Culture at Aquinas College is currently hosting a visual literary exegesis on the life and work of author Walker Percy. The work, entitled...more

Bellevue Writers' Group

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

May 12, 2015

The Bellevue Writers' Group is devoted to adults of all ages who write prose fiction and literary nonfiction. Join us as we share our works, receive and provide feedback, and discuss our love...more

Studio NPL: Cypher

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

May 6 - May 13, 2015

Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Teen poets, emcees, DJ’s, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will...more

Novel Conversations

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

May 14, 2015

New members are always welcome for an easy-going book discussion the second Thursday of each month.

May 14 - How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson.


Lego Club

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

May 16, 2015

Imagine, think, and build something awesome with Legos at the Bellevue Branch Library.


Little House on the Prairie Day

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

May 16, 2015

Celebrate 80 years of the book Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder! We’ll have demonstrations, hands-on activities, and crafts for Little House fans of all ages. Enjoy...more

Family Fun Time

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

May 4 - May 18, 2015

Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. 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

May 4 - May 18, 2015

Every Monday at 10:15 a.m. Mother Goose Moments features songs, rhymes, and finger plays with babies birth through 2 years old and their caregivers.


Movie Monday

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

May 4 - May 18, 2015

Every Monday - we provide the popcorn. For teens ages 13-18.


Preschool Story Time

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

May 4 - May 18, 2015

Every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fun.


eBook Class

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

May 5 - May 19, 2015

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Learn how to download library eBooks. Bring your eReader or smartphone (Kindle, iPad, etc.) and your library card number.


Author Talk: A Six String History of America

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

May 20, 2015

Join us as Jay Pilzer, retired history professor, guitar dealer, and author of A Six String History of America, talks about the history of the guitar in America and the instrument's impact on...more

Shakespeare in the Galleries

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

May 21, 2015

“Shakespeare in the Galleries,” the result of a new partnership between the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, presents a unique performance...more

Third Thursday Book Club

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

May 21, 2015

Join us for a lively discussion.


Third Thursday Book Club

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

May 21, 2015

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


Words in Bubbles Book Club

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

May 21, 2015

Join us the third Thursday of the month for a lively discussion of graphic novels, comic books, and manga. Contact the branch to find out this month's selection.


Page Turners Book Club: Bless Me Ultima

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

May 26, 2015

Join the Page Turners for lively discussion of Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya


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.


Story Time

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

May 6 - May 27, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, abc, 123, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


Story Time

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

May 6 - May 27, 2015

Every Wednesday at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, abc, 123, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


Poet’s Corner ft. Brenda Butka

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

May 28, 2015

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

Please join us in Fondren Hall. 


East Adult Book Club

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

May 28, 2015

Enjoy lively discussion on this month's book pick.


Introducing Finley Flowers

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

May 28, 2015

Award-winning author Jessica Young tells all about fabulous Finley Flowers, a feisty new chapter book character. We’ll introduce you to the first two books in the series, Original Recipe and...more

Krayon Kids

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

May 7 - May 28, 2015

Every Thursday at 10:15, join Ms. Katie at the library for some crafty fun!


School Age (K-4) Story Time

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

May 14 - May 28, 2015

Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Be part of the fun: stories, books, music, movement, crafts, snacks & more. This program is designed for school age children in grades K through 4.


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.


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

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

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.


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

"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.


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

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

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

Shakespeare Allowed!

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

May 2, 2015 - May 5, 2018

THE BEST WAY TO READ SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS IS OUT LOUD AND WITH FRIENDS!
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every...more

Franklin on Foot "The Widow of the South" Tour

Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

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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