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    BOOKS & POETRY

    Edan Lepucki talk and book signing

    Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books

    July 29, 2014

    Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome novelist Edan Lepucki for a discussion and signing of her debut novel, California.

    Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, says, "It's tempting to call California post-apocalyptic, but really, it's about an apocalypse in progress, an apocalypse that might already be happening, one that doesn't so much break life into before and ...more



    Emery Lord and Courtney Stevens talk and book signing

    Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books

    July 28, 2014

    Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming young adult authors Emery Lord and Nashville's own Courtney Stevens for a discussion and signing of their books, Open Road Summer and Faking...more

    Monday Morning Storytime

    Presented by Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs at Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs

    July 28, 2014

    Join us every Monday morning at 11 a.m. for a Storytime featuring new children's releases and your favorite characters.


    Discover and Learn Event

    Presented by Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs at Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs

    July 29, 2014

    Join us on Tuesday, July 29 at 11:00 am for a Discover and Learn Event featuring What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada.


    End of Summer Party: Super Science TN with Mr. Rich

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

    August 2, 2014

    Join Mr Rich of Super Science TN for a one hour hands on Science Extravaganza!


    Author John Baker returns for a 2nd lecture based on the Wessyngton Exhibit

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    August 2, 2014

    John Baker Jr., the author of The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom, will make a return appearance at the museum by popular...more

    My Best Little Buddy Book Signing to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music at PetSmart Rivergate

    August 2, 2014

    Part of a continuing series of book signings to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman will be signing and selling copies of his book, My...more

    Back to School Author Signing: Kimberly Dana

    Presented by Hastings Books Music & Video - Murfreesboro at Hastings - Murfreesboro

    August 3, 2014

    Award-Winning author Kimberly Dana will be at Hastings Books Music & Video for a special Back to School book signing.  Signing will feature Kimberly's award-winning books Pretty Dolls...more

    Jewel Tankard, of Bravo’s Thicker than Water, I 2014 Millionairess Book Club as scene on Bravo TV

    Presented by Destiny Center at Destiny Center

    March 1 - August 4, 2014

    Jewel Tankard, co-pastor of The Destiny Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is inviting women in the Middle Tennessee area to share in the 2014 Millionairess Book Club. Jewel Tankard is a financial...more

    Killer Thrillers Book Club

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

    August 7, 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

    August 7, 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.


    Julie Danielson talk and book signing

    Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books

    August 7, 2014

    Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome local author and beloved blogger Julie Danielson for a discussion and signing of her new book, Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's...more

    Josh Blaylock Store Signing

    Presented by Rick's Comic City at Rick's Comic City

    August 8, 2014

    Josh Blaylock for store signing August 8th from 4-7

    Devil's due is making a big comeback and doing a store tour to celebrate, may have more creators that day but right now Josh is only...more

    Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood - J.T. Ellison

    Presented by Parnassus Books and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    August 8, 2014

    Parnassus Books and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens invites Nashville’s community of readers and book lovers to visit each month for a series of literary events in the garden. Join us as...more

    My Best Little Buddy Book Signing to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music at Pet Supermarket Donelson

    August 9, 2014

    Part of a continuing series of book signings to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman will be signing and selling copies of his book, My...more

    Space-Tacular End of Summer Party

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

    August 9, 2014

    Celebrate the end of the summer challenge with an out of this world party! We'll have snacks, crafts, and games.


    Courtyard Concert: J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band)

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

    August 12, 2014

    J2B2, a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass supergroup, will perform for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    2nd Wednesday Book Club - A House in the Sky

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

    August 13, 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

    Kids Protection Planning

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

    August 16, 2014

    You are a great parent, but has something been left to chance? Will your children be cared for the way you want? Julie Cornell, a local estate planning attorney, gives an overview.


    Cultivate: A Women's Gathering Around The Word

    Presented by Justice & Mercy International and Rolling Hills Community Church at Rolling Hills Community Church

    August 15 - August 16, 2014

    Biblically focused and stylistically simple, this will be a time to seek God's Word, worship with an elegant trio of musicians and enjoy the warmth of community. This event features Bible...more

    Artful Tales: Brother Snake and Sister Possum

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

    August 17, 2014

    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

    Book Club

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

    August 19, 2014

    We will be discussing "Life Among Giants" by Mil Roorbach. We always welcome new members. For more information, please call 880-3951 ex 227.


    Courtyard Concert: The WannaBeatles

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

    August 19, 2014

    The WannaBeatles will perform Beatles music for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Ozzie from Nashville Sounds

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

    August 20, 2014

    Do you have a love for baseball? Come meet Ozzie, the Nashville Sounds' mascot.


    Third Thursday Book Club

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

    August 21, 2014

    Join the Third Thursday Book Club as they discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles with other book fans. Call 880-3957, ext. 227 for information on each month's selection.


    Stories All 'Round: A Free Storytelling Event

    Presented by Tennessee Storytelling Association is now Volunteer State Tellers at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch

    August 23, 2014

    “Stories All ‘Round” is a free storytelling performance of folk stories for family and friends with children ages 5-7. Saturday morning,10:30 till 12:00, August 23 at the Green...more

    Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference

    Presented by Killer Nashville International Writer's Conference at Omni Nashville Hotel

    August 21 - August 24, 2014

    Since 2006, Killer Nashville has become THE conference for mystery, thriller, and crime fiction authors and fans. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Killer Nashville attracts bestselling authors...more

    Shakespeare Reading Group

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

    August 27, 2014

    William Shakespeare is believed to have influenced the English language more than any other writer in history. Come discuss a different Shakespeare play each month. This month we will discuss As...more

    Courtyard Concert: Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville

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

    September 2, 2014

    Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville will perform gypsy jazz for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Killer Thrillers Book Club - The Apple Tree Yard

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

    September 4, 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.


    Courtyard Concert: Songwriters Session

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

    September 9, 2014

    Marshall Chapman, David Olney, and RB Morris will perform for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    The Fault In Our Stars - 2nd Wednesday Book Club

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

    September 10, 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

    Jane Austen Book Club: Emma and Stitches

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    September 13, 2014

    Love Jane Austen? Want to know more about her life? How she became who she was? Meet others who enjoy her work? Join The Belle Meade Plantation Jane Austen Book Club!  We will meet throughout...more

    Movies @ Main - Sorcerer

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

    September 13, 2014

    WANTED. Four men willing to drive a cargo of death to escape a life in hell. Sorcerer (1977), Director William Friedkin's remake of the French film The Wages of Fear, stars the late Roy...more

    Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents 'As You Like It' at Centennial Park

    Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Centennial Park Bandshell

    August 14 - September 14, 2014

    The Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents the classic comedy As You Like It, with the twist of a Depression-era setting and original music by songwriter David Olney,

    The festival's...more

    Courtyard Concert: Riders in the Sky

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

    September 16, 2014

    Riders in the Sky, America's Favorite Cowboys, will perform for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Artful Tales: The Goose of Gold

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

    September 21, 2014

    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

    Virtuoso Showcase 2014 Classical Guitar Concerts

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

    September 21, 2014

    The Virtuoso Showcase Classical Guitar Series brings world-class guitarists to Nashville to perform at Nashville Public Library before a loyal following of classical guitar students and music...more

    Courtyard Concert: Mandy Barnett

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

    September 23, 2014

    Mandy Barnett will perform classic country and pop for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Lifelong Learning Lunch & Learn: Lest We Forget; Nashville’s Lost Businesses and Their Stories

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center

    September 23, 2014

    Instructor: Ridley Wills, author and historian

    Enjoy a box lunch as Ridley Wills leads a discussion based on his book: Lest We Forget; Nashville’s Lost Businesses and Their...more

    3rd Annual Storytelling Festival

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Standing Stone State Park

    September 27, 2014

    Come out and enjoy beautiful Standing Stone State Park and enjoy stories from some well-known story tellers from different areas of Tennessee.


    41 A Kiwanis Arts and Music Festival

    Presented by Tullahoma Art Council at Downtown Tullahoma

    September 26 - September 27, 2014

    Canadian country-rocker Dallas Smith will headline this year’s 41A Music and Arts Festival, set for the streets of downtown Tullahoma, Sept. 26 and 27, the...more

    Movies @ Main - The Outsiders

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

    September 27, 2014

    Movies @ Main celebrates Banned Books Week with a screening of The Outsiders (1983), based on the beloved but often challenged book by S.E. Hinton. Rated PG. 91 mins.


    Courtyard Concert: Mr. Sipp

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

    September 30, 2014

    Mr. Sipp will perform Mississippi blues for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Killer Thriller Book Club - Knots and Crosses

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

    October 2, 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.


    Movies @ Main - The Medusa Touch

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

    October 4, 2014

    Richard Burton stars as John Morlar, a novelist with psychic and telekinetic powers. Does he use them for good, or for evil?! Rated PG. 105 min.


    Courtyard Concert: San Rafael Band

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

    October 7, 2014

    The San Rafael Band will perform Latin jazz and salsa for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    The Flowering of New England: The Homes and Works of Famous American Authors of the 19th Century

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center

    September 10 - October 8, 2014

    Instructor: John Parker, retired Lipscomb University Professor of English

    Note: This class is part of the Lifelong Learning Travel Series and is paired with an October 10-16 bus tour of...more

    The Marrying of Chani Kaufman - 2nd Wednesday Book Club

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

    October 8, 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

    Jane Austen Book Club: Northanger Abbey and feather work

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    October 11, 2014

    Love Jane Austen? Want to know more about her life? How she became who she was? Meet others who enjoy her work? Join The Belle Meade Plantation Jane Austen Book Club!  We will meet throughout...more

    Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word

    Presented by Humanities Tennessee at War Memorial Plaza and Tennessee Capitol

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    A Celebration of the Written Wordsm was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend (Friday-Sunday) in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. One of the...more

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