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    Toddler Time

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

    January 5, 2011 - Ongoing

    Stories, songs, fingerplays and socialization through play. For ages 12 to 24 months.

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    "Create Your Story" Writing Performance Institute with Minton Sparks

    Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating yourself...more

    Scott Tripp, The Balloon Guy

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

    October 25, 2014

    Explore a world of balloons, magic, and juggling with Scott Tripp. After the performance, stick around to receive your very own balloon sculpture!


    Puppet Truck presents Frog Prince

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

    October 25, 2014

    Enjoy this classic story of friendship retold in a fun musical production featuring the fabulous Tichenor marionettes. Run Time: 35 minutes.


    Love Poems for a Fall Evening - Poems that Move Me with Marilyn Kallet

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Join the Global Education Center as we welcome Marilyn Kallet, a guest artist in our 2014-2015 Linebreaks Literary Reading Series.

    Marilyn Kallet is the author of 16...more

    Poetry and the Power of Naming - Workshop

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Poetry and the Power of Naming - A Workshop with Marilyn Kallet
    This is a poetry workshop in which we explore the power of names and naming. We begin with family names, and...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Garden Tales Storytime

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.


    Weird Western Yarns - Book Event

    Presented by McKay Used Books at McKay Used Books, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    Join authors Tom Wood and Troy D. Smith for this haunting book event! A ravenous monster from legend stalking the Great North Woods... Doc Holliday playing the game of his life, literally... Two...more

    Family Story Time

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

    October 27, 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.


    An Inspirational Evening with Zoro

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 27, 2014

    The Nashville Berklee Jam featuring drummer, author, educator and motivational speaker: drummer, author, educator and motivational speaker: Zoro!

    Do you have what it takes...more

    Shakespeare Reading Group

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

    October 28, 2014

    Shakespeare is the second only to the authors of the Bible as the most quoted writer in the English language. Come discuss a different play each month. Sept. 23-1 Henry VI. Oct. 28- 2 Henry VI....more

    Fourth Thursday Book Discussion

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

    October 28, 2014

    A friendly and informal discussion of the selection of the month. October's selection wil be Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    October 28, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Kafka's The Metamorphosis (Part 3). For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    October 28, 2014

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


    TEDxNashvilleSalon: Creo: Art, Creativity, Technology

    Presented by Metro Arts and TEDxNashville at OZ Nashville, Nashville

    October 28, 2014

    CREO: Latin, meaning: to create, make, to come into being

    Creativity is a human drive. It is often visualized as that “ah-ha" moment, a "eureka" event that allows the...more

    Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Book Signing with Diane Sanfilippo, Caitlin Weeks, and Nabil Boumrar

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

    October 28, 2014

    Join us at Barnes & Noble for a short talk, Q&A, and book signing event with some of your favorite Paleo authors, bloggers, and podcasters! 

    Diane Sanfilippo,...more

    Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake

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

    October 29, 2014

    Learn the ballet language of pantomime, dance styles from countries around the world and how various styles of music can influence the story in this quintessential ballet, set to music composed by...more

    Halloween Preschool Story Time

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

    October 29, 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

    Preschool Crafts

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

    October 29, 2014

    Every Wednesday in October enjoy making/coloring a simple artsy, Fall Craft with Ms. Cloreace after Story Hour.


    Spoken Word Workshop

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

    October 30, 2014

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


    Thorns on the Rose book signing

    Presented by Parnassus Books at Parnassus Books, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Rose Reid (author), Terri Merryman (co-author) and Susan Gillpatrick (afterword) will sign copies of the novel Thorns on the Rose at Parnassus Books on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30pm....more

    Jazz By The Book at Parnassus

    Presented by Nashville Jazz Workshop at Parnassus Books, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Have you been to NJW's monthly Jazz By The Book concert series? It's a special collaboration with Nashville's own independent bookstore, ...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.


    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...more

    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.


    'Disastrous Deaths' Book Signing and Discussion with Ridley Wills, II

    Presented by BookManBookWoman Bookstore and Land Trust for Tennessee at The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    Best-selling Nashville author Ridley Wills, II at the Glen Leven Farm, 4000 Franklin Pike, signs and discusses his new book DISASTROUS DEATHS: FROM THE DUELING GROUNDS ON RED RIVER TO MURDER ON...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

    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

    Howlin' After Dark, feat. David Olney and Tommy Womack

    Presented by Howlin' Books and Grimey's New and Preloved Music at Howlin' Books , Nashville

    November 7, 2014

    Americana songwriting icon David Olney will share his works of poetry and prose on Friday, Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m., at Howlin’ Books.

    The Nashville legend is known for lyrics that are dark,...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.


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