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Amanda PhillipsAmanda Chappell, Elementary Age Program Coordinator.

Amanda has a Master's degree in Elementary Education and is currently working on an MSIS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Please call Ms. Chappell at 615-371-0090 ext. 8290 or email chappella@brentwood-tn.org  if you have questions regarding elementary age programs or would like to make comments or suggestions.  

 

 Online Fall Elementary Registration begins August 1st at 9:00 a.m.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS




After School Explorers
Every Tuesday, Children’s Library Story Time Room
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Registration Required! FREE!

Grades K - 2nd.

Let’s explore the world through books, games, activities, and crafts. A snack will be offered. We will read some books from the Tennessee Volunteer State Awards list and other titles related to seasonal themes. There is a limit of 30 students per session.

To register click on the following links 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 to complete the registration form, or call Amanda Chappell @ 371-0090 ext. 8290 or the Children’s Library ext.8380. Dates are subject to change.

Brentwood Bunch Book Club
Every 3rd Friday of the month
Children’s Library Story Time Room
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Grades 3rd - 5th

September 19: "Wildfire Run” by Dee Garrertson
October 17: "Prairie Thief" by Melissa Wiley
November 21: "Year of the Book" by Andrea Cheng

Registration Required! FREE!

Grades 3rd-5th. We will be reading books from the Tennessee Volunteer State Book Awards list. We have copies of the book in the Children’s Library for those on the main list. There is a limit of 12 students per session.

To register click on the following links 9/19, 10/17, 11/21 to complete the registration form, or call Amanda Chappell @ 371-0090 ext. 8290 or the Children’s Library ext.8380. Dates are subject to change.

Lego® Mania @ the Brentwood Library
Ages 6-7: Every 1st Friday of the month,
Ages 8-12: Every 2nd Friday of the month
Meeting Room A/B
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Registration Required! FREE!


Unleash your creativity! Join us for a fun filled afternoon of building your own designs with Legos®. We will explore different themes from our non-fiction collection so bring your imagination and we’ll provide the Lego’s®! There is a limit of 40 students per session.

To register click on the following links 9/5, 9/12, 10/3, 10/10, 11/7, 11/14 to complete the registration form, or call Amanda Chappell @ 371-0090 ext. 8290 or the Children’s Library ext.8380. Dates are subject to change.

Creative Writing Classes by Jennifer Trafton

Children’s Library Story Time Room
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Fee $90.00 for 6 weeks of sessions


Grades 4th - 6th. Jennifer Trafton, author of "The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic", will teach a series of 6-week foundational creative writing classes introducing kids to a writer's way of looking at the world. Different session will be held throughout the year. When you register for the 1st session for the 6 week program, you have registered for all the sessions in the 6 week program. Limit of 10 students per 6 week session.

Spies in the Universe
September 3, 10, 17, 24

"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." Those are the words of a famous American poet named Mary Oliver, and this class is about learning how to be a spy. Being a good writer doesn't start with your words. Being a good writer starts with your eyes and ears and nose and fingers. So in this class we learn how to be spies in the universe, paying close attention to the world around us, finding astonishment in ordinary things, and using some basic writing tools to "paint" pictures with words. This is a fun, interactive, hands-on introduction to a writer's way of looking at the world. (This is a revised version of last year’s “Painting with Words” class, so students who took that class will find overlap in this one.)

*Due to popular demand of the sessions, payment will officially confirm your registration for the 6 week sessions! Payments can be taken at the Library Circulation Desk in form of exact cash or check payable to the “Brentwood Library”. If your payment has not been received 1 week before the class begins, by library closing, then your registration will be dropped to allow other people who are on the waiting list, or who want to join a chance to register.

What If?
October 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3


Everyone has an imagination—it is the source of inventions, scientific discoveries, great art and music and stories, fear as well as hope—and one of the most important questions our imagination asks is “What if?" In this 6-week class, we will charge head-first into the great mystery of writing: Where do ideas come from? As we leap from tall tales to fables, dabble in the past and the future, and collect real-life anecdotes filled with drama and laughter, kids will learn that stories are everywhere around them—in the most fantastical reaches of their imagination, in the people they meet, and in the everyday experiences of their own lives.

*Due to popular demand of the sessions, payment will officially confirm your registration for the 6 week sessions! Payments can be taken at the Library Circulation Desk in form of exact cash or check payable to the “Brentwood Library”. If your payment has not been received 1 week before the class begins, by library closing, then your registration will be dropped to allow other people who are on the waiting list, or who want to join a chance to register.

To register click on the following links Spies of the Universe & What If? to complete the registration form, or call Amanda Chappell @ 371-0090 ext. 8290 or the Children’s Library ext.8380. Dates are subject to change.

Fisk-Vanderbilt Astronomy Roadshow Planetarium
Sunday, October 5
Ages 6-7 at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Ages 8-12 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A
FREE!

Grades K-5th. In close partnership with Vanderbilt University’s historic Dyer Observatory, the Physics & Astronomy departments of both Fisk University and Vanderbilt University are proud to offer a public outreach initiative comprising a large inflatable planetarium. By projecting a representation of the night sky onto the dome’s interior, we are able to teach students about the constellations and various mythologies, the nature of stars, the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System planets and their motions, and many other celestial phenomena in a fun yet informative manner. Each session will be the same. Limit of 30 children per class.

To register click on the following links Ages 6-7 1:00-1:30, Ages 8-12 1:30-2:00, Ages 6-7 2:00-2:30, Ages 8-12 2:30-3:00 to complete the registration form, or call Amanda Chappell @ 371-0090 ext. 8290 or the Children’s Library ext.8380. Dates are subject to change.

Brentwood Firefighter and Engine Visit
Sunday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00pm
Sunday, November 2 from 1:00-2:00pm
Saturday, January 3 from 10:30-11:30am
Saturday, March 7 from 10:30-11:30am
Brentwood Library Parking Lot
No registration required! FREE!


Ages 4 yrs. and older. An engine visit is a great way to teach kids fire safety while having fun! Children can learn what firefighters do and get to climb inside the cab. Visit is dependent on firefighter’s call schedule.

Family Movie @ the Library
Sunday, October 5: Little Mermaid (Disney) 85 minutes
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: Wizard of Oz 1 hr. 52 min.
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
1:00-3:00pm
No Registration Required! FREE!


All ages welcome! Gather your blankets & bring your family! Giveaways and buttered popcorn provided! Different movies will be shown throughout the year!

Nashville Opera On Tour at the Brentwood Library
Presents John Davies’ Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday, February 28
11:00am-11:45pm
Meeting Room A&B
No Registration Required! FREE!


PreK-5th grade and parents! HCA/TriStar and Nashville Opera OnTour present John Davies’ Jack and the Beanstalk, an operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale.

In our story, Jack is told to give up his best friend, a cow, to buy food. Disobeying his mother, he trades the cow for magical beans instead and ends up meeting a giant and his wife atop the beanstalk. There he finds out it is the same giant who stole his hen that laid golden eggs! All ends happily when Jack learns a lesson or two and the giant sees the error of his ways and apologizes for being a bully. This opera teaches kids the timeless lesson of “The Golden Rule”. This family friendly 45-minute production is sung in English and set to music from the beloved operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce opera to your school and experience a live opera performance!

KIDS MAGAZINES
A selection of periodicals for children is available for browsing. Periodicals cannot be removed from the library, but photocopy machines are available. The number of years of back-issues available varies according to the title. Contact the Children's Librarian for more information.
 DATABASES    
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TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a great new online service for kids! TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to create an electronic picture book which kids can read, or have read to them. There are games and puzzles that reinforce concepts from the book. They can even narrate and record their own TumbleBooks to send to friends and family!

RECOMMENDED READING

We can help with local school reading lists. Do you need to know what your child is supposed to read this summer? We can help, and we may even have an extra copy on hand!

  • These lists of books will help parents and children find good reading material appropriate for the age of the child. If you need additional assistance selecting materials, just ask the staff in the Children's Library.

BOOKS FROM BIRTH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

To register a preschool child (birth until their fifth birthday) of Davidson or Williamson County on-line, click on Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee Official Registration Form (one per child required).

Last updated: 8/29/2014 12:15:02 PM