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STITCHING FOR CHARITY
CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS! Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for coffee, conversation and fun.
We are working on the following projects:
- Lap quilts for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
- Hats & scarves (child to adult) for local shelters and non-profit groups
- Baby hats and incubator blankets for Centennial Women's Center
Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks...we'll provide the yarn and instructions. If you have any questions, please call Robyn Zandi, Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8510 or email email@example.com. Next meeting date: Tuesday, June 18.
For more information about Stitching for Charity please visit the following website: http://sites.google.com/site/stitchingforcharity/
The Brentwood Library Stitching for Charity group would like to express our sincere gratitude for the cash donation from the Brentwood Rotary Club Charitable Foundation. Because of this generous donation we were able to purchase supplies that will benefit many recipients.
The Brentwood Library accepts yarns at all times (no wool please.)
To date this hard working group has made 216 lap blankets, 211 baby hats, 160 baby blankets, 538 adult hats, 145 scarves, over 400 teddy bear gowns.
Yarn donations can be dropped off at Circulation Desk. NOTE: Please no wool yarn!
ZENDANGLE BASICS CLASS
Monday, June 24
1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Class Fee $35.00 (Includes all supplies)
Instructor: Lynn Noga
Great for all ages! No drawing ability required!
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest." --from the official Zentangle website.
This class will introduce the history and philosophy of Zentangle, walk you through a step-by-step process of creating beautiful abstract art pieces, and help develop a relaxing, meditative practice while drawing.
To register click on the following link 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
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HEALTH SEMINARS & LIFE SKILLS
HYPNOTHERAPIST TECHNIQUES FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
Thursday, May 30
Seminar Presenter: Marvin Wilkerson
Your body’s stress reaction was meant to protect you. But when it’s constantly on alert, your health can pay the price. A whopping 83 percent of American workers said they are stressed out by at least one thing at work. We all undoubtedly face multiple demands each day, your body treats these minor hassles as threats. As a result you may feel as if you’re constantly under assault. But you can fight back. Consulting Hypnotists use many tools to help people make constructive changes in their life including how to effectively manage the experiences that cause stress. Certified Hypnotist Marvin Wilkerson will present the powerful techniques used in Hypnotherapy for people under stress and depression. In this presentation you will learn the techniques for:
Marvin is a full time Hypnotherapist helping clients with habits, fears, weight, smoking, sports enhancement, and pain and enhancing spiritual awareness which includes all personal development. You can contact Marvin @ 615.557.5667 or go to his website at www.BLHypnosis.com for more information or to e-mail him.
To register click on the following link Hypnotherapist and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
FREE SEMINAR: NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR HEADACHE PAIN
Monday, June 10
Presenter: Dr. Saira Kay
We have all experienced the pain of headaches. Have you ever wondered if there are natural solutions? The answer to that question is yes and this seminar will provide you with natural solutions for your headache pain. It will address different types of headaches and the various locations where headaches can occur. In addition, children’s headaches will be discussed. Have you ever heard of a trigger point? This seminar will explain what a trigger point is, why trigger points form, who is a likely candidate to have them and offers several natural treatment options. What natural supplement options are available for the treatment of headaches? This seminar will provide you with alternatives to pharmaceutical remedies, which can reduce headache pain and inflammation.
If you experience frequent or intense headaches, or know someone who does, please join us for this informative seminar.
Dr. Saira Kay is a board certified chiropractic physician and a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. While there, she studied multiple, traditional and contemporary chiropractic techniques, ranging from gentle pediatric treatment to the treatment of hot low back pain. Dr. Kay is also board certified in acupuncture. She has studied more than 300 hours in traditional Chinese acupuncture, moxibusion and nutrition. While in school she attended the NeuroSpine Academy with Dr. Scott Gibbs at Southeast Missouri Hospital, during which she observed several spinal surgeries and procedures. She currently practices in Brentwood, TN with Dr. Jen Gray at Family Chiropractic.
To register click on the following link Headache and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET AT THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
Tuesday, May 28
NOTE: This seminar is an introduction to the 28-Day Challenge that begins on June 3rd.
Are you ready for a healthy change? Would you like to eat healthy but don't know where to start?
Take the 28-Day Challenge! A change like this can be challenging. So, to help you along the way, we've planned four complete weeks of healthy eating. In each weekly meal plan you'll find recipes and a collection of useful tips - so you'll have a basic road map to guide the way. Join Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating team as they get ready to start the Health Starts Here 28-day.
To register click on the following link Health and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510
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EXERCISE CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY
Begin your healthy lifestyle by attending one of our great exercise classes!
MORNING YOGA CLASS
June 3, 10, 17, 24
May 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 28
Instructor: Deirdre Crace
Class Fee: $5.00 per class
Learn Yoga poses in a safe and fun environment! Discover how Yoga can improve strength and flexibility in your body. Study the fundamentals of yoga postures and lay the foundation for an effective yoga practice. The instructor will guide students on how to execute each pose within their ability. This class will focus on improving flexibility and gaining clarity in the mind. We will work on balance and postures to keep the core strong.
Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Mondays: 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 and Fridays: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/28 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
EVENING YOGA CLASS
June 4, 11, 18, 25
June 6, 13 20, 27
Instructor: Linda McCampbell
Class Fee: $5.00 per class
This class teaches the fundamentals of yoga poses in a simple, safe, fun, and informative way. Each week students will be introduced to a new theme and will be encouraged to execute each pose within their ability. This class will offer students a chance to improve their flexibility and reduce the toll of stress on their bodies. Class size is limited… please register for each class individually.
Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4,6/11, 6/18, 6/25 and Thursdays: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
WALK FIT CLASS
Walk Fit will resume in July!
TAI CHI QIGONG BASICS (BEGINNERS)
Thursdays, May 30
9:15 - 9:50 a.m.
Class Fee $20
For those new to Tai Chi Qigong, this class will concentrate entirely on the very basics of Tai Chi and Qigong, emphasis on form, focus, intention and changing weight safely. Students will learn warm up sequence, the crane and deer animal frolics and the first 6 movements of the sun style short form. Once comfortable with these movements, students can continue to the Level II class with more confidence and awareness - moving forward fine tuning and learning the remaining 36 movements. NOTE: The evening Tai Chi Basics class will meet the first Tuesday of every month.
To register for this 4-session class click on the following link Tai Chi Basics and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
TAI CHI CLASSES
May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Certified Instructor: Jani Kendy
Class Fee: $5.00 per class
Tai Chi movements offer a valuable tool to learn how to let go of the stress most of us have "dumped" in our bodies. This low impact form of movement has been shown to promote relaxation, relieve tension and enhance the mind/body connection, while improving balance, coordination, posture, flexibility and muscle tone. Our focus will be the short form of Sun Style Tai Chi and Qigong. Qigong is an ancient healing art which focuses on renewing and balancing the body’s natural flow of internal energy through movement and breath. Tai Chi is a form of Qigong. Each class will include basic instruction as we move to gentle background music.
Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 and Thursdays: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE CLASSES
May 22, 29, June 5, 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $50.00 (book available $10)
Instructor: Rick Ross
This four-week class will use the ACBL book Bidding in the 21st Century. Students should be familiar with the five-card major bidding convention as covered in text book or they should have previously attended the beginning class.
Course curriculum will address advances, overcalls, take-out doubles, Stayman convention, Blackwood and Gerber convention.
To register click on the following link Bridge and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
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MORNING BOOK GROUP
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker - Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m.
City of Women by David R. Gillham – Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m.
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee - Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time by Mark Haddon – Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m.
In the Woods by Tana French - Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
No reservations necessary! Newcomers always welcome. Book Discussions meet in the Fall Conference Room. If book selection is not available on our library shelves call 371-0090, extension 8510 to reserve your copy.
BOOK CLUB TO GO
The Brentwood Library offers book club discussion kits to Brentwood Library cardholders. Each kit contains ten copies of one title, discussion questions and author information. Book club sets are available in either a plastic tote or a study bag, whichever you prefer.
A kit is checked out to a single book group member, who is responsible for all of the materials. The group may keep the kit for eight weeks.
Click the link below for title availability. If a title is checked out, you may place an online hold by clicking “Details” next to the desired title, clicking “Place Hold” in the left navigation box, and following the instructions. If a title is showing as available in the library, you may place a hold by calling 371-0090, ext. 8070.
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GENEALOGY CLASS: FINDING YOUR GERMAN ANCESTORS
Tuesday, June 11
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Hebert
If you would like to discover your family history, but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you!
Did your ancestors come from Germany? Learn about German church records, civil records, immigration records, a little history of Germany and its boundaries, along with common genealogy terms found in German records.
Class size limited! To register click on the following link Genealogy and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
FREE PRESENTATION: THE BRENTWOOD I REMEMBER
Tuesday, June 25
Presenter: John Oden
Author John Oden will share about the heart of Brentwood from 1850 to 1950. This area began just north of the present day Old Hickory Blvd. and extended south along both sides of Franklin Road and Wilson Pike to just south of the Little Harpeth River. Mr. Oden talk about of the interesting businesses and outstanding people who made an impact on the community.
Presenter John Oden has spent almost every day of his life in the area covered in his presentation. His family moved to Williamson County dating back to 1813. Mr. Oden is the author of the book The Brentwood I Remember.
To register click on the following link Brentwood Presentation and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
Ages: 5 year through Adult
2nd Sunday of the Month
Boards will be provided! No Registration Necessary!
Members of the Music City Backgammon Club are available to teach backgammon at the Library on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Visit http://www.musiccitybackgammon.org to learn more about Music City Backgammon Club.
To register for a lesson please Click Here and enter name(s) in body of email.
SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB
Friday, May 24
Boards are provided, no registration necessary!
Onsite chess coach teaches beginning, intermediate and advance strategies.
MAH JONGG CLUB
June 3, 10, 17, 24
Bring your Mah Jongg set (if available) and join us at the Brentwood Library for an afternoon of Mah Jongg. If you would like to sign up for a free lesson please call Program Coordinator, Robyn Zandi, 371-0090 ext. 8510. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH MEET-UP GROUP
Meets every other Monday (June 3 & 17)
Presenter: Don Korzekwa
Are you looking to improve your Spanish speaking skills in a fun, interesting, educational and social way? Join the Conversational Spanish Meet-up group. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginner’s Spanish group!
For more information about this group please call Robyn Zandi, Brentwood Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8510.
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FREE ONLINE CLASSES
Brentwood Library Online Courses: Begin June 19
• Introduction to Statistics
• Photoshop Elements 11 for the Digital Photographer II
• Certificate in Optimal Healing Environments
• Introduction to Windows 8
• Teaching Writing: Grades K-3
• Publish and Sell Your E-Books
ed2go offers hundreds of courses on many topics, from writing to Web design, parenting to photography, software to sales, and many more. Courses have monthly start dates and last 6 weeks. Your professor posts lectures and assignments. Click Here to sign up! Brentwood Library card required!.
LEARN TO DOWNLOAD EBOOKS TO YOUR EREADER
Friday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cara Huwieler and Holly Hebert
Learn to use the Library's eBook resources to download books to your device. Please note: This is not a class to learn how to use your device..
IMPORTANT: Classes are for Kindle, Nook or iPad only! You must have a valid library card with no fines or fees to take this class.
To register click on the following link eBooks and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
Tuesday, June 18
Instructor: Robyn Zandi
This class will familiarize you will all facets of the iPad including touch techniques, settings, Safari, iTunes, apps, and eBooks.
To register click on the following link iPad and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
DIGITAL PICTURE BASICS USING PICASA
Thursday, June 20
Instructor: Robyn Zandi
Learn how to download, organize, and edit your digital pictures using Picasa, a free download from Google. Picasa is a simple program to use with fun editing tools and easy organizing tools for the novice to intermediate level user. If available, bring your laptop, digital camera and USB cable to this class.
Register for the free class by clicking on the following link Picasa and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
PINTEREST? APPS? QR CODES?
Wednesday, June 26
Instructor: Robyn Zandi
Everyone's talking about QR Codes, Pinterest, Red Laser, and the latest and greatest apps... this class will introduce you to some of those favorite apps, websites, and technology.
To register click on the following link Pinterest and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
FREE SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE
Saturday, June 8
Our 2013 free movie matinees are selected from the American Film Institute’s Top 100 List of all time!
Out of Africa
The true story of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton--the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program in the U.S. CAST: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
To register click on the following link Movie Matinee and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
MONDAY NIGHT @ THE MOVIES
Monday, June 17
A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider. CAST: Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine.
To register click on the following link Monday Night at the Movies and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.
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