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EVENT CALENDAR
You may now access the library’s new Schedule of Events Calendar to view and
register for all upcoming programs and events.  Cancel a program registration.

Registration Etiquette! 
Please keep in mind that many of our programs end up with waiting lists… if you are unable to attend a class please be sure to cancel by calling 371-0090 ext. 8510, or if you received an email confirmation there is a cancellation link that you can simply click, after clicking a “Cancel Registration” prompt comes up, click “Continue” to complete the cancellation process. Thanks!

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Art-To-Go 

New!  Acrylic Painting Class 
Stitching for Charity
Yarn Drive  

Zentangle
Zentangle Basics 

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

eBooks for iPads

eBooks for Kindle

iPad Class

HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS

  Guided Meditation  

New!  Understanding GMOs

New! Food Addictions 

6 Steps to Secure Your Retirement

AARP Drivers Course    

New Session Disease Prevention Program

MOVIES & MUSIC

 FREE SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEES

BOOKS & LEARNING

 Genealogy Class - Basics 

 New! Decorating Seminar
Feng Shui 

New!  How to Grow Roses Without Chemicals 

Beginners Bridge Class 

New!  Goal Setting 101 
New! Retirement Income 101 
Identity Theft 

Book Club to Go
Book Discussion Groups  
Conversational Spanish 
 Conversational French 

FUN & FITNESS

 New! Pilates Mat Class
Guided Meditation 
Restorative Yoga Class 
Tai Chi Basics (Beginners)
Tai Chi         
Morning Yoga   
Mah Jongg Club
Chess Club  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART & CRAFTS

DISCOVER ONE REASON 
THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY IS CALLED “A CENTER FOR THE ARTS”

art lending library

Monthly art displays showcase the talents of local artists. Oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, pastels, collages or photography --- whatever medium sparks your interest, we have featured it on the gallery walls. In exchange for the display space, the artists generously donate one of their pieces to the circulating art collection.

That’s right! Your library card entitles you to borrow the works of a variety of local talent.

Artwork you can borrow is displayed near the back of the Great Hall on stunning, new shelving sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Check out artwork for 90 days, with two potential renewals, and the borrowing limit is 2 per card. Dress up your home or office with a mini-revolving art collection to awaken your senses and jumpstart your creativity.

 

acrylic paintingACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS
Wednesday, April 30
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee $40 (plus supplies)
Instructor: Artist Sabita Chowdhury
Create a 9x12 acrylic painting in one class session!

Sabita Chowdhury graduated in 1974 with a degree in Fine Arts from The Government College of Art and Craft, one of the oldest premier institutes of Art in India. She has studied life nature, murals, watercolor, modeling, charcoal and oil painting.

Class size limited! To register click on the following link Acrylic and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

WATECOLORS CLASS
Saturday, May 3
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Class Fee $35 (includes all materials)
Instructor: Artist Laura Melling

This class offers a lesson in perspective. Paintings will be completed in one session.


Laura Melling graduated with a BA in Business Economics and spent two years at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with studies in art including commercial and Fine Arts, the Psychology of art, art therapy, photography and interior design. Recently she has been a watercolor art teacher at Franklin Clubhouses in McKay's Mill and Westhaven, and is now expanding into course offerings in Spring Hill and Brentwood. Laura has sold her work at several local shows, including the Art Crawl in downtown Franklin.

Class size limited! To register click on the following link Watercolor and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

STITCHING FOR CHARITY

Tuesday, May 20th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS! Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from for coffee, conversation and fun. Kniiting yarn and needles

We are working on the following projects:

  1. 1. Lap Quilts for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    2. Hats & Scarves (child to adult) for local shelters and non-profit groups.
    3. Baby hats and incubator blankets for Centennial Women’s Center.
    4. Prayer Shawls for Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Baptist Hospital and GraceWorks

Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks… we’ll provide the yarn and instructions. If you have any questions please call Judy Payton, Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8000.  

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.

YARN DONATIONS
The Brentwood Library always accepts yarn donations… please drop off yarn at the circulation desk to the attention of Judy Payton.

NOTE: No wool yarn 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.

ZENTANGLE BASICS CLASS 
zentangle basicsMonday, April 7 at 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. An example of Zentangle will be available on the library website soon.

Lynn is a certified Zentangle instructor and has been a calligrapher for more than 40 years.

To register click on the following link 6:00 p.m. and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 

  
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HEALTH SEMINARS &  LIFE SKILLS

Woman sitting in meditationGUIDED MEDITATION CLASSES 
Wednesdays
April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30—7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Theresa Asmussen
Class Fee: $5.00 per class

Stress is an almost unavoidable reality of modern living , but it doesn't have to leave us feeling overwhelmed and scattered. Creating a few moments calm in your busy day can dramatically change the way you see the world and the challenges in it.

This class offers a gentle guided meditation designed to help you hit the reset button on your nervous system, to bring you to a sense of peace and calm in one short hour.

Blankets and Props are provided! 

Instructor: Theresa Asmussen is a registered Kripalu yoga teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001, studying many different styles and approaches, before turning her focus the uses of yoga and meditation in therapeutic settings.

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) 4/234/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/215/28 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 
 

fruit and measuring tape"JUMP START"DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET AND LIFESTYLE
6-Week Program
Tuesdays beginning April 15
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Class Fee $75 (Attending spouse receives 50% discount)
Instructor: Susan Bruey, RN MSN CHC


There is strong evidence that chronic inflammation is a major factor in many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and certain cancers. During this 6-week program, Mrs. Bruey teaches you the framework of the Disease Prevention Lifestyle, and she coaches you to begin to incorporate the changes that are required to accomplish it. This program uses the Anti-inflammatory Diet by Dr. Andrew Weil as a way to use food as medicine and the National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults to incorporate physical activity into the wellness plan.

This program is designed for “baby-boomers” and others who are interested in taking actions to reduce their risks for (or possibly improve) the diseases listed above that are usually associated with aging.

Susan Bruey RN MSN CHC has been a nurse educator for many years. Now, Mrs. Bruey is teaching healthcare consumers how to take control of their health to avoid the preventable diseases that are usually associated with aging. Mrs. Bruey focuses her health coaching practice on adults who are interested in learning more about their health and in taking action to improve it.

To register click on the following link Disease Prevention and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 

FREE SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) 
May 1, 2014
1-2 pm
Class Fee - Free
Instructor: Susan Bruey, RN MSN CHC


The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges physicians to advise all patients to avoid genetically modified (GM) food. They state, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food.” These include: • Infertility • Immune problems • Accelerated aging • Faulty insulin regulation • Changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. Since 1996, GM plants such as soybeans and corn have had genes from bacteria and viruses forced into their DNA. Most Americans don’t realize that GM ingredients are in an estimated 70% or more of all processed foods. Learn the risks and start protecting yourself and your family today!

Bio: Susan Bruey RN MSN CHC has been a nurse educator for many years. Now, Mrs. Bruey is teaching healthcare consumers how to take control of their health to avoid the preventable diseases that are usually associated with aging. Mrs. Bruey focuses her health coaching practice on adults who are interested in learning more about their health and in taking action to improve it.

To register click on the following link GMOs and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 


 

Goal settingGOAL SETTING 101 WORKSHOP 
Tuesday, April 8
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Workshop Fee $20
Instructor: Randy Rudder
NOTE: 10 PERSON MINIMUM TO HOLD CLASS


Why do some people set goals each year and achieve them all and others fall short? Come to this two-hour introduction to goal-setting and learn what you will need to do, and what not to do, to make 2014 your best year ever.

The following will be covered in this workshop:

    • How to set ambitious but achievable goals for yourself 
    • How to monitor the progress of your goals
    • Why a 'not-to-do' list is just as important as a 'to-do' list 
    • How to stay focused on your goals and avoiding distraction in a social media age
    • How one small achievement can build confidence and put you on a 'success pattern' that can propel your career or business
    • Why 'down time' can be sometimes more productive than work and produce some of the greatest innovations and ideas

Workshop leader Randy Rudder is a former college English professor, an author, an independent documentary producer and TV producer with CBN, and a screenwriter who holds two master's degrees. He has also written or edited three entertainment-related books and is completing a collection of personal essays that will be out in late 2014.

To register click on the following link Life Stories and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

AARP Driver SafetyAARP DRIVERS COURSE 
Completely revised program as of 1/1/2014!
Two Session Class 
June 9 & 10 (You must attend both classes to get credit)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: AARP members $15.00 - Non-members $20.00
Instructor: Bob Soriano


WHY TAKE A DRIVER SAFETY CLASS?
Participants learn about good driving habits and get a special discount on their insurance. If family has two cars, the husband and wife can take the course to get the discount on both cars. There are no tests and/or homework!!! The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. AARP provides the Drivers Guide and DVD presentation for the class. Please bring a valid Tennessee license, your AARP card if you have one, along with a pen or pencil and a lunch. Coffee and water provided.

To register for this class click on the following link Drivers Class and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

FUN &  FITNESS

EXERCISE CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY
Begin your healthy lifestyle by attending one of our great exercise classes!
PLEASE HELP US… by registering for classes each week. If there is only 1 or 2 registered it is very likely the class will be cancelled.

NEW CLASS!
Woman practiding Pilates on matPILATES MAT CLASS

Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 20, 27
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor Maria Guse
Class Fee: $5.00 per class


Adding Pilates to your exercise routine will benefit your overall well-being in numerous ways. This class will go through a series of traditional Pilates exercises that will improve your core strength, increase your flexibility, create better postural alignment, develop your balance and give you a wider range of motion. Pilates is excellent for all ages and all levels of fitness, as the instructor will modify the class based on your needs and abilities. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

Instructor Maria Guse is a Romana's Pilates certified instructor. She completed a 600 hour certification program with Romana Kryzanowska, who was a direct protege of Joseph Pilates, the inventor of Pilates. Maria has been teaching Pilates for ten years and recently moved to Brentwood, where she teaches both private lessons and mat classes.

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Tuesdays: 4/224/29, 5/6, 5/205/27 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS 
Yoga image for restorativeSundays 
April 27, May 4, 11, 18 (May 25 - class not in session Holiday Closing)
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Norman Taulbee
Class Fee: $5.00 per class


NEED SOME R&R?
Sunday Restorative Yoga might be the recipe you need. Beginning with slow, gentle movement, we use padded bolsters, blankets, blocks and chairs for a supportive environment to experience rest and relaxation in a wakeful state. Completely supported by the props, we will hold each passive stretch for a few minutes with dimmed lights and soft music. Some practitioners report a reduction of the effects of stress-related illness. Come experience it for yourself.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited yoga props provided. If available, please bring any of the following you would like to use: yoga mat, bolster, blocks, blankets and strap.

Instructor Norman Taulbee has studied various styles of yoga for over a decade.

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) 4/27, 5/4, 5/115/18 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

Yoga pose for beginner yogaMORNING YOGA CLASS (Beginners)
MONDAYS
April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 (May 26 – class not in session Holiday Closing) 
10:00-11:00 a.m.

FRIDAYS 
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10:00-11:00 a.m.

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: 4/214/28, 5/5, 5/125/19 and Fridays: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/235/30 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

EVENING YOGA CLASSES   
Yoga ManTuesdays
April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Norman Taulbee

Class Fee: $5.00 per session


This new yoga class will emphasize a gentle approach for all levels in a safe environment to experience the many benefits of yoga poses. Bring a non-competitive spirit, playful curiosity and your own yoga mat. A limited number of blankets will be available. Other props, such as blocks and straps, will not be provided.

Instructor Norman Taulbee has studied various styles of yoga for over a decade.

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Tuesdays: 4/224/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/205/27 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

THURSDAYS
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Norman Taulbee
Class Fee: $5.00 per session


This yoga class will emphasize a gentle approach for all levels in a safe environment to experience the many benefits of yoga poses. Bring a non-competitive spirit, playful curiosity and your own yoga mat. A limited number of blankets will be available. Other props, such as blocks and straps, will not be provided.

Instructor Norman Taulbee has studied various styles of yoga for over a decade. 

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Thursdays: 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/225/29 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510. 

People practicing Tai ChiTAI CHI QIGONG BASICS (BEGINNERS)
Registration Required 6-week series
TUESDAY EVENINGS
April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27
6:00-6:50 p.m.

 

THURSDAY MORNINGS
April 17, May 1, 22, 29, June 5, 12
9:05-9:55 a.m.

Certified Instructor: Jani Kendy
Class Fee: $30.00


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.

Please register for 6-week series by clicking on the following link Tai Chi Qigong Basics Evenings and/or Tai Chi Qigong Basics Morning and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

TAI CHI QIGONG PRACTICE & VARIATION   
TUESDAY EVENINGS 
April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY MORNINGS 
May 1, 15, 22, 29 (May 8 Cancelled)
10:00-11:00 a.m.


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. These sessions include basic practice as we move to gentle background music.

Please register for each class individually by clicking on the following link(s) Tuesdays: 4/224/295/6, 5/13, 5/205/27 and Thursdays: 5/1, 5/15, 5/225/29 and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

 

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS

MORNING BOOK GROUP 
Old Filth by Jane Gardam - Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.
A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Herson - Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski - Tuesday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m.

EVENING BOOK GROUP  
A Train in Winter by Carolyn Moorehead, Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Defending Jacob by William Landay - Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

No reservations necessary - newcomers always welcome!
Book Discussions meet in the Fall Conference Room. If you have any questions regarding our book discussion groups please contact Robyn Zandi, Brentwood Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8510. 
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.

NEW "BOOK CLUB TO GO" DISCUSSION KITS
Now Available:

  •     State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  •     The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  •     City of Women by David R. Gillham
  •     The Art of Healing Heartbeats by Jan-Phllipp Sendker

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.

Check Title Availability for Book Club to Go kits

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BOOKS & LEARNING

FREE DECORATING SEMINAR
feng shuiFENG SHUI
Monday, April 21
1:00 p.m.
Seminar Presenter: Amanda Gates, AB Home Interiors
Free Seminar


Learn 9 Feng Shui secrets to boost your life!

  • What is feng shui
  • How it will improve your life 
  • How to immediately implement its powerful tools in less than an hour
  • The best tools to help you sell your house

Retirement jar6 STEPS TO SECURE YOUR RETIREMENT  
Thursday, May 15
1:00 or 6:30 p.m.
Seminar Instructor: Joseph G. Budd, CFP®, ChFC®
Free Seminar
 

Learn what you can do to have a plan for a long secure retirement standard of living and quality of life.  

JOSEPH G. BUDD is a Managing Partner, Budd, Melone Company, LLC. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, Joe works to provide comprehensive financial strategies for higher net worth clients to help them maintain a lifestyle of independence and dignity throughout retirement, as well as, focuses on estate investment planning strategies. Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration with a major in Finance, and studied at the American College for his CFP® , ChFC® certifications, and his Masters Degree in Financial Services.

To register click on the following link 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 
 

German flagGENEALOGY CLASS: BASICS
Thursday, May 8
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Hebert
Free Class
 

Do you want to start learning about your family history, but don’t know where to begin? This class will cover the very basics, such as: getting organized, how to choose a software program, starting a family chart, and more.

To register click on the following link Genealogy and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

 

 

Rose bushHOW TO GROW ROSES WITHOUT CHEMICALS  
Wednesday, April 16
1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Gene Meyer
Free Seminar


Learn how easy roses are to grow! Along with learning how to grow roses without chemicals, this seminar will address rose varieties to purchase, where to plant roses in your yard, and the care they may need in the first year.

Presenter Gene Meyer is a consulting rosarian for the American Rose Society, and Vice President of the Nashville Rose Society. Gene has been growing roses for over 25 years.

To register click on the following link Roses and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510. 

MINIMIZING RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT  
Tuesday, April 29
1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Seminar Instructor:
Joseph G. Budd, CFP®, ChFC®


This seminar will address what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. What is identity theft, how does it happen, what are weak points to watch for. What to do if it happens to you.

JOSEPH G. BUDD is a Managing Partner, Budd, Malone Company, LLC. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, Joe works to provide comprehensive financial strategies for higher net worth clients to help them maintain a lifestyle of independence and dignity throughout retirement, as well as, focuses on estate investment planning strategies. Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration with a major in Finance, and studied at the American College for his CFP® , ChFC® certifications, and his Masters Degree in Financial Services.

To register click on the following link 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000. 

hand holding bridge cardsBEGINNERS BRIDGE CLASS   
8-Sessions—Mondays
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $85.00 (Includes student handbook below)
Instructor: Rick Ross


This eight-week class introduces bridge through lessons followed by actual playing time to reinforce each lesson. This is a great format for the new bridge player, as well as bridge players who have been away from the game for several years. The student handbook used for this class is the ACBL book Bidding in the 21st Century.

To register click on the following link Bridge and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510. 
 

mah jongg tilesMAH JONGG CLUB
Mondays -  April 21 (no meeting on April 28), May 5, 12, 19 (No meeting on May 26)
1:00-4:00 p.m
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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 our Program Coordinator, Judy Payton, 371-0090 ext. 8000. or email paytonj@brentwood-tn.org.

 

French Merci clip artCONVERSATIONAL FRENCH  
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (April 22, May 13 & May 27) 
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Rita Stapleton


Are you looking to improve your French speaking skills in a fun, interesting, educational and social way? Join the Conversational French Meet-up group. Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginner’s Freince group!

For more information about this group please call Judy Payton, Brentwood Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8000. 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH MEET-UP GROUPHola icon
Meets every other Monday (April 21, May 5th & 19th)  
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Don Korzekwa
Informational Meeting


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 Judy Payton, Brentwood Library Program Coordinator at 371-0090 ext. 8000. 

 

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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

FREE ONLINE CLASSES 
Brentwood Library Online Courses: Begins May 21st

NEW COURSES! 

• Certificate in Meditation
• How to Get Started in Game Development
• Creating WordPress Websites
• Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
• Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac
• Beginning Writer’s Workshop  

Gale Courses (Formerly Learn4Life) offers hundreds of instructor-led courses on many topics, ranging 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 iPad 
Wednesday
May 7th
1:00 p.m.
Class Instructors: Kelly Lee & Jerry Boonstra
Free Class - Limited Space!


Learn to use the Library's eBook resources to download eBooks to your device.

Please note: This is not a class to learn how to use your device.  See below for iPad class. 

IMPORTANT: This class is for the iPad only.  There is an alternate class for Kindles, and we offer appointments to assist with other devices.  You must have a valid library card with no fines or fees to take this class. 

To register click on the following link eBooks on iPad and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8510.

LEARN TO DOWNLOAD eBOOKS TO YOUR KINDLE 
Wednesday, May 21
1:00 p.m.
Instructors: Kelly Lee and Jerry Boonstra
Free Class - limited space!


Learn to use the Library's eBook resources to download eBooks to your device. Please note: This is not a class to learn how to use your Kindle.

IMPORTANT: This class is for Kindle only.  There is an alternate class for iPads, and we offer appointments to assist with other devices. You must have a valid library card with no fines or fees to take this class.

To register click on the following link ebooks on Kindle and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

iPad Class
Thursday, May 15
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Free Class
Instructor: Kelly Lee


Learn to navigate around the iPad! Class will take a detailed look at iPad Settings.

To register click on the following link iPad and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.  

 

 

MOVIES & MUSIC

 

FREE SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE 
2014 movie matinee’s will be selected from our documentary collection! 

The 14 Wonders of the World™ Ancient & New
Sunday, May 11
1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A


Experience the splendor of some of the most magnificent works of humankind of the New Wonders of the World and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

To register click on the following link Movie Matinee and complete the registration form, or call 371-0090 ext. 8000.

 

StoryCorps @ your library logoBrentwood Library is excited to be a partner in Nashville Public Library’s StoryCorps @ your library initiative. StoryCorps @ your library is an oral history program that brings one, two or three friends or family members together to conduct meaningful conversations to record and archive at the Library of Congress and partnering libraries. Participants will also receive a copy of their interview on CD to keep or share with others.

We especially want to hear from members of our foreign-born and immigrant communities. We will be conducting recording sessions on Saturday, November 30. Please call 371-0090 x8160 for more information or to schedule an interview with a family member or friend. Spend Thanksgiving weekend connecting with your friends and family in this fun and unique way!

Combining the theme of immigration and cultural diversity with the shared experience of family storytelling, StoryCorps @ your library provides an opportunity for one person to honor the life of another by asking them the questions that matter. For additional information, visit http://www.programminglibrarian.org/storycorps/ or listen to hundreds of stories online at http://storycorps.org/listen

Free!  Williamson County Community Band Concert

Sunday, May 4th
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Meeting Rooms A & B

Join us to enjoy concert band, classical pop, and Broadway show music performed by the Williamson County Community Band. No registration necessary, just come and enjoy and afternoon of family fun and music!
 
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