Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Distracted Driving - the Science and Strategies

Distracted Driving - the Science and Strategies
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
6:00PM-7:30PM
Free program. Registration required.
Do you talk on your cell phone while driving? Do you read or send brief text messages during your commute? Has your family ever commented on your inattention to driving while they are in the car with you? If so, this class is for you.

The research says it. The science proves it. Distracted Driving causes over a third of all crashes. Learn about the perils of Distracted Driving wrapped up in a fun, interactive experience. Since April is National Distracted Driving Month, join us to hear the facts and reflect on your own driving behaviors. All drivers 15 and older are welcome.

RightLane, a local training company, is co-owned by Sharon Winter, M.ED., and Donna Bayless. Sharon has been teaching a Defensive Driving class for four years and has a passion specifically for preventing Distracted Driving. Donna has worked for Fortune 500 companies and has designed and delivered multiple training classes over the course of her career. Between them, Sharon and Donna have five children, ages 15-23. All of them carted around in minivans until they learned to drive on Brentwood roads.
 
Register here, call 615-371-0090 ext. 8510 or e-mail: dayb@brentwood-tn.org.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
10:00AM-11:30AM
Free program. Registration requested.
Family and friends welcome.
At this session, Becky Davis, RN, CDE, will teach what diabetes is, the importance of checking blood sugar levels, A1C and how it affects blood sugar, meal planning and exercise, medical tests, and types of medication that help manage blood sugar.

Register here, call 615-371-0090 ext. 8510 or e-mail: dayb@brentwood-tn.org.

Calling all adults who grew up coloring!


Stress Mending
Thursday, July30, 2015
6:30PM-7:30PM
Free program. No registration required.
It's our turn for some stress relief and balance. 
Come by for snacks, coloring, and soft music.

Name the New Automated Material Handler!

We hope you've had a chance to meet the newest member of the library team, the Automated Material Handler (AMH). If not, please stop by and introduce yourself, because we need you to help us give her a name.
We invite you to submit names for our new AMH system. We love her already and want to find the perfect name for her. Either e-mail Heather at lanierh@brentwood-tn.org or leave a name with the front desk staff before August 21st. Circulation Staff will choose the winner by the end of the month, and we will announce it in September’s newsletter.

Just in case you're wondering, here's how she works. The AMH checks in your items immediately as you feed them into the slot. (One item at a time,folks!)
It will check in your items, sort them for library staff’s convenience, and get them routed to the next person who has them on hold.
If you place a book that doesn't belong to our library in slot, it will kindly give it back to you on the spot.
You will receive an email with a detailed report of items you have returned.

Can you still use the manual return? Well, for now, yes. But we’d really like you to give the new one a try.

Emma, SuperCat, and Ace

SuperCat got to read with Ace and his SideKick, Emma, this week.
They had a great time!
Keep up the Summer Reading and share your Sidekick pictures!
Send your pictures to taulbeen@brentwood-tn.org to see them on
the Brentwood Library Buzz and Facebook.  

And don't forget to tell us the name of your Sidekicks and their superpowers!

Erin and her Summer Reading Sidekick at the beach!

Erin took her Summer Reading Sidekick 
to the beach on vacation in Rhode Island. 
What a cute, stuffed monkey and pretty, pink hat!
Keep up the Summer Reading and share your Sidekick pictures!
Send your pictures to taulbeen@brentwood-tn.org to see them on
the Brentwood Library Buzz and Facebook.  
And don't forget to tell us the name of your Sidekicks and their superpowers!



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SuperCat in the Wild West!

SuperCat went on a Wild West Adventure with Taylor and Bella!
See Taylor, Bella, Supercat go rafting at Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
They are brave Summer Readers!
Watch SuperCat and Bella Bungee!
Taylor and Supercat are ready for their white water adventure.
They even went to a rodeo and cowboy event at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. 
 Keep up the Summer Reading and share your Sidekick pictures!
Send your pictures to taulbeen@brentwood-tn.org to see them on
the Brentwood Library Buzz and Facebook.  
And don't forget to tell us the name of your Sidekicks and their superpowers!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Automotive Repair & Maintenance Help

Need help troubleshooting automotive repair, maintenance or estimating labor for a repair? We have a brand new resource just for you - Chilton Library.
 
These are just a few of Chilton Library’s most popular features:
  • Maintenance and specification tables for unique data about your vehicle
  • Step-by-step service/repair features
  • Labor estimating tool to confidently determine important repairs
  • Diagrams to help explain system operations
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print what you need
Click here to check it out right now!

Haylee Petticord, Uncle Buzz & SuperCat

Meet Haylee Petticord and her Summer Reading Sidekicks:
Uncle Buzz and SuperCat!
Keep up the Summer Reading and share your Sidekick pictures!
Send your pictures to taulbeen@brentwood-tn.org to see them on
the Brentwood Library Buzz and Facebook.  
And don't forget to tell us the name of your Sidekicks and their superpowers!

Local Author Book Fair

Local Author Book Fair
Sunday, August 23rd, 1-5pm
Are you or someone you know a local author who would like to be introduced to the Brentwood community? Are you a local reader who would like to meet local authors face-to-face?

The Brentwood Library is pleased to host a Local Author Book Fair that will showcase local authors while providing you, our local readers, a chance to connect with them. If you are an author who is interested in being part of this event, contact Brigid Day at dayb@brentwood-tn.org. Attendance of featured authors is required!

Authors will be provided a table to meet and greet, and sell copies of their books. Authors will also have an opportunity to register for a 30 minute segment to read from their book and respond to audience questions.

Space is limited!