Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December FOBL Showcase Artist

November FOBL Showcase Artist:
M. C. Sparks
Arts & Crafts Exhibit
Artist Bio:
M. C.'s collection includes a variety of arts and crafts. She playfully states her collection theme is, "Careful...if you start arts and crafts, no telling where you will end up."

M. C. Sparks has an A. A. degree, and has been active in the arts and crafts world for 30 years. She has been involved in all types of arts and crafts, from sculpting, water color, and oil painting, to jewelry crafting, card making, altered arts and soap making.

Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. The next time you pay us a visit, take a few extra moments to pause and savor these artists' creations.

December FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

December FOBL Gallery Wall Artist
Sandy Coomer
Mixed Media Collage Art
Artist Bio:
Sandy Coomer's mixed media collage art is meant to be examined up close. Although the presentation of the art as a whole should be pleasing to the eye, the details and minutiae of the piece are what make it special. Sandy invites you to look closely. See what you can see.
A native Tennessean and Brentwood resident, Sandy is also a poet. Her two collections of poetry are Continuum, a chapbook published by Finishing Line Press, and The Presence of Absence, which won the 2014 Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have also been published in various regional journals and literary magazines.
As a poet, most of Sandy's art includes words, the emotive element, which bonds with the visual element in art to create a multi-dimensional product. Favorite themes are home, love, creativity, joy, belief in self, courage, and happiness. The one specific element you will see in virtually all of her art is birds. Birds represent freedom, delight, and fearlessness, and connect ethereal emotion (heaven, air) to sturdy, solid fact (earth, ground).

To balance her creative side, Sandy is passionate about endurance sports. She regularly participates in marathons, half marathons, and triathlons, finishing the year as a 2015 Ironman All World Athlete (top 10% of age group) after completing the ultra-distance Ironman Chattanooga in September 2014. She continues to train and race year round.
Learn more about Sandy at her website www.sandycoomer.com. See more of her art at her Etsy store: Sparrow House Art. www.etsy.com/shop/SparrowHouseArt
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. Please take a few extra moments the next time you visit to pause and savor these artists' creations.
Each artist who displays their collection on the FOBL Gallery Wall contributes one piece to the our Art Lending Library. With over 230 pieces to choose from, patrons are able to check them out for ninety days. This artwork is a beautiful addition to the library that includes original artwork in acrylics, oils, pen and ink, pastels, photographs, and water colors. A full, detailed description of most items can be found in the Digital Collection on the library’s website.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Polar Express Reading & Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Polar Express Reading & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Monday, December 7, 5:00-7:00PM
Free event. Tickets required for readings.
Make our holiday celebration part of your family's tradition. Enjoy holiday treats, warm cider, and special music performed by Ravenwood High School.

The first Polar Express reading will be at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Dedication and Lighting of the Tree at 5:30 p.m. The second Polar Express reading is at 6:00 p.m.

No tickets are required for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, but they are required for the readings. They will be available in the Children’s Library on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, November 23.
If you have questions, call Pat Ladnier or Missy Dillingham at 615-371-0090.

Family Movie - Polar Express

Family Movie - Polar Express (G)
Tuesday, December 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Fun for the whole family. There will be grab bag giveaways for kids. Whole Foods Market of Franklin will be providing snacks and drinks!
For questions, contact Amanda Chappell at 615-371-8290 ext 8290.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Morning with Santa and Magic Show

Morning with Santa and Magic Show
Saturday, December 5. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Free event. Tickets required.
Bring the whole family to meet Santa, play a variety of games, and enjoy a magic show. Magician Scott Humston will perform his magic show at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 AM.

Tickets are available Monday, November 23. You may pick them up from the Children's Library during regular library hours. If you have questions, contact Pat Ladnier or Missy Dillingham at 615-371-0090. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bridge Night at the Library

Bridge Night at the Library
Thursday, December 3, 6:00-8:00 PM
Free program. Registration required.
Know how to play Bridge and want to practice? Come on over for an evening of Bridge! We'll provide the card tables and cards. Note: There will not be an instructor present at this program. This is an opportunity for people to play and practice.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bridge - Stayman Convention

Bridge - Stayman Convention
Monday, November 30, 6:00-8:00 PM
Presenter: Rick Ross
Class fee: $20. Registration required.
Already know how to play Bridge, but looking for a lesson on Stayman Convention? This one night class is for you. Students taking this class should be familiar with the five-card major bidding convention or have previously taken the Beginning Bridge Class. This class will use Chapter 9 of Bidding in the 21st Century.

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Closing

The Library will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th, and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.  The Library will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 AM.

Introduction to Watercolor

Art with Elaine - The Dance of Color
Sunday, November 22, 2:00-4:00 PM
Presenter: Elaine Allen
Program fee: $40. Registration required.
Watercolor is such a beautiful medium, with qualities and effects that are unique and easily achieved. In this informative class we'll cover the supplies you need (and what to avoid) and practice some basic techniques. We'll also produce a couple of simple finished works.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

International Games Day

International Games Day
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Free program. No registration required.

Adults, teens, and children are welcome for a morning of board games. We'll have plenty of new and retro games available to play. Children 12 and under will need a parent to stay with them.

For more information, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or e-mail dayb@brentwood-tn.org.