Saturday, December 20, 2014

Meditation: Home Practice

Meditation: Creating a Personalized Home Practice

4 Week Series
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 6th
Series Class Fee: $40

Meditation is not a one-sized fits all practice. Come explore several different approaches and techniques and begin to develop a meditation practice that calms your mind, de-stresses your body and lets your spirit free.

Register by clicking here or calling 615-371-0090 ext 8510.
Theresa Kuhn 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.

Closing Schedule

The Brentwood Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25. We will reopen on Friday, December 26 at 9am. We wish you and your families safe travels and happy holidays!

We will close on Wednesday, December 31 at 6pm and be closed Thursday, January 1. We will reopen on Friday, January 2 at 9am.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Normal Aging and the Brain

Thursday, January 8
Free seminar
Yikes! I've Lost My Keys Again:
What is Normal Aging?
As we age, our mental abilities change. A certain amount of forgetfulness and slowed thinking is to be expected, but how do you know what is normal? Neurologists Dr. Pamela D. Drury, Ph.D., BCN and Dr. Jessy Barclay, Ph.D. will explain how they determine if your lapses are just normal "senior moments", or may be something more serious. They will also discuss steps you can take now to improve cognitive functioning and lower risk factors for cognitive problems down the road.

  Click here to register for this seminar or call 615-371-0090 ext 8510.
Presenters’ Bio: Dr. Drury is the Founder and Director of Neurobehavioral Associates of Nashville. Her goal is to help clients achieve their highest potential by focusing on brain health. She trained at both Vanderbilt and Duke Universities, is a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist, and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback.  Dr. Jessy Barclay, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Psychology Associates, PLLC. She is a licensed neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist who offers neuropsychological evaluation services to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Dr. Barclay completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Connecticut.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Steinway Initiative

Elaine Zhang, Claire Zang, and Rina Xu are three of the children who took turns filling our lobby with beautiful music on Monday, December 8th. The Brentwood Library has a privately owned Steinway piano on loan on which piano students may schedule a  performance.

The library hopes to acquire a Steinway of our very own for more community music performances, but we need your help. Please consider donating to our Steinway Initiative. You may click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chair Awareness through Movement®

Chair Awareness through Movement®

with the Feldenkrais Method(R)

Starts January 7
Class fee: $5 per class.
Please register each week.
Chair Awareness Through Movement® with the Feldenkrais(R) Method classes are verbally guided, gentle movements of self observation that allows our nervous and muscular systems to build new pathways for more effective patterns of movement. This will be a chair class intended for adults with physical or neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, Fibromyalgia or other conditions that make other exercise classes difficult.
Instructor bio: Fran bresher
Fran Bresher is a National Guild Certified Feldenkrais(R)Practioner. She is certified to teach group classes, and give private lessons. She received her training in Chicago, IL and graduated in 2013. Fran is also a register physical therapist who has practiced since 1976 and is currently practicing part-time in Franklin, TN. Ms. Bresher has worked with Vanderbilt Parkinson Clinic and the National Parkinson Foundation.
   Register for the first class by clicking here or
calling 371-0090 ext. 8510

Monday, December 8, 2014

Essential Oils 101

Join us for two free presentations on Essential Oils.
 Beauty, Pain Management, and Mental Health.
Monday, January 5th from 6-7:30pm
And Essential Oils for Family Health, Wellness, and Illness Prevention
Monday, January 12th from 6-7:30
Register for these free presentations by clicking here for Jan 5th and here for Jan 12th.
(You are welcome to attend both, but don't forget to register individually for each.)
Essential Oils have been a well-documented part of history for health, wellness, and beauty. For centuries, people have used them in conjunction with modern medicine and holistic practices. Come learn about essential oils in a fun and informative series focused on the science of essential oils, how they interact with the body on a cellular level, and for what purposes they can help accompany existing practices for health and wellness. While essential oils are not intended to treat or cure any particular condition, they can be an effective supplement to add to your family's existing practices.
Presenter: Lane Rosencrans has been an educator in Williamson County Schools for eleven years and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Education. Lane has been using essential oils for nearly three years, and these presentations combine her passion for teaching with her desire to educate adults on the many benefits of essential oils.

Williamson Wind Quintet

Join us for an afternoon of great holiday music!
Sunday, December 21st at 3pm
The Williamson Wind Quintet will play selections of Christmas music-songs that you can sing to and songs that you can sit back and enjoy. There will be something for everyone at this free concert!
The Williamson Wind Quintet is a group of musicians who play with the Williamson County Community Band. They formed their quintet in 2011 and are available for performances in the greater Nashville area.
No registration necessary.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Physics Boot Camp

Need help reviewing & understanding physics before your exam?
 Prepare for your Physics 1 semester exam
 Saturday, December 6th
  • Newton's Three Laws
  • The Equation of Motion with Constant Acceleration
Saturday, December 13th
  • Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Work
  • Momentum
Brentwood Library Fall Conference Room
$50 per session payable to Above Grade Level

We will review key concepts, help you recognize which equations to use for certain kinds of problems, and suggest study techniques. Time for questions and answers will be included.
Space is limited and registration is required.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Suspend those holds!

If you have requested an item that has not yet become available, but you know you are going to be out of town,  call the Circulation Department and ask them to "suspend your hold." What this means is you won't go to the bottom of the list, but if your item comes in, it will bump down the next person. You will resume your spot at the top of the queue when you'll be back in town.

Also, keep in mind that many of your favorite holiday books and movies have a 3-week check out period. Be sure to plan ahead if you want to check these items out!

New releases often have a 1-week check out period. This is not hard and fast though, as we use a ratio of the number of copies we have vs. the number of people on the hold list. Don't worry - you don't have to understand this, just know you may have a new release for only one week, but we certainly try to extend that time whenever possible.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Amazon Smile and the library

Want to donate money to the library while shopping online?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
You have two ways to help the library. You can select Brentwood Library Foundation or Friends of the Brentwood Library. Both organizations directly support The Brentwood Library. We would not be able to offer many of our fantastic programs without their financial assistance. We hope that you will help us by linking up with AmazonSmile!