Monday, March 2, 2015

The Periodical Reading Room Closed Monday March 9

We know how much you love to sit by our fireplace and read the newspaper or the latest issue of your favorite magazine. Or maybe you snuggle up with a good book or your laptop. We're so happy to provide that opportunity for you.

Doing that, however, means that we also need to do periodic maintenance on the fireplace. So we must close the reading room Monday, March 9 for that reason. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Civil War History in Brentwood and Middle Tennessee

Tuesday, March 10

6:00pm - 7:30 pm

Middle Tennessee is full of Civil War history, and this free program will provide an insightful overview of Civil War battles in Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Nashville, and surrounding communities. Artifacts from the war, including artifacts dug in Brentwood, will be on display as well.
Join us as Preston Bain shares his extensive knowledge of the Civil War in Middle Tennessee. Although the program is free, registration is required. Call 615-371-0090, ext. 8510, or register online.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Control your Weight for Life

Empower your subconscious mind to help you lose weight -- and keep it off for life. Diets can be as different as night and day, so it only makes since that they always don't work. Instead, utilize the mind to become your ideal image of yourself. By understanding the role of the subconscious mind, you can be supportive of your weight control efforts and eliminate the self-sabotaging thoughts, the emotional patterns, and the diets that have kept you on a roller coaster.

In this presentation you will learn the power of
  • Self-talk and self-image
  • Positive imaging to achieve your goals
  • Proper eating and nutrition habits
  • Changing the way we think about exercise
and discover how to make a lifestyle change that lasts forever. And that includes the reality of being 10, 20, or even 100 pounds lighter.

Join hypnotherapist Marvin Wilkerson and kinesiology expert Stephen Ashcraft for this program that could help you take control of your life.

Thursday, March 12 , 6:00-8:00 pm
This class is FREE, but registration is requested. Call 615-371-0090, ext 8510 or register online.

Spring Fling Bouquet

Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining us for a beautiful, colorful, bouquet building class.

Tuesday, March 10

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Brighten up your home and your spirits from these past dreary, cold, icy days of winter with a dazzling bouquet of daffodils and tulips, along with an array of complimentary variegated greens.
Bring a vase (not to exceed 8 inches) or a lined straw basket that you can fill with the glorious colors of spring. The class fee of $15.00 per person includes flowers, greenery, and foam.
Registration is required. Call 615-371-0090, ext 8510 or register online.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Laughter Yoga

Adults are programmed to laugh only as a response to a stimulus, so this class is designed to provide a safe environment for adults to experience their "inner child" and laugh unconditionally. Why?
Research shows that one minute of continuous laughter is equal to ten minutes on a rowing machine.

Continuous short bursts of laughter produce profound physical, mental, and emotional benefits by forcing deep breathing, which increases oxygen delivery and lowers stress hormones. By combining laughter and yoga, this class provides aerobic exercise that can show you how laughter truly is the best medicine. This class is free.

Join us for Laughter Yoga

Thursday, March 5, 1:00pm -2:00 pm

Register online or call 615-371-0090, ext, 8510.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Get New Library Materials Without Leaving Home

When the weather interferes with getting to the library -- or anytime -- remember our vast e-library.

We've got audio books, e-books, music, magazines, and even streaming independent films. And if that's not enough, we've got online databases for everything from Consumer Reports to genealogy and newspapers to reference books. You can even take an online class! Explore hundreds of options from the culinary arts to home improvement; from software and computer graphics to reading, writing, and languages; or medical billing to domestic violence counseling.

We want to see you at the library, but when you can't make it in or when you want something extra, check out all we have to offer online Start your search here.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Nashville Opera Presents Jack and the Beanstalk

HCA/TriStar and Nashville Opera OnTour present a musical treat for ages Pre-K through 5th grade: John Davies' Jack and the Beanstalk.

In this operatic retelling of the classic children's fairy tale, Jack disobeys his mother by trading his beloved cow for magical beans instead of buying food. When he meets a giant and his wife atop the beanstalk, Jack discovers who stole his hen that laid golden eggs. In the end, both Jack and the giant learn a few lessons while children learn the timeless lesson of "the Golden Rule."

This family friendly 45-minute production is sung in English and set to music by Gilbert and Sullivan. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce your children to opera!

Saturday, February 28
for Pre-K through 5th Grade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Library Survey

Be a part of the future Brentwood Library!
We want to know your vision for The Brentwood Library.
Click here to participate in a library survey to be used in our strategic planning process.
In order to better serve Library patrons, your input on a variety of topics is needed. Your responses will help greatly in planning the future of Library services and programs.

The survey is being conducted for the Library, and its partner, private, nonprofit organizations - the Friends of the Brentwood Library and the Brentwood Library Foundation. Survey and planning costs are shared by the Library's Friends and Foundation organizations.

The survey was developed by the independent Library Strategies Consulting Group, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. All responses are directed to Library Strategies. All individual responses are confidential, and no survey responses will be connected to particular individuals in the aggregate reports provided to the Library and its affiliated partners.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete on average. The survey will remain open until the end of the day on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Thank you for taking the time to assist your Library!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bridge classes

Looking for a new challenge? Always wondered about the game of bridge? We have just the thing for you. Rick Ross leads this five-week class using the ACBL book "Bidding in the 21st Century." This class introduces bridge through lessons followed by actual playing time to reinforce each lesson.

This class is great for anyone new to bridge, as well as bridge players who have been away from the game for several years.

The five-week session begins on Monday, February 2nd from 6-9pm and continues February 9th, 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd.
Class fee is $85 which includes the handbook.

Click here to register or call Judy at 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Honoring the Dream

The Brentwood Library will be closed on Monday January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Dr. King once said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Americans across the country come together in honor of Dr. King to serve their neighbors and communities every January. We encourage you to help out a neighbor, lend a hand to someone in need, and celebrate Dr. King's legacy. Hands on Nashville has volunteer opportunities on Saturday, January 17th and Monday, January 19th.

The library will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, January 20th.