Saturday, January 17, 2015

Love the Dress!

The Brentwood Library is a collection site for prom dresses to be part of the dress swap. Please bring any dresses you would like to donate by January 31st so we can have them ready for the event.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 8am-1pm
Columbia State College, Williamson Campus
104 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin, TN
Come and "swap" or "shop" for your formal event! We have a variety of different styles and sizes of dresses perfect for your prom, formal, or any event. It's not too late to bring a dress to swap. Make sure it is in good condition, no tears, and no missing pieces. Accessories  and shoes are needed too!
A portion of proceeds to benefit Royal Family Kids 

Financial Wellness

When it comes to financial advice, we all feel comfortable with people we know. Someone you need to know is Joe Budd. Mr. Budd has been leading financial seminars for us at The Brentwood Library for a number of years. He is a teacher at heart and uses his knowledge to guide our patrons to taking care of financial matters. These classes are not about selling you any products. These are purely educational.

Coming up in February:

Building Your Child's Education Fund and Planning for College
February 5th at 1pm
This will be a discussion of current and future education costs, financing alternative for paying for college, and an exploration of what savings vehicles are available for funding a college education.

Minimizing the Risk of Identity Theft
February 5th at 6:30pm
This will be a discussion of what identity theft is, how it occurs, how to tell if it is happening, what things can be done to prevent it, and what to do if it ever happens to you and your family.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter White Floral

Thursday, January 29th, 1-2:30pm

Come learn the quiet simplicity of life by making nature come alive in your home. We will use fresh flowers to create a work of art to add elegance and life to a room. The finished design will be a one-sided arrangement to decorate a corner, niche, in front of a mirror, or on the mantle piece.

Bring an 8" vase or bowl (not to exceed 8" tall), scissors, clippers, and any special material, such as feathers, ribbon, or curly/pussy willow.

Class fee: $25, includes floral foam, flowers, wire, and greenery.

Instructor Elaine Rohrig is Past President of the Nashville Newcomer's Garden Club.

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

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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Sale - this weekend!


It's time again for our Friends of the Library Book Sale!
Friday, January 16th from 10am-5:30pm
Saturday, January 17th from 10am-5:30pm
Sunday, January 18th from 1-5:30pm
(Sunday is half-price day.)
All proceeds benefit The Brentwood Library.
If you are unable to attend this weekend, shop online through the Amazon site.

eReference, all the time

Reference just jumped off the shelf at The Brentwood Library! With nearly 5,000 authoritative, full-text electronic titles available through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), patrons can now access articles on a variety of subjects from the arts to literature to science.  Resources such as Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Contemporary Authors series, Encyclopedia of Philosophy and many others are available. GVRL also includes travel, business and health resources. Whether traveling for business or writing a research paper, there is something for everyone.

GVRL allows simultaneous, unlimited usage and can be accessed from home with a patron library card and password or at the library on one of three new eRef stations. Each eRef station includes a touchscreen all-in-one computer dedicated for research purposes. After logging in, a patron will be directed to our eReference webpage showcasing not only GVRL, but also other useful electronic resources such as America’s News and Consumer Reports. Articles can be downloaded to an eReader, thumb drive or computer, printed, emailed or even listened to in an MP3 format. Now you can take reference home!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Be Well, Brentwood! (progress)

We are officially more than a week into our challenge. Our team is checking in with each other frequently and we have some ideas and experiences to share with you.

Morning Yoga with Dierdre
From Robin:
I used to do yoga all the time, but after blowing out my knee and then getting pregnant, I let it fall to the side. Dierdre is a knowledgeable instructor and incredibly easy to follow. This is a class anyone can attend -- even with a bum knee and arthritic back I had no problem being able to do the poses. It is a great way to strengthen muscles and have some much needed "me" time.
Sign up for Morning Yoga on Mondays or Fridays at 10am.

Chair Awareness Through Movement® with the Feldenkrais® Method
From Katie:
I went to this class because I was really curious what it would be like. Fran was very welcoming. The first part was becoming more aware of our bodies. We focused on posture and breathing. It was very calming.
From Mary:
I have problems with my knee. It hasn't felt this good in months. This class was amazing.
Sign up for Chair Awareness on Wednesdays from 1-2pm.

From Heather:
I've been in other yoga classes before and I didn't think I liked yoga. They took "the practice" way too seriously! Norman leads a playful class that incorporates fresh, new poses into the standard movements that offer a certain level of comfort in a session. He provides a positive and encouraging environment and will adapt poses for your level - whatever that may be!
Sign up for Evening Yoga on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 6:40pm.

We've also checked out Essential Oils 101, Whole Foods Market Engine 2 28-Day Challenge, and Pilates. More updates coming soon. Are you taking steps to Be Well? We hope so!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Early Detection of Lung Cancer




January 13



Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD


Review of current state of lung cancer and efforts toward early detection and treatment.

Presenters’ Bio: Dr. Tammy Baxter is a Thoracic Surgeon with Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates, Nashville, TN

Sponsored by Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and TriStar Health.





Click here to register for this free seminar or

 by calling 371-0090 ext. 8510.


Brentwood Library

8100 Concord Rd.

Brentwood, TN 37027


Free CPR Friends and Family Fridays in Brentwood



Recently the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of people who are surviving cardiac arrests. This is due to three primary factors; new hypothermia protocols, increased public access to Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs), and initiation of bystander CPR. With the help of citizens, we hope to see that trend continue!
CPR is not difficult or time consuming to learn. Every Friday in the month of February the Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department is offering free classes the public. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours and offers training on infant, child, and adult CPR. For adult CPR, participants will be taught both traditional and “hands only” CPR (no mouth-to-mouth breathing). This class will utilize the American Heart Association (AHA) “Family and Friends” curriculum, therefore no CPR card will be issued. More information regarding this program can be found on the AHA website at
Only one Friday commitment is required to learn these lifesaving skills. To sign up or for more information regarding times and locations, contact firefighter Scott Barnes at or call 371-2200 ext. 4523 or Robin Forte at (615-371-0170).