Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Reference Desk Move

Pardon our Construction!
During the week of February 15, the Reference Desk will be moving to the wall adjacent to the Administration Office, creating space for members to enjoy their library experience.

The Brentwood Library Has a New Look!

Main Library Logo 
 Children's Department Logo

Join us today for Love Your Library Day! 

We're giving away 500 reusable bags with one of the new logos – only one per membership. Enjoy our interactive logo exhibit and create library valentines to tell us what you love about the library or something new you learned at the event.

In our efforts to help the environment, we will no longer offer plastic bags. Members may purchase the new, reusable bags for $1 or bring their own for item checkout.
The Library teamed up with Angie Jones, a Brentwood native and local graphic designer, to create the new logos.

Illumination Lies Within!

Stitching for Charity

Stitching with Charity
Tuesday, February 16th,
Free program. Registration not required.

Join us for coffee, conversation, and fun. The group is working on the following projects: Lap Quilts for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Hats & Scarves (child to adult) for local shelters and non-profit groups; Baby hats and incubator blankets for Centennial Women’s Center. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. We’ll provide the yarn and instructions. 

Visit Brentwood Library Stitching for Charity for more information.

For questions, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or e-mail brigid.day@brentwoodtn.gov.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Meeting Room Changes

Meeting Room Changes
We are making changes to our Meeting Room Reservations. We know our guests are busy, so we’ve chosen a new software to streamline the process.

Software Features:
· Make reservations online
· Send required documents electronically
· Pay fees online

The Library Board recently approved the updated policies. Checklists and other options are on our website.

Change highlights:
· Circulation supervisors can provide reservation assistance
· Fees must be paid at time of reservation. Deposits are no longer required.
· Brentwood Library cardholders must make reservations.
· Tax exempt documentation required for non-profit rate
· Renter is responsible for room set up and break down

Ready to get started? Visit www.brentwood-tn.org/library and click on the rooms button in the middle of the page.

Community Spelling Bee

Community Spelling Bee
Monday, February 15th, 4:15pm
Free program. No registration required.

The top three winners from local WCS schools will compete in a spelling bee. The community is encouraged to attend and cheer on these students.

For questions, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or e-mail brigid.day@brentwoodtn.gov.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February FOBL Showcase Artist

February FOBL Showcase Artist
Jennifer Knowles
Bookbinding, Papermaking, Printmaking, and Book Arts
Artist Bio:
Jennifer Knowles is a Nashville native with a passion for bookbinding, papermaking, printmaking and book arts. She teaches at colleges, universities, and arts organizations throughout the southeastern United States. Her sculptural work, artists books and photographic works are exhibited and collected internationally.

She is a member of the American Craft Council, the College Book Arts Association, the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, the Tennessee Book Arts Guild and Tennessee Craft (TACA). She opened Brown Dog Bindery in 2010 focusing on book restoration, repair, and conservation including photo and document restoration.

Jennifer is also the Founding Director of Brown DogNashville; an organization that conceptualizes, organizes and promotes creative collaborations between local businesses, visual and performing arts, and the community.

She is the co-founder of The Nashville Limited EditionClub, a Nashville-centric organization that pairs a local author and artist for one year culminating in an original work printed and bound by local artisans for small run, limited edition artists' books and small batch digital publications.

When she isn't busy binding books, publishing or organizing events you might find her navigating Tennessee's rivers in her little yellow kayak or cruising country roads in a rusty truck with her little brown dog, Nollie.

See all of Jennifer's work by visiting Brown Dog Bindery. Her e-mail address is

Presented by The Friends of The Brentwood Library:
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.

February FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

February FOBL Gallery Wall Artist
Melanie Jackson

Artist Bio:
Originally from Texas, Melanie Jackson's exhibit, Current Work on Canvas & Papers, is inspired by memories of Texas and scriptures or images from her spiritual thoughts.

"Art is part of who I am," says Melanie, "I am motivated by a desire to develop the gifts God has given me, to encourage others to do the same, and to create art that brings peace to the viewer."

Melanie's work is represented in private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including The Tennessee State Museum. Before retiring, she taught classes at the Williamson County Parks & Recreation Center for 18 years. She now conducts classes and workshops at various locations, including her studio outside Leiper's Fork.

Studying art at Watkins Arts Institute, Melanie also received private instruction from Charles Brindley and Mike Barcus.

Melanie has lived in the Franklin area with her husband, Dale, for 30 years. They have one son, a daughter-in-law, two grandkids, two cats, and a dog.

For more information about classes or to purchase artwork , contact her at 615 595-9460 or e-mail: myjacksonart1@att.net.

Presented by The Friends of The Brentwood Library:
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.

Williamson Loves Libraries Night

The Brentwood Library hosted Williamson Loves Libraries Night on Thursday, January 28. Twelve Brentwood school librarians and their mascots were stationed throughout the library to promote their libraries. Fifty-six visitors played a “passport” game to receive stamps from each station to receive prizes and goody bags. The Library plans to host a similar event annually.
The Library hosted the event in conjunction with County Mayor Rogers Anderson’s proclamation of January as Libraries of Williamson County Month, aiming at increasing public awareness of library resources and increasing support of libraries and librarians.

Back row left to right: Mayor Rogers Anderson, Rebecca Piggott, 
Moore Elementary; Dinah Wade, Freedom Intermediate; 
Tiffany Tucker, Ravenwood High; Laura Kleman, Sunset Middle; 
Cassandra Harrington, WCS Curriculum Specialist; 
and Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. 
Front row left to right: Susan Earl, Brentwood Library; 
and Dolores Greenwald, Williamson County Public Library.

To celebrate this special month and get others excited about visiting their local library, WCS librarians worked together to record a lip-dub video.
Click here to see the full video.

Eggshell Mosaic

Eggshell Mosaic
Saturday, February 13th, 1-3pm
Class fee: $40. Registration required.
Instructor: Elaine Allen

Discover the delicate beauty of this ancient art form. In this class you'll learn how to use eggshells along with modern materials to produce a finished work of art suitable for hanging or gift giving. The process is fun for all skill levels.

For questions, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or e-mail brigid.day@brentwoodtn.gov.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time to Craft

Time To Craft
Wednesday, February 10th, 5-8pm
Free program. Registration is not required.

Calling all crafters! The Brentwood Library invites you to join us for an evening of unstructured crafting time. Are you working on a project? Bring your own materials and share in the love of crafting with others who share your passion. Paper crafting, scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery, whatever it is that you do, come do it with us! Please bring your project and tools with you. 

There will not be an instructor, but we will be talking all things craft with fellow crafters.

For questions, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or e-mail brigid.day@brentwoodtn.gov.