Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Internship Opportunity

The Brentwood Library is now accepting applications for an unpaid Fall internship opportunity. Applications are available online. Please share this information with any college business majors you know who may be interested.

This internship position will provide substantial experience in nonprofit fundraising, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in a fabulous atmosphere. The intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives.

The Brentwood Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that solicits contributions in support of The Brentwood Library. The Annual Fund is the yearly fundraising drive. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • design a brochure
  • write corporate, small business, and individual solicitation letters
  • organize printing needs
  • process mailings
  • track and report donations
  • work with library employees to meet goals
Must be able to follow directions and work independently to plan and implement a fundraising drive focusing on three levels - corporate, small business, and personal.

Personable, friendly, eager to learn
Must have reliable transportation
Must live close enough to Brentwood to commute
Well-organized and detail oriented
Ability to multi task, take initiative, and follow-through
Passionate, hard worker, dependable, responsible
Able to spend 10-15 hours per week

If you have any questions, please email Brigid at dayb@brentwood-tn.org

Learn to play Bridge

Are you interested in learning how to play bridge? We have the perfect class for you.

Instructor Rick Ross leads an eight-week class using the ACBL book Bidding in the 21st Century on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm beginning September 8th. This eight-week class introduces bridge through lessons, followed by actual playing time to reinforce each lesson. This is a great format for the new bridge player, as well as bridge players who have been away from the game for several years.

Class dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3( No class on Oct 13th due to library closing for inventory.) Note: Oct 27th and Nov 3rd classes start at 6pm.

The class fee for the eight-week session is $85 which includes the Student Handbook.

Click on this link to register or call Judy Payton at 615-371-0090 ext 8510

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Healthy Aging Brain

If you are interested in learning about the effects of physical activity, nutrition, mental stimulation, socialization, creativity, attitude, spirituality, and meditation on the healthy aging brain, we have the perfect class for you! Join us on Thursday, September 4th from 1-3pm for a free seminar presented by Susan Bruey, RN MSN CHC.

Register here to reserve your spot, or call Judy Payton at 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain's ability to age well varies from person to person and is affected by genetic predisposition, genes, life experiences, lifestyle, exposure to toxins and chemicals, accidents, trauma, and disease. Cognitive abilities do not automatically decline with age: the majority of older adults are happy; they live an active, optimistic life with many friends; and they engage in leisure-time activities that increase not only their quality of life but also their longevity and the health of their brains.
Mrs. Bruey is teaching healthcare consumers how to take control of their health to avoid the preventable diseases that are usually associated with aging. Mrs. Bruey focuses her health coaching practice on adults who are interested in learning more about their health and in taking action to improve it.

eBooks on iPads

Learn to use the library's eBook resources to download eBooks to your iPad. Join us for class on Wednesday, September 3rd at 1pm. Please note: This is not a class to learn how to use your iPad. Spots are limited, so register soon.

Register here or call Judy Payton at 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Holiday hours

The library will be closed on Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular library hours on Tuesday, September 2nd at 9am. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 18, 2014

What's for Lunch?

Join us on Wednesday, August 27th at 1pm for a free Whole Foods Market seminar. This month's program features fresh new ideas for delicious lunchbox meals with healthy real food. Packing lunches at home saves money, ensures portion control, and helps you make excellent food choices suitable for people of all ages.

Dori Wilbert, Healthy eating Specialist Whole Foods Market, Franklin, brings her tips for healthy eating.

Register for this free seminar online or call 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where in the World is Professor Hoot?

The Professor's travels continue...

His first stop was Seaport Village in San Diego.

Next he was off to Balboa Park in San Diego, California.   

Then he journeyed all the way to Rocky's in Rockford, Michigan for an ice cream come. Professor hoot had two scoops of s'mores ice cream on a cone.

Then he was off to the Virginia for the Lake Anna 4th of July parade with Caleb Lear.

Where, oh where, do you think he will go next?

Williamson County Community Band Concert

Join us at The Brentwood Library on Sunday August 17th from 3-5pm for a fantastic performance by the Williamson County Community Band. They will perform classic pop tunes and other favorites for all ages. Come check it out!

Mobile Pet Adoption Center

Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center is partnering with The Brentwood Library to bring their Mobile Pet Adoption Center to you! Join us Saturday August 16th from 10am-2pm in the library parking lot. 

Come on out and visit these sweet pets during WCAC's Summer of Stars event. 
Adopt a star, save a life!

Digital Photography

Have a DSLR camera and want to learn how to use it? Want to advance your skills in composition, framing, and more? These classes are for you. Take your photography to the next level whether it's for photographing your children or taking terrific landscape photos. This series of classes builds from week to week to ensure a steady progression of your skills.

Classes begin Thursday, August 14th and run for a total of four consecutive Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. The class fee is $100.

To register click here and complete the registration form or call 371-0090 ext 8510.

Instructor David Johnston is an award-winning landscape photographer and the only landscape photographer specializing in Middle Tennessee landscapes. Visit davidjohnstonart.com for examples of his work.

Things you will need to bring to each class:
DSLR camera
Camera manual
Memory Card(s)
Charged batteries
Tripod (for class #4)
Laptop or paper to take notes