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!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving hours

The Brentwood Library will close early on Wednesday, November 26th at 6pm. The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, the 27th and 28th. We will reopen on Saturday, November 29th at 10am.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Creating a Keepsake Holiday Wreath

Deck the halls with joy and decorate your home with personal treasured keepsakes. Create your own colorful holiday wreath to use on your door or as a pillar candle holder to accent a table. 

Thursday, November 20th from 1-3pm

Learn how to wire ribbons, fruit, berries, cones, and ornaments to decorate your own personalized centerpiece. Bring clippers, scissors, hot glue gun, at least 9 yards of 1 1/2 inch wired ribbon of your choice, and old ornaments filled with memories. You'll also learn how to update and recycle the wreath for years to come.

Class Fee: $30.  The following supplies are included: a pine wreath, conifer cuttings, wire, and holly.

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

Instructor: Elaine Rohrig is a Past President of the New Neighbors Garden Club. She's excelled in numerous Tennessee Federated Garden Club Flower Shows, displayed her design expertise at the Williamson County Fair, and has taught floral design to novices and Master Gardeners.

Note: Minimum 8 students are required to hold class.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tickets for Morning with Santa

Morning with santa & magic show

Saturday, December 6
Doors open at 9am
Enjoy a visit with our featured guest—Santa!
Bring your camera and plan on staying for refreshments. 
Magician Scott Humston will be on hand again this year to amaze and delight us  with his fascinating magic and hilarious showmanship. The magic show will be offered at three times:  9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am. 
You must have a ticket to participate in either the Morning with Santa or the Magic Show. Tickets are available beginning Monday, November 17th at the Children's Desk. These are free events, but tickets are required.
For more information, please contact Pat Ladnier or Missy Dillingham at 371-0090, ext. 8380.



Tickets for both readings are gone.


Don’t miss out on one of Brentwood’s most cherished traditions! Join us Monday, December 1st for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, with special dedication by Mayor Betsy Crossley.  The evening is filled with special music, holiday treats, warm cider, and a visitor who seems to appear right from the pages of a very special book! The tree lighting’s special music will be provided by the Ravenwood High School Chorus. 

Tickets are all gone for both readings.
Monday, December 1

5pm First Reading of The Polar Express

5:30pm Dedication and Lighting of Tree

6pm Second Reading of The Polar Express
This is a free event, but tickets are required. Tickets are available in the Children's Department beginning Monday, Nov 17th. Every person who wants to enter the reading must have a ticket.
Tickets are all gone for both readings.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Williamson County Youth Orchestra Silent Auction/Talent Showcase

Enjoy talented musicians performing in a talent showcase.

Saturday, November 15th
Come hungry! Purchase dinner from Chick-fil-A. Enjoy samples and order holiday treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Hosted by and benefitting the Williamson County Youth Orchestra.
Auction items include: Baby Grand Piano, autographed merchandise, jewelry, vacation rentals, toys, gift cards, Miele vacuum, home goods, handcrafted goods, and much more!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Indieflix is here!

The Brentwood Library now has streaming movies through IndieFlix!

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries—all FREE with your library card! With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.  
You can view film-festival hits from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca. You have the option to sort by language, genre, or film length. The movies are available anywhere watch on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser. Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices.
You can find IndieFlix under the Music, News & Media section of our Databases page.  Just click on the icon to create an account to get started, or login with your Zinio credentials.  No late fees or checkout required. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Understanding Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids


Wednesday, Nov 12th

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center audiologists will discuss new and innovative solutions for hearing loss, followed up with a question and answer session.

Bring your lunch - cookies and bottled water will be provided!

Join presenters Alicia Barker and Haley Butler for this free event. Registration is required. You may click here to register or call Judy at 615-371-0090 ext 8850.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Closing Information

The Brentwood Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th for Staff Training. We will open on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 9am.