Thursday, March 26, 2015

Understanding Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Spend your lunch hour with us as
the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center presents
this free hearing loss seminar.

Thursday, April 2 at Noon.

Vanderbilt audiologists Alicia Barker and Haley Butler will discuss new and innovative solutions for hearing loss, including the latest technologies in hearing aids. Their presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
So bring your lunch; bottles water and cookies are provided. The seminar is free, but you must register by calling (615) 936-5016 or by registering online at

Chinese Paper Cutting

Try your hand at one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China: paper cutting.

Saturday, March 28

2-4 pm

These lovely cut-outs are used to decorate windows and doors and are sometimes referred to as chuang hua, or window flowers. In this class, adults can learn to create these beautiful paper decorations. Although the class is intended for adults, children ages 10 and older may accompany a parent or guardian. The $10 class fee cover instruction and all materials.

Register now online or by calling 615-371-0090, ext. 8510.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Financial Workshops on the Horizon

Got financial questions?

Check out our upcoming Financial Workshops

Thursday, March 26

Retirement Income Planning : 1:00-3:00pm

Discover what makes up a comprehensive retirement income plan,including Social Security Planning, for Pre/Post-Retirees.

16 Questions to Ask a Financial Planner: 6:30-8:00pm

When considering working with a financial planner, what do you need to ask, and why?

Join Certified Financial Planner Joseph G. Budd for either (or both) of these free workshops.

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Search is On!

Do you love books and libraries? Are you interested in giving back to the community? Would you  like to enhance your job or college resume with volunteer work? Need a little time away from the routine where you can also help others? The library is looking for volunteers. How about you?

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, dependable folks to help in our children's department and the administrative office, as well as special event helpers. Whether you're looking for a long-term weekly commitment, a more concentrated multi-day opportunity, an on-call "sub needed" situation, or a one-time event-oriented position, the library needs you.

To find out how you can help, fill out an online application.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating Arbor Day at the Brentwood Library


Although National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, Tennessee and Brentwood celebrate the last Friday in March. The Brentwood Library is hosting the city's annual Arbor Day festivities, sponsored by the City of Brentwood Tree Board, on

Saturday, March 28, from 11am - 1 pm

For the kids, we'll have a story time about trees, face painting, and crafts.  Free hot dogs will be available for all ages, and Brentwood residents and property owners will have a last chance to win a tree in our acorn guessing contest. There will also be saplings available for you to take home and plant.
Stop by and help us celebrate Tennessee's trees and the many ways in which trees enhance our community and our lives. Let's celebrate Arbor Day together: Saturday, March 28th!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NEW SESSION - Strength and Cardio Interval Training

The absolute best way to stay in shape is to combine strength training and cardio through interval training. So we've added another session with health and wellness expert Leks Stanic!

Because this type of fitness training works so well, celebrities and celebrity trainers are opting for this style of training called high intensity interval training, Don't worry about the "high intensity" part! That's the beauty of having a personal trainer next to you to guide you and adjust the exercises for your individual level. So you can workout with a baby boomer one side and an athlete on another side, yet each of you will get the best workout for your personal needs! 

Our sessions are small, and our trainer does not work out with the group. Instead, Leks is there to make sure you have the proper form, the proper level of intensity, and that you are working out in a safe environment. You'll also use a lot of power bands (not resistance bands); it may seem that they are not doing much to raise your fitness, but once you start training with them, we are sure you'll change your mind! 

Your trainer, Leks Stanic, has made the transition from unhealthy to healthy lifestyle, and wants to help you do the same. To that end, she has over ten fitness and specialty certifications, so she can help you do it correctly and safely. Leks has worked with a wide range of people-- from athletes to people with specific needs, such as women with bone-loss issues, to large group training. 

Come out and try this strength and cardio interval training for only $5 a session! See for yourself what all the fuss is about.

Mondays, starting March 16

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Cost is $5 per class, payable to the instructor at the time of the class. Registration is required.
Register online or call 615-371-0090, ext. 8150.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chinese Mask Making for Kids

Step into the fantastical world of Chinese Opera. Did you know that the various colors on Chinese Opera face painting have different meanings? Learn what they are and then design and create your own mask!

Children ages 9-12 years old can join Jen-Jen Lin, the founder and director of Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, to learn about these meanings and to enjoy this hands-on workshop on Chinese mask designing and painting.

Saturday, April 4

10:30 - 11:30 am

Ages 9-12

Registration begins April 1st at 9:00am
Register online or call Amanda at 615-371-0090, ext. 8290. The fee is $10, including materials. Payment may be made at the beginning of class with exact cash or a check payable to the Brentwood Library.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Awesome Freegal news!

We’ve increased your weekly downloads from 5 songs to 7! 

That’s right, patrons can now download up to 7 songs a week from Freegal, all completely free with your library card.  And streaming is unlimited, as always.  Go listen to your favorite new artist or download some classic tunes today! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

How to Improve Your Gut Health

This 3-week program is designed to help you improve your overall health by dealing with the gastro-intestinal (GI) system. Although the gut has many functions, it primarily serves as a protective barrier against foreign bodies that stimulate the body's protective response. This ongoing response then leads to chronic symptoms and disorders.

Susan Bruey, RN MSN CHC, will teach the function of the GI tract and the possible dietary and lifestyle triggers that can damage its integrity. You will also learn how to assess your gut function and how to take actions to improve it if necessary.

Many disorders begin in the gut. So if you are interested in taking action to improve your health, you'll want to know how to improve your gut health. The class fee is $50 (for all 3 weeks), and registration is required.

Tuesdays, March 17, March 24, & March 31

1:00 - 3:00 pm

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

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bugs, Blooms, & Birds Kids' Art Classes for Spring Break

Looking for a fabulous spring break activity? Children in grades 1-5 can join popular Brentwood art teacher Trish Walker for an exciting art class and walk away with a finished art product.

Trish will teach a series of classes on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. Children may register for only 1 class per day. There is a limit of 20 children per class.

Each class focuses on different skills. Choose from these exciting Bugs, Blooms, & Birds Kids' Art Class options:

March 17th at 1:00-2:00pm or 2:15-3:15pm
Students will paint a mini canvas using acrylic paint.

REPOUSSE (Metal Etching)
March 18th at 1:00-2:00pm or 2:15-3:15pm
Repousse is a method of decorating metals with a wooden stylus.

March 19th at 1:00-2:00pm or 2:15-3:15pm
Students will learn to use watercolor in this project.

The fee for each class is $10.00 (materials included) and can be paid on the day of the class by exact cash or checks made payable to the Brentwood Library.

Remember: Kids in grades 1-5 may register for only one class per day. Class size is limited to 20, so sign up early! Register online or call Amanda at 615-371-0090, ext. 8290.