Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chakras Meditation with Chocolate

Yes, really!
Relax and enjoy a restorative and healing guided Chakra Mediation unlike anything you have experienced before.
Sunday, September 28th from 1-2:30pm
Class fee: $10
Register by clicking here or call 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Using custom made dark chocolates infused with individual flavors specific to a coordinating chakra center, this mediation is meant to stimulate and release blocks in each of the seven chakras as well as leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Note: not suitable for those with nut or dairy allergies

Presenter bio: Theresa Kuhn is a registered Kripalu yoga teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been practicing yoga and mediation since 2001, studying many different styles and approaches, before turning her focus to therapeutic settings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

World-class piano concert

Giancarlo Guerrero
Dr. Bill DeVan

Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Importance of Music in Education at 4pm on Sunday, September 21st.

The Brentwood Library Foundation presents the Steinway Piano Initiative with Special Guest speaker: Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and Piano recital by Steinway artist Dr. William DeVan.

Come hear about the new Steinway initiative and how music impacts education. This is an opportunity to hear the Nashville Symphony's conductor close up. Plus, you get to hear a top-notch piano recital.

Registration is required and seats are limited. You may register online by clicking here or by phone at 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Guerrero is the Music Director of the Nashville Symphony and concurrently Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. His recordings with Nashville Symphony won GRAMMY® Awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Orchestral Performance. A fervent advocate of contemporary music and composers, Guerrero has championed works by several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra and Richard Danielpour.
Dr. William DeVan received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ania Dorfmann. DeVan won first prize in the international piano competition “Vianna da Motta” in Lisbon, Portugal in 1975. He continued his studies with Hans Leygraf at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany, and he received the Konzertexamen Diploma in 1979. He subsequently gave two tours of Portugal. In 1985 DeVan was invited to play a recital and give a series of master classes in Taiwan. In 1980 DeVan was named head of the piano faculty at Birmingham-Southern College. During the 1992 and 1993 concert seasons DeVan performed the thirty-two piano sonatas of Beethoven in a series of eight recitals held at Birmingham-Southern College. During the 1995-1996, season he performed the twenty-four Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, in a series of eight lecture-recitals in Birmingham. He has also performed in Paris, France, every other year since 1999. DeVan now travels throughout the United States giving concerts and piano workshops sponsored by Steinway. Recent appearances have been in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Kansas City, Nashville and San Francisco. In June 2004 he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Alabama Music Teachers Association at their annual convention. He performed a recital and gave four master classes in Tainan, Taiwan, in May 2009. In March, 2010, he performed solo and collaborative recitals in Xiamen and Shanghai, China. Recitals in 2011 were in Paris, France, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. May 2011 he became a Professor Emeritus at Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. DeVan is a Steinway Artist and a Steinway Presenter. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Steinway Society of Nashville and The Brentwood Library.

Monday, September 15, 2014

How to Avoid Financial and Investment Fraud

Learn what to ask and look for to protect yourself and family financial security.

Thursday, Sept 18th from 6:30-7:30pm
Seminar instructor: Joseph G. Budd, CFP, ChFC

Joseph G. Budd is a Managing Partner and Certified Financial Planner with Budd, Melone & Co. Financial Consulting Group. Joe has been helping families plan their financial lives for 17 years. Joe holds a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the American College and the designations of CFP and ChFO. Joe has conducted many seminars over the years for individuals, business owners, and associations.

Register online for the 6:30pm session by clicking here.
or call Judy Payton at 615-371-0090 ext 8510 to register by phone.

Fall Favorites

Whole Foods Market at The Brentwood Library returns on September 17th at 1pm with Fall Favorites. Harvest time is here and that means delicious produce will be plentiful  to make tasty fall favorites. Join Dori and Michael as they demonstrate how to prepare a variety of recipes using the healthy food choices that the season brings.

Free program. Registration required.

Register online by clicking here or by phone 615-371-0090 ext 8510

Dori Wilbert, Healthy Eating Specialist, and Michael Martin, Franklin Cooking Coordinator--Whole Foods Market Franklin bring an exciting program to make our kitchen experience fun and easy!

Pumpkin Floral Design Class

(Image is an example only. Class design will differ depending on flowers in season.)
Join us Wednesday, Sept 17th from 1-2:20pm for a new hands-on seminar -  make a flower arrangement in a pumpkin!  It will make the perfect fall decoration.
Class fee: $10 which includes everything thing except the pumpkin.
Please bring a real or artificial round hallowed out pumpkin to use as a decorative container.
We will be using fall flowers and other "ingredients" such as sticks, branches, etc. If you want specific flowers, berries, or decorations in the arrangement, please bring them with you.
Presenter: Carolyn M Kirchner
Carolyn is the current vice-president of the Four Seasons Garden Club of Franklin (past president), current member of Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs (board member in charge of the Smokey Bear Poster Contest, District II), and Master Gardener.
Register online by clicking here. For more information or to register by phone call Judy Payton at 615-371-0090 ext 8510.

Friday, September 5, 2014

How to Construct a Great Resume

As the job scene continues to evolve and becomes increasingly competitive, your resume plays an even more crucial role in getting your foot in the door and scoring that interview with a hiring manager.
Join us on Thursday, September 11th from 6-7:30pm for this free workshop presented by Patrick Frazier, a Business Analyst with UBS. He has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry, and nine years as a U.S. Naval officer. He has worked as a career mentor and resume coach for more than seven years.

Patrick will go over the do's and don't of resume preparation - what to include, what not to include, formatting, and how to do everything you can to get your resume on the hiring manager's desk.

Click here to register.

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

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.