Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's still April

In case you didn't know, April is, among other things:
  • Alcohol Awareness Month 
  • American Cancer Society Month
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Community Service Month
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Older Americans Month
  • National Parkinson's Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • Thai Heritage Month
  • Women's Health Care Month
Stop by the library--and/or take advantage of our online resources--to learn more 
about any of these topics. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Williamson County Community Band

Join us here at the Brentwood Library to hear the Williamson County Community Band in concert.

Sunday, May 3  at 3:00pm

The Williamson Country Community Band is an all-volunteer group of over 40 musicians, young and seasoned, playing a variety of instruments. You'll love what you hear and have a great time supporting other members of the community as they entertain you.

Please join us for the band's first concert of the year!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcoming Financial Workshops

Your finances are an important part of your life. As such, these financial workshops may help answer your money questions.

Financial Self-Defense

Learn to recognize the potential signs of financial abuse that would alert you to these issues before they happen to you.

Thursday, April 30th, 1-2pm

Volatility vs. Market Risk

Volatility does not necessarily mean risk. This program will help you understand the difference, so bring your questions.
Thursday, April 30th, 6:30-7:30pm

Both of these programs are free, but registration is required. To register, call 615-371-0090, ext. 8510, email, or register online.
Register here for Financial Self-Defense.
For Volatility vs. Market Risk, register here.

Both workshops are educational events. No products will be presented or sold.

Presented by Certified Financial Planner TM  Joseph G. Budd.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Basics on Vegetable Gardens

Thursday, April 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Are you wanting to plant a vegetable garden this spring? Get the low-down on planting times, soil preparation and testing, plant spacing, and everything else you need to plant and pick fresh vegetables from your own back yard. You'll even be able to start thinking ahead to fall by learning about both warm and cool season vegetables.

Presenter Amy Dismukes is the UT/TSU Horticulture Extension Agent for Williamson County. She has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology and Entomology. In addition to her educational training for both homeowners and commercial clients, Amy teaches training classes for Master Gardener programs and is a frequent guest speaker for garden and horticultural associations.

This program is FREE, but registration is required. Get prepared for your back yard vegetable garden by registering online or calling 615-371-0090, ext. 8510.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Summer Reading: The Story Begins

This year's Summer Reading Program theme for kids is 

Every Hero Has a Story. 

In fact, every hero, every villain, every reader has a story. What's your story? Come explore story after story during our summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults.

Summer Program Registration begins 

April 30th

9-am - 12 pm in the Library

and 12 pm online.

These programs for ages 6-12 fill up very quickly, so mark you calendar!

Summer Reading Log Registration occurs May 28th -- July 3rd.

For more information, call 615-371-0090, ext. 8380 or email

(NOTE: Registration for Preschool Programs begins May 28th.)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Social Media Marketing for Writers & Authors

Friday, April 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm

In today's crowded, noisy, busy world, how will you get your work noticed? Through paid ads for your book? Save your money. In today's world, the best way to reach your audience is through social media.  Whether you're a Facebook novice and Pinterest rookie or you're a savvy, experienced user of Twitter and Instagram, you can learn how to get the word out about your words.

Join Jason Elkins, founder of Transparent Social Media and social media director for GMA and the Dove Awards, and Dr. Ramon Presson, Jason's client and author of a dozen books, for this workshop designed especially for writers and authors. You'll understand the methods and benefits of social media marketing. You'll discover and learn to implement the best strategies for your genre and writing style. And you'll walk away with tools and resources you can use that very day to promote your work.

Friday, April 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration is required; the class fee is only $29. Register online or call 615-371-0090, ext. 8510.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AARP "Life Reimagined" Workshop

The world is full of possibilities: new passions to pursue, work or retirement that’s rewarding, people to connect with, healthier ways to live. Sometimes individuals know exactly what they want and how to get it, and sometimes the answer isn’t as clear or feels out of reach. However, when people look ahead with curiosity and courage, the possibilities are endless.

A Life Reimagined Checkup, a course developed by AARP, offers a fresh, personalized, authentic, and thought-provoking approach to help persons in all kinds of transitions—not just retirement—navigate the next phase of life. With inspiring stories of ordinary people who’ve reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways and with helpful, personal exercises, A Life Reimagined Checkup is the perfect way to help anyone figure out what he or she really wants to do and how to get there, one step at a time. More importantly, it creates a mindset that turns possibilities into reality.

Take the time to reimagine your life. Join us Tuesday, April 21, 9:30-11:30am for this FREE workshop. Registration is required.

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


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Whole Foods Market Day - Fresh Flavors

Whole Foods Market is back with more fresh ideas for mealtime.

Wednesday, April 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Has dinner become dull? Brighten up your meals with the fresh flavors of Spring! Dori Wilbert, Healthy Eating Specialist, and Michael Martin, Cooking Coordinator with Whole Foods Market Franklin, will demonstrate some flavorful tricks to make your dishes sing with all the newness of Spring.

Registration is required for this free program. Call 615-371-0090, ext. 8510, or register online.

Brighten up meal time with fresh spring flavors and great ideas from Whole Foods Market.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Friends of the Brentwood Library Book Sale

It's almost here! Mark your calendars and get ready to browse, buy, and support the library.

Friday, April 17 - Sunday. April 19

Hundreds of eager readers will descend on the FOBL quarterly book sale. Will you be one of them? Thousands of books, DVDs, and more for all ages await your perusal. Amazingly wide selection, amazingly low prices. And all of it benefits the library and our patrons.

Friday & Saturday 10 am to 5:30pm
Sunday  1 pm  to 5:30pm
And Sunday is our half price day, so you can save even more !
It happens only one weekend per quarter. Don't miss it!

7 Essentials to a Great Retirement

 For some people retirement comes easily. Others flounder and even find themselves dismayed at changes retirement can bring. You can avoid that! Join retiree Ed Zinkiewicz, author of the Retire To series and co-founder of Retirement-U, Inc., for this free workshop that focuses not on finances, but on all the other aspects of retirement.

Thursday, April 16

1:00 - 2:00 pm OR 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Move into retirement with confidence, knowing you are bypassing the pitfalls and heading in a positive direction. We’ll be talking about the fun stuff—what you might actually be doing and enjoying! This is a workshop, not just a speech. Be prepared to imagine and do.

Registration is required for this free workshop. Call 615-371-0090, ext. 8510 or sign up online. For the 1:00pm workshop, register here. For the 6:30pm workshop, sign up here.