October Calendar

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See our upcoming activities for October

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Need a quiet place to study, work on papers, or browse the web?

Check out our new Chromebooks!

These laptops can be checked-out for use inside the library with your library card

Ask at the desk today!

Sleepy Hollow Story Walkthrough

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Story Walkthrough

Join us as our own librarian, Rebecca Melvin, leads you through the library decorated as the small town of Tarry Town and introduces you to the Tale of the Headless Horseman.

Thursday, October 8th @ 3:30

Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:00

Tuesday, October 27th @ 4:00


Amazon Gift Card Drawing

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October Weekly Drawings

Stop by the library and enter our contest to win free Amazon gift cards!

Enter your name once a day for a chance to be called on Saturdays.

On Halloween Day, we will have a drawing for SEVEN gift cards!



ABC Club - October

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ABC Club in October

@ 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th

A program for 3-5 year olds to learn writing and recognition of letters, shapes, and numbers.

Pre-registration is required!

Please call us at 615-325-2279 or sign up at the main desk.

Middle School Program - Oct. 6th

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Game Day!


Play on the Nintendo, Wii, or Ipads!

For 6th - 8th graders
Have any games you wanna play? Tell Ms. Megan or Ms. Dorothy and we might be able to get it!

Children's Program - Oct. 7th

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Wednesday, October 7th

Pre-school Age @ 10:30 -- It's the Little Things that Count

After School Age @ 3:30 -- Change the World!

Enjoy stories, games, art, and crafts!

Oktoberfest - Oct. 8th

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Thursday, October 8th @ 4:00

Celebrate Oktoberfest by sampling different types of authentic German food and listening to German pop music!

Open to 6th - 12th graders

Lapsit - Oct. 9th

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Friday, October 9th @ 10:30 a.m.

 "Big and Little"

Enjoy stories, songs, & stickers!

(For infants 3 and under)

Lucky Library Bingo - Oct. 9th

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Friday, October 9th

1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Everyone's a winner!

Fall Genealogy Seminar - Oct. 10th

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Fall Genealogy Seminar

October 10th, 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Our guest speakers are:
Bonnie Martin - Director of the Sumner County Archives
Yolanda Reid - Director of the Robertson County Archives

A FREE event!

Register by calling 615-325-2279

Family Storytelling - Oct. 13th

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Family Storytelling

With Barry Jones

Tuesday, October 13th @ 4:30 p.m.

Barry Jones, a retired scientist who was born and educated in North Wales, presents a storytelling event suitable for the entire family.

Come hear scary stories and even participate!


Children's Program - Oct. 14th

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Wednesday, October 14th

African Stories
Pre-school Group @ 10:30 - "Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"
After School Group @ 3:30 - "Beatrice's Goat"
Enjoy activities, crafts, and games!

Book Club - Oct. 15th

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Book Club selection of the month


By Sir Walter Scott

If you love to read - Book Club is the right fit for you. New readers are always welcome!

Thursday October 15th @ 11:30 a.m.

It is a dark time for England. Four generations after the Norman conquest of the island, the tensions between Saxons and Normans are at a peak. Cedric of Rotherwood is so loyal to the Saxon cause that he has disinherited his son Ivanhoe for following King Richard to war. Ivanhoe has fallen in love with Cedric's ward Rowena, whom Cedric intends to marry to another in hopes of reawakening the Saxon royal line.


Robin Hood and his merry men debuted in this novel!

YA - Dead Stuff Trivia - Oct. 15th

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Thursday, October 15th @ 4:00 p.m.

Test your knowledge on (un)dead stuff such as:

- Zombies
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Famous Last Words
and compete for Prizes!

Open to 6th - 12th graders

Lapsit - Oct. 16th

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Friday, October 16th @ 10:30 a.m.

"Jungle Stories & Animals"

Come enjoy stories, songs, & stickers!

*For infants 3 and under*




Crochet Club - Oct. 16th

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Friday, October 16th

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Are you a beginner?
Would you like to learn more about crocheting?

Bring your hooks & yarn and join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

Call 615-325-2279 for any questions

Closed for Staff Training - Oct. 17th

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Stranger Danger Presentation - Oct. 20th

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Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:30 p.m.

Join Corporal McKelvey as he shares the importance of teaching children about "Stranger Danger"

Call (615) 325-2279

Staff Decorating Pumpkin Contest - Oct. 20th

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Tuesday, October 20th

Come by and check out our decorated pumpkins made by the staff!

We want YOU to vote on your favorite and choose the winning pumpkin.

*All pumpkins will be decorated as storybook characters.*

Children's Program - Oct. 21st

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Wednesday, October 21st

Pre-school  - 10:30 a.m. - "Keep the Lights Burning Abbie"
Make your own lighthouse!
After school - 3:30 p.m. - "Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express"
Make a postcard!




YA Edible Books - Oct. 22nd

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Edible Books!

Celebrate Teen Read Week with us by making tasty books!

Using chocolate bars and fruit roll-ups, you can make "books" that are fit to eat!

Thursday, October 22nd @ 4:00

Open to 6th - 12th graders


Thornton Cline - Oct. 22nd

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Thornton Cline Performance

October 22nd @ 4:30

The in-demand author, teacher, speaker, clinician, performer, and songwriter will present his new book "The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Piano"

Enjoy performances from three of Thornton’s talented piano students and from Thornton Cline himself!


Saturday Movie Matinee - Oct 24th

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Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, October 24th

@ 11:00 a.m.

Bring your family for a monster themed movie -- in time for Halloween.

Family friendly!

Visit us or call 615-325-2279 for the movie title and rating


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