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  1. Take it easy with Dr. Brian King and the Professional Book Nerds webinar

    April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Topic Take it easy with Dr. Brian King and the Professional Book Nerds Description Join us for a free, live conversation and Q&A with Dr. Brian King to discuss the Big Library Read selected book, The Art of Taking it Easy. Topics may include the following: -Techniques for managing stress -How to embrace humor in everyday life -The process of writing The Art of Taking it Easy -And bears, obviously- We will also provide opportunities for readers to submit questions real-time for Dr. King about his career, comedy, and, of course, the bears. Find unlimited access to his ebook via Tennessee READS with the Libby and Overdrive apps. Readers have a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and signed book by the author if they use #biglibraryread on social media. Time Apr 13, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Registration Required with the host (not WCPLS).

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  2. Readings on Racial Justice Book Club

    April 13, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom

    This month's theme is immigration and race and are discussing The Book of Rosy: a mother's story of separation at the border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo. This autobiographical title tells the story of a mother and daughter separated while crossing the southern border.

    For more detailed information, see the following presentation from Texas Book Festival, where the author of The Book of Rosy, as well as several other authors, discuss issues of race and immigration.
    Program recording.

    Join us via Zoom! Register for the link and password.

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  3. Best Reads Book Club Online

    April 15, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    The Best Reads Book Club meets via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. New readers are welcome. Registration requires a valid email to receive the Zoom link. Zoom is an online service accessible via computers or devices via a free app. Register: 2021: January        Library Book by Susan Orlean (paperback, 336 pgs)  February      This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (hardcover, 464 pgs)  March           Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (paperback, 464 pgs)  For the complete reading list visit the Book Club page at: and select Main.

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  4. Covid-related Poisonings and Tennessee Poison Center Resources Lunch and Learn

    April 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom

    In light of the recent increases in Covid-related poisonings, for Poison Prevention Week this year Brittaney R. Jenkins from the Tennessee Poison Center will present live via Zoom about the resources available through the Tennessee Poison Center and safety tips for handling Covid-related poisonings.

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  5. Virtual Garden Talk Series: Monarch Waystations and Backyard Wildlife Habitats

    April 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Virtual Program

    Conservation starts at home. Learn how to turn your garden into a Certified Monarch Waystation or a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We’ll explore reasons for certifying your garden and the certification process. Help protect our birds, butterflies and other critters, as well as increase neighborhood awareness of our ecosystem. The Williamson County Public Library and the Williamson County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau are happy to present this program ONLINE so everyone can safely participate at home on your smart phone, tablet or computer. When you register for an online program, please include a valid email address. We will email login details the day before each event, so please be sure to check the “send email reminder” option when you register.

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  6. Literary Ladies Book Club

    April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom

    The Literary Ladies Book Club is a group just for the girls. We like to have in depth discussions of the merits and plot points of a wide variety of works, and welcome new and different perspectives. This month we're discussing The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall.

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  7. Adult Virtual Trivia Challenge - General Knowledge 2

    April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - April 27, 2021, 1:00 PM @ Virtual Program

    Our 5th WCPL Virtual Trivia game is General Trivia Knowledge, Part 2. Registration for the challenge is extended until 4/20. The self-paced Kahoot will be open for one week, starting 4/20 at 1 PM and ending on 4/27 at 1 PM. Once registration is over, we will send an email with a link to that specific game in Kahoot. You do not need to create an account in Kahoot, you just must open the link on a device (mobile, laptop, or desktop) with a web browser. You will have to use the same device to log in and out of the game. At the beginning of the game you set up a nickname in Kahoot. Try to use part of your name (three consecutive letters from your last name) so we are able to award our winners and frequent participants. Rules of the Game: Each question is multiple choice, only one of the four choices will be correct, and there are 30 seconds to answer each question. You must click "NEXT" to progress to the next question. Standings are in Kahoot and will be in follow up email.

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  8. 5th Annual TN Poets Day

    April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Opening Speech by WC Mayor Rogers Anderson Welcome & PFTN Awards Presentation by Founder /Organizer- Veera Dr. Rajaratnam S. PFTN’s Monthly Featured Poets & TN POETs Open Mic Poetry Readings Singer/Songwriter Kathryn Adams’ Songs Performance, An Interview of 'JOYPOET' VeerajaR on PFTN's Community Outreach Efforts & Poetry Events - by WCPL Director Dolores Greenwald TN POET Jeff Hardin’s Craft Talk**** All EVENTs are RECORDED and Aired on WC-TV, TN on April 24th & LiveStream online via YouTube! Starts @ 9:00 AM CST Please check WC-TV, TN Link on Apr. 24th:

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  9. Virtual Alzheimer's & Dementia Series: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

    April 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual Program

    This general overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s, identifies FDA-approved treatments available for some symptoms, looks at what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research, and offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources. The Williamson County Public Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter are happy to present this program ONLINE so everyone can safely participate at home on your smart phone, tablet or computer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please contact Kelsey Williams at or 615-622-4182 with any questions! You can share questions you’d like our presenters to address during the presentation by typing them in the Questions & Comments box when you register.

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