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  1. Calendar Overlay Franklin Adult Services (13)
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Franklin Adult Services

  1. Adult Trivia Registation - Star Wars

    May 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - May 11, 2021, 12:00 PM @ Online

    The theme for our 6th WCPL Virtual Trivia game is Star Wars. Registration for the challenge begins May the Fourth. The self-paced Kahoot will be open for ten days, starting 5/11 at 1 PM and ending on 5/21 at 1 PM. Once registration is over, we will send an email with a link to that specific game in Kahoot.

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  2. R.E.A.D.S. Ebooks: Ereader 101

    May 7, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Learning Center

    There are thousands of eBooks available for you to borrow from the library through our R.E.A.D.S database for free! Library staff will introduce you to R.E.A.D.S. and show you how to download books to your Kindle, Paperwhite, Nook or other eReader. Be sure to bring your eReader if you have one.

    Please note: If you are using a Kindle eReader such as a paperwhite, your Amazon account login information and password will also be required. Class size is limited to 4 with 4 on the waitlist. Please call to cancel if you can't make it so we can notify someone on the waitlist. Registration ends on Thursday, May 6 at 3p to allow for this notification if need be.

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  3. Adult Virtual Trivia Challenge - Star Wars

    May 11, 2021, 1:00 PM - May 21, 2021, 1:00 PM

    The theme for our 6th WCPL Virtual Trivia game is Star Wars. Registration for the challenge begins May the Fourth. The self-paced Kahoot will be open for ten days, starting 5/11 at 1 PM and ending on 5/21 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 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 20 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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  4. Readings for Racial Justice

    May 11, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Online via Zoom Register for login information

    This month we're reading Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. This one was recommended as an excellent resource for actionable steps to take to combat racism. Learn more about the book club and upcoming reads on our Book Clubs and Groups webpage: https://www.wcpltn.org/327/Book-Groups

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  5. Introduction to the Computer

    May 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Learning Center

    Can't tell your hardware from your software or your mouse from your monitor? Beginners can learn about the parts of computers and the Windows operating system – the basics needed to start using a computer. This class is for those with very limited or no experience with computers. It is not a typing or keyboarding class.

    Please note: We will have two desktop computers and two laptop computers available for patron use for this class to account for social distancing space. Preferred computers are first come first serve.

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  6. Ebook App Help

    May 14, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Learning Center

    Thousands of eBooks can be borrowed from the library with the R.E.A.D.S. database app for free! Library staff will introduce you to the free OverDrive Media Console app and show you how to download it and use it. Bring your tablet or smart phone and your library card. Walk in assistance available to help with any Ebook app setup, trouble downloading ebooks, and troubleshooting technical issues. No registration required.

    Please note: We will have two desktop computers and two laptop computers available for patron use for this class to account for social distancing space. Preferred computers are first come first serve. Mobile devices are also encouraged.

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  7. Literary Ladies Book Club

    May 17, 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 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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  8. Digital Literacy 101

    May 19, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Learning Center

    Unsure about how to safely navigate the internet? We'll go over common navigational symbols and ways to do things across various devices, how to get the most accurate results using search engines, and how to safeguard your personal information and avoid scams.

    Please note: We will have two desktop computers and two laptop computers available for patron use for this class to account for social distancing space. Preferred computers are first come first serve. Mobile devices are also encouraged.

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  9. Best Reads Book Club Online

    May 20, 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: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=423055 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: https://www.wcpltn.org/327/Book-Groups and select Main.

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  10. R.E.A.D.S. Ebooks: Ereader 101

    May 21, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Learning Center

    There are thousands of eBooks available for you to borrow from the library through our R.E.A.D.S database for free! Library staff will introduce you to R.E.A.D.S. and show you how to download books to your Kindle, Paperwhite, Nook or other eReader. Be sure to bring your eReader if you have one.

    Please note: If you are using a Kindle eReader such as a paperwhite, your Amazon account login information and password will also be required.

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  11. Virtual Alzheimer's & Dementia Series: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

    May 25, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual Program

    Find out how to recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in yourself and others. Explore typical age-related changes, get tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns, learn the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, and hear about possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process. 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 kewilliams@alz.org 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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  12. Introduction to Gmail

    May 26, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Learning Center

    We'll cover folders, address book, and email terminology and etiquette. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer and Surfing the Web 101 classes or equivalent skills. Learn how to do the following on your email:

    • Compose
    • Delete
    • Forward
    • Read
    • Reply to

    Please note: We will have two desktop computers and two laptop computers available for patron use for this class to account for social distancing space. Preferred computers are first come first serve. Mobile devices are also encouraged.

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  13. Ebook App Help

    May 28, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Learning Center

    Thousands of eBooks can be borrowed from the library with the R.E.A.D.S. database app for free! Library staff will introduce you to the free OverDrive Media Console app and show you how to download it and use it. Bring your tablet or smart phone and your library card. Walk in assistance available to help with any Ebook app setup, trouble downloading ebooks, and troubleshooting technical issues. No registration required.

    Please note: We will have two desktop computers and two laptop computers available for patron use for this class to account for social distancing space. Preferred computers are first come first serve. Mobile devices are also encouraged.

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Franklin Children's Department Calendar

  1. Read with Lucy

    May 8, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Story Theater

    Kids ages 6 - 12 are invited to come read with Lucy, a trained therapy dog. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all family members aged 12 and up are required to wear a mask. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Please register each child in a family individually. Registration begins May 1, 2021.

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  2. Read with Lucy

    May 22, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Story Theater

    Kids ages 6 - 12 are invited to come read with Lucy, a trained therapy dog. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all family members aged 12 and up are required to wear a mask. Attendance is limited and registration is required. Please register each child in a family individually. Registration begins May 15, 2021.

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Teens Calendar

  1. May Teen Advisory Group

    May 18, 2021, 3:30 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    The WCPL Teen Advisory Group is back! Now is a great time to get involved with TAG. As we (very) slowly begin in person programming YOU get to help us plan programs and events! Have an idea you want to see at the library? Want to start a club? Is there something you'd like to learn how to do? Register for TAG and let us know! We will also be discussing the new WCPL Teen Volunteer Program (hint: joining TAG will be one way to earn volunteer hours next school year for those who are 16+) Registration is required, please use the registration link to the right.

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  2. Paint Your Own Tote

    May 29, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Get ready for Summer Reading 2021 by designing and painting your own book tote! We supply the tote bags and paint, you bring your ideas and artistic flair. This program is open to students in grades 7-12. Registration is required.

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