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11 Free Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at the Williamson County Public Library

By Lance Hickerson, Reference Library Assistantd9890eccdf1d0946cb63a759e5745ba8

  1. Mood Music. Attend a concert of seasonal music by artists like Hannah and Esther DeLadurantey and the Eleganza Strings presenting a Family Christmas Concert on harp and violin.
  2. Come and see Santa with your family, and be sure to bring your cameras for that special photo.
  3. Enjoy a holiday musical like this year’s production of “Cindy’s Magic Snow Globe.”
  4. Take in a holiday movie on the Library’s Big Screen selected Friday Mornings and Thursday evenings.
  5. Save money by borrowing books from the library; and that includes electronic books.
  6. Need a holiday recipe? Take advantage of the library’s entire of wall of cookbooks as well as using our Zinio connection to read cooking magazines free online.
  7. What about some DIY Crafts for that personal touch in gifts? Attend a craft class in making bead bracelets or Christmas tree ornaments.   You might also want to see the good DIY books, ready to borrow for your special project.
  8. Tech Tune-up! Take time out to learn more about computers and technology by attending classes like Microsoft Word, Excel, or our “Appy Hour:” where we learn about choosing the best apps for your tablet or Ipad.
  9. It’s family time. Learn about your family history in a class taught by library archivists called, “Introduction to Ancestry.com.”
  10. Enjoy the special activities for teens, like the Teen Cookie Decorating Party.
  11. Learn French (or German, or Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and more) for your next vacation or just for fun with the library’s free online language program called “Powerspeak.”

Bonus: Find a perfect holiday gift at a reasonable price from the Library’s Academy Park Press. Available at the main library circulation desk are the children’s book, Bucky and Bonnie’s Library Adventure, and the recently published: Bullets and Bayonets: A Battle of Franklin Primer.

Got FREE magazines!? WE DO!!

484x240xWeb-Banner-,P20Members.jpg.pagespeed.ic.P0iZsrNrM6Ever been on your lunch break, only to realize that you left your book at your desk?

If you have your smartphone or tablet, you can easily download some FREE magazines!

WCPLtn has just purchased ZINIO  and online database of popular magazines that were specially selected  periodicals just for OUR patrons!

AND, we’re always tweaking it,  adding new titles, keeping all of our patrons reading interests in mind!

So check it out! And feel free to call us at 615-595-1243 for more info, or to set up a one-on-one session with one of our reference librarians!

The “Business” of the Library

By Dawn Green, Fairview Branch Librarian

In addition to the books, periodicals and media available at your local library, you might be surprised to find many tools to help you succeed in business. Each branch is equipped with several types of equipment needed to keep your business–home or office– running efficiently.

Some of our most frequently used services are:

1. Copying. Each black and white page is $.10 while color pages are $1.00 each.

2. Faxing. Local and Toll-Free numbers are $1.00 for the first page.

Long Distance numbers are $2.00 for the first page.

Subsequent pages for each type of number are $.25 each.

These are the only services provided that have any accompanying cost. All other services listed are provided free of charge to our patrons.

The libraries of WCPL also provide a free notary service and test proctoring. Scanners are available for use in scanning photos and items into email. There is no charge for this ability.

The number of the library system’s inventory of public computers varies by location but are always available during operating hours. Wireless connectivity and printing are also available. In addition to the computer hardware, patrons can receive assistance with computer- based job applications and resumes. In this age of digital job apps and online training, the library offers assistance for those who feel uncertain of their ability. These resources give patrons the chance to use and improve their computer skills.

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