Groundbreaking Reads: Digging Under the Surface
WCPL Summer Reading for Grown-ups, May 18 - July 26
No Registration Required—Read a book and write a book review–just a sentence or two–to be eligible for prizes. Reviews can be turned in at any branch, or emailed to us. For more information, call the library at 615-595-1243 x1, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, June 10—6:00 pm "Digging into Prehistory: the Archaeology of Williamson County" with Aaron Deter-Wolf, Prehistoric Archaeologist for the State of Tennessee's Division of Archaeology.
- Sunday, June 16—2:00 pm "Digging into Plot, Digging Out of Debt, and Digging Up Dirt in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, with Mildred Tilley, retired Librarian at Montgomery Bell Academy and regional co-ordinator of the Middle Tennessee Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).
- Friday, June 21—6:00 – 10:00 pm "Digging Up Your Past: Researching Your Civil War Ancestors" with Leesa Harmon, Librarian at Williamson County Public Library. Join us for an after-hours session in the Special Collections department for instruction and assistance on how to research your Civil War ancestors. This event will be limited to 10 attendees. For more information, please call 615-595-1242 extension 2.
- Saturday, June 29—10:00 am "Digging into Organic Gardening"—a Free Workshop from Green Life.
- Monday, July 15—6:00 pm "Digging into the History of Franklin and the Natchez Trace" with Tony Turnbow, President of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association.
- Friday, July 26—6:00 pm "Digging into Zombies" Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by making youself look like one of the undead! Join us for zombie face-painting, refreshments, and a classic zombie film.
Friday Night @ the Movies
- Friday, June 14—6:00 pm This BBC miniseries production of Jane Austen's second most popular work provides a contrast to the earlier film adaptation by Emma Thompson. The screenplay for the miniseries was written by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) who said of it, "The novel is as much about sex and money as social conventions. This drama is more overtly sexual than most previous Austen adaptations seen on screen and gets to grips with the dark underbelly of the book." (Run time for this mini-series is 180 minutes.)
- Friday, July 12—6:00 pm This 1953 classic starring Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward tells the story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties. The world premier of this movie was held in Nashville at the Paramount Theater on March 17, 1953.
- Friday, July 26—6:00 pm This cult classic is a 1968 black-and-white American independent horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It was heavily criticized at its release owing to explicit content, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Zombie face-painting and refreshments round out this zombie apocalpse evening.
Prizes donated by these local businesses
||P F Chang's
||Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant
||Whitt's Old Fashioned Pit Barbeque
|Moody's Tire & Auto Service
|And anonymous donors