WCPL Summer Reading for Grown-ups, May 17 - July 31
No Registration Required — Read a book and write a book review – just a sentence or two – to be eligible for prizes. Forms are available at any location,or can be downloaded here. Reviews can be turned in at any location, or emailed to us. For more information, call the Main Library at 615-595-1243 x 1, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, May 31 1:00—4:00 pm "Saturday Movie Marathon" The beginning episodes of the popular television series that features geeks Sheldon and Leonard and an assortment of other oddball characters.
- Tuesday, June 17—6:30 pm "Literary Elements and the Science of Sherlock Holmes," presented by Marino Alvarez.
- Tuesday, June 24—6:30 pm "Our Neighborhood Bats" with Sara Samoray from the TN Bat Working Group.
- Wednesday, June 25—6:30 pm "Impact Craters in Tennessee" with Ron Clendening, Geologist and Professor of Geology at MTSU.
- Saturday, July 12—1:00 pm "Forensic Anthropology and the Body Farm" with Janna Andronowski, Instructor, Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- Tuesday, July 15—6:30 pm "Nature Parks and Radnor Lake" with Dennis Gibson, Bowie Nature Preserve.
- Saturday, July 26—1:00—4:00 pm "TED Talk Marathon" A selection of TED talks about science
- Tuesday, July 29—8:00—10:00 pm "A Night at Dyer Observatory" for WCPLtn cardholders. Gates open at 7:30. Reservations required.
Download a printable pdf version of the complete schedule of programs at the Main Library.
Friday Night @ the Movies
- Friday, June 13—6:30 pm This American comedy-mystery was directed by W.S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. This movie is about Nick Charles, a hard-drinking, retired private detective married to a wealthy heiress, who is pressed back into service when a friend vanishes after a murder. All evidence points to the friend's involvment, but Nick Charles believes that there's more going on than meets the eye. In 1934, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- Friday, June 27—6:30 pm This 1985 satirical comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge, stars Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. The film is set on the campus of Pacific Tech, a technical university similar to Caltech. Chris Knight is an irreverent pranking genius in his senior year working on a chemical laser. Mitch Taylor is a new student on campus who is paired up with Knight to work on the laser, but neither of them know that there are plans to weaponize their science project.
- Friday, July 11—6:30 pm This 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, was directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Denzel Washington and Paula Patton. The movie involves ATF agent Douglas Carlin, who travels back in time in an attempt to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save the woman he fell in love with.
Prizes donated by these local businesses
||Bunganut Pig Pub
||Hair Above All Salon
|Nashville Pet Products
||P F Chang's
||Schakolad Chocolate Factory
|And anonymous donors