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Find early literacy tips and children's books on the Children's Blog. Discover your next great read on the Books Movies Music Blog. Dig into Nashville history with the Community History Blog. Listen to stories, history, and culture on NPL Podcasts. Please see this Note for Readers.

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Fellas: You all ever go to the movies with your friends and eat from the same tub of popcorn? Or sit side-by-side in the theater slurping from the same drink? Or use a one-stall public restroom to get dressed together? Do you ever notice the physical intimacy between women and wonder what it would be like to have homeboys who tuck in your shirt tag or eat Skittles out of your hand? We want to know: do men do friendship the way women do friendship? Tell us the truth! 

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Welcome to The Arabian Nights Entertainments! This is the ninth of 16 parts that make up Andrew Lang’s The Arabian Nights Entertainments. In this series, you’ll hear some familiar stories, some new stories, and even stories within stories.

Crash Site by Nathan Cowdry

Jeremy shares a review from a recent issue of the Panel Discussion zine. This monthly zine is a print supplement to the Panel Discussion book club and can be found at the Main Library and select local stores. If you'd like a copy sent to your branch, email jeremy.estes@nashville.gov

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Family Folktales logo

Welcome to The Arabian Nights Entertainments! This is the eighth of 16 parts that make up Andrew Lang’s The Arabian Nights Entertainments. In this series, you’ll hear some familiar stories, some new stories, and even stories within stories.

Podcast

We hear it all the time from our white supporters. How can we help? How do I become an ally?  Truth is, some help isn't helpful at all. And some allyship is powerful enough to convince us that maybe, just maybe, we all are going to be alright. 

Listing for W.T. Berry & Co. in 1859

Bookstores tend to be a popular shopping spot during the holidays, especially some of our local businesses such as Parnassus and Elder's Bookstore. But has that ever made you curious about the history of Nashville's local bookstores? Archives' Intern Sapphire is here to fill you in on a little literary history.