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Library events, right in your living room.

NPL Universe

Our doors are closed right now, so our amazingly talented staff moved their events and performances online. NPL Universe is your gateway to that goodness. Here's the lineup.

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And don't forget, we've increased our online collection as well! You can browse or search for eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, and eMagazines in our catalog, as well as through any of our downloadable and streaming content apps.

Story Times

You Belong at Bellevue Story Time

You Belong at Bellevue Story Time

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, join Ms. Katie Sue, Ms. Donna, and Ms. Megan from our Bellevue Branch Library.
Southeast Branch Library exterior at sunset

Southeast's Sensational Story Time

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, enjoy a read-aloud story time, and sometimes songs too!
East's Excellent Story Time for Preschoolers

East's Excellent Story Time for Preschoolers

Mondays at 10:15 AM, our East Branch Library brings the magic of story time to your living room.
Goodlettsville Branch Library

Let's Go Goodlettsville! Story Time

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, Ms. Krista from Goodlettsville Branch Library serves up stories and fun.

Super Stories with Miss Eva

Mondays at 11 AM, join Miss Eva for super songs, stories, sign language, and more! Best for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome to enjoy learning and playing together.
Mr. Andrew next to Inglewood mural

Sir Andrew's Awesome Afternoon Story Time

Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 PM, the legendary story time magician—aka Mr. Andrew from Inglewood Branch Library—brings the wonder of story time to your living room, with original music, sign language, and movement.
Circle Time with Bringing Books to Life!

Circle Time with Bringing Books to Life

Tuesdays at 10 AM, start the day off with at-home fun! Get the weather report, the word of the week, a story, and more.
Brian Hull drawing of Brian Hull/The Professor, at his home easel

Story Time at The Professor's House

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Wishing Chair Productions' beloved Professor, of Main Library Story Time fame, brings stories and songs from his home to yours.
Miss Cassie

Cassie’s Cuddles

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Miss Cassie brings the joy of baby story time to Facebook. Cuddle up with your little one as we read books, sing songs, and have lots of early literacy fun!
Hermitage Happy Baby

Hermitage Happy Baby

Tuesdays at 1 PM, join Miss Sandy for songs, stories, and fingerplays for babies and caregivers to do together. Best for children ages 0-24 months, but all are welcome.
Tales with Miss Terri

Tales with Miss Terri

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM, Miss Terri shares an exciting new story for little ones from our Green Hills branch. Some stories will tickle your funny bone, and others will make you say "aww."
"East's Excellent Story Time for bigger kids!" - with balloons

East's Excellent Story Time (for Bigger Kids!)

Wednesdays at 10:15 AM, Miss Sara presents another just-for-fun story time—this time for ages 5 - 9.
Miss Susan and a dinosaur puppet in the jungle

Ms. Susan's Story Time from Strange and Wonderful Places

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Where will Ms. Susan come to you from this week? A forest? A jungle? Don't miss her stories from strange and wonderful places!
Miss Corrie

What's the Story? With Corrie

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, your little listeners will be delighted by songs, puppet friends, and wonderful books, all presented in Miss Corrie’s unique and engaging style. Join us as we enter a world of words and stories, and learn some Spanish along the way!
tiger and pig puppets from Old Hickory's Family Story TIme

Old Hickory's Family Story Time

Thursdays at 10:15 AM, Join Miss Kelly and her puppet friends from Old Hickory Branch Library as they share stories and fun, teaching children the joy of reading.
Babies & Books with Miss Leanna and Miss April

Babies & Books

Thursdays at 10:30 AM, the magic of story time comes to babies and their caregivers from the Main Library Children's Department. Join Ms. Leanna and Ms. April for wiggle songs and a story.
Miss Nikki dressed like literary character Madeleine

Nikki’s Newbies

Thursdays at 10:30 AM, Miss Nikki presents preschool story time. We’ll read, sing, and explore together from the comfort of our own homes!
Miss Jessica reading a story to her cat

East's Excellent Story Time with Miss Jessica

Fridays at 10:15 AM, Miss Jessica shares some of her favorite books, from her home to yours! For ages 2-4.
Miss Jessica

Edgehill's Excellent Story Time

Fridays at 10:30 AM, join Miss Jessica for preschool story time, with a new book and rhymes each week to enjoy from the comfort of home.
Ms. Lisa at the Madison Branch Library

Saturday Story Time with Ms. Lisa

Saturdays at 10 AM, Ms. Lisa comes to you live with story time fun from our Madison Branch Library.
Cuenta Cuentos en tu biblioteca

CuentaCuentos en tu Biblioteca (Story Time in Spanish at your Library)

Todos los sábados a las 10:30 AM, acompaña a Ms. Pat a leer y a cantar en español! (Saturdays at 10:30 AM, join Ms. Pat to read and sing in Spanish.)
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Puppet Show Time with Wishing Chair Productions

Saturdays at 10:30 AM, we'll feature one of Wishing Chair's greatest hits: classic productions that have brought so many people joy through the years.

Arts and STEM

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The Playlist with Studio NPL

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 PM, join your favorite Studio NPL mentors, Teen library staff, and Nashville area teens as they present short workshops, stories, demonstrations, and more streaming right to your home.
Lindsey in her kitchen

In the Kitchen with Lindsey

Tuesdays at 2 PM, Lindsey Patrick-Wright cooks up recipes that are available in our digital collection of eBooks through Overdrive and the Libby app. She includes introductory Instant Pot™ cooking and simple, easy-to-make recipes. This program is geared for adults, but is family-friendly.
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Art Time with Jake

Every other Tuesday at 3 PM. Feeling artsy? Bellevue Branch Library's own Jake Wells brings you a new art class every other week.
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Level Up

Know how to build a visual CV or résumé? Or use the Libby app for free eBooks and eAudiobooks? Sharpen your tech and other skills with these free videos.

Books and Authors

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Salon@615

Thursdays at 6:15 PM, Salon@615 releases videos from past author visits. Are you missing the opportunity to hear from your favorite authors? Look no further!
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Online Book Clubs

You don't have to miss group conversations about great reads: Our intrepid librarians are taking their book clubs online.

Music and Movement

Mrs. Ashley from Edmondson Pike Branch Library

Edmondson's Got Energy

Mondays at 10:30 AM, move and groove at home with Mrs. Ashley! Interactive songs, yoga, and stories that are sure to get your child moving.
Miss Emily reads a story to children at Madison Branch Library

Music and Movement with Miss Emily

Mondays at 10:30 AM, have a great time with Miss Emily from our Madison branch: explore simple musical concepts and boost your health and wellness through dancing, singing, and exercising.
Music and More

Music and More

Mondays and Fridays at 2 PM, you'll want to get up and dance or be inspired to make a new art project with Miss Kristi from our Green Hills branch.
caricatures of Morgan and Greg

Music from Main with Greg and Morgan

Fridays at 10:30 AM, Morgan from The Puppet Truck and Greg from the Main Library Children's Department team up to bring you some puppet time and a song.