Community Life

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day

I love this cookbook for so many reasons--its fun, veggie-filled recipes, its attention to fixed grocery budgets, and its PDF version with a creative commons license for online sharing.

Theater poster from 1880s

Nashville Theatrics, 1888

A scrapbook attributed to a member of the Whalley family provides a rare and unique glimpse into Nashville's theatrical history.

book page illustration

Practicing mindfulness

Do you ever get to the bottom of a page and have no idea what you just read because your mind was wandering? While the book may be interesting, you find yourself worrying about the future or dreaming of the past? Come back to the present moment with the simple practice of mindfulness. 

Young Tichenor performing with a marionette.

Puppet Master - Tom Tichenor

Tom Tichenor continues to influence Nashville's libraries and communities through his imaginative hand-made puppets and love of performing.

Bookmobile parked outside of the Parthenon in Nashville

Libraries Transform - the Past

This week is National Library Week, and the American Library Association has selected "Libraries Transform" as its theme. While the Nashville Public Library has received widespread recognition in recent years, we have a long history of innovation and outreach to our community.

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