Literacy and Learning

History of Nashville word search

It's word search time! And other free, online historic resources

With the changing times and means to educate while schools are closed, it can be difficult for parents-now-turned-teachers to homeschool on such short notice, and possibly without a lot of resources. That's where Metro Archives and the Library come in handy. And who says educating can't be fun? So here's a word search I created with words and names pertaining to the founding of the city of Nashville. 

Because Fake News Is Harmful To Your Health

Be Aware of Fake Health News

News travels fast on social media, and sometimes it can be false and dangerous. Stop the spread of bad health information with these quick tips.

three kids with heads in hands, looking bored

Expanding Your Child's World, From Home

Parent and caregivers, we know it's challenging to have your children at home during this pandemic. Here is a roundup of online resources that can help kids stay engaged in learning—preventing their brains from "turning to mush" while they are not in school.

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown - the female African American surgeon in the South and first female African American in the Tennessee General Assembly

Nashville Women Whose Names You Should Know

In honor of African American History Month, and to highlight a few individuals in Metro Archives' new display on Nashville women, this blog post is dedicated to a few notable women of Music City.

A Feast of Winter Holiday Traditions

December and January present a rich opportunity to explore how different cultural traditions celebrate the winter holidays. Branch out from snowmen, reindeer, and candy canes by learning about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day.

image Courtesy of New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council

Diverse Books for Everyone

Books can serve as both windows and mirrors. All children should have access to both. We provide curated lists featuring diverse children from varying backgrounds and experiences.

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