Seasons and Holidays

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Happy Holidays Remembered

In the 1950s and 60s, Church Street was a bustling shopping center that truly went all out for the holiday season. A pop-up exhibit of vintage ads and Nashville Banner photos of downtown Christmas Cheer will greet everyone who enters Main’s lobby this December!

Scrumptious Books to Gobble Up

Every year, when December rolls around, I immediately want all things gingerbread. The smell. The taste. The intricately decorated houses. And the books!

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

During our annual Thanksgiving feasts, we gather around the table with those we love, and indulge in rich and delicious tradition. Health isn’t always the priority during the holidays, so here are a few simple tips and cookbook suggestions to make your Thanksgiving Day a little healthier.

Thanksgiving Book Picks

Get Your Gratitude On

It’s the time of year for feeling grateful. But let’s face it: with today’s busy lifestyle, even the best of us can have a tough time tapping into the “attitude of gratitude.” These books from NPL’s collection might help. From meditations on thankfulness to the essentials of mindfulness practice, these reads offer practical ways to focus on what matters and harness gratitude.

Celebrate Mom with Books

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, let’s highlight some picture books that star our #1 fans – moms!

Olympic Rings

Olympics at Home!

The Winter Olympics may be happening in South Korea, but you can have your own olympics right in your living room!

Three Kings Traveling

Christmas is Not Over! The Three Kings are on Their Way!

There are few sights sadder than a dry Christmas tree tossed out on the trash heap on December 26. There´s no need for such a display. The holidays are not yet over! There is much more to celebrate during the rest of December and into the New Year.

Black and white close-up view of the Du Pont Rayon Plant in Old Hickory, sometime after 1924 when it was built.

The Powder City of the World

Most people recognize Nashville as the "Music City" capital of the world, but can you say that you've ever heard its other nickname - "the Powder City of the World"? If you're familiar with the history of the Old Hickory community and the company of DuPont, you probably have. If not, read on. 

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