Library After Hours: Design and Architecture Tour

By Ryan Darrow Join us for an exclusive evening as we unveil the architectural marvel of our newest library in Donelson. This intimate gathering on Friday, May 10, from 7 to 9 pm invites you to mingle amidst the innovative new space while enjoying libations from our circulation desk bar. See the library as it […]

The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club

By NPLF The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club – hosted by co-chairs Brooks and Bert Mathews and Deborah and Walter Clair, was held in the Special Collections Center of Nashville Public Library’s main branch on April 7, 2024. Carnegie Society members gathered in the Nashville Room – centered between the Civil Rights Room and the […]

Carnegie Society Book Club Celebrates the Story of Belle da Costa Greene

By NPLF Belle da Costa Greene’s impact on history is undeniable, leaving behind a profound legacy. In The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray, this year’s Carnegie Society Book Club selection, Greene’s extraordinary life story is portrayed through the lens of historical fiction. Initially serving as the personal librarian to J.P. Morgan […]

String City is Back at the Library on March 1

Nashville Public Library Foundation Hosts String City with Special Guest, Mary Gauthier  By NPLF NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) is proud to host String City with special guest Mary Gauthier, a fundraiser for Nashville Public Library set for Friday, March 1. This one-night only event celebrates the legendary puppet show String City: Nashville’s […]

NPL and NPLF Announce New Puppet Show Featuring the Work of Kate DiCamillo

Kate Di Camillo In Conversation with Ann Patchett andWishing Chair Productions Premiere La, La, La on Nov. 4  By Ed Brown   NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Nashville Public Library and the Nashville Public Library Foundation are proud host a free event honoring award-winning and “New York Times” best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo, as the 2023 Literary Award winner. […]

NCS Author Ambassador, Julian Vaca on his Creative Journey and the Importance of NPL

In anticipation of our September book club meetup, the Next Chapter Society took some time to chat with author of The Memory Index, Julian R. Vaca. Julian is our NCS Author Ambassador and an enthusiastic supporter of the Nashville Public Library System (and library systems in general, but you catch the drift!). We’re excited to […]

Book Club History

By Claudia Schenck A Literary Gathering that’s Lots of Fun! Each spring, Carnegie Society members gather for good food and good conversation around discussion of a great book. Past Books: 

Award Honors Literary Titans

Established in 2004, the Nashville Public Library Literary Award recognizes distinguished authors for their illustrious contributions to the world of books, literacy, and reading. Each year, we bring an outstanding individual to Nashville for a weekend-long celebration honoring their achievements while simultaneously raising critical funding in support of NPL’s essential education and literacy programs and […]