Next Chapter Society

Next Chapter Society members of the Nashville Public Library Foundation play a critical role in sustaining and enhancing the Library’s award-winning programs that change the lives of more than 600,000 Nashvillians a year. These programs help children and adults learn vital reading skills, inspire teens to explore technology in state-of-the-art spaces and bring the community together to hear award-winning authors, enjoy visual art exhibits and hear live music.

Become a member of the Next Chapter Society and join a network of civic-minded, emerging leaders dedicated to supporting and empowering one of our city’s greatest resources – the Nashville Public Library.

With an annual membership to the Next Chapter Society, you will receive:

  • Welcome pack with an exclusive NCS library card
  • Opportunities to network with other library-loving peers at our free NCS Book Club, Member Socials and Happy Hour events with NPLF Board Members
  • Discounted tickets to NCS fundraising events
  • Invitations to volunteer at special events like Salon@615 author talks and NPLF’s Literary Award Gala
  • Outreach opportunities to represent NPLF at community events
  • Invitation to apply for a leadership position on the Next Chapter Society Council

Upcoming Events (All scheduled NCS events are being hosted virtually.) 

Literary Trivia 

Enjoy a fun evening playing solo or with friends from near and far for a chance to win great prizes, all while supporting one of our city’s greatest resources — Nashville Public Library!  We promise you will have a blast, even if you think you’re “not good at trivia!”

  • March 24 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Ladies of Literature
  • May 12 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Literature and Film/TV

Learn more and register here:

Networking Happy Hours with NPLF Board Members

These virtual events provide an opportunity for young professionals to meet and mingle with dedicated professional and philanthropic leaders who serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Each Happy Hour event will have a theme based on board members’ experience and profession.

Tuesday, March 23 | 6PM – 7PM

Business – Creativity & Entrepreneurship featuring:

To join us at a Happy Hour, follow this link to register and receive the Zoom login information.

Monthly Book Club

The NCS Book Club offers a lively and relaxed discussion about the select book and themes addressed in the book. All are welcome, including non-members and those who have not read the book.

To participate in a book club, follow this link to register and receive the Zoom login information.

For updates and opportunities, sign up for our monthly e-news, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about NCS membership, contact us at or 615-862-5843.

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