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Nashville Public Library Drawing Record Attendance


From music to author talks, library attracting diverse crowds

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Nashville Public Library has been seeing record attendance at its concerts, author talks and book signings. NPL's free lunchtime concert series, a recent book signing with Caroline Kennedy and author talks with notable names as Molly Ringwald and Mark Shriver drew an average of 400 participants at each of the events.

The library's slogan, "books are only half the story," offers programming for all ages from award winning puppet shows to live music. Many of the events are made possible by the Nashville Public Library Foundation.

"As our successful programs illustrate, public libraries have a huge role in today's world. Not only is Nashville Public Library about books, information and technology but also very much about group learning experiences, cultural gatherings and building community," stated Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library director.

Margaret Atwood, the 2012 Nashville Public Library Literary Award recipient, will be giving a free public lecture this Sat.,Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m.

All events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events, visit

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