The majority of Nashville’s libraries would have to close if a special referendum succeeds in rolling back Metro’s recent 34% property tax increase. That’s the fear being shared by Nashville Public Library Director Kent Oliver. Just two or three of Nashville’s 21 libraries would be able to stay open — likely the main downtown library and two large regional branches.
Library books will spend at least three days in quarantine when Nashville’s public library system reopens, and they’ll only be handled with gloves. How to circulate materials is one of many considerations library leaders are mulling, as parts of the city’s economies start to reopen.
The 2010 flood is often remembered as a time of unity in Middle Tennessee. Neighbors warning neighbors of the danger. Passers-by plucking strangers from the waters. Volunteers distributing food and donations.
Ten years ago this week, Middle Tennessee was faced with a different crisis. Nearly a foot and a half of rain fell on the region in the course of a single weekend. The Cumberland River, along with the streams that feed it, was overwhelmed. In the resulting floods, 21 Tennesseans died and billions of dollars […]
Nashville Public Library will give Margaret Atwood its annual literary award this weekend. Listen to her discussion with WPLN’s Nina Cardona about the craft of writing speculative fiction and the demands placed on authors.
A new citywide reading program is set to begin Tuesday in Nashville, and it will start with an assignment. Mayor Karl Dean is scheduled to announce the title of a book he’ll then encourage everyone to read at once.