11 results for tag: nashville


Southeast Library Closing

The Southeast branch of Nashville Public Library is moving! The current branch, located at 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive, will close at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 5. If you and your learner meet at this library, we encourage you to take a break for a few weeks. The new Southeast branch library will be located 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway. The Grand Opening is scheduled for October 21, 10:00 a.m.. For more information, read here.

Summer Challenge at NPL

The Nashville Public Library has a fun Summer Challenge going on now through August 15th! The Summer Challenge encourages children, teens, and adults to complete literacy, cultural, and community activities to earn points. With points earned, participants will receive entry to  a local organization like the Adventure Science Center or Cheekwood, a book bag, and a chance to win additional prize drawings. In addition to English, Registration and Activity Logs are available in Arabic, Kurdish, Somali, and Spanish. We hope you'll encourage your learner to participate in this fun challenge!

Meet the Staff: Crystal Gimesh

Crystal Gimesh started as a volunteer in 2009 fulfilling an internship requirement with Belmont University. Prior to volunteering, she had no idea that anything like this program existed. Crystal enjoyed volunteering in the Start Now Program so much that she continued to volunteer after her internship ended. There were innumerable days where she would arrive for her Start Now tutoring session tired, unmotivated, and frustrated about challenges in her own life only to leave refreshed and optimistic. Many of our learners are shouldering burdens much heavier than any I have experienced, while also trying to master language skills that most of us take ...

Meet the Staff: Ann Bardone

Ann Bardone first started with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council as a volunteer in the One-on-One Program in 2004. When her learner moved, she came on as a staff member, working in the office and teaching an English class. Tutoring and teaching were very rewarding experiences, and Ann enjoyed helping others better understand life in the United States. Ann left Nashville and our program for five years while living in another state, but swiftly returned to the NALC when she moved back in 2010. As Program Assistant, her current role is varied but vital; you may see her around the office, coordinating Start Now, or helping with events. Most One-on-One ...

Hot Yoga Plus Class to Benefit NALC

Hey yogis - here's your chance to support the 1 in 8 Nashville adults we serve while working those muscles!  Hot Yoga Plus will be offering a karma class on Sunday, November 3rd  at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Nashville Adult Literacy Council.  Donate what you can for an hour of deep stretch yoga class.  All levels are welcome. When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm Where: 2214 Elliston Place, 3rd floor Nashville, TN 37203 See you on your mat!

Yelp Helps: Party With A Purpose

Yelp Help's 'Party with a Purpose' is set for October 22 at Rocketown, and the Nashville Adult Literacy Council is proud to be a part of it!  Your FREE admission to this fun event will include: Lively music + entertainment Tasty morsels + small bites + sweet treats Refreshing adult beverages + refreshment The opportunity to learn more about us and other nonprofits making an impact in Nashville Lastly, the party will include 'Minute to Win It' challenges to earn votes for your favorite nonprofit.   Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

2013 Statewide Adult Literacy Conference

The 2013 Statewide Adult Literacy Conference, hosted by the Tennessee Literacy Coalition, will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at the downtown branch of the Nashville Public Library.  This FREE conference will be an all-day event from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Lunch will be provided, but you must register by October 2nd to ensure you'll get a meal! Derek Young will be the Keynote Speaker for the event, with a variety of breakouts sessions specific to basic literacy, ESL instruction, and even sessions for adult learners.  If you or your learner are interested in attending, register today because space is limited!  To find out more about the confer...

Two Great Ways to Support NALC This Week

This week we have two great ways for you to show your support of the Nashville Adult Literacy Council!  For questions or more details, feel free to give us a call: (615)298-8060. For the sports fans, we have been selected as the Charity of the Night for the Wednesday, July 31st Nashville Sounds game.  In addition to being present at the game ourselves, one third of online ticket proceeds will be donated directly to our program.  Join us at the game, and show your support!  The Sounds will be playing against the Las Vegas 51s, and the game starts 7:05 PM.  Read here for more details about online ticket donations... For you mystery ...

Join us at the Sounds Game on July 31st

The Nashville Adult Literacy Council is honored to have been selected as the charity of the night for the Wednesday, July 31st Nashville Sounds game!  Please join us at the game and show your support.  One third of online ticket proceeds will be donated directly to our program.  Simply log in with the username nashvilleliteracy and the password read, and purchase tickets as usual.  With tickets priced at $12 a piece, this is a donation we can all afford.  The Nashville Sounds will be playing against the Las Vegas 51s and the game starts 7:05 PM.  See you there!

Trivia Night is Back!

 We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Facts, Figures, and FUNds event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th, 2013!  Thank you to Riverfront Tavern for once again offering their space to make this event happen. More details to follow...but mark your calendar now!