ROUNDUP: Human trafficking panel discussion, origami class, restorative yoga and more

ROUNDUP: Human trafficking panel discussion, origami class, restorative yoga and more


The John P. Holt Brentwood Library has a variety of programs for the week of Aug. 19-25 including programs focused on exercise, arts and a panel discussion on human trafficking in Williamson County.


Origami Folders will teach children aged 7-12 beginning origami and paper folding techniques. The free class will take place at 4:30 p.m. with every participant leaving with a creation and the instructions and know-how to recreate it at home. Registration is available online. 

The library’s featured program of the week will be the End Slavery Tennesseee panel discussion which will take place at 7 p.m. The free event will feature Brentwood Police Department’s Adrian Breedlove, Franklin Police Department Detective Jeff Rowe, District 78 State Rep. Mary Littleton, Williamson County District Attorney General Kim Helper and End Slavery TN founder and CEO Emeritus Derri Smith who will discuss human trafficking in Williamson County. Registration is available online. 


Tuesday will see the Kids’ Make program give participants aged 7-12 explore new tools, fine motor skills, creative problem solving and self-directed play with art supplies, recyclables and of course their imagination. The program begins at 4:30 p.m., is free and registration is required.


Revive Restorative Yoga will take place at 11 a.m. with a mission to provide a compassionate, supportive environment where healing can occur on all levels (mind, body, spirit), through gentle yoga and meditation flow practices. Registration is available online and includes a $5 class fee.


A free Intro to Word Adult Computer Class will be held at 9:30 a.m. where participants will learn to create and save a document, editing and formatting techniques, copy and paste, and previewing documents. Participants must be proficient with the mouse and have a good understanding of basic computer skills. Registration is available online.


Games Club will take place at 4:30 p.m. where children aged 6-12 can play both classic and new board games. Games will be provided for the free program, and registration is available online.


Writing Flow — Mind, Body and the Creative Writing Spirit will be held at 1 p.m. Connect to your muse by discovering what is blocking your writing. Utilizing concepts from “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron, but not directly taught from the book. Participants will do writing exercises and/or group interactions which help you get your pen to paper or fingers typing. Between each writing and share session, there will be a brief stretching session (Chair Yoga, Stretching, & Meditation.) Registration is available online with a $10 class fee.


Gentle Yoga will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the goal of facilitating flexibility, strength, stamina, balance and a focus on proper breathing techniques.  Joy will suggest modifications to poses to accommodate “every body.” The all-level class has a $5 fee with online registration.

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road. More information about the library and programs can be found at


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