In March and April, Nashville Public Library celebrates our city hosting the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four with sports themed programs and special guests.
Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard - March 19
Wednesday, March 19, 6:15 PM, Main Library Auditorium
In April 2012, seven time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard released her first book, New York Times bestseller In the Water They Can't See You Cry, a riveting memoir revealing the truth behind the Olympic spotlight, the battles that she fought along the way, and her newfound happiness in love and motherhood.
Don't miss a chance to get a copy signed at our special event in conjunction with sports programming in honor of the NCAA Women's Final Four Tournament in Nashville. Books will be available for purchase from Parnassus Books.
Robin Layton, author of hoop: the american dream - April 4
Friday, April 4, 6:30 PM, Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike
Hoop includes approximately 100 stunning photographs of a wide variety of American hoops, from humble garage and street courts around the country to the open-air White House court. Layton's photographs offer a breathtaking view of the weathered dreams, fading memories, and future glories hanging from solitary backboards around the country. Layton's hoops include the childhood baskets of celebrated players such as Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Sue Bird, and more. The event will include a slideshow of her photographs
Monday Main Madness - April 7
Monday, April 7, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Main Library
Between games, come for free basketball fun at Main Library.
- Special Exhibit: All day, 2nd floor lobby. Nashville Business College won the Amateur Athletic Union national championship eleven times and finished in second place four times. This is the equivalent of today's NCAA Final Four competition. The exhibit will highlight players who were born in Middle Tennessee and are in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and/or the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and/or the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
- Make a Tournament Poster. All day, stop by the Arts & Crafts Room, 2nd Floor, Children's Department to make a poster to support your favorite team.
- Watch The Winning Season, 12 noon, Conference Center. Bring your lunch and enjoy a comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team (PG-13, 2009, 104 min.).
- Watch Love and Basketball, 3:30 PM, Conference Center. Relax in the afternoon and catch the story of a young African-American couple navigating the tricky paths of romance and athletics (PG-13, 2000, 125 min.).
Activities at a Branch Near You - March & April
Get pumped up for the Women's Final Four with basketball themed programs
at a branch near you. We have everything from t-shirt design to Xbox basketball
tournaments. There's something for everyone. Don't miss out!
View all NCAA events on our events calendar.