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Family Evening Storytime

For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking questions and repeating sentences while participating in stories, rhymes, songs and extension activities.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

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ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

Vivian Harvey will lead a weekly discussion about current news events that is for those non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime. (Thursdays only)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Art History: Clara Driscoll's Tiffany Lamps

Come learn about the fascinating Clara Driscoll, an Ohio native who became one of Tiffany & Company’s most innovative and important designers at the turn of the 20th century. In the past, little was known of Driscoll’s contribution to the Tiffany Studios, but recently, scholars have discovered the great extent to which Driscoll helped create the now-iconic, Art Nouveau look of the Tiffany lamps. We will explore Driscoll’s beautiful designs for Tiffany & Company and discuss how she, as a woman, rose to such a prominent position in the era. Presented by
Ann Shifflet of Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Bring Your Cast of Characters to Life

Get to know your characters and they’ll help you write your novel. In this session, you’ll start creating your own character notebook, including biography sheets, pictures, maps, and more. Registration is required and begins August 17th

Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Social Media and Websites for Writers

Learn how sharing your creative content on the internet can be rewarding and sometimes profitable. Media Consultant and Filmmaker John Ondo will explain how using a website and social media can enhance your writing experience and give you a worldwide audience. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

John Ondo is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker from Worthington. John specializes in producing historical documentaries and uses websites and social media as a primary means to promote his projects.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Kindle

In a matter of hours you can sell your book on Amazon and Kindle. In this session, you’ll gain an overview of these self-publishing companies, owned by Amazon, and take away tips to make your experience easier. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Presented by Trudy Brandenburg. Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Keep Your Hand Moving!

Follow this simple rule along with several others issued by best-selling author Natalie Goldberg as part of her “writing practice” technique to revolutionize the way you write. Join Nita Sweeney, long-time Goldberg student, for a participatory introduction to this freeing practice. Please bring writing materials. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Nita Sweeney writes and teaches using the techniques of best-selling author Natalie Goldberg with whom she has studied since 1996. Nita’s articles and essays have appeared in magazines and books. She also publishes Write Now Newsletter, a comprehensive collection of central Ohio writing events, as well as the blog, BumGlue. For more information visit her web site http://www.nitasweeney.com.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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