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The Loire Valley: Explore the Playground of the Kings

Two hours southwest of Paris is the lush and legendary Loire Valley. Nicknamed the “playground of kings and queens,” it is the site of some of France’s bloodiest battles. Join travel writer and Wanderlust Tours owner, Shawnie Kelley as she explores the flourishing arts and architecture during the reign of King Francis I (1494-1547) whose appreciation for Italian culture inspired a new level of creativity and innovation throughout French society. The Renaissance king’s 32-year legacy is felt throughout the fine arts, architecture, gardens, music, and court life. The presentation takes you through the original medieval castle at the Louvre, the “ château of women” at Chenonceau, and the fortress at Chinon, where Joan of Arc rallied future King Charles VII. This travelogue also explores the royal châteaux at Amboise, Chambord, and a few lesser-known castles associated with kings, queens, mistresses, and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Upper Arlington-based author, Shawnie Kelley, is a travel and food writer and owner of Wanderlust Tours. Shawnie is a regular contributor to a variety of history, culinary and lifestyle magazines and is currently working on The Woman’s Guide: France due out in late 2016.. A passion for history, culture and cuisine underlies all of her writing.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Tech Assist Saturday

Want to learn how to borrow eBooks or access our other eResources? Having trouble with your eReader, smart phone, or tablet? Stop into our tech help program and a library staff member will help guide you to a solution.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Celebrate Ohio!

On March 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th state! Stop by our Youth Department today to find Ohio related activities including a scavenger hunt.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day)

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Live at the Library -- Two2Many

We celebrate the arrival of Spring with some great Irish music. Karl Wohlwend and his band “Two2Many” will treat us to an hour of favorite traditional as well as contemporary Irish music. Karl’s album “the Frame” is featured on Listen Columbus (www.Columbus.org), our Library’s local music streaming service. Library’s streaming our digital local music

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Post Impressionists: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was an artist for only a few years of his short life, but he has become one of the most well-known and beloved artists of the late 19th century. Born in Holland, he worked as an art dealer and missionary, but after moving to Paris in 1886, he developed into a tremendous painter. Join Ann Shifflet to discuss how van Gogh assimilated the loose brushwork and interest in color of the Impressionists, and how he integrated them into unique, extraordinary works by also portraying his thoughts and feelings in his art.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Family Movie and Popcorn

Bring the family to enjoy some of the newest G or PG movies for younger audiences released to DVD. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy, and you may bring your own drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Title will be available two weeks prior. Free tickets are required and will be available 20 min. before movie starts while supplies last.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Tech Assist Saturday

Want to learn how to borrow eBooks or access our other eResources? Having trouble with your eReader, smart phone, or tablet? Stop into our tech help program and a library staff member will help guide you to a solution.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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