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The Art of Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell is one of America’s most well-known and beloved artists. In this program, we will explore Rockwell’s depictions of American life in his Saturday Evening Post covers and work for the Boy Scouts of America. Rockwell was incredibly prolific in his long life but often dismissed by critics, so we will discuss how Rockwell portrayed not only idealized scenes of America, but also the topical, and sometimes controversial, issues from his lifetime.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, Art History instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Repurposed Book Holiday Crafts

Running out of gift ideas? Want a new ornament to hang on the tree? Just looking for some fun decor to decorate the house with? Join us as we create new crafts from our old books. Craft supplies and ideas will be provided. Open to crafters of all ages.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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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, December 31, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Winter Reading Club

Color away your winter blah’s with us! Readers of all ages are welcome to participate in our Winter Reading Club by reading and coloring. Grab a coloring sheet at any UAPL location beginning Jan. 9th, and for every day you read you’ll color one of the winter symbols on your coloring sheet. Be sure to turn your completed sheet back in before Feb. 19th to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing in your age category. Winners will be notified on Feb. 20th by phone.

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Monday, January 9, 2017 (All day)

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Board Game Cafe

It’s no TROUBLE if you don’t have a TICKET TO RIDE. SORRY! but there’s no RISK in solving this PANDEMIC. Get a CLUE and come to our Board Game Cafe! Coffee and tea will be available while you play classic board games and discover new ones!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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The Art of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein helped pioneer the Pop Art movement in America. His paintings, inspired by comic strips, are considered to be some of the best examples of Pop Art of the 1960’s. In this session, we will explore Lichtenstein’s comic strip works, but also his years studying and teaching at the Ohio State University, the uneasy relationship he had with critics, and his later works including the Brushstrokes series and his work that was inspired by masterpieces painted by by Van Gogh, Cezanne and others.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, Art History instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, January 13, 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, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Central Ohio's Historic Prisons

With the opening of the Ohio State Reformatory in 1896, the state legislature had put in place “the most complete prison system, in theory, which exists in the United States.” The reformatory joined the Ohio Penitentiary and the Boys Industrial School, also central-Ohio institutions, to form the first instance of “graded prisons; with the reform farm on one side of the new prison, for juvenile offenders, and the penitentiary on the other, for all the more hardened and incorrigible class.” However, even as the concept was being replicated throughout the country, the staffs of the institutions were faced with the day-to-day struggle of actually making the system work.

Presented by David Meyers who has personal experience with Ohio’s reformatory system after being employed for 30 years in the adult and juvenile correctional systems. David is currently a supervisor at Columbus State Community College and is the author of many books on local history.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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