All Ages

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, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Ohio Jazz: The History of Jazz in the Buckeye State

Most jazz historians give short shrift to the Buckeye state, regarding as a go-through rather than a go-to place. However, the fact is jazz has long been practiced in Ohio and with a vengeance. Come hear author David Meyers regale you with little-known stories of Ohio’s role in jazz history. It may well change the way you think about jazz. And Ohio.

David Meyers is a supervisor at Columbus State Community College and is the author of numerous local histories, as well as two musical and other works for the stage. David received his BA from Miami University and his MBA from the Ohio State University. He was featured in an episode of the Discovery Canada/A&E series “Curious and Unusual Deaths.”

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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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, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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The Art of Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish architect and designer whose works count as some of the most unique and creative of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gaudi often integrated organic forms and unexpected materials into his designs, and, once they are seen, they cannot be forgotten. We will explore some of Gaudi’s best-known works such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and we will discuss his intense religious faith and influence on architecture.

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

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Friday, February 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, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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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