Book Discussion

The Entirely True Story of "The Spy Who Couldn't Spell"

Before Edward Snowden’s infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan,but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell.

Join author and journalist Yudhijit Bhattacharjee for a discussion of the investigation, research and writing of his nonfiction book. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is an award-winning writer whose features and essays on espionage, cybercrime, science and medicine have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Wired and other U.S. magazines. Yudhijit spent 11 years as a staff writer at the weekly journal Science, writing about neuroscience, astronomy and a variety of other topics in research and science policy. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Yudhijit has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a master’s in journalism from The Ohio State University. He lives in a suburb of Washington, D.C., with his wife, his two children and a big red dog.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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UA High School Book Club

For students attending Upper Arlington High School. If you attend UAHS and would like to expand your reading repertoire, UAHS and UAPL are partnering to offer an afternoon of lively discussion surrounding classics and contemporary literature. Stop by the UAHS Learning Center to pick up a copy of this month’s title or topic.
Please note: This book discussion meets at UA High School.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change

Join Mansel Blackford for a discussion about how a major midwestern city developed economically, spatially, and socially, and what the environmental consequences have been, from its founding in 1812 to the present day. He’ll share stories of Columbus’s evolution from an isolated frontier village to a modern metropolis which remains one of the few thriving cities in the Midwest.

Mansel Blackford is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Book Chats

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join an informal group of book lovers to exchange titles and share reading recommendations.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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