Friends Theater

Family Movie and Popcorn

Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie in our theater. We’ll show a newly released to DVD movie with a G or PG rating that is geared toward a young audience. 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, October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Alive Inside - A Story of Music and Memory

“Sparking Memory”: Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory is a powerful and award winning documentary film about the power of music to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self for seniors with dementia. The film follows Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory, as he discovers the ways music can bring new life and joy to nursing home residents and seniors living at home. Research shows that personalized music can benefit individuals living with middle or late stage Alzheimer’s—and reduce stress for caregivers. Come watch the documentary and listen to a Q&A with Linda Taylor, a certified Music & Memory Advocate, following the film.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Sunday Film Club--Brazil

Brazil is a dystopian satire that takes place in a futuristic world where individualism is revoked by a controlling state. In spite of it all, a minor bureaucrat dreams of correcting all wrongs, winning over the woman he loves and reinstating true
justice, but instead he himself becomes an enemy of the state. Directed by Terry Gilliam R 131 min 1985

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

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Sleep After Midlife

Michele Stokes, System Director of Neuroscience at OhioHealth will
present information on physiological changes and health problems (other than sleep disorders) that can affect sleep.   We will also discuss sleep research and related tips for improving the quality of your sleep.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Discover Cape Cod

Join travel writer and author of ‘Discover Cape Cod,’ Shawnie Kelley as she recounts with the most captivating moments in the history of the Cape. Shawnie shares exciting stories from her recently released book along with a slideshow of beautiful pictures. From pilgrims and private treasure to wars and revolutions, Shawnie’s talk explores four centuries of history, bringing the Cape’s fascinating past to life. Explore historic homes, culinary traditions, cranberry bogs and and learn about Sandwich glass and Nantucket’s whaling industry. Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring the Cape a rich, educational experience. Shawnie will be on hand afterwards to chat and sign books, which will be available for purchase.

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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, October 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Listen Columbus -- Live at the Library

We kick off our Live at the Library music program with one of the best local bands “The Salty Caramels”. Their great blend of Americana songs and music is also featured on “Listen Columbus”, our new local music streaming service.
Band members Sarah, Emily, Paige, and Molly promise to “rock your socks off”, so be ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands…and dance too!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Creative to Analytical: Editing your Fiction

How do you make the switch from “first-draft mind” to the revision phase? This talk will lay out how to analyze your completed draft with an eye toward bringing out its strengths, finding your unique voice, and cutting words that get in the way. Faith Van Horne, a freelance editor who worked for three years as a content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher, will share the most common problems editors see and show you how to spot them in your own work. You’ll also learn techniques for applying kind, helpful feedback when exchanging fiction with other writers.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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Improving Your Fiction

Whether you write short stories or novels, advice from someone ‘in the trenches’ can be a help. Karen Harper, NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary suspense and historical fiction, shares some of her suggestions and insights for strengthening your fiction, whether you write for a private audience or publication. Using setting as character, pacing, dialogue and description are some of the topics which will be covered. A question and answer session will follow.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

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Whiskey-5 Hotel: Thoughts on Writing Nonfiction

Join David Meyers, author of Kahiki Supper Club, Look to Lazarus, and other books of local history, for a free-wheeling discussion of the nuts & bolts of nonfiction writing. By following his tips and suggestions, you, too, will be able to boldly go (or is it “to go boldly”?) where many other nonfiction authors have gone before – even without a degree in journalism.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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