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Practical Parenting: Leaving the Nest, Letting them Fall, and Watching Them Soar

“Let it go”. Easier said than done sometimes. Nurturing, protecting, trying to stop them from falling can become a habit. However, it remains unrealistic to expect to protect young adults from EVERY potential challenge, heartache, and failure which they may encounter in life. Join the discussion regarding ways to promote your child’s independence,
perseverance and success…….even when you’re not there.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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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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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Composting

Think you don’t have time or space for composting? Anyone can compost! Learn how simple composting can be. We’ll explore various composting methods and take a look at modern innovations that provide new alternatives. Join Lisa Metcalf, City of UA Horticulturist, for a fun and interesting session on the basics of composting. Help the environment and turn your kitchen and yard waste into a product you can use!

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Menopause: Myths and Miracles

It is a common myth that women have to suffer through menopause, and it is simply not true! Join Dr. Heather Hirsch for an informative session that will demystify the myths and fears relating to the treatment of some of the most bothersome menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, brain fog, and sexual changes. At the end of this hour long session you will feel better educated and hopefully excited to embark on this joyous chapter of your life. Come with questions, a notebook, and possibly a friend.

Dr. Heather Hirsch completed a two year fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic in Menopause and Midlife and is now a physician and professor focusing on internal medicine and women’s health at The Ohio State University.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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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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