Friends Theater

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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Research Skills for Writers

Writers do a lot of research. Whether they need background information for a plot or setting, or they want to find accurate information for a nonfiction work, they need to find specific details in a veritable sea of information. Learn more about finding reliable resources, and discover the strategies and tools librarians use to find answers with Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Grounded and Launching: The Poetry of Place

Two of Rikki Santer’s poetry collections have celebrated place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). In this session, you will savor examples of poets exploring location from varying perspectives, and then, through a smorgasbord of tips and prompts, you will compose your own poem about a place that is special for you. Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm and The Main Street Rag. She is a 2016 Pushcart nominee.​

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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Practical Parenting: Working Without a Net While Parenting Adolescents

The allure of an audience, the thrill of the risk- the same intrigue of a tight rope act fuels the basic drive of adolescence. Learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. Discover how to work with adolescents to weave a safety net (even if they don’t think they need it) while fostering successful transitions toward independence.

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

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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