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Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL titled “Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Fight to Save Britain in World War II.” Her 45 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A fundraising reception will be held at 5:30 at the home of Greg and Robin Comfort. Tickets are $10 for the talk, and $25 for the reception. Please visit www.ualibrary.org and click the Author Visit link on the front page to purchase your tickets.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL titled “Racing Against Time: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Fight to Save Britain in World War II.” Her 45 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A fundraising reception will be held at 5:30 at the home of Greg and Robin Comfort. Tickets are $10 for the talk, and $25 for the reception. Please visit www.ualibrary.org and click the Author Visit link on the front page to purchase your tickets.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Art: The Hudson River School

Learn aboute the works of America’s first major school of artists. Looking at the works of Thomas Cole, Frederick Edwin Church and others, we will discuss how they related to the European art world of the 19th century and how the Hudson River School artists created a look that was also unique to the American spirit.

Ann Shifflet is an instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the History of Art and Design Department. Her areas of interest include Art, Design and Culture, History of Modern Design, 19th Century Art, Romanticism in Art, Northern Renaissance Art and Zombies in Literature, Legend and Film. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Rochester and M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Cash, Cars & College: A Young Person's Guide to Money

Are you tired of begging loans from the First Local Bank of Mom or Dad? Do you feel like no one really treats you like the young adult that you are? This class will show you a step-by-step system for moving money into your life. This is a fast-paced class with simple exercises to help you become a money magnet as well as a money manager for life.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Hello, Columbus: A Writer's Reintroduction To His Adopted City

The author of “Fourth Down And Out,” the first in a series of books about a Columbus-based private detective, discusses how researching and writing the book pushed him to discover new sights, stories and surprises about Ohio’s capital. Join Andrew Welsh-Huggins for a discussion of the process that he went through to write his novel and his exploration of Columbus.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a Legal Affairs reporter for The Associated Press in Columbus, and the author of books on the death penalty and terrorism in addition to Fourth Down And Out. He previously worked at newspapers in Youngstown, Bloomington, Ind., and Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Kenyon College.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Woody Guthrie & Robert Burns: A Surprising Comparison

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine two artists more different than Burns and Guthrie, separated by centuries, cultures and continents. Burns is a literary icon, Scotland’s Bard. Guthrie is the Dust Bowl Troubadour, his songs crafted in hobo camps, picket lines, and migrant trails. But look at the men behind the myths, and the similarities are striking; from how they lived to how they wrote, their rambling hearts to their populist passions. Burns and Guthrie are more popular than ever––and the reasons reveal two very kindred spirits. With songs, conversation and revealing stories, author, journalist and musician Scott Alarik explores their lives and legacies.

For the past 25 years, Scott Alarik has been arguably the most prolific and influential folk music writer in the country. He covered folk for the Boston Globe, contributed regularly to public radio, including seven years as correspondent for the national news show Here and Now, and wrote for many national magazines, including Sing Out, Billboard, and Performing Songwriter. From 1991-97, he was editor and principal writer for the New England Folk Almanac. The author of several books, Alarik is a popular presenter about folk music around the country.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Art: Goya and Modernism

Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the 19th century. Ms. Shifflet will show Goya as an artist who was ahead of his time and and explain how his work influenced later artists.

Ann Shifflet is an instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the History of Art and Design Department. Her areas of interest include Art, Design and Culture, History of Modern Design, 19th Century Art, Romanticism in Art, Northern Renaissance Art and Zombies in Literature, Legend and Film. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Rochester and M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Book Publishing 101

Kelsey Swindler conducts this workshop that focuses on all aspects of book publishing–from traditional publishing to self-publishing, and everything in between.

Kelsey Swindler is the marketing and business development lead at Orange Frazer

Press, an independent publisher in Wilmington, Ohio. Kelsey is a graduate of

Wittenberg University, where she received her B.A. in English Literature, and

the University of Denver, where she received a certificate in publishing from the

Publishing Institute. She loves her hardcovers and e-books equally and keeps a

watchful eye on the publishing industry. Kelsey blogs about book publishing at

orangefrazercustombooks.com/blog, and you can also follower her on Twitter at

@kelseyswindler.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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