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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Tom Logsdon, a seasoned thru and section hiker, returned to the Appalachian trail this past spring to hike from Springer Mountain, Georgia north through the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, the Roan Highlands of Tennessee and into Virginia on the historic Appalachian Trail. The spring hike provided a stunning backdrop for Tom to document the wild flowers in bloom, to commune with nature and to observe the new thru hikers of the 21st century. Come listen to Tom’s stories of past and present hikes, and enjoy the beautiful nature photos that Tom captured on his journey along the Appalachian Trail.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

We conclude our winter film series with Burn After Reading, a black comedy by the Coen brothers. It relays the chain of events after A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it. Steve Hunt will present and lead the discussion after the screening

2008 96 min. R

Related Fargo

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Paul Manship: Art Deco Sculptor

If you have ever seen the Prometheus sculpture at Rockefeller Center in New York City, you are already aware of the work of American sculptor, Paul Manship. In this program, we will learn about Manship’s early training, his wide-ranging interests in art history and how he synthesized these elements into a unique style that led to his becoming one of the earliest Art Deco artists in America.

Instructor is Ann Shifflet of the Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Live at the Library: Grassahol

Grassahol is a five-piece, acoustic band from Central Ohio. Their songs reflect the many musical influences of the band members – bluegrass, Americana, folk, blues, jazz and even rock. Grassahol’s music mixes the old with the new and adds in a full measure of original material. With their high-energy sounds and their tight vocal harmonies, Grassahol is fun to listen to.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Magic of "And"

This discussion will explore the premise that too often when having to make a decision we settle for one option or the other, when instead we could creatively blend the best that each has to offer. Several examples will be provided of thinking more “and”, less “or”. Phil Binkley, author of “The Magic of And” is a retired educator and administrator in central Ohio.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

Steve Hunt returns to discuss O Brother where art thou? In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. This modern satire is loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, and it is one of the Coen Brothers most popular films.

PG-13 106 min. 2000

Related: Big Lebowski

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Explore: Myanmar

After nearly half a century of economic stagnation and heavy-handed rule by a military government, change is underway in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Myanmar is finally opening up to tourists and Gene Gilliom was fortunate to lead two groups to Myanmar last year.

Gene Gilliom shares his stories and stunning photos of those two unique travel experiences. Highlights include the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, hundreds of ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan, village life experienced during a several day cruise on the fabled Irrawaddy River, and the unforgettable beauty of Inle Lake.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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