Friends Theater

Halloween-O-Rama: Evil Dead

What would Halloween be without a scary movie? Watch a scary movie with us, if you dare!Please join us this evening for some spooky fun as we show the popular 80s slasher movie Evil Dead. Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (1981, 85 min., rated R)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Halloween-O-Rama: Evil Dead

What would Halloween be without a scary movie? Watch a scary movie with us, if you dare!Please join us this evening for some spooky fun as we show the popular 80s slasher movie Evil Dead. Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (1981, 85 min., rated R)

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Pumpkin Parade

Come dressed in your costume for this special annual Halloween storytime. We’ll read a few stories and do some rhymes then parade around the library and enjoy a spooky treat.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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American Film Classics: In the Heat of the Night

Steve Hunt concludes our fall film series highlighting American classic films with a showing of “In the Heat of the Night”. In this top notch movie, director Norman Jewison teamed up with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier to produce the 1960s classic In the Heat of the Night. The movie is about An African American police detective who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. The movie won five Academy Awards including the Best Picture and Best Actor.

1967 109 Min NR

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Protect Yourself: Brain Health As You Age

You CAN make a difference! We all want to stay healthy and independent as we get older. Along with keeping our bodies in good shape, we want to keep our minds healthy, too. Developing a brain disease or injury as you age depends on a mix of your family’s genes, your environment, and your health choices. Join the discussion to find out how overall health affects your brain and what factors and health choices you can control to keep your brain in tip top shape. Presented by Amy Schossler, Director of the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Art History: Clara Driscoll's Tiffany Lamps

Come learn about the fascinating Clara Driscoll, an Ohio native who became one of Tiffany & Company’s most innovative and important designers at the turn of the 20th century. In the past, little was known of Driscoll’s contribution to the Tiffany Studios, but recently, scholars have discovered the great extent to which Driscoll helped create the now-iconic, Art Nouveau look of the Tiffany lamps. We will explore Driscoll’s beautiful designs for Tiffany & Company and discuss how she, as a woman, rose to such a prominent position in the era. Presented by
Ann Shifflet of Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Social Media and Websites for Writers

Learn how sharing your creative content on the internet can be rewarding and sometimes profitable. Media Consultant and Filmmaker John Ondo will explain how using a website and social media can enhance your writing experience and give you a worldwide audience. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

John Ondo is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker from Worthington. John specializes in producing historical documentaries and uses websites and social media as a primary means to promote his projects.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Self Publishing with CreateSpace and Kindle

In a matter of hours you can sell your book on Amazon and Kindle. In this session, you’ll gain an overview of these self-publishing companies, owned by Amazon, and take away tips to make your experience easier. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Presented by Trudy Brandenburg. Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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