Adults

Book Chats

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join an informal group of book lovers to exchange titles and share reading recommendations.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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The Entirely True Story of "The Spy Who Couldn't Spell"

Before Edward Snowden’s infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan,but he came to be known as The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell.

Join author and journalist Yudhijit Bhattacharjee for a discussion of the investigation, research and writing of his nonfiction book. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is an award-winning writer whose features and essays on espionage, cybercrime, science and medicine have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Wired and other U.S. magazines. Yudhijit spent 11 years as a staff writer at the weekly journal Science, writing about neuroscience, astronomy and a variety of other topics in research and science policy. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Yudhijit has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a master’s in journalism from The Ohio State University. He lives in a suburb of Washington, D.C., with his wife, his two children and a big red dog.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Let's Speak English

This is a great opportunity for adults to practice English with ESOL trained volunteers. The class begins promptly at 1pm and latecomers may not be allowed to attend. Registration for the program opens on February 1st.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Planting a Garden to Attract Bees and Butterflies

Butterflies always provide a whimsical delight when seen in the garden. Monarch butterflies are particularly enjoyed! Bees are a “must” in the garden as pollinators for those of us who have a vegetable garden. Come learn what plants to grow if you want to encourage these insects to call your garden home.

Presented by Nancy Heber. Nancy Heber is an emeritus horticulture instructor for National Garden Clubs and has been a resident of UA since 1961. Nancy’s yard has been featured on multiple garden tours of Upper Arlington and Columbus through the years. Additionally, she has two nature photography books in publication. One is about gray squirrels and the other is about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Ask the Ohioana Authors!

This year’s Ohioana Book Festival will be held on Saturday April 8th. Ohioana Festival authors include poet Darren C. Demaree, historical novelist Linda Kass, and young adult novelist Natalie D. Richards who will join us for a moderated panel discussion. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, too. Writers and readers alike will enjoy this discussion.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime. (Thursdays only)

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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