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Wicked Columbus

In the early twentieth century, the “Bad Lands” of Columbus were once as well-know at New York’s “Tenderloin,” Cleveland’s “Central Avenue,” Chicago’s “Black Belt,” or Detroit’s “Heights,” and its uncrowned king was Alexander “Smoky” Hobbs. However, vice was not confined to one neighborhood as exemplified by the unlikely love affair between local gambler Pat Murnan and Grace Backenstoe, the madam of the most popular brothel in town. Corruption was rampant during this era, extending all the way from city hall to the statehouse to Washington D.C., and Roxie Stinson, a local music teacher with the chorus girl figure, played a key role in bringing it all to light. These are just a few of the characters author David Meyers profiles in his latest book, Wicked Columbus, Ohio.

A lifelong Columbus resident, David Meyers if the author of many books on local history, often in collaboration with his daughter, Elise Meyers Walker. His titles include: Historic Columbus Crimes, Central Ohio’s Historic Prisons, Columbus the Musical Crossroads, Look to Lazarus, Inside the Ohio Penitentiary, Ohio Jazz, A Glance of Heaven, and the Kahiki Supper Club. He has also written a handful of works for the stage and a couple of novels.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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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 September 7th.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Art History: The Harlem Renaissance - part 1

The Harlem Renaissance was an important cultural movement in the 1920’s and 30’s, and in this session we will look at the art of two of its most prominent male artists, Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas. Both men integrated Modernism and traditional African motifs into their Jazz Age paintings and sculptures. We will analyze each artist’s work, including Lawrence’s Migration Series and Douglas’s Aspects of Negro Life paintings, and we will discuss the challenges they faced as African-American artists in that era. Presented by CCAD instructor Ann Shifflet.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Sunday Film Club -- The Lives of Others

In “The Lives of Others”, a dedicated East Berlin dStasi officer, conducting surveillance on a playwright and his actress lover, finds himself becoming unexpectedly sympathetic to and increasingly absorbed by their lives. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. rated R, 2hrs 15 min, 2006

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

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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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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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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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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Family Evening Storytime Class

For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking questions and repeating sentences while participating in stories, rhymes, songs and extension activities.

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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

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ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

Join our ESOL discussion leaders for weekly conversation practice about current news events. This group is for non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Registration is recommended and begins on August 20, 2016.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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