Tremont Road - Main Library

Digging Up Story Bones

So you’ve written your story, but now you aren’t sure what you have… or what to do next. A fun, visual strategy for structuring a creative piece, with hands-on coaching by Jody Casella. Jody is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her novel for young adults, Thin Space, received a starred review from Kirkus and was a finalist on the 2014-15 Florida Teens Read List.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Whiskey-5 Hotel: Nonfiction Writing Workshop

If you feel you have a book inside you, but are having trouble getting it out, join David Meyers, author of Historic Columbus Crimes, Wicked Columbus, and other books of local history, for a nonfiction writing workshop that is light on work, but heavy on fun. David is a student in the learn-by-doing school and is happy to share some of the techniques he has happened upon for sharpening your writing skills.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:15pm

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Grounded and Launching: The Poetry of Place

Two of Rikki Santer’s poetry collections have celebrated place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). In this session, you will savor examples of poets exploring location from varying perspectives, and then, through a smorgasbord of tips and prompts, you will compose your own poem about a place that is special for you. Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm and The Main Street Rag. She is a 2016 Pushcart nominee.​

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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Drop-in Research Help

Is there a research question that’s dragging down your story? Are you uncertain where to look for your nonfiction topic? Drop in with your query and get some pointers from an expert. Depending on the difficulty of your question, Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran can help you find either the answer, a more fruitful approach, or a solid new resource.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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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.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Working Without a Net While Parenting Adolescents

The allure of an audience, the thrill of the risk- the same intrigue of a tight rope act fuels the basic drive of adolescence. Learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. Discover how to work with adolescents to weave a safety net (even if they don’t think they need it) while fostering successful transitions toward independence.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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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 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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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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