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Community Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult

Join counselors from Jones Middle School and Hastings Middle school to discuss “How to Raise and Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haims. In this book, Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed out parents, and society and large. The author offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner strength that are necessary to succeed in life. Lythcott-Haims is a mother of teens and is the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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Sidney Poitier Retrospective

This year marks Sindney Poitier’s 90th birthday, an iconic movie star and a trailblazer who overcame the stereotypical portrayals of black people in American cinema. Our guest presenter, Linda Taylor, takes a retrospective look at Poitier’s career by showing movie clips and examining several of his groundbreaking roles.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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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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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The Post-Impressionists: Georges Seurat

Although his career was cut short by an early death, Seurat achieved much in the late 1800’s. He studied the Impressionists and devised a new style called Neo-Impressionism or Pointilism. Like the Impressionists, Seurat’s work often depicts the world around him, but his almost scientific approach to painting is unique and still fascinating today. We will look at his well-known works such as “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand Jatte,” and discuss how his interest in color theory influenced him artistically.

Ann Shifflet, instructor from the Columbus College of Art and Design is the presenter.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Family Movie and Popcorn

Bring the family to enjoy some of the newest G or PG movies for younger audiences released to DVD. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy, and you may bring your own drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Title will be available two weeks prior. Free tickets are required and will be available 20 min. before movie starts while supplies last.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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