Linda Taylor from Columbus College of Art & Design joins us as we start our spring series with “Bread and... more
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Events for Adults
Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.
Join Marlise Schoeny for a discussion of the history of fashion as it relates to Columbus bicentennial history and its fashion... more
Join Judy MacNamee for a discussion on how you can change those behaviors that are so frustrating. Learn when it is appropriate to be... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
Find out what the universe has to offer by checking out the reboot of the classic book and television series, Cosmos by Sagan. Is Neil deGrasse Tyson replacing Sagan as the new Mr. Universe? He demoted Pluto and is the author some great books. He also wrote the introduction to the new edition of Cosmos and is the host of the new series. He gets my vote. Brains and humor are an unbeatable combination in my book.
Brian Greene is one of my other candidates. He's the author of many excellent and mind-blowing books. Don't miss the chance to attend online classes at World Science U –FOR FREE! Brian Greene is teaching classes there.
Last but not least, is Alan Lightman. Alan Lightman is the author of an old favorite, Einstein's Dreams. I'm currently enjoying his new book The Accidental Universe.
The envelope, please…and the winner is…!
The Oscars, fab films with wonderful acting but don't forget to check out the books...Read more
A wire fox terrier named Sky recently won the Westminster Dog Show. It reminded me of a pedigreed wire fox terrier I once knew and...Read more
Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds
A youngster during movies ‘Golden Age’, Reynolds writes a wonderfully funny & heartfelt memoir of her trials, tribulations and friendships. She shares her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher, personal problems, as they struggle with their own successes as well as their famous parents. Her disastrous marriages brought her to bankruptcy, but she never despaired- and that’s the heart of this story, how her spirit, talent and personality kept her from sinking.
"My Mother was Nuts" by Penny Marshall
Comedian/director Marshall writes very openly on her life experiences growing up in the Bronx, getting pregnant and married young in New Mexico, her marriage to Rob Reiner, friendship with Carrie Fisher, and relationship with Art Garfunkel. Marshall revisits tough subjects like abortion, drugs, lack of mothering skills, and her now fading health. Great stories abound of her time spent on TV shows, movies, and her career as a movie director. Marshall's humor is how she gets through the difficult stuff and lives with a simple motto: “try hard, help your friends, don't get too crazy, and have fun.”
"The Dinner" by Herman Koch
It begins with dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam. Two brothers, Paul and Serge, and their wives meet to discuss their teenage sons. It is quickly apparent this is no ordinary discussion. What have the cousins done? What is to be done about it? Slowly the tension builds and the reader becomes anxious as the story unfolds. The ending is a stunner!