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
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
Snow is still on the ground but gardening is blooming in my heart. The month of March finds seed catalogs, gardening books, and over wintered herbs strewn all over my kitchen and dining room. The need is for spring!
My favorite gardening books for Ohio are authored by Tracy Disabato-Aust. Every spring I start a plant list for my garden from Tracy’s book, 50 High-Impact Low Care Garden Plants. The book has a little bit of everything from grasses to shrubs, but all are Ohio hardy and easy care. My favorite stand out plants are Bear’s Breeches, Variegated Aralia, Blue False Indigo, Bleeding Heart, and Hellebore. The Dragon's Eye Pine made the list this year but where to plant, the garden is getting full!
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper
No one is more surprised than Judd Foxman when his father passes away. Not so much by the death, but by the nonreligious patriarch’s last wish to have the family sit Shiva, a Jewish tradition that requires his mother and siblings to spend an entire week together under one roof. This wouldn’t be so bad if Judd’s family wasn’t so dysfunctional. As this group of unique characters are forced to spend time together old wounds are brought to surface and they are made to deal with issues they would have rather continued to ignore. The only family member not present is Judd’s wife who has been openly having an affair. As Judd unwillingly reconnects with his family and struggles to deal with the reality of his deteriorating marriage what results is a novel full of biting, albeit slightly dark humor with realizations about family life and love.
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles
If you're looking for something to brighten your dreary winter day, pick up Pancol's first English-translated novel. The plot revolves around two sisters - Iris, a glamorous, rich attorney's wife and her plain Jane, bookish sister Jo. The story begins when Jo's husband empties their joint savings account and leaves her for his manicurist, who he runs off to farm crocodiles with in Kenya. Jo is left to pick up the pieces of her life and raise her two daughters, Zoe and Hortense, on the meager salary she makes as a 12th century scholar. Iris and Jo hatch the perfect scheme - Jo will write a medieval historical novel that Iris will take the credit for, thus giving Jo the money she needs and Iris the fame she craves. As in life, things don't go quite as planned and hilarity ensues. It's chick lit done up en Francais; humorous, quite charming and perfect to curl up on the couch with and escape to bright, sunny Paris, if only for a few hundred pages.