Tremont Road - Main Library

Woody Guthrie & Robert Burns: A Surprising Comparison

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine two artists more different than Burns and Guthrie, separated by centuries, cultures and continents. Burns is a literary icon, Scotland’s Bard. Guthrie is the Dust Bowl Troubadour, his songs crafted in hobo camps, picket lines, and migrant trails. But look at the men behind the myths, and the similarities are striking; from how they lived to how they wrote, their rambling hearts to their populist passions. Burns and Guthrie are more popular than ever––and the reasons reveal two very kindred spirits. With songs, conversation and revealing stories, author, journalist and musician Scott Alarik explores their lives and legacies.

For the past 25 years, Scott Alarik has been arguably the most prolific and influential folk music writer in the country. He covered folk for the Boston Globe, contributed regularly to public radio, including seven years as correspondent for the national news show Here and Now, and wrote for many national magazines, including Sing Out, Billboard, and Performing Songwriter. From 1991-97, he was editor and principal writer for the New England Folk Almanac. The author of several books, Alarik is a popular presenter about folk music around the country.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Art: Goya and Modernism

Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the 19th century. Ms. Shifflet will show Goya as an artist who was ahead of his time and and explain how his work influenced later artists.

Ann Shifflet is an instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the History of Art and Design Department. Her areas of interest include Art, Design and Culture, History of Modern Design, 19th Century Art, Romanticism in Art, Northern Renaissance Art and Zombies in Literature, Legend and Film. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Rochester and M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Book Publishing 101

Kelsey Swindler conducts this workshop that focuses on all aspects of book publishing–from traditional publishing to self-publishing, and everything in between.

Kelsey Swindler is the marketing and business development lead at Orange Frazer

Press, an independent publisher in Wilmington, Ohio. Kelsey is a graduate of

Wittenberg University, where she received her B.A. in English Literature, and

the University of Denver, where she received a certificate in publishing from the

Publishing Institute. She loves her hardcovers and e-books equally and keeps a

watchful eye on the publishing industry. Kelsey blogs about book publishing at

orangefrazercustombooks.com/blog, and you can also follower her on Twitter at

@kelseyswindler.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Spring Cards

Drop-in anytime today and make a spring card in our Youth Services Department. Keep one for someone special and make another to brighten the day of a local senior citizen. Our Outreach Services will deliver donated cards during the next few weeks.
Related Reading: Cards, Wrap and Tags by Anna Claybourne

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Friday, April 18, 2014 (All day)

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World Book Night Open House

World Book Night is April 23rd. If you’ve signed up to be a giver and designated UAPL as your pick-up point, you can stop in any time between 6-8pm tonight and pick up your books and other goodies. Not sure what this is? We’ll have information available for the curious or check out the website and consider joining next year.
http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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UAPL Book Circle: Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

Join us for an informal discussion of Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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