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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High School Book Club

For students attending Upper Arlington High School. If you attend UAHS and would like to expand your reading repertoire, UAHS and UAPL are partnering to offer an afternoon of lively discussion surrounding classics and contemporary literature. Stop by the UAHS Learning Center to pick up a copy of this month’s title or topic.
Please note: This book discussion meets at UA High School.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

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High School Book Club

For students attending Upper Arlington High School. If you attend UAHS and would like to expand your reading repertoire, UAHS and UAPL are partnering to offer an afternoon of lively discussion surrounding classics and contemporary literature. Stop by the UAHS Learning Center to pick up a copy of this month’s title or topic.
Please note: This book discussion meets at UA High School.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Literature Test (KRAL). Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Literature Test (KRAL). Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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