Adults

Adult Reading Group

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A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

 

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.  Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.  Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

 

Books are available at both library branches.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Living In a House Made From Garbage

Construction of Blue Rock Station, the first 'Earthship' east of the Mississippi, began in 1996.  It is a home made of tires, bottles, and assorted salvaged materials designed by famed architect Michael Reynolds.  Join Jay Warmke as he shares lessons he and his wife Annie learned while putting their vast construction expertise...none...into action while creating their own sustainable living Earthship in southeast Ohio.  Some of the topics covered include building a plastic bottle greenhouse, building a vaulted straw bale wall, and building a tire foundation.  If you've ever visited the Garden Station near the Oregon District, Jay helped with the construction of the plastic bottle greenhouse.

The Warmke's have been featured on Our Ohio and MTV's Teen Cribs program.  

Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Eat Right Now With Chef Wendell Fowler

Passionate food journalist, WISH TV (Indianapolis) personality, syndicated columnist, and author will guide you through the dietary minefield and reveal the colorful sunrise of optimum mental and physical well-being from eating fresh, real foods.

 

Chef Wendell survived dietary self-abuse, obesity, alcoholism, tobacco, and terminal heart disease.  Today, he inspires audiences and reader into taking the first step of their dietary journey into the joyful, disease-free life, and to claim a life well lived.

 

Visit Chef Wendell on his website www.chefwendell.com and on facebook and twitter.  

Checkout his Eat Right Now books at the Franklin-Springboro Public Library.

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

College Funding 101

Wondering how you're going to pay for college?  Curious about ways to save for your children's education?  It's never too early to begin planning for college.

Matthew Close, Financial Advisor with Prudential Insurance Company of America will present strategies to save for college including 529 College Savings Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.

Open seating.  Ages 16 and up.

Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Super Systems - Organizing For a Stress-Free Life

 

An organized life is more than a well-organized living space.  Clutter and chaos creeps into our cars, our hobbies, and even our purses.  Learn to tame these disorganized pitfalls with practical and doable organization systems.  Your will learn how to purge and organize your garage, sort and organize your craft supplies, stop the linen closet madness, and much more.  After utilizing these Super Systems, you will feel more in control of all aspects of your life, inside and outside of your home.

Adults 18 and up.  Open seating.

Lori Firsdon, owner of Forte Organizers, has been organizing professionally since 2006.  She works with individuals and families in their homes as well as business people in their offices.  She is a sought-after public speaker on personal and business organizations skills.  Lori is a regular Dayton Daily News columnist and has been featured on national television shows focused on organizing, including on A&E Television's popular Hoarders.  Besides being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges most people face in trying to balance home and work life.

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