Category Archives: Events to attend

And the winner is…Colson Whitehead!

Life is made up of surprising coincidences. Examples: Colson Whitehead was awarded the  2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction on April 11  for his book Underground Railroad, and he’s in Columbus on April 28 with the Bexley Library. AND he’s this … Continue reading

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Cara Malek: How to zip a two-headed dragon

Character riggers create digital puppets for animation, the code that brings to life your favorite personalities like Po in Kung Fu Panda or Toothless in How To Train Your Dragon. Cara Malek worked as a rigger on both of these … Continue reading

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Jennifer Chiaverini on the women around John Wilkes Booth

What drives an assassin? What makes someone break past societal barriers and kill a president? Jennifer Chiaverini , author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, The Spymistress, and Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, explores this territory in Fates and Traitors, a fictional history of … Continue reading

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Craft Goes LIVE: Lina Ferreira at Wild Goose Live

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Junk: It’s not what you think

Junk. Most likely it’s what you think you need to throw away. But for the organizers of Junk Bash, it’s something to be treasured. According to Mercantile Fairs Director of Operations and Outreach Suzanne Perreault, Junk Bash brings together people with … Continue reading

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Professor John Beacom Gives Us All Security Clearance

Neutrinos. Those weird little particles you might remember from physics class. No charge, smaller than electrons, but incredibly fast. What good are they? Ohio State Professor of Physics John Beacom knows the value of neutrinos and he talks about them … Continue reading

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The surprising inspiration for Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World

Imagine you’re a painter. Beyond needing natural talent, hard work, and technique, how do you find a subject? If you’re Andrew Wyeth, creator of the famous 1948 painting Christina’s World (below), you get lucky, kind of, in that your subject … Continue reading

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Matthew Sullivan: How learning about the ocean’s tiniest creature helps humans

Ever wonder how many kinds of fish are in the sea? That’s easy compared to the task for the international Tara Oceans Expedition: what kinds of microorganisms infect those fish and other marine life? The three-year mission of Tara was to sample … Continue reading

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Jonathan Byrd: From bed springs to the world’s stages

Ever lie under a bed as a kid, hiding from adults or siblings, looking for something to do? Jonathan Byrd did. But unlike many other kids, he started to play the bed springs, one weird ‘”plonk” after another in a … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew: Julie Rubini and Marilyn Greenwald

Many of us grew up reading the Hardy Boys (me) or Nancy Drew, wondering who Franklin W. Dixon and Carolyn Keene were and how they could write so many books. Julie Rubini and Marilyn Greenwald had the same questions and did some … Continue reading

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