Central Ohio Literary events.

EVENTS

Lecture, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Fellowship Hall of Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High St. Dr. Anne Paris, psychologist and author of the book "Standing at the Water's Edge," will talk about the process of artistic creation.



LIBRARIES

Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
For more information on the following events and programs, call 882-7277, extension 4, or visit www.westervillelibrary.org.
Ongoing: Stories for the entire family are presented each Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. at Saturday Tales. Identity theft, presentation by Julie D. Friend, a certified identity theft risk management specialist, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the meeting room. Learn what identity theft is and how you can protect yourself. Registration suggested. Sounds of the Season each Saturday until Christmas. Guitarist Gary Puckett will perform in the library's atrium Dec. 5.

Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave.
Drop off canned or non-perishable food items at the library through Dec. 8. Donated food will be used for annual Christmas Cheer Boxes for local families. Call 486-2951. The Central Ohio Harp Organization will perform holiday selections, Celtic music and more, as part of the Music in the Atrium concert series at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 3). Free. Call 486-2951. The Grandview Civic Welfare Club will sell luminary supplies in the library atrium from Dec. 4 through 20. Sale hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The sale funds scholarships for Grandview students. Children can visit with Santa from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, in the library meeting room. Free photos of children with Santa, provided by the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, can be e-mailed to participants, or will be available in Youth Services beginning Saturday, Dec. 12. Call 481-3778. The Grandview Singers, a Grandview Heights High School choral group, will perform holiday selections at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. Free. Call 486-2951. Fred Points of the Career Center at Jewish Family Services will offer free 30-minute one-on-one career coaching sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Call Points at 559-0118 to make an appointment.
Upper Arlington Public Library Tremont Branch, 2800 Tremont Road
Discover "Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for the Internet" when reference librarian Sharon Hammond takes you beyond the basics of Web surfing, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Registration is requested. Bring the family to our annual "Holiday Happiness" event, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Children can do crafts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The One More Time String Band will perform at 10 a.m., guitarist Mark Reinhart performs at 11:30 a.m. and the Whitechapel Ringers Bell Choir performs at 1 p.m. The Youth Talent Show will be held at 10:30 a.m. Have a caricature drawn between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. "English Conversation Class" meets at 10 a.m. Mondays through Dec. 14. Practice English with instructor Nancy Brown and other ESOL students. Learn about "Baby Sign Language" at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Bring your baby (ages 6 to 24 months) to practice basic signs and techniques to communicate. Registration is required and limited. Adults can "Make Natural Spa Products" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Create bath and body products that are environmentally friendly, aroma therapeutic and all natural. There is a $5 supply fee. Registration is requested. "Fall Storytime II" runs through Dec. 17. "Babytime," for infants to age 2, meets at 10:15 a.m. Mondays and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. "Tales for Twos and Threes" meets at 11:15 a.m. Mondays and 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. "Preschool Storytime" meets at 10:15 a.m. Thursdays. "Evening Storytime" meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. No registration is required.

Upper Arlington Public Library Lane Road Branch, 1945 Lane Road
Local band RMT performs "Holiday Music" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Hear festive tunes and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the UAPL. "Fall Storytime II" runs through Dec. 10. "Babytime," for infants to age 2, meets at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 10:15 a.m. Thursdays. "Tales for Twos and Threes" meets at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No registration is required.

Upper Arlington Public Library Miller Park Branch, 1901 N.W. Arlington Ave.

Miller Park presents "Home for the Holidays" from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 3). Brian Griffin will perform holiday songs on guitar and Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be cookie decorating and a small craft project. All ages welcome. Children in grades kindergarten and up can practice reading skills by "Reading to Rover" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Read to some very patient listeners: registered therapy dogs. Registration is required.
Book Club
7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Call Ann at 478-2928 for more information.


Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St.
The following programs are offered at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St. For information, contact www.delawarelibrary.org or call (740) 362-3861. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Registration is not required unless noted.
The regular schedule of story times runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 18. Open Story Time for ages up to 6 years old is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 29. The regular story time schedule resumes on Monday, Jan. 4. The library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. All locations will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1. The main library will host a Holiday Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, the event will include a raffle for a special prize package and the chance to purchase Friends memberships. Teen Cafe, for ages 12 to 17, 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10. Games, crafts, books and snacks. Family Night, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15. "Walking in a Winter Wonderland," with stories, songs, games and a winter-based craft. Open Story Time, up to age 6, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Toddler Story Time, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Picture Book Time, ages 4-6, 10 a.m. Thursdays. Baby Time, for ages birth to 24 months, 11 a.m. Thursdays. To download e-books onto computers or iPods, visit www.delawarelibrary.org and click on the "e-books" link on the home page.


Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St.
The following programs are offered at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St. For information, call (614) 888-9160. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Regular story times run from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11. The regular story time schedule resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
The library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. All locations will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1. The Powell library will host a Holiday Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, the event will include a raffle for a special prize package and the chance to purchase Friends memberships. Family Night, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7. "Cookies & Me," stories, songs and the chance to decorate your own cookie. Open to families with children of all ages. Registrations are not required for any story time unless noted. Toddler Time, for ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Baby Time, for ages birth to 24 months, 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Family Story Time, for preschool ages, 10 a.m. on Fridays.
Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive in Sunbury
The following programs are offered at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive in Sunbury, unless noted. For information, call (740) 965-3901 or visit community.lib.oh.us. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The 1st Thursday Book Group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 to discuss "The Thanksgiving Visitor," a memoir by Truman Capote. Attendees are encouraged to bring to the meeting any book they have particularly enjoyed reading. Members of the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild will be in the library's meeting room from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, to share their knowledge and enjoyment of this American folk art. The public is invited to visit, observe, and ask questions. Holiday story time and visit from Santa Claus, 7 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9. Registration required. Bring your camera. Free. For more information or to register, call the library's Children's Department. Tuesday Evening Knitters, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, for knitting and conversation. Winter I session of dance classes with Amanda Schlaegel of Active with Arts will be held on the following Saturdays: Dec. 12 and 19 and Jan. 9, 16 and 30. Preschoolers and kindergartners, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Beginner ballet and tap; some tumbling. First- and second-graders, 2 to 2:45 p.m., basic ballet and tap; some jazz dance. Third- through fifth-graders, 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., basic ballet, tap; some jazz dance. Cost for the five-week session is $25. Ballet and tap shoes preferred but not necessary. Space is limited and registration is required. No registration is required and siblings are welcome at the following free weekly programs: Babytime, for children ages birth to 23 months, 9:30 a.m. on Mondays. Infants and toddlers with an accompanying adult will take part in a program of songs, rhymes and books. Time for Twos, for 2-year-olds, 9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays. Children accompanied by an adult will enjoy books, songs, fingerplays and other activities. Wiggles and Giggles, for 3-year-olds, 9:45-10:15 a.m. on Thursdays. Preschoolers will be entertained by songs, games, crafts and age-appropriate books that emphasize early learning concepts such as colors, numbers, letters and shapes. Laugh and Learn, for ages 4-6, 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays. Children will share books that emphasize concepts such as early phonics, math, science and critical thinking skills. Creativity and participation are encouraged through songs, games and crafts. For more information, call (740) 965-3901.









- compiled by Stefanie Hauck

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