Area adults are invited to this latest Lunch & Learn program where author and speaker Brenda Nixon will discuss Amish culture. With an insider's look at the Amish way of life, Nixon brings Amish neighbors and friends to life. Her daughter is married to an ex-Amish man, the son of a bishop, and Nixon's home has become a safe house of sorts for those who have chosen to live in the English world. Registration is required and space is limited for this free program. Contact the Reference Desk at John McIntire Library for more information and to register - 740.453.0391, ext. 116 or 132.
Lalita Tademy, author of the two historical novels, Cane River and Red River, takes fascinating moments in history and turns them into powerful, heart-wrenching fiction. Her third novel, Citizens Creek, chronicles two different lives in its two parallel sections: those of Cow Tom, a slave born in Alabama and sold to a Creek Indian chief prior to his tenth birthday, and that of Cow Tom's granddaughter, Rose.
Join us for this discussion of Betty Zane by local author Zane Grey and participate in On the Same Page Muskingum, the community-wide reading initiative. Zane Grey completed his first novel, Betty Zane, in the winter of 1902-03. The story recounts the siege of Fort Henry by American Indian allies of the British. The heroine of the story, Grey's own ancestor Betty Zane, made a heroic dash to retrieve desperately needed gunpowder. Registration is requested and space limited for this free program.