When John "Appleseed" Chapman died in Indiana in 1845, stories of the eccentric apple tree planter survived in the oral traditions of dozens of Midwestern communities where he had spent his life. In the decades after his death, many of these stories made it into print in regional histories and national magazines, and thus the legend of Johnny Appleseed was born. This talk will examine some of the most persistent variants of the Johnny Appleseed story, including one which portrays Chapman as a selfless and self-denying St.
Coach Jim Burson has now added author to his list of accomplishments with the publishing of his book, The Golden Whistle. He has taken the knowledge and experience of a 45-season Hall of Fame coaching career, combined it with the expertise of his years as a classroom professor, and written this helpful guide for anyone interested in improving their life. Join us for an evening that promises to be motivational, inspiring and humorous. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by contacting the Reference Desk at John McIntire Library - 740.453.0391, ext.
Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone else is telling you it's wrong? Registered participants will be loaned a copy of the book. Registration is requested, limited and free of charge. Contact the South Branch Library for more information and to register - 740.454.1511.