Adults

Use It or Lose It: Keeping Your Brain Fit

It takes exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation to keep your brain fit.  Join Ann Anzalone as she teaches exercises to improve thinking, develop memory and maintain focus.

Instructor Ann Anzalone is a nationally known, dynamic teacher, speaker and experienced trainer.  Listed in the "Who's Who in American Education," she has conducted workshops for educators, as well as for businesses and corporations.

Program is free and open to adults ages 18 and up.

"We all need to kick the rust out of our brains." ~Ann Anzalone

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Beginning Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Twist and turn your way to personalized jewelry...

This beginner class teaches the basics of wire wrapping.  Artist Donna Kuszpa has dealt with jewelry and gem stones since 1972.  A member of the Bruckner Gem and Mineral Club, she has taught wire-wrapping since 1993.  She is also skilled in making bead earrings and faceted stone settings.

Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.

Ages 18 and up.

This program is free with all materials provided.  An optional jewelry making kit is available for $35.

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The Big Read

The Big Read community reading project is back by popular demand ... and it is WILD, literally!

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is the Big Read book for 2014. This book takes the reader along on a physical and emotional journey that is equal parts outdoor adventure tale and a personal memoir of grief and healing.

The Big Read is all about communities reading the same book, then getting together to talk about it. The six-week reading event is sponsored by local libraries and books&co. A committee from these organizations selects a list of possible titles each year. They not only look for a great read but one that could spark discussion. Each fall, a vote on those titles at area libraries, books&co and on this website.

The Franklin Public Library will host a Big Read for our area on March 27th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Join your friends, neighbors, book and nature lovers to read and talk about this compelling book!

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Property Tax Q&A Session With Warren County Chief Deputy Auditor Matt Nolan

For most people the largest check you write every year is for your property taxes, yet few people know much about them.

 
~ Are you paying too much?
 
~ Are there programs that can help senior citizens or those disabled?
 
~ What do you need to do if you think the Auditor has over-valued your property?
 
~ Are you aware of the change in the law affecting senior citizens?  It is very important that everyone 65 and older know about the Homestead Exemption to taxes and to make sure you are in the program.
 
Speaker Matt Nolan is the Chief Deputy Auditor for the Warren County Auditor's Office.  He is the local expert in all things property tax related including tax levies and property valuations.
 
Program is free.  No registration is required. 
 
*** Attendees Please Bring Identification ***
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World War I and the Creation of the Middle East

Dr. Vaughn Shannon will discuss the causes, conduct and consequences of World War I - how the war reshaped the Middle East to what it looks like today, both in terms of geography and, more importantly, in terms of lingering conflicts in the region.  He will examine how the "war to end all wars," according to historian David Fromkin, created "A Peace to End All Peace."

 

Dr. Vaughn Shannon is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wright State University.  He received his PhD at Ohio State University.  His research and teaching focus is on Middle East politics, international security, and political psychology.  He has published on the Arab-Israeli Conflict as well as US relations with Iran and Iraq.

Program is free.

David Fromkin's book, "A Peace to End All Peace" is available at the Franklin-Springboro Library.

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