Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reading Dogs are Back! Thursday 11/3 @ 4pm.

Come read with the friendly, specially-trained dogs from Acme Canine.  For those kids who could not come to our Reading Dogs last August, NOW is your chance!  The dogs will be paired with children ages 6 to 12 to share a story and practice reading skills. Please call us at 740-363-2337 or e-mail us at to reserve a spot for this program. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcomed.
The dog-friendly program will feature Woofie, other canine pals along with their owners. The pets and owners have been trained by Acme Canine of Lewis Center, which is presenting the program.

Laura Pakis, owner of Acme Canine, said, "We've held reading sessions at a number of libraries in Columbus, and it's been a huge hit. Children love spending time with attentive, furry friends who won't judge them if they stumble over a word or don't understand a passage. Reading improves as the child relaxes, and the adults are there to help with pronunciation and comprehension.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Book Talk with Artist Matt Kish Thursday Oct. 20th @ 7pm

Inspired by one of the world's greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish embarked on an epic voyage of his own, and the result is Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick.

Join us for a reading, discussion of the project, and signing. Plus, hopefully, Matt can draw some pictures in your book.

Kish said he felt as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale.”

Kish spent nearly every day for 18 months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. To share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted his work on a daily basis.

Kish lives in Dublin, Ohio and works full-time as a librarian for the Dayton Metropolitan Library. For more details, check out his blog at   And Tin House Matt Kish