Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Newly Transformed Library Store Is As Elegant As A Persephone Book Cover, With Great Content Inside

Every time I unearth my keys from my handbag, I think of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. My key fob depicts the Peter Pan statue in front of the Main Library. Unveiled on May 18, 1928, the statue is the centerpiece … Continue reading

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If I Lived In Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House, I’d Be Fixing Ice Cream Sundaes in the Tap Room

Way too often, I keep my iPad close at hand to answer random questions, like what “ICYMI” means and what Mr. Jack’s Crispy Chicken Platter at J. Alexander’s looks like. But when I came across an article titled “Growing Inspiration” … Continue reading

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Meeting Kimberly and Kenn Kaufman at “In Fine Feather” Made My Biggest Week in American Birding

In mid-May, birders flock to northwest Ohio to witness the spring migration of songbirds. Before they cross Lake Erie, huge numbers of birds camp out in the woods and marshes of the southern edge of the lake, breaking out into … Continue reading

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Hit the Road In Your Airstream To See The “Pursuit” Prototype Trailer at The Columbus College of Art & Design; Then Put Your Feet Up at Packard Library

Airstreamers, organize a caravan, put on your beret and point your travel trailer toward the Columbus College of Art and Design! There, you’ll see a clever prototype of an Airstream that can function simultaneously as a mobile office and cozy … Continue reading

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How Did a Poetic Paisley Weaver Become the Father of American Ornithology?

I’ve visited the home of the Battling Bishops to hear the Vienna Boys Choir perform, listen to Dard Hunter III speak about his grandfather’s American Arts and Crafts legacy, and even check out its library as a potential workplace. But … Continue reading

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“Today a Rude Brief Recitative” On How 207 Westerville Musicians Sailed Through The Sea Symphony

I hit the jackpot for my first assignment as a Westerville Symphony Orchestra volunteer. What better job for an Anglophile librarian than to hand out programs and tear ticket stubs for a rare performance of an epic first symphony written by … Continue reading

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Help Take Care of Creation on the 160 Emerald-Green Acres of Shepherd’s Corner

While my Ireland traveling companions pooh-poohed our quick stop at Kildare Village’s chic outlet boutiques over cups of Starbucks, I made tracks for Cath Kidston. Minutes later, I emerged victorious with a shopping bag loaded with choice selections. Back on … Continue reading

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