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Upcoming events at Learned Owl in September

Published: September 14, 2016 12:00 AM
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The follow events are coming up at The Learned Owl Book Store Shop, 204 N. Main St.

/ The Learned Owl History Book Club has chosen the topics for its September and October meetings. The meetings are at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month at the book shop, and anyone interested in history is welcome. Choose a book to read that pertains to the topic and come to discuss with the group.

The topic for Sept. 18 is U.S. Postal History; the topic for Oct. 16 is Napoleon Bonaparte.

/ On Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p..m. Shelley Costa will stop by with her new book "Killer's Guide to Good Works," the second in a new series. The first, "Practical Sins for Cold Climates," will also be available.

The protagonist is Val Cameron, senior editor at an NYC publishing house. When her curator best friend returns from an abbey in England, she invites Val to see a priceless relic that has mysteriously found its way into her carry-on. But by the time Val arrives at the museum her friend has been murdered and the relic is gone. The more Val becomes involved, the more questions she has and she realizes it is up to her to unmask the killer.

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/ On Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. author Mary Lachman will visit with her book "Moth at the Window: Poetry of Grover W. Clayton and Recollections of Indiana."

During summer vacations, Lachman divided her time between the family farm in Suffield and her grandmother's home in Carlisle, Indiana, where she was surrounded by cousins and immersed in stories of her ancestors, including her grandfather, who she never knew.

In 2006, after her mother died, Lachman returned to the farm to sort through personal effects and accumulations of a lifetime. In the attic among old letters and dress patterns she found a collection of poems written by her maternal grandfather in the 1920s and 1940s. In "Moth at the Window," she weaves together a subset of those poems with historical tidbits of the era and personal reflections of time at her grandparents' home.

For more information about this and other events, visit www.learnedowl.com or call 330-653-2252.

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