October 2019 Newsletter www.pickawaylib.org Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman Celebrate American poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday this year by listening to the Roundtown Players and other community members read Whitman’s visionary poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry . This event will take place at Canal Park, 23352 Canal Road, Circleville, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 AM. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry is an inspiring and sweeping poem that touches on many of the themes common to Whitman’s poetry: time, death, democracy, cataloging the world, and our interconnectedness with each other and nature. Civil Discourse—Putting Respect First Discuss the importance of civility and respect by attending a library-sponsored program on Oct. 9. Dr. La Trice Washington, Department Chair of History and Political Science at Otterbein University, will discuss the importance of civility in your personal interactions and how civil discourse – or the lack of it – affects current global issues. This session can help improve everyday communications as well. Dr. Washington is a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. She earned a PhD in American government and public administration from Howard University, and has a Master’s degree in constitutional law and state and local government. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Washington is a ministry leader of Political and Judicial Awareness at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus. Practice Civil Discourse will be at the Main Library on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 PM. Special Hours in October OPEN Columbus Day, Oct. 14, 10AM to 8PM Early Closing at 6 PM, Wednesday, Oct. 16 Early Closing at 6 PM, Thursday, Oct. 17 Closed Saturday, Oct. 19 Open Sunday, Oct. 20, 1PM to 5PM Zumba Join instructor Amy Tippett every Friday in October at the Main Library at 4:30PM to exercise and have fun. There is no cost but registration for each session is required. For ages 16 and older. Please register online or call 740-477-1644 x 227.