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FSPL Reading Group

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Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

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FSPL Reading Group

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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years.  He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son , Jacob.

But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.  Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy.  Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him.  Andy must.  He's his father.

Yet as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own - between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Books and reading guides are available at both Franklin and Springboro library branches.  No registration is required.

The FSPL Reading Group offers a nonjudgmental, uncritical discussion where everyone who wishes to contribute has the opportunity to do so.   

 

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Guitar Concert

A guitar concert which will include music of Mexico and other Hispanic countries, as well as some other festive music!

 

Jim McCutcheon is president of the Dayton Classical Guitar Society and owner of McCutcheon Music.  He hosts "The Intimate Guitar" on Dayton Public Rado and produces three concert series at the Dayton Art Institute.

Program is free and geared toward adult listeners.

Seating on first come basis.

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Change Your Words, Change Your Life

This is an introductory presentation in Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication, developed by mediator and clinical psychologist, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.  Learn to speak up when it's scary, break the cycle of destructive self-talk, get along with others in more satisfying ways, let go of judgments about ourselves and others, and resolve conflicts that do occur peacefully--and happily. 

And, you will learn one way to start using it now.

Presenter Diane Diller, Compassionate Communication Trainer, has been learning and practicing it since 2004 and teaching since 2009.
 
This program is free and open to adults and teens ages 15 and up.
 
Registration is appreciated, but not required.  Seating on a first come basis.
 
Dr. Rosenberg's book will be available for purchase
at the discounted price of $15. 
 

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