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Dr. Vaughn Shannon will discuss the causes, conduct and consequences of World War I - how the war reshaped the Middle East to what it looks like today, both in terms of geography and, more importantly, in terms of lingering conflicts in the region. He will examine how the "war to end all wars," according to historian David Fromkin, created "A Peace to End All Peace."
Dr. Vaughn Shannon is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wright State University. He received his PhD at Ohio State University. His research and teaching focus is on Middle East politics, international security, and political psychology. He has published on the Arab-Israeli Conflict as well as US relations with Iran and Iraq.
Program is free.
David Fromkin's book, "A Peace to End All Peace" is available at the Franklin-Springboro Library.
Local artist Ann Bain will teach what she describes as "a down & dirty intensive intro to calligraphy."
Springboro Library Branch
125 Park Lane, Springboro
Saturday, February 22, 2014
1:00pm - 3:00pm
This program is free and open to patrons ages 16 and above. All writing materials will be provided.
Ann has concentrated on calligraphy since 1980. She has a home art studio and sells out of several local shops and art galleries.
Please call the Springboro Branch at 748-3200 to make your reservation.
"As long as I have breath in my body, handwriting will not die." - Ann Bain
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by Gillian Flynn
In a story full of surprising twists, Gone Girl tracks the course of a marriage gone spectacularly wrong. For the protagonists, it's a psychological battle with everything at stake; for the reader, an excavation of human failings and incredible depths of betrayal...and a mystery whose resolution is every bit as troubling as its beginning.
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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Dr. Valerie Stoker received her B.A. with Great Distinction from the Religious Studies Faculty of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Her PhD is from the South Asia section of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Late medieval and early modern South Indian Hinduism are her principal areas of research. Dr. Stoker directs the Master of Humanities Program at Wright State University and is Co-Chair of the Religion in South Asia section of the American Academy of Religion.
Program is free and open to patrons ages 16 and up.