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Join us at the Library for the 1st BLISS of the Summer on Wednesday, June 14 at NOON in LIB 200!
RSVP by emailing Kirsten ( by Monday, June 12, and don’t forget your lunch!

Our special guest speaker, Dr. Jim Gorman, will present North to Canada, West to New Connecticut: Walking Journeys in 2016 and 1810.

“Margaret Van Horn Dwight, a 19-year-old unmarried woman, was one of countless New Englanders who migrated to northern Ohio in the several years following Ohio statehood in 1803. How she did she get here? Partly by riding in an open wagon, but mostly by walking. Her journey of “near 600 miles” over 44 days through much rain and snow involved as much walking, especially uphill walking, as my 273-mile, 34-day through hike of Vermont’s Long Trail in 2016. Join me in celebrating how a slim book found in the stacks of Courtright Memorial Library (F 106 .B43) stirred my greater appreciation of both journals and journeys.”

Jim Gorman teaches English at Otterbein. Last week, he presented a version of this talk at Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Writers and Scholars at Michigan State University. During his sabbatical last fall, he wrote narrative about his hiking life over many years.

Alumni Author Tom Barlow '72 @ Java Central This Sunday!

Alumni Author of June & July, Tom Barlow '72 will be sharing a reading at Java Central in Westerville on Sunday, June 11, 2017.   

The reading is in part of "We CRE8 Cbus" and Tom will be joined by other songwriters, poets, and authors from Central Ohio.  

Tom's Alumni Author Display, featuring his book, "Welcome to the Goat Rodeo," will be featured on the first floor of the library now through the end of July. 

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