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National Library Week Comes to Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber April 9 and April 11!

Posted on March 26, 2019 in Active Aging, In The News, Learning

The week of April 7 is National Library Week. Our lifelong learners love to honor one of our favorite "holidays" here at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber. Join us in the auditorium on Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30. Kassie Rose and Robin Nesbitt will discuss “live and in person” their recommendations for your reading enjoyment. They appear weekly on WOSU to discuss books, and now you will have an opportunity to meet them in person! Bring a favorite title to share with the group and with the panelists.

Then on Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 in the auditorium join us for Nancy Kangas, poet and art teacher based in Columbus, Ohio. Nancy will discuss the importance of poetry and the young mind, and share a documentary that she developed and that was shown last year at OSU. Bring a favorite poem from your childhood, and if time permits, you can share it with the group.

About the Speakers: 

Kassie Rose is a book critic for WOSU 89.7FM. She also produced and hosted the weekly show Ohioana Authors—winner of Ohio Public Broadcasting’s Program of the Year Award and also winner of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Award for Series Programming. In addition to meeting with book clubs and speaking about book reviewing, Kassie frequently  recommends books on WOSU’s All Sides Weekend Books. Kassie has also served as a Literature Advisory Panelist for the Ohio Arts Council is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and The Aldus Society, a local chapter of the national Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies. When not absorbed in books, Kassie writes and produces content for websites. (info taken from


Robin Nesbitt has worked for the Columbus Metropolitan Library system in a variety of capacities for the last 30 years. Currently, she is managing the Hilliard branch. She is also a member of the Library Reads Board, a nationwide library staff effort to connect public library staff with readers and help build word-of-mouth for new books. Robin is a regular contributor on WOSU’s All Sides Weekend Books with Christopher Purdy. She reads on average 100 books each year and loves to talk all things books!

Nancy Kangas is a poet and art teacher based in Columbus. She has poetry in numerous journals and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry column, “Slides (Interpreted by Nancy),” regularly appears in Ohio Edit. She writes humor for Muse (a magazine for 9 to 14 year olds) and began her writing career editing the acclaimed Nancy’s Magazine. Organizations that have sponsored her residencies include the Ohio Arts Council, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Thurber House. Preschool Poets, which she co-directed and produced, features poems composed by some of her students (info taken from 

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