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Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe by Tom BatiukLisa's Story: The Other Shoe by Tom Batiuk (rhymes with "attic"), has been selected as the featured read of the One Book One Community program for 2014-15

Many events are scheduled to take place in early 2015 as the Alliance Community comes together to read this book and discuss its content.

You are invited to take part in this program by reading the book and attending one of the programs to discuss the book.

All events are free and open to the public.

January 20, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

"Sequential Art: How to Read Narrative Art" - presented by Jim Christine and Ron Hill, two Alliance High School teachers. They will be sharing the characteristics of sequential art which leads to the development of graphic novels.

Place: Rodman Public Library, 215 East Broadway Street

February 9, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

"The Other Shoe: Creating Narrative Art" - This One Book One Community program is a hands-on event to encourage and learn the creative process that goes into making a graphic novel. Area art teachers will be on hand to help participants who will receive several prompts from which to choose. A story will be "told" in approximately eight cells. This program complements this year's OBOC selection, Lisa's Story by Tom Batiuk.

Place: Rodman Public Library, Children's Program Room 215 East Broadway Street

March 3, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

"The Breast Cancer Experience: Innovations and Advances" - This program will feature Dr. Frederick Meoli and Dr. Daniel Mitchell.

Place: Alliance Community Hospital, Room 1A (adjacent to the cafeteria) 200 East State Street

March 26, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet the Author - Culmination with the appearance of the author of Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe, Tom Batiuk.

Place: Giese Center for the Performing Arts, University of Mount Union

Raffle for Little Free Library

The public will have an opportunity once again to win a Little Free Library. James and Martha Crookshank have agreed to collaborate and build their second Little Free Library that will be offered in a raffle. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the One Book programs or at the library during regular hours. The winner of the drawing must place the Little Free Library in the Alliance area.

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Reviews of Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe

Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe may be purchased for $10 (tax included) from the following locations:

Copies are available for loan from Rodman Public Library.

One Book - One Community is cosponsored by Rodman Public Library, Friends of Rodman Public Library, University of Mount Union, the Greater Alliance Foundation and The Review.

This page last updated: January 2, 2015