Author Talk with Kari Gunter-Seymour

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we invite you to join us for “Where I Come From, it’s Pronounced App-pa-lach-a,” a virtual talk presented by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour.

This event will take place at 6 PM, April 26 on Zoom.

A recording of the program will also be available until May 3 on JDL’s YouTube channel.

About the Poet: Kari Gunter-Seymour’s poetry collections include Child of the Large-Beaked Bird (EastOver Press, 2024) Alone in the House of My Heart (Ohio University Swallow Press, 2022) and A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila Na Gig Editions, 2020), winner of the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year Award. A ninth generation Appalachian, she is the editor of I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices, funded through an Academy of American Poets Fellowship Grant and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Women of Appalachia Project’s anthology series, Women Speak. Her complete list of works can be found on her website.

Cancelled: Book Tasting

Update: This event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.


Staff from across JDL discuss what they are reading (listening to, playing, watching), why they chose those titles, what they like/dislike about them, and who they would recommend them for.

Patrons have the opportunity to ask questions, give their own reviews, and talk all things books

“Mr. Hublot” Watch Party

Mr. Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. But when a very invasive companion, Robot Pet, arrives in his home, Mr. Hubolt’s world is turned upside down.

Winner of Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards, this 13-minute short will be broadcast on Zoom as well as on Facebook.

Mad Hatter Joel’s WonderReader Magic Show

Don’t miss Joel Tacey, Michigan’s Family Funnyman, as he brings 7 wonderful books to life in an exciting virtual show featuring dazzling magic, goofy gadgets, wacky stunts, and lots of audience participation! This wholesome youth program will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud and crazy about reading.

To view this program, you will need to join the event group by clicking the link below: