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Book Signing and Discussion
Hans Schattle, associate professor of political science and international relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, will be speaking about his new book Globalization and Citizenship at the Rogers Free Library on Thursday, August 2.
This program, which promises to be an interesting inside view of the hot topic of “citizen of the world” as lived by someone immersed in two cultures, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Herreshoff Community Room and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Schattle, the son of Arthur & Sheila Schattle of Bristol, graduated from Bristol High School, later receiving degrees in economics and journalism from Boston University and Boston College. He earned his doctorate from Oxford in 2004. Before joining the faculty at Yonsei University, Dr. Schattle was an assistant professor of political science at Roger Williams University.
Dr. Schattle will have copies of his book for sale.
More About Rogers Free Library
Since 2008 the Rogers Free Library has grown from a cramped 6,200-sq-foot building to a fully renovated 28,000-sq-foot community resource. In addition to the recent facelift, the library also offers many new resources and features to those who wish to take advantage of them. The new improved building hosts more than 80,000 publications and is still growing. It is also newly equipped with a community meeting room that can fit 80 people free of charge (but must be reserved in advance).
The Children's Room is located on the bottom floor, complete with computers, board games, a play area and, of course, books. The library runs a movie series and programs for children.
The second floor is home to fiction and young adult books, VHS, DVDs, audiobooks, local newspapers and magazines. There are also 41 public use computers.
The third floor is for adult services, non-fiction and reference titles. There is also a special collections room that contains local histories, genealogies and historical issues of the Bristol Phoenix.
Your library card no longer means you can simply check out books. Your OSL card now opens endless online possibilities, including accessing your account online and allowing you to download books to your computer at home.