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Gun control, Colts among library topics

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Next week’s programming at the Bartholomew County Public Library will take visitors from the colonial era and present-day Second Amendment debates to the playing field at Lucas Oil Stadium, then back to the past to late-19th century Indiana.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday in the library’s Red Room, attorney Rod McGillivray will offer historical context to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and then help host a debate on gun control as it stands today, in light of recent shootings in our country.

Then, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, reference librarian Robert Mixner will present a discussion on Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” in the library conference room. Both presentations are part of this year’s Community Book Read.

Nate Dunleavy, author of “Blue Blood: Tales of Glory of the Indianapolis Colts,” will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to talk all things Colts football, from their current season to new quarterback Andrew Luck and the state of current fan support. Dunleavy is the co-founder of the Colts’ fan website and writes for Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Finally, on Thursday, Indiana Historical Society Press senior editor Ray E. Boomhower will cover the life of Indiana historian, journalist and political reformer Jacob P. Dunn Jr.

Dunn was instrumental in establishing free public libraries across Indiana and preserved the language of the Miami Indians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and is funded by a grant from Indiana Humanities.

Information: 379-1255

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