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Tuesdays at Two lectures to return to library for fall

The Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library has announced that it will expand the popular Tuesdays at Two lecture series to the fall season. The six-week series will kick off with author Matt Standish on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. EDT at the library.  

Standish’s talk will celebrate World Smile Day, which is held on Oct. 6. He is a retired USAF First Sergeant, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and author.

His book, “You Can Smile Too” is a collection of inspirational stories from his experiences in Iraq, his work with combat veterans, riding out Hurricane Michael and raising a son with Asperger’s syndrome. During his presentation Smile and the World Smiles with You, Standish will share stories, both happy and sad, and how to find a way to remain positive.

The lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesdays in October and early November at 2 p.m. EDT at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library located at 100 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries. For more information, call 850-229-8879 or visit www.nwrls.com.

The speakers and topics for the series also include:

Tuesday, October 10 at 2 p.m. ET

Michael: A Love Story with author Kirk Jockell 

Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. ET

Dark Skies and the Scale of the Cosmos (So Far) with astronomer Skip Marlin

Tuesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. ET

Gulf County’s Unique, Vanishing Plants with botanist Scott Davis

Tuesday, ​November 7 at 2 p.m. ET

Shaken and Stirred with musicians Carol Harris and Randy Mims 

Tuesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. ET

Hallelujahs, Honky-Tonks, Blisters and Blessings with writer, musician and farrier, Billy Blackman  

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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