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An Evening with Rick Steves


An Evening with Rick Steves

Eight Central Ohio libraries are partnering to present an Evening with Rick Steves at 7 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus).

Rick Steves, author of Europe Through the Back Door and host of Rick Steves’ Europe on public television, will discuss “Travel as a Political Act” (also the title of his 2009 book) and reflect on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.

Bexley Public Library
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Plain City Public Library
Grandview Heights Public Library
Southwest Public Libraries
Upper Arlington Public Library
Westerville Public Library
Worthington Libraries

Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. By the time he reached 18, Rick jokes, “I realized I didn’t need my parents to travel!” He began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Rick Steves’ Europe (RSE), a business that has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a well-traveled staff of over 100 full-time employees.

Rick is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He is also committed to his own neighborhood. He’s an active member of the Lutheran church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. Rick gave his local YWCA a 24-unit apartment building to provide transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children.

Tickets for an Evening with Rick Steves will go on sale via on Tuesday, October 15, at 10 am. Ticket prices will range from $20.00-$75.00. The event will include a presentation, brief Q&A, and the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by Rick Steves.

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