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Coming up: Feb. 23 and 24

IMAGINE LECTURE SERIES: The Central Library will host the weekly Imagine Lecture/Discussion Series co-sponsored by Western New York STEM Hub from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday on the main floor near the Ring of Knowledge, 1 Lafayette Square. The talk will follow noon showing of the video “Science Wars: What Scientist Know and How They Know It.” The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village will partner with All American Karate to offer a women’s self-defense class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the village, located at 2695 Route 394, Ashville. To register, contact Terri Kindberg at 499-8138.

AUTHOR READING: Nelson Denis will read from his latest book, “War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 314, the Language Resource Center, in Old Main at Canisius College, 2001 Main St. A question-and-answer session will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Denis, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, is a former state assemblyman. For information, contact Richard Reitsma, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at 888-2408 or

HOMEOWNERSHIP WORKSHOP: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development and a representative from the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will present a homeownership workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Genesee County Building 2, 3837 West Main St. Road, Batavia. There is no cost. For information, email or go to online at