Events: anytime, any location, all ages

Friday, June 3, 2016

Begin your First Friday outing at the Library with two gallery stops, live music, and more!

Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery, 2nd Floor
This newly opened exhibit features costumes and sets from various presentations by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

Enjoy live music on the Rooftop Terrace by local band RUDDY SWAIN.

Friday, June 3, 2016

There may be no better way to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare than through a production of his enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Colorful and lively, it involves magic, fairies, mistaken identities, and plenty of action.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

’Tis the season for plotting glorious summer vacations that, alas, don’t go quite so gloriously. The Library screens four films in June in which the warm-weather fun is undone by neurosis, nature, or enduring ineptitude.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Join us as we listen to Jenna Wilkins from the North East Farmers' Market tell us about our local farmers market, featuring fresh & tasty produce! Learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables and get healthy recipes for your family to enjoy!

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the mistaken-identity comedy Twelfth Night. Among the participants: HASF’s executive artistic director, Sidonie Garrett, who offers a director’s briefing and leads a discussion, and members of the HASF design team.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

When librarians in a township in northern France began wondering late in 2014 whether their centuries-old book of Shakespeare’s works might be a rare copy of the First Folio, they put in a call one of the world’s greatest authorities on the subject. Eric Rasmussen traveled to St. Omer, examined the beat-up book, and made the verification.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Central to life in the U.S. is the principle that ours is the land of opportunity. But over the last quarter-century, a disturbing “opportunity gap” has emerged. Hard work brings less, if any, guarantee of success, and acclaimed humanist and scientist Robert D. Putnam makes a case that the American dream is imperiled.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Emcee and vocalist Neil McIntyre (aka Mr. Kneel), comes to town with a blend of hip-hop and beat-boxing that's both inspiring and fun.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

From ancient times to today, people have loved nothing more than to listen to a well-told story, a tall tale, a good yarn. Indeed, the spirit of the bards of old continues to thrive.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Claressa “T-Rex” Shields rose from impoverished Flint, Michigan, to a place in Olympic history, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing in London in 2012. The Library and KCPT-TV screen the documentary T-Rex (2015; NR), which chronicles her inspiring, against-the-odds story as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative.

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