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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

Fencing – it’s not just swinging a sword around but a sophisticated sport with a complex set of rules and three different types of weapon.  There’s the foil, with a curved grip and shallow guard – foil fencers score points by thrusting the tip of the foil at their opponent, but only hits on the [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Nameless City

One of the best graphic novel series of the past three years, for my money, has been The Nameless City series by Faith Erin Hicks which reached its conclusion last month with The Divided Earth.  The series is set in a vaguely Asian fantasy world -- we suppose, there are actually no fantasy elements to [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frankenstein – One Night Only!

How do you do? Mr. Carl Laemmle feels it would be a little unkind to present this picture without just a word of friendly warning. We are about to unfold the story of Frankenstein, a man of science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon God. It is one [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anatomy of an Escape Room

We can’t reveal all the elements of our escape room before the program starts, but here’s a sneak peek at our “Escape from Frankenstein’s Lab!” on Tuesday, October 9.  There are six half-hour sessions to choose from between 1-4 PM that day.  Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 are welcome to register for the session [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Alive! Robotics & Biomimicry

In the Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem written about four thousand years ago, the wild man Enkidu is raised by animals and lives in harmony with the beasts around him until he encounters his first human being.  After he discovers civilization he finds the animals shun him and refuse to let him back [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spooky Puppet Show

Although it's only loosely tied to our Frankenstein-related programs, we hope you'll join us for our Spooky Puppet Show on Tuesday, October 2 at 2 PM!  It’s the perfect amount of slightly scary without being too overwhelming for preschoolers.  We’re going to kick things off with an adaptation of I Will Surprise My Friend! by [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Frankenstein

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Indiana Humanities group has created the One State/One Story: Frankenstein initiative to encourage Hoosiers to celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite monsters by reading the book and attending many Frankenstein-related events.  The Floyd County Library will be hosting [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Know Pooh?

Did you know these Pooh facts? Pooh's First Appearance: Winnie the Pooh’s first appearance was not in A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh (1926; 161 pages), he actually appeared in a poem collection by Milne two years earlier entitled When We Were Very Young (1924; 100 pages), which featured many poems about Milne’s son Christopher Robin [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Really Old English

You remember Beowulf, right?  It’s that poem you had to read about in English class about a guy who fights monsters and then (spoiler alert for a thousand year old work of literature) gets killed by a dragon.  You may have also seen one of the handful of Beowulf movie adaptations, although the poem usually [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reading Rocks: Visit Us to Learn About Geology!

We’ve got a lot of great programs this summer including a weekly geology program and a dinosaur week, but we’ve also got cool geology and paleontology exhibits on display outside the Strassweg Auditorium.  Our geology exhibit was created by Hawk Hart of Marengo Caves.  This exhibit features a variety of artwork shaped from precious stones, [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments