Events

 

 

Anderson County Public Library

114 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, 40342 • (502) 839-6420

Contact: Tami Elam            www.andersonpubliclibrary.org

 

Basics of Ghost Hunting

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4

Sarah Propes and the Lexington Paranormal Society will show pictures, shadow people, and demonstrate EVP (electronic voice phenomena).

 

The Pickled Brothers

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6

A family-friendly vaudeville act, including fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip cracking, juggling, and other sideshow stunts, plus the Cabinet of Curiosities.

 

 

Paul Sawyier Public Library

319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, 40601 • (502) 352-2665

Contact: Diane Dehoney                 www.pspl.org

 

Create Your Own Steampunk Costume

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2

Join us to learn about the history of steampunk subculture and how to create your own steampunk costume, combining Victorian fashion with elements of 19th-century mechanical engineering. Reservations required.

 

Victorian Jewelry Craft Workshop

  • 6 p.m. Monday, April 15

Make your own necklace, inspired by the Victorian era. Reservations required.

 

Author Talk: Erin Morgenstern

  • 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19

Erin Morgenstern will discuss the writing process and inspiration for The Night Circus.

 

Book Discussion

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23
  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29
  • 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4

Reservations required.

 

How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25

Erin Morgenstern began writing The Night Circus as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Jennifer Mattox, a three-time NaNoWriMo winner, will share how to write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month, while still living a busy life. Cosponsored by the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Reservations required.

 

 

Jessamine County Public Library

600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, 40356 • (859) 885-3523

Contact: Les Lehman          www.jesspublib.org

 

 

Steampunk Costuming

  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

We will walk you through creating a steampunk costume, including different styles, essential elements, where to find pieces, and how to put them together. Make your own steampunk accessory to take home. Reservations required.

 

Book Discussion Group

  • 7 p.m. Monday, April 22

We’ll have our own miniature version of the scent tent and serve foods popular at the circus. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. Reservations required.

 

Lexington Public Library

140 East Main Street, Lexington, 40507 • (859) 231-5500

Contact: Jennie Seo          www.lexpublib.org

Reservations: call branch at 231-5500 or register online at www.lexpublib.org

 

 

Steampunk Films

2 p.m. Saturdays, March 16-April 13 • Farish Theater, Central

Immerse yourself in the world of steampunk with a five-week film series. Don your best steampunk attire. Each week, we will raffle off two tickets to the Night Circus Gala.

 

Howl’s Moving Castle

  • March 16.

The 2004 anime by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki.

 

Hugo

  • March 23

Martin Scorsese’s 2011 Oscar-winning film, based on Brian Selznick’s  Caldecott-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

 

The Prestige

  • March 30

Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film, with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians in Victorian era London. Adapted from Christopher Priest’s novel.

 

Wild Wild West

  • April 6

Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1999 film remake of the popular ‘60s TV series.

 

The City of Lost Children

  • April 13

French directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film about a mad scientist who invents a machine to steal the dreams of kidnapped children.

 

The Magic Jam Session with John Shore

Magicians refer to getting together to show off and talk about magic as a jam session. Watch top-level sleight of hand, learn how to study magic, how to rehearse, how to purchase magic wisely, plus whatever else you want to discuss. Reservations required. 

 

Horror Film Club: Carnival of Souls

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 • Tates Creek Branch

Join us for a free viewing followed by lively discussion of this creepy classic.

 

The Night Circus: Mystical Wishing Tree Craft

Children 6 and older will make their own wishing tree to take home. Reservations required

 

Creative Writing with Tarot

Jennifer Barricklow will lead a fun-filled, hands-on workshop using tarot cards to generate ideas for all kinds of writing: fiction, poetry, even memoir. Reservations required.

 

Handmade Paper Crafts Workshop with Jennifer Cleary

Make a beautiful journal or greeting cards in this fun workshop. Reservations required.

 

Intro to Tarot

Vickie Young from Intuitive Connections introduces the myths and meaning of tarot, including a micro reading session or your own. Reservations required.

 

Basics of Ghost Hunting

Tom Jones from the Kentucky Area Paranormal Society will talk about theories on ghosts and hauntings, techniques for researching and investigating paranormal activity, and equipment used in paranormal investigations. Reservations required.

 

Victorian Dance

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 • Central Library

Performed by the Lexington Vintage Dance Society.

 

The Pickled Brothers

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 • Northside Branch

A family-friendly vaudeville act, including fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip cracking, juggling, and other sideshow stunts, plus the Cabinet of Curiosities.

 

Author Talk: Erin Morgenstern

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 • Central Library

Erin Morgenstern will discuss the writing process and inspiration for The Night Circus.

 

Learn How to Juggle

Jim Griggs will teach attendees how to juggle in this come-and-go interactive program for adults and children ages 10 and older. Reservations required.

 

Knitting and Discussing The Night Circus

Discuss the book while we knit our own rêveur scarves. Basic knitting skills required. Yarn and needles provided, or bring your own. Reservations required.

 

 

Madison County Public Library

507 West Main Street, Richmond, 40475 • (859) 623-6704

319 Chestnut Street, Berea, 40403 • (859) 986-7112

Contact: Athena Gentry                www.madisonlibrary.org

 

 

The Pickled Brothers Circus

  • 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 • Richmond
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 • Berea

A family-friendly vaudeville act, including fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip cracking, juggling, and other sideshow stunts, plus the Cabinet of Curiosities. During each performance, Andri Kukas will provide tarot card readings.

 

Steampunk Costuming and Jewelry 101

  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 • Berea
  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 • Richmond

Learn how to create your own steampunk costume and make your own steampunk accessory
to take home. Materials are provided. Reservations required.

 

The Magic Jam Session with John Shore

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 • Berea
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 • Richmond

Magicians refer to getting together to show off and talk about magic as a jam session. Watch
top-level sleight of hand, learn how to study magic, how to rehearse, how to purchase magic wisely, plus whatever else you want to discuss. Reservations required

 

Moon Gardening 101

  • 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 • Richmond
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 • Berea

Cultivating a moon garden is a great way to get in touch with nature, and it provides a beautiful and fragrant backdrop for your moonlight rituals in the summer. Jean Truitt provide the know-how to get your moon garden started, discussing night-blooming and nocturnal-loving plants.
Go home with a variety of nocturnal plant seeds. Reservations required. 

 

Basics of Ghost Hunting

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 • Richmond
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 • Berea

Tom Jones from the Kentucky Area Paranormal Society will talk about theories on ghosts and hauntings, techniques for researching and investigating paranormal activity, and equipment used in paranormal investigations.

 

Book Discussion

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 • Berea
  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 • Richmond

Copies of the book are available for book group participants at either library’s circulation desk.

 

 

Scott County Public Library

104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown, 40324 • (502) 863-3566

Contact: Melissa Gibson           www.scottpublib.org

 

How to Write a Novel in a Month

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14

Erin Morgenstern began writing The Night Circus as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning will tell you what you need to know about NaNoWriMo. Reservations required (call the library at 863-3566).

 

Circus Photography Exhibit

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28

“Emerging Shadows Return to the Light,” an exhibit of photography by Steven Hockensmith and reception with The Night Circus themed dessert.

 

Black & White

  • March 30 through April 27

The Scott County Shooters Photography Club will exhibit black-and-white photography.

 

Movie Night: Water for Elephants

  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 1

 

African Drumming

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11

Master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie of Ghana and his troupe will perform at Cardome. Performance includes dance and acrobatics. Reservations required - call 863-3566.

 

Native American Flute, Dance, and Drum

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Ross Davidson, a Dakota drum keeper and elder, will perform with Michelle Davidson and Cheyenne Edwards.

 

The Pickled Brothers Present: Extreme Circus

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21

Fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip cracking, juggling, and other sideshow stunts, plus the Cabinet of Curiosities, for teenagers and adults. Reservations required (call the library at 863-3566).

 

Community Book Discussion

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27

 

 

 

Woodford County Library

115 North Main Street, Versailles, 40383 • (859) 873-5191

Contact: Emily Saderholm         www.woodfordcountylibrary.org

 

 

Steam Punk Jewelry

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 • Midway
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 • Versailles

Make a vintage metal button ring and necklace with clock hands. Bring your own charms to personalize; other supplies provided. Reservations required (call Midway location at 846-4014 or Versailles location at 873-5191).

 

Book Discussion

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 • Versailles

Discuss the book while enjoying The Night Circus-inspired refreshments. Reservations required (call Versailles at 873-5191).

 

The Pickled Brothers

  • 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 • Versailles

A family-friendly vaudeville act, including fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip cracking, juggling, and other sideshow stunts. Reservations required (register at Versailles or Midway).