Unpuzzling Poe Events: Week 2

September 25, 2015

The Library is excited to announce the "Unpuzzling Poe" events to be held in the community this week. Here's a look at what's coming up:

The Raven Reading and Discussion 
Monday, September 28th at 6:00 pm

A dramatic reading and discussion of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe will be held at the Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville.  Light refreshments will be provided and wine will be available for purchase. The Winery is located at 471 Stanford Ave. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 60 people. Tickets are available at the Library.

D.H.S. Reader's Theatre presents The Purloined Letter
Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 pm  (Canceled)
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

Danville High School's Play Production class will be performing a reader’s theatre of Poe's The Purloined Letter. The performances are directed by Danville senior, Zane Arnold. Both performances are open to the public and free of charge.  This event will be held at Danville High School - Gravely Hall.

Writer's Workshop
Thursday, October 1st at 4:00 pm

The Danville Writers Group will host a workshop for participants in the "Unpuzzling Poe" Young Writers Competition. Participants will have the opportunity to edit their works-in-progress with members of the writers group. This event will be held at the Library.

Friends of the Library Fall Film Series
Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Library Edgar Allan Poe Fall Film Series continues on Thursday evening in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This 1934 film, which shares only the title of a Poe classic, tells the tale of American honeymooners who, following a car accident, are trapped in a Hungarian “fortress” by a devil-worshipping priest. The film will be introduced by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. Runtime is 65 minutes.

Picnic with Poe in the Park
Friday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm

Bring your lunch to Weisiger Park in downtown Danville and enjoy Poe-themed entertainment from Bate Middle School drama students.

Teen Upcycle DIY: Spooky Silhouettes
Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm

Teens are invited to re-purpose book and newspaper pages to create Victorian silhouette artwork. This event requires pre-registration. Teens can register by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. This event will be held at the Library.

"POE"try Open Mic Night at The Hub
Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm

The Hub Coffee House and Café on Main Street in Danville will host an "Unpuzzling Poe" Open Mic Night. Guests are invited to read a work of Poe’s poetry or share a work of their own. This event is free and open to all.

Hillcrest Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm

Take a tour of Hillcrest Cemetery. Come learn about the history of the cemetery and some of the interesting people buried therein! This is a walking tour on uneven ground. The cemetery is located on Fourth Street in Perryville.

Candlelight Readings
Saturday, October 3rd at 8:30 pm

A free, non-ticketed candlelight reading of Poe's works will be held at the Karrick-Parks House on Merchant’s Row in Perryville. This event follows the ticketed "Taste of 1862" dinner held at the same location. For more information about that event, go to www.downtownperryville.com.

19th Century Afternoon Tea    - NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE -
Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 pm

An authentic afternoon tea will be held at Warrenwod Manor, complete with 19th century customs and dramatic readings of Poe. Tea will be provided by Elmwood Inn, and culinary samples will be provided by the Boyle County Extension Office. Warrenwood Manor is located at 3044 Hustonville Road in Danville. This is a free, ticketed event, limited to 30 people. Tickets are available at the Library.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Maggie Myers at the Library. You can pick up a full schedule of events for The Big Read in Danville-Boyle County at the Library. Events will also be announced on our Facebook page. The complete schedule is also available online at www.neabigread.org/events. (You'll need to select our Library from the Community drop down menu, and choose a date range.) Or simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone to see all of the upcoming events.