Adults

Th Writing Dead Series: "Thoreau's Passion for the Wild and the Wilderness"

Guest speaker Dr. Kevin Radaker presents "Thoreau's Passion for the Wild and the Wilderness." 

Visiting Thoreau scholar and performer, Dr. Kevin Radaker, explains Thoreau's environmental thought and his impact on the wilderness preservation movement.  Learn how American transcendentalism shaped Thoreau's reverence for the natural world through excerpts from his works, including his essay entitled "Walking." 

Made possible by the Friends of the Granville Public Library and the Granville Foundation.

Date: 
5/18/17 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

One Shot D&D

By popular demand!  Ryan of Boggsimus games will lead "one shot" sessions of D&D-adventures that start and finish in one night.  Best for experienced players.  Grades 7-12 and Adults welcome!

 

Date: 
5/18/17 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Writing Dead: A Visit from Henry David Thoreau, A Dramatic Performance

At First Presbyterian Church, Granville. 

Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America's mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political reformer, on the eve of the Civil War.  After his formal presentation, Thoreau will answer questions from the audience, followed by Dr. Radaker answering questions about Thoreau. Made possible by the Friends of the Granville Public Library and the Granville Foundation.

Kevin Radaker is Professor of English at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.  Since 1991, he has presented his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau over 400 times throughout the United States. He has performed at colleges, universities, high schools, libraries, conferences, museums, state and national parks.  In addition, his "Thoreau" has been a part of summer Chautauqua tours in the Great Plains states ('91, '92, '93), Missouri and Illinois ('97 and '98), Massachusetts ('98), the Carolinas and New Hampshire (2001), Oklahoma (2003), Maryland (2004), Colorado (2008, 2011), and Ohio (2008, 2014, 2015).  In 2009, as part of the "John Brown and New England" program, he offered his "Thoreau" on the 150th anniversaries of Thoreau's spirited defense of John Brown in Concord, Boston, and Worcester, Massachusetts.  In addition, he performed his "Thoreau" at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord in 2010 and at the 375th anniversary celebration of the First Parish Church in Concord in 2011.  On October 21 of this year, he will offer his "Thoreau" once again in Concord, this time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth.  For more information and performance reviews, visit www.Thoreaulive.com

Date: 
5/20/17 -
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The Writing Dead: Henry Thoreau on Slavery and the Conscience"

Pack your lunch and join this informal round table discussion led by visiting Thoreau scholar and performer, Dr. Kevin Radaker at the Granville Historical Society.  Learn about the progression of Thoreau's resistance to slavery and his responses to various social crises of his time by way of his three anti-slavery essays: 'Civil Disobedience,' 'Slavery in Massachusetts,' and 'A Plea for Captain John Brown.'  

Made possible by the Friends of the Granville Public Library and the Granville Foundation.

 

 

Come Alive!  Chautauqua Jr. at Wildwood Park                                                                                                                       

Date: 
5/19/17 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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