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'Evenings Upstairs' Discusses Vampires Thursday
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY -

"Evenings Upstairs" are monthly presentations on a wide range of topics, held at the McCracken County Library.  Admission is free for the presentations, which start at 7:00 pm in the second floor meeting room.

October 24
THE LURE OF THE MYSTERIOUS VAMPIRE
Are you “bitten” by the cult craze of vampire lore, such as the Twilight series, or are you a classic fan of the great Bela Lugosi? Join others for a night of romance, action and mystery as they investigate vampires through the ages. Learn whether the first vampires were male or female and how they have changed from Vlad and Elizabeth to today’s vampires such as Damon and Eric. Bertena Varney will look at mythology and Dracula’s power in the past as compared to current vampires. She will also take a fascinating glimpse at vampires in movies and television.

Bertena Varney is from Pikeville, KY, and enjoys all things about vampires-books, movies, television shows, and culture. Her first love is the sociological study of the allure of the vampire and society. She has degrees in Social Science, Sociology, Criminology, and Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Vampire Studies, British Literature, and Education.

Future "Evenings Upstairs" topics:

November 14
REMEMBER THE RAISIN!  KENTUCKY’S CONTRIBUTION IN THE WAR OF 1812
Kentucky's contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American war effort. This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily, and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: "Remember the Raisin!"

Eddie Price is the author of the book Widder's Landing, now in 3rd printing, a historical novel set in the early part of the 19th century, centered on Kentucky's contributions to the American cause in the War of 1812. A long time teacher and historian from Hancock County, Price will be in authentic costume. Period music will accompany his presentation. Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

December 5
AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ICON
Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens, was a powerful observer of human nature. Born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, Twain penned several novels including two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, humorist, lecturer, journalist, publisher and inventor. Twain had ancestral ties to Kentucky; his mother Jane was born in Adair County.

Presented by Robert Brock, professor of theatre at Lindsey Wilson College, and the artistic director of the highly acclaimed Kentucky Repertory Theatre for nine years. His acting credits include stints with Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Fulton Opera House and Off-Broadway with the Blue Light Theatre. Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.



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McCracken County Library calendar of events


Published 08:40 PM, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013
Updated 06:19 PM, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013

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