With the real chill of autumn in the Halloween air and fantastic porch and yard decorations illuminating the night all around town, it’s a good time to get out and have some fun, and the library will be a great place to have fun this week.
At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the “It is to Laugh” book group sails into the sunset with a discussion of Lewis Carroll’s marvelous poem, “The Hunting of the Snark.” “Sail” is the right metaphor since Carroll’s poem revolves around the wacky, near surreal adventures of 10 sailors, all who’s names begin with B, in search of a mythical, and potentially lethal (when it’s a Boojum) Snark. Haven’t read the poem? Come and find out about it anyway. We’ll meet at the Engine House Deli, the perfect place to talk about a wacky, near surreal poem.
What are you doing for dinner Thursday? You could cook a whole meal, or just bring a dish to our potluck dinner and local history presentation. These programs are excellent. You can meet and dine with friends over a tasty potluck, and then sit back and be enlightened by a local historian. This Thursday’s Local History Potluck will be a special one celebrating the 75th anniversary of racing at Keeneland. Presenting the program will be the library’s own Jeff Gurnee. Before working at the library, Jeff worked at the Keeneland library where he met many of the track’s habitues, famous and infamous. Because the history of Keeneland is well known, Jeff will instead give an insider’s view of the track. He’ll talk about the exciting stuff: the movers and shakers, the unsung heroes, and of course, he’ll share amusing anecdotes about dignitaries, scoundrels and rapscallions. Jeff is just the guy to give this program.