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Sun. 15 May, 2016 - Sat. 21 May, 2016

Sun. 15 May, 2016

Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee "What About Bob?" (PG) (Sun. 15 May, 2016 1:30 pm)

The thought-provoking comedy “What About Bob?” (PG) will be featured at the free Silver Screeners Movie Matinee on Sunday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Dodie Melvin, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Knox & Licking Counties, will be guest host in commemoration of May Mental Health Awareness Month. One out of every five Americans will be affected by a mental health issue.

 

In the 1991 film, Bill Murray introduces us to the phobia-prone Bob Wiley, diagnosed with “multi-phobic personality characterized by acute separation anxiety and extreme need for family connections.” Bob follows his therapist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), on vacation to Marvin’s lakefront home in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (actually filmed at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia). Bob gets along splendidly with Marvin’s wife and kids but clashes with Marvin, and hijinks ensue. The movie grossed more than $63 million at the box office and became one of Murray’s most popular movies.


The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Mon. 16 May, 2016

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Tue. 17 May, 2016

A Tasty Evening with Author Katharine Weber and her novel "True Confections" (Tue. 17 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

A delectable treat for the body and mind awaits as special guest author Katharine Weber discusses her novel, “True Confections,” at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Take chocolate candy, add a family business at war with itself, and stir with an outsider’s perspective. This is the recipe for “True Confections” according to critics. Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky’s marriage into the Ziplinsky family has not been unanimously celebrated. Her greatest ambition is to belong, to feel truly entitled to the heritage she has tried so hard to earn by working most of her life at Zip’s Candies.

Nobody is more devoted than Alice to delving into the truth of Zip’s history, starting with the rags-to-riches story of how Hungarian immigrant Eli Czaplinsky developed his famous candy lines, and how each of his candies, from Little Sammies to Mumbo Jumbos, was inspired by an element in a stolen library copy of Little Black Sambo, from which he taught himself English. Within Alice’s vivid and persuasive account (is her unreliability a tactic or a condition?) are the stories of a runaway slave from the cacao plantations of Côte d’Ivoire and the Third Reich’s failed plan to establish a colony on Madagascar for European Jews.   Richly informed, deeply moving, and spiked with Weber’s trademark wit, True Confections is, at its heart, a timeless and universal story of love, betrayal…and chocolate!

Weber, currently a Richard L. Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College, is the author of “The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities,” “Triangle,” “The Music Lesson,” and “The Little Women” and has won accolades from Iris Murdoch, Madeleine L’Engle, Wally Lamb, and Kate Atkinson, to name a few.

Chocolate will be featured as a refreshment. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the library or may be purchased at local bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Wed. 18 May, 2016

"Can It Happen Again? How the Republican Nomination Was Stolen for Lincoln in 1860" presented by Author Peter Dickson (Wed. 18 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

The most consequential political party convention in American history was the one the Republicans held in Chicago in May 1860 which resulted in the brokered and therefore surprise nomination of a dark horse candidate -- Abraham Lincoln.

Exactly 156 years after the nomination, author Peter Dickson will present a timely discussion, “Can It Happen Again? How the Republican Nomination Was Stolen for Lincoln in 1860,” on Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Two men played pivotal roles in stealing that nomination away from the more famous New York Senator William Seward--David Davis (Kenyon College Class 1832) and Columbus Delano (famous Mount Vernon lawyer and Kenyon Trustee).  Lincoln scholars do not like to admit that a Christ-like martyr for a great cause, such as Lincoln, could have had a Kingmaker. However, Dickson, author of Lincoln, His Kingmaker Davis and the "Stolen" Republican Nomination of 1860,” will present documentation that exposes the truth about Lincoln's deepest fears during the convention and Davis' insider-dealing and other "dirty tricks” despite Lincoln's instructions to refrain from such.  He will also show copies of eight telegrams sent to Lincoln insisting that he stay at his Springfield home and keep his mouth shut until Davis could tell him the price they paid to get that nomination.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-(BOOK) 2665 Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Thu. 19 May, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 20 May, 2016

Kelly Miller Circus (Fri. 20 May, 2016 4:30 pm)

The Kelly Miller Circus, one of only a few traveling shows still in existence, will appear at the Centerburg High School parking lot, 3782 Columbus Rd., for two shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday, May 20. Advanced tickets are available at these locations: available in Mount Vernon at First Knox National Bank on the square and  in Centerburg at First Knox National Bank, Home Town Market, Centerburg Wash and Tan and Centerburg Library. Advance tickets are $12 for adults (12 and over) and $6 for children (11 to 2.)  Day of the show they are $16 and $8. Sponsored by the Centerburg Lions Club.

 

Kelly Miller Circus (Fri. 20 May, 2016 7:30 pm)

The Kelly Miller Circus, one of only a few traveling shows still in existence, will appear at the Centerburg High School parking lot, 3782 Columbus Rd., for two shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday, May 20. Advanced tickets are available at these locations: available in Mount Vernon at First Knox National Bank on the square and  in Centerburg at First Knox National Bank, Home Town Market, Centerburg Wash and Tan and Centerburg Library. Advance tickets are $12 for adults (12 and over) and $6 for children (11 to 2.)  Day of the show they are $16 and $8. Sponsored by the Centerburg Lions Club.

 

Sat. 21 May, 2016

Cycle Knox Trails – The Mohican Valley Trail (Sat. 21 May, 2016 2:00 pm)

Join the Park District for the first ride of 2016 on the newly paved surface on the Mohican Valley Trail.  This family friendly ride will traverse the Bridge of Dreams across the Mohican State Scenic River.  The Bridge of Dreams is the second longest covered bridge in Ohio and the third longest in the United States!  The group will take a break at the Shelter and celebrate with a treat in honor of National Strawberries and Cream Day.  This ride is approximately eight miles round trip.  Remember to wear comfortable clothing, wear your bicycle helmet and bring a filled water bottle.

Red Ball Jets & Kokosing River Surf Club (Sat. 21 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

2016 Ariel-Foundation Park Free Summer Concert Series

As the Ariel-Foundation Park 2016 Free Summer Concert Series continues its kick-off season, the Foundation Park Conservancy is excited to welcome two well-known local bands, Kokosing River Surf Club and Red Ball Jets, Saturday, May 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The Kokosing River Surf Club is an upbeat cover band from Mount Vernon that mixes a wide variety of classic rock from the 50s to the late 70s, and blends in a dose of blues and a touch of country.  The "Surf Club" will keep you on your feet and rockin' the night away as they cover hits from Jerry Lewis to the Doobie Brothers, Credence Clearwater REvival to the Rolling Stones, and more.

The Mansfield, Ohio based Red Ball Jets follow at 8:00 p.m. with a high-energy show that will entertain audience members of all ages from start to finish.  "The Jets" cover a mix of dance and party songs, including selections from classic rock, R&B, modern and alternative rock.

The concerts are staged in the spacious Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park.  Admission is free, however contributions for the Free Summer Concert Series will be accepted.  Free seating is available, or you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  Food and beverage service, including legal alcoholic beverages, will be available in the pavilion.

Reserve a preferred seating table of 8 for $50 by calling 740-501-9293

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