The Signature Series provides enriching cultural and educational experiences for the community that entertain, inform and enlighten. These after-hours programs are free and open to the public; however, free tickets are required.
“The Common Man” with Falcon Theatre
Friday, Jan. 18
7 pm at Newport
Falcon Takes Flight, the outreach wing of Falcon Theatre, will be reading selections from Kentucky author and poet Maurice Manning’s “The Common Man,” a series of ballad-like narratives that honor the strange beauty of the Kentucky mountain country he knew as a child, as well as the idiosyncratic adventures and personalities of the old timers who were his neighbors, friends and family. Playing off the book’s title, Manning demonstrates that no one is common or simple. Instead, he creates a detailed, complex and poignant portrait—by turns serious and hilarious, philosophical and speculative, but ultimately tragic—of a fast-disappearing aspect of American culture.
Accompanying music will be provided by Raison D’Etre.
Friday, Feb. 22
7 pm at our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs will visit the library to talk about the captivating and tumultuous life of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza Schuyler, the subjects of her best-selling book “The Hamilton Affair”. An autograph session is to follow.
Copies of both “The Hamilton Affair” and Ms. Cobbs’ new book, “The Hello Girls,” will be available for purchase through our partnership with Joseph Beth Booksellers.
Falcon Theatre presents “Silent Sky” with Author Q&A
Friday, March 8
7 pm at our Newport Branch
Falcon Takes Flight, the outreach wing of Falcon Theater, will be reading “Silent Sky”. The playwright, Lauren Gunderson, will be talking with the audience via video chat after the reading.
About “Silent Sky”:
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.