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Books & Dragons

2023-11-04 11:00:00 2023-11-04 16:00:00 America/New_York Books & Dragons Help save the library from the greedy dragon! Join us for a family-friendly fantasy-themed special event for all ages and experience levels. Cuyahoga Falls Library -

Saturday, November 04
11:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-11-04 11:00:00 2023-11-04 16:00:00 America/New_York Books & Dragons Help save the library from the greedy dragon! Join us for a family-friendly fantasy-themed special event for all ages and experience levels. Cuyahoga Falls Library -

Help save the library from the greedy dragon! Join us for a family-friendly fantasy-themed special event for all ages and experience levels.

Come one, come all to Books & Dragons: A special event celebrating all things fantasy, dragons, table-top role-playing games, and, of course, books! Don your best costume and join us to create your own “potion,” traverse the library to find treasure, and fight the dragon to save the library. Plus, enjoy opportunities to learn more about or play Dungeons & Dragons. From the novice to the experienced, all ages and abilities are welcome. No registration**

Thank you to Mr. Fun's Costume & Curiosity Emporium for supplying library staff's medieval garb!

Activities:

**Some activities will require a ticket. Pick up tickets at the Town Crier's Information Table on the day of the event. All activities and presentations are free!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Encounter-based Scavenger Hunt | Library-Wide

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Design a 3D Miniature Character | Computer Lab**

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Alchemy Class with the Graefe Room Sorceress**

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Button Making | MakerSpace

12 - 4 p.m. DnD One-Off Games begin at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3 p.m. | Sutliff Room**

12 - 1 p.m. "Monsters in Medieval Europe” by Dr. Lindsay Starkey of Kent State University | Chambers Room

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. “Table to Screen: D&D’s Journey to Fame” by TJ Shevlin

3 - 4 p.m. “J.R.R. Tolkien, Fantasy, and Dragons ” by Dr. Ann M. Martinez of Kent State University | Chambers Room


Anytime - Sew a Dice Bag (MakerSpace), "Potion" Craft (Graefe Room), and Mask Making (MakerSpace)

Prizes

  • Pathfinder Kit, Dice, Gift Cards & more!

Presentations (held in the Chambers Room):

12 - 1 p.m. "Monsters in Medieval Europe” by Dr. Lindsay Starkey of Kent State University

After defining what monsters are, this talk explores the ancient and early Christian roots of medieval European monsters. It also examines how medieval Europeans turned people of other religions and ethnicities into monsters, making these people easier to hate, exploit, and harm.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. “Table to Screen: D&D’s Journey to Fame” by TJ Shevlin

An entire generation of kids were exposed to Dungeons & Dragons on Saturday mornings before they ever knew there was a game. Forty years later, the show has seen a renewed life thanks to a new comic book series, appearances in the game, and a cameo in the blockbuster film, "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves." This talk will explore D&D's earliest jump from tabletop game to Hollywood through the 1980s cartoon series.

3 - 4 p.m. “J.R.R. Tolkien, Fantasy, and Dragons ” by Dr. Ann M. Martinez of Kent State University

J.R.R. Tolkien helped shape the world of fantasy by crafting the stories of Middle-Earth. He populated these stories with heroes, villains, and wonderous monsters. Of his many contributions, dragons are particularly key. This presentation will review the dragons that came before Tolkien, those that inspired him, those created by him, and the fantasy world that has followed.

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Lindsay Starkey is an Associate Professor of History at Kent State University where she teaches courses on world history as well as medieval and early modern Europe. She is the author of Encountering Water in Early Modern Europe and Beyond: Redefining the Universe through Natural Philosophy, Religious Reformations, and Sea Voyaging, which came out in Fall 2020 from Amsterdam University Press. Her current research explores the social networks that shaped the 1485 Innsbruck inquisition into diabolical witchcraft.

Dr. Ann Martinez is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University at Stark, where she teaches classes on Medieval Literature, Monster Studies, Environmental Literature, Women’s Literature, and Shakespeare. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas with a dissertation on the depictions of environmental awareness in medieval literature. Her research, some of which has been published in Arthuriana, and Studies in Medievalism, examines issues related to environmental guardianship and monstrosity as presented in the medieval literature, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Phone: 330-928-2117

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We're open 10:00AM to 5:00PM

We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
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Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Memorial Day)

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Cuyahoga Falls Library connects people with the world of ideas, information, and imagination. Serving the community since 1912.

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Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library
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Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Songs and stories at Oak Park!

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:30am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Project Learn of Summit County offers free assistance for those who wish to earn their Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Fri, Jun 07, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Connect with a representative from OhioMeansJobs Summit County. Job Seekers, find help with your job search, resumes, and training opportunities. Employers, learn all about OMJ's recruitment services.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
In the Community
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Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Project Learn of Summit County offers free assistance for those who wish to earn their Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
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Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library
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Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Project Learn of Summit County offers free assistance for those who wish to earn their Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
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Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
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Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
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Fri, Jun 14, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
A continuation of our 3D Thursday, specifically for the kids that want to learn about 3D printing.
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
The third Saturday of the month is dedicated to a world of the unknown.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
Hone your skills with poetry workshops and classes for poets at all levels.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Learn how to crochet!
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library
Connect with a representative from OhioMeansJobs Summit County. Job Seekers, find help with your job search, resumes, and training opportunities. Employers, learn all about OMJ's recruitment services.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
Join us for stories and songs at the library!

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Computer Lab
Attendees will learn how to build an effective resume.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room,Virtual Room
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Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
Learn and play card games at the library!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
In the Community
Songs and stories at Oak Park!

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
Art and activities that go bump in the night!

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Learn the basics of crochet by completing a project with us every month!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Project Learn of Summit County offers free assistance for those who wish to earn their Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
Cuyahoga Falls Board of Trustees Monthly Board Meeting

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
Join us for stories and songs at the library!

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Chambers Room - Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours while you have fun at the library!

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - MakerSpace,Computer Lab
Make a decorative paper bird!
Registration opens Wednesday, June 5 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
Join us for storytime and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 6-24 months and their caregivers!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
Join us for a vibrant, thoughtful book discussion the third Thursday of every month. New members are always welcome! 

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Graefe Room
LEGOs at the library!

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
In the Community
"Camp" and learn about night-time animals!

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cuyahoga Falls Library - Sutliff Room - Meeting Room
Create your own mini 3D Character based on Dungeons and Dragons!
Registration opens Saturday, June 8 2024 at 9:00am