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Storychick Rochester Storybooth

September 12th at 10:00am

Everyone has a story, and all stories matter. STORYCHICK ROCHESTER STORYBOOTH is back and it’s been upgraded! Visit the booth, listen to any of nine stories, and leave your own story about Fringe, Central Library, or life in Rochester. Experience the power of stories from fellow visitors told not only in their own words, but in their own voices. Stories range from 20 seconds to three minutes. Know that your voice will also be heard!

  • Length: 14820 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

"Something's afoot..." A Literary Mystery at Central

September 19th at 6:00pm

There's been another crime committed at the Central library! An act of theft and plagiarism has gone unchecked, allowing the culprit to make millions, and we need your help to crack the case. Do YOU have what it takes to solve this mystery?? Come for a night full of delightful detection as you interview witnesses and examine clues. Put your sleuthing skills to the test! Program is FREE but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at: https://bit.ly/2LGBeF8.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Harold Hacker Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Echoes of Africa

September 21st at 9:00pm

One night, one venue, two shows!! Join the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble as they present ECHOES OF AFRICA, a production of Traditional and Contemporary African drum and dance. This high-energy, dynamic, and musically enriching communal event takes the audience on a cultural tour through the countries of the Caribbean, Ivory Coast, and Guinea. Come enjoy the songs, the rhythms, and the live percussion in a celebration of life and culture of the African Diaspora in this one-night affair.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Kate Gleason Auditorium
  • Genre: Dance

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 21st at 9:00pm

Back by Popular Demand! Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens tells. Some are great; some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some prizes are great; some are not. CRITICS' PICKS: Rochester CITY Newspaper, Pittsburgh City Paper, Athens News, Time Out NY.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Rundel Arts Room (glass cube!)
  • Genre: Comedy

Spooky Stories in the Stacks

September 21st at 9:30pm

Ghost stories like you've never heard them before – in the secret stacks of the Rundel Memorial Building of Central Library! Get a private backstage tour on the site of reported paranormal activity and hear ghastly true tales of old Rochester. Stories may include the Murder at Falls Field, the Fox Sisters, and the unsolved death of Laura Young underneath what is now the downtown Central Library. Meet in Rundel lobby.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Library stacks
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 21st at 10:00pm

Back by Popular Demand! Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens tells. Some are great; some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some prizes are great; some are not. CRITICS' PICKS: Rochester CITY Newspaper, Pittsburgh City Paper, Athens News, Time Out NY.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Rundel Arts Room (glass cube!)
  • Genre: Comedy

Echoes of Africa

September 21st at 10:30pm

One night, one venue, two shows!! Join the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble as they present ECHOES OF AFRICA, a production of Traditional and Contemporary African drum and dance. This high-energy, dynamic, and musically enriching communal event takes the audience on a cultural tour through the countries of the Caribbean, Ivory Coast, and Guinea. Come enjoy the songs, the rhythms, and the live percussion in a celebration of life and culture of the African Diaspora in this one-night affair.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Kate Gleason Auditorium
  • Genre: Dance

Spooky Stories in the Stacks

September 21st at 10:30pm

Ghost stories like you've never heard them before – in the secret stacks of the Rundel Memorial Building of Central Library! Get a private backstage tour on the site of reported paranormal activity and hear ghastly true tales of old Rochester. Stories may include the Murder at Falls Field, the Fox Sisters, and the unsolved death of Laura Young underneath what is now the downtown Central Library. Meet in Rundel lobby.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Library stacks
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 21st at 11:00pm

Back by Popular Demand! Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens tells. Some are great; some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some prizes are great; some are not. CRITICS' PICKS: Rochester CITY Newspaper, Pittsburgh City Paper, Athens News, Time Out NY.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Rundel Arts Room (glass cube!)
  • Genre: Comedy

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