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July 23rd, 2018
Salt Making in the Kanawha Valley: The Heritage of the J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works The seventh generation of the Dickinson Family in Malden has revived their salt making heritage to create an all-natural, artisanal salt organically gathered from a pristine, 400 million year old sea, deep below the Appalachian Mountains. Their small batch, hand-harvested, solar-dried salt is produced using environmentally sustainable techniques on the same farm where William Dickinson began making salt almost 200 years ago. Staff will share information about the company and their products and participants will have the chance to sample their homemade caramel with their salt. Their website can be found at
July 23, 6:00 PM
Libraries Rock Photo Holder Bring your favorite rock or use one of ours to create a one-of-a-kind photo holder. Registration opens June 1.
July 23, 6:00 PM
Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein: A Lecture on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” To commemorate the bicentennial of the novel, Dr. Thomas Kiddie will present a free public lecture on the book. Topics of discussion will include the story’s enduring influence, its ethical considerations, and its impact on popular culture. All attendees of the lecture will receive a free copy of the book to enjoy at their leisure or for more intensive study. Dr. Kiddie is Associate Professor of English at West Virginia State University. He is well-versed in “Frankenstein” and has previously taught the novel in class. This program is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council and Step by Step.
July 23, 6:00 PM