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SPARKMOOT: An Exploration of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

SIX TUESDAYS: June 21, July 12, 19, Aug 9, 23, & 30
6:30-8:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS / Explore the magical world of Middle-Earth with local professor Dr. Thom Caraway. We'll begin with some background on the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, including an examination of his essay, “On Fairy Stories.” From there, we’ll explore The Lord of the Rings, with an eye for thematic elements, structure, character development, and of course, general nerdiness. $20 includes all six sessions. Register online.

Want to pay over the course of six sessions? Email

High schoolers come FREE! Just email with:
1. Your name
2. Your high school
3. Your favorite teacher
4. Why you want to participate in this workshop

Hobbits, elves, wizards, and even dwarves are welcome. And guess what? We're hosting the films, too! 

Earlier Event: June 18
The Invention Connection
Later Event: June 22
Girls Who Code