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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Owen Sound Library Hosting Short "Ted Talk" Style Seminars

Owen Sound | by Cody Misner  

The event is happening in the auditorium of the Owen Sound Library this evening starting at 7pm.

Grokfest is a series of roughly seven minute presentations based on various topics relating to the area.

The event is happening in the auditorium of the Owen Sound Library this evening starting at 7pm.

Some of the topics include the history of local lighthouses, film, writing, woodworking and the Owen Sound Harbour.

This event is actually returning after it premiered a couple years ago.

The name Grokfest stems from a 1970's sci-fi novel by author Robert A. Heinlein called Stranger in a Strange Land.

In the book the term Grok is used to refer to be totally immersed and completely understanding and is symbolized by water in the novel.  

CEO Chief Librarian Tim Nicholls Harrison says that Grokfests return is part of an effort for more adult programming.

"We've put out many options and Grokfest is just on of them." Nicholls Harrison says "we hope to see it return in the future."

The event is free for those who wish to attend.

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