Banned writings by black authors

highlighted Sept. 25

The ACLU of Ohio and Karamu House Inc. will sponsor "Let's Get Free: Banned Writings of Black Liberationists" on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., at Karamu House's Jelliffe Theatre, 2355 E. 89th St. in Cleveland.

Community members will read selected works from Black activists who were censored for using their pens to tell the truth.

This event is scheduled in honor of Banned Books Week, a yearly celebration of the universal freedom to read.

Mini Maker Faire

artisans needed

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is seeking exhibitors of all ages for the first-ever Akron Mini Maker Faire on Nov. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at main library in downtown Akron.

Applications may be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making things are encouraged. Exhibitors must be willing to teach, share and demonstrate.

Local makers may apply by calling the Science and Technology Division at 330-643-9075 or emailing

Local artists sought

for ArtsyMart

ArtsyMART will return to Summit Artspace the first weekend in December. Applications from artists are due in on Sept. 20.

Hours will be Dec. 7 from noon to 10 p.m. and Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Booth fees are $75 for both days and includes one 8 foot table if needed.

For details or to apply, email Sandy Kreisman at or call 330-376-8480 or go to and download the application.

Tarantino Film

Festival Sept. 14

Festival Entertainment will sponsor The Quentin Tarantino Film Festival on Sept. 14 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the films will begin at 6 p.m. The festival includes "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," and "From Dusk Till Dawn." There will be a 30 minute intermission between each film.

Ticket price is $12, and $2 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Akron Children's Hospital Foundation. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre box office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at

Constitution Day

talk includes

controversial topics

Lorraine Baumgardner will discuss "Celebrating X-Rated Movies, Profanity, and the Controversial" on Sept. 17 on the first floor of the Kent State University Library, from 2 to 3 p.m. The lecture is free.