Are you a musician, comedian, actor, or spoken word artist? Do you dream of performing at the library? Now is your chance! Performances across our different locations are some of our most popular events, and we’re always looking for fresh faces. Northern Kentucky is full of talent, and we want to give you the stage to prove it!
Open Mic Night Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky
Submissions for consideration due by 9 a.m. Monday April 15th. Please send a sample of your work or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Submissions without samples will not be considered.
If you cannot submit a sample digitally, please contact us via the listed emails. Applications missing work samples will not be considered. A panel of judges will score entries. The top three will be featured in a longer performance later in 2019.
Rules for Entry:
Entrants must be over the age of 14
If you have performed at one of our locations in the past, you are not eligible to participate.
Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be asked to perform.
The Library will determine the top submissions.
Entrants must submit file or link to sample of their talent.
Content that is sexually explicit, violent, racist, political, or deemed harassing or offensive in nature by the Library will be refused.
Former Wright Patterson Air Force Base employee Raymond Szymanski discusses the rumors of the base’s connection to extraterrestrials at the Florence Branch, 7425 US 42 in Florence, KY on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Please register for this program.
During his forty years working at Wright-Pat, Raymond has collected factual information and photographic evidence to support the stories which he will share with you at this event. Raymond has published a book on his research and appeared on the History Channel’s popular Ancient Aliens show.
Award winning author and researcher, Raymond Szymanski, is currently the undisputed expert on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its heralded connection to extraterrestrials. In his recently published book Fifty Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beyond, Szymanski reveals a myriad of photographic evidence he has personally taken and factual information he has developed that supports long held rumors of Wright-Patterson’s alien involvement. As a forty year employee of the fabled Air Force base, Raymond has unique first-person access to locations and individuals with information that eludes other accomplished researchers, regardless of their pedigree.
Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Detroit (1975). In 1983 he completed his graduate studies in Computer Engineering at Wright State University. He holds six professional software certifications and has hundreds of hours of additional professional education. From 1983 -1993 he led the Ada Joint Program Office’s Evaluation and Validation Team sponsored by the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Late in his career he was competitively selected by the Wright-Patterson Base Commander to serve two years as the first Director of the Installation Civilian Wellness Program, impacting the lives of all 12,000 base civilian employees. Raymond is a certified Personal Trainer thru the prestigious Cooper Institute. He has run 16 marathons including the 2010 and 2015 Boston Marathons. He retired in 2011 as a Senior Engineer/Scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson. He has been researching the UFO topic for decades.
Raymond has appeared on the History Channel’s popular Ancient Aliens show, now in its 13th season. He has made guest appearances on the following radio shows: Open Minds with Alejandro Rojas; Midnight in the Desert with Heather Wade; Fade to Black with Jimmy Church; The Unexplained with Howard Hughes (UK); Mack Maloney Military X-Files; The Danny Gordon Show; Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott (twice); Strange Dimensions with Rosemary Ellen Guiley; Aquarian Radio with Janet Lessin; Sacred Matrix Radio with Sasha and Janet Lessin; Veritas Radio with Mel Fabregas; and many others.
His book won the Non-Fiction Best Seller Award at the 2016 Dayton Book Expo. Ray has made well-received presentations to the Los Angeles UFO and Paranormal Research Society; the Denver Paranormal Research Forum; the Florida Paranormal Research Group; the Arizona, North Carolina, and Michigan MUFON Chapters; Dayton Ghost Hunters; Engineers Club of Dayton; Fairborn Historical Society; and a long string of other public and Skype appearances. He recently appeared on the Dayton Fox 45 Morning Show, the Youngstown NBC Morning Show, and has been quoted and misquoted in every major UK tabloid including The Sun, The Express, and The Daily Mail.