by Leonard Gill
The program, "Reaching for Aether: Literacy Through Steampunk," is at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar) and runs on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., with an opening address and shared stories by participating steampunks, a fashion show (picture-taking encouraged), and a crafts area. A trivia hunt throughout the library, with costumed "Mechanalists" to help those in search of answers, will follow. And after the trivia challenge: a live reading/"shadow play" drawn from the pages of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. For more information about "Reaching for Aether," contact Geoff Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.